Alexander Bell Moffatt is an artist born in Australia, currently working in Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
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Contemporary society is fast-paced. Expediency is key. As we progress from one walk of life to another, from home to work, from one job to the next we are encouraged to do so quickly – to waste as little time as possible. We are often left without opportunity to pause and observe, without time to pay attention to the oft-ignored in-between spaces through which we traverse on a daily basis.

Through the act of photography I engage with the spaces through which I traverse and with the creation of an image, allow myself time to examine that which is overlooked.

These works show my observed reality, the in-between spaces that I encounter on a daily basis. The figure is almost almost completely absent but traces of human presence abound and it is through this, they hint that these could be the in-between spaces from anyone’s daily experience. Their reproduction as photographs encourages the viewer to pause and engage in their stillness, to reflect on the elements present and the relationships between.

Through this work I would like to provide my audience with an opportunity to engage with such banal, everyday spaces without the distractions and deadlines of contemporary life. To perhaps encourage in the viewer an increased awareness of the vitality present in many such spaces and of their own unique beauty.

EDUCATION
2009 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Photography & Media Arts), Australian National University (ANU) School of Art. Canberra
2006-2008 studies toward Bachelor of Photography, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. Brisbane

EXHIBITIONS
2010 Snapshot 10/10 –Carbon Black Gallery, Melbourne
2010 Photography 10A –Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
2009 ANU School of Art Graduation Show –Australian National University School of Art, Canberra
2009 Picture This 2009 – Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
2009, 2010 Access All Areas – PhotoAccess, Canberra
2009 Kodak Salon – Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
2008 Demesne – Posto, Brisbane
2008 Growing Extra Ears – Flipbook Gallery, Brisbane
2008 Assorted InsightsTCB Gallery, Brisbane
2007 Demesne – Through the Looking Glass Studio, Brisbane
2007 Able – Deloittes, Brisbane
2007 13 WeeksQCA Project Gallery in collaboration with The Wesley Mission, Brisbane
2006 Not Quite White – Flipbook Gallery, Brisbane
2006 Hollow – White Box Gallery QCA, Brisbane

EMPLOYMENT
2009 Gallery Assistant & Darkroom Coordinator at Huw Davies Gallery/Photoaccess, Canberra
2009 Photographic intern at The Canberra Times, Canberra
2008 Volunteer Gallery Assistant at the Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane
2006-2007 Photographer for SoBrisbane.com, Brisbane

AWARDS
2009 The Nectro Investments Acquisition AwardANU School of Art Emerging Artists Support Scheme

PUBLICATIONS
2009 Downturn (ISBN: 978-0-646-51556-4)
2009 The Canberra Times
2006-2007 SoBrisbane.com