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An image of Redfern interior by David Moore

David Moore

(Australia 06 Apr 1927 – 23 Jan 2003)

Redfern interior
printed 1984
Media category
Materials used
gelatin silver photograph

26.7 x 35.4 cm image; 40.3 x 50.5 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.c. verso, pencil "...1949/... 1984/ David Moore".
Purchased with funds provided by the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales 1985
Accession number
© Lisa, Karen, Michael and Matthew Moore
Not on display
Further information

David Moore's career spanned the age of the picture magazines (for example: 'Life', 'Time', 'The Observer') through to major commissions such as the Sydney Opera House, CSR, and self initiated projects like 'To build a Bridge: Glebe Island'. The breadth and depth of his career means there is an extraordinary archive of material which describes and interprets the last 50 years of Australian life, the life of the region, and events in Britain and the United States. He was instrumental in advancing Australian photography throughout his career and in the early 1970s was active in setting up the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney. From well-known images such as 'Migrants arriving in Sydney' to 'Redfern interior', Moore has documented events and conditions in Sydney, often casting his eyes towards the wharves of Sydney, as shown in 'Woolloomooloo Bay'.

Bibliography (2)

Judy Annear, Look: 1953-2003 celebrating 50 years, 'Art through a lens" photography and the Art Gallery Society', pg.48-50, Sydney, May 2003, 49 (illus.).

Sandra Byron, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Photography', pg. 125-135, Sydney, 1988, 128 (illus.).

Exhibition history (2)

Sydney at mid century:

Souvenirs of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 14 Mar 1992–10 May 1992