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Free Admission To Tracey Moffatt For Final Week

20 May - 26 May 2002

This week is the last chance to see the provocative and unsettling work of celebrated contemporary Aboriginal artist Tracey Moffatt, whose exhibition closes at City Gallery Wellington on Sunday 26 May. Free admission applies for the final week of this important show, which is on display exclusively at City Gallery Wellington and will not be touring elsewhere in New Zealand.

Tracey Moffatt opened in February as part of the Australian Art Series. The other exhibitions in the series - Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly Series and Mikala Dwyer - closed last weekend. Tracey Moffatt is the first major survey of the artist's work in New Zealand. Her photographs and films are in constant demand internationally, and it has been claimed that a new Tracey Moffatt exhibition opens every week throughout the world.

The current exhibition features nine photographic series, six videos/films, and a documentary about the artist. Moffatt's influences range from Victorian pornography to 'blaxploitation' and B-grade movies. She draws on the styles and motifs of popular culture to comment on tensions that lie beneath contemporary society, particularly class, gender and racial issues.

The exhibition is accompanied by a major catalogue, which is the first overview of Tracey Moffatt's work to be published in the Southern Hemisphere and the most comprehensive written survey of her oeuvre so far. It includes forty-eight colour reproductions from all her major photoseries to date and numerous black and white images, with eleven essays including comment from the artist herself; Lara Strongman (City Gallery Wellington); Cushla Parekowhai; Elizabeth Knox; and Lynne Cooke (Dia Centre for the arts, New York). RRP $44.95. ISBN: 0 9582290 3 1.

Tracey Moffatt is presented by Saatchi & Saatchi. City Gallery Wellington is managed by the Wellington Museums Trust with major funding from the Wellington City Council.

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