Montages: The Full Cut, 1999-2015 


Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg

On Now

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, NT
28 January - 26 March 2023 

Tracey Moffatt, 'Other' (still), 2010 edited by Gary Hillberg, screening format: DVD, 7 minutes, continuous loop, edition of 200. Courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

Tracey Moffatt, 'Other' (still), 2010 edited by Gary Hillberg, screening format: DVD, 7 minutes, continuous loop, edition of 200. Courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney


Shepparton Art Museum, VIC
28 January - 19 March 2017

Blacktown Arts Centre, NSW
23 Februrary - 22 April 2017

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW
6 May - 2 July 2017

Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, WA
14 July - 26 August 2017

Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW
2 September - 5 November 2017

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, NSW
11 November - 3 December 2017

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
8 December 2017 - 28 January 2018

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2 March - 14 April, 2018

Lismore Regional Gallery, NSW
7 April - 27 May 2018

Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, SA
15 June - 31 August 2018

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, QLD
7 July - 26 August, 2018

Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, QLD
9 November - 16 December 2018

ArtGeo Cultural Complex, WA
20 December 2018 - 29 January 2019

Broken Hill Regional Gallery, NSW
10 May - 14 July 2019

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, VIC
11 October - 1 December 2019

Wollongong Art Gallery, NSW
7 December 2019 - 1 March 2020

NorthSite Contemporary Arts, Cairns, QLD
2 March - 8 May 2020

Art Gallery of Ballarat, VIC
14 November 2020 - 14 March 2021

Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, QLD
17 April - 19 June 2021

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, NT
28 January - 26 March 2023 



Montages: The Full Cut, 1999–2015 presents the full suite of 8 montage films by artist Tracey Moffatt and collaborator Gary Hillberg. Presented together for the first time, the exhibition spans 16 years of the artist and editor’s collaborative practice and includes their most recent work, The Art (2015).

The exhibition is an ode to cinema and to the cinematic form, offering unprecedented insight into the stereotypes that populate our collective cultural imagination. In this suite of montages, Moffatt and Hillberg source footage from Hollywood films, tapping into the humour and pathos of universally shared subjects like art, revolution, love and destruction.

Moffatt’s recent appointment as Australia’s representative artist at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017 is testament to the timeliness in presenting this significant body of work.




Tracey Moffatt uses a combination of film, video and photography to dismantle conventions of storytelling in a vividly Australian context, drawing on her own life experiences to explore issues of gender, race, sexuality and identity. Using a deliberately stylised artifice that references the history of art and photography, Moffatt’s body of work nevertheless transcends the specificities of Australian suburban living and the harshness of life in the outback to communicate meanings of universal significance – reflected in her established international reputation, which has garnered a global market for her work.

Moffatt (b. 1960) graduated from a visual communications degree at Queensland College of Art in 1982 and first gained attention with her films Night Cries (1990) and beDevil (1993), which were selected for the Cannes Film Festival. Comprehensive survey exhibitions of Moffatt’s work have been held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2003–4), the Hasselblad Centre in Goteborg, Sweden (2004) and the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (2011). In 2006, the artist had her first retrospective exhibition Tracey Moffatt: Between Dreams and Reality at Spazio Oberdan, Milan. A major monograph, ‘The Moving Images of Tracey Moffatt’, was published by Charta Publishers, Milan in 2007.

Moffatt’s work is held in major collections across Australia including at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, National Portrait Gallery and Queensland Art Gallery. Internationally, her work is held at institutions across the USA including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; at the Tate, London, as well as public and private collections across Europe and Asia. She was the recipient of the 2007 Infinity Award for Art by the International Centre of Photography, New York, and will represent Australia at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017. Moffatt is represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.

Gary Hillberg
 received a Certificate of Proficiency, Film and Television Editing from AFTRS in 1981 and has been working as an experimental filmmaker and music video producer since the late 1980s.

Hillberg has edited three commercial films: With Time to Kill (1984), Broken Highway (1993), and Hayride to Hell (1995) as well as collaborating with Tracey Moffatt on the montage series.

Hillberg presents regular movie reviews on RRR Melbourne’s weekly Film Buff’s Forecast. He currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

Montages: The Full Cut, 1999 – 2015 was curated and developed by Artspace, Sydney and is touring nationally in partnership with Museums & Galleries of NSW. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.