Artist C. Moore Hardy is renowned as a photographer who has captured key cultural moments in Australian history since the late 1970s, with particular focus on Sydney’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer (LGBTQiA+) communities. She is among a generation of artists who employ photography for its immediacy, capturing political events on the ground as they unfolded, from a prime vantage point within the community.
Her work is widely acknowledged as critically important in documenting LGBTQIA+ histories and raising awareness of social issues of local and national significance. In essence C. Moore Hardy’s works are a celebration of identity, unity and social and cultural diversity.
Life in black, white and pink is a major exhibition, the latest in the National Art School’s ongoing Queer Contemporary program presented annually as part of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. It features significant images from C. Moore’s practice over the past three decades which tell layered and nuanced stories of Australia’s political landscape, the people, personalities and moments in our social history that have defined us.
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