We spoke with Gallery Director, Margaret Moore from Moore Contemporary to talk about their presentation for Sydney Contemporary 2022.
The gallery is located in Cathedral Square, Perth, can you elaborate on its location and why you chose to open here?
The Cathedral Square location is on the eastern edge of the Perth CBD. The Square itself is surrounded by the St Georges Cathedral, The State Buildings, including Como The Treasury Hotel, The Perth City Library and several corporate offices. It is home to three distinct art galleries and in close vicinity to other galleries making it an art destination. It is also within walking distance to AGWA, PICA and WA Museum.
What are some career highlights, or exhibition highlights in the gallery to date?
MOORE CONTEMPORARY is well identified for promoting and presenting conceptually and materially diverse works in its commitment to and representation of significant contemporary art and artists.
What was your first exhibition, and why?
The inaugural exhibition titled Project 01, featured new works by artists Rebecca Baumann, Marita Fraser, Jeppe Hein and Ian Strange. It was selected to celebrate the essence of MOORE CONTEMPORARY, presenting exceptional contemporary art by local and international artists. It presented painting, sculpture, photography and a custom window installation by Rebecca Baumann.
Who are you bringing to Sydney Contemporary and why?
Artists, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Erin Coates, Dan McCabe and Matthew Hunt will show a mix of three-dimensional, free-standing works and two-dimensional wall works. Together they expand the concept theme of ‘In Plain Sight’. Narratives, text and symbolism each find voice in dynamic ways. In a largely monochromatic display high realism meets unadorned languages in a play upon duplicitous meaning while projecting that ideas can be hiding in plain sight literally and metaphorically.