Brett Moffatt is an Australian based photographer and artist. His work focuses on presence/absence in relation to memories, dreams and fantasies. Often evoking the surreal, his work reflects the inner emotional worlds of the subjects as well as how objects and places contain the ethereal sense of memories and imaginings. He captures personal and provocative responses of his subjects. His work evokes a haunting sense of mystery and beauty, perpetuating the traditions of romantic painting and literature. This is underpinned by authentic, direct and meaningful experiences with his subjects. His content focuses on people, however also includes still lives and places.

His portrait of Cate Cambell OAM was highly commended as a finalist in the 2019 Olive Cotton Award for photographic portraiture.  In 2017 his portrait of world champion swimmer Cate Campbell OAM was a semi-finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. In 2015/16 he was selected for a mentorship with Nick Knight as part of Fashion Photography: Mastered. He has been awarded nine prizes including in 2004, an Ian Potter Cultural Trust Scholarship to travel and study art in Florence, Italy; and was a finalist for the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship in 2003. Moffatt has had 7 solo exhibitions and has been included in over 20 group curated and commercial exhibitions including the New York International Art Expo in 2003.

Selected Exhibitions;

2007 – BC Fine Art Gallery, Gold Coast, Queensland
2005 – Harrison Galleries, Paddington, Sydney
2003 – Brian Moore Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
2002 – ‘insideout’ – Vista Blue Contemporary Art Gallery, North Sydney
2001  – ‘Emergence’ – Mary Place Gallery, Paddington, Sydney

2019 – Olive Cotton Portrait Prize – Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwullimbah
2019 – The Rotary Art Spectacular, Central Plaza One, Brisbane
2018 – The Border Art Prize, Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwullimbah
2018 – The Morris Art Prize, Gold Coast
2009 – Comebacks – 19 Karen Contemporary Art Gallery, Gold Coast
2006 – Approaching Intimacy – Ivan Dougherty Gallery, COFA, Sydney
2004 – How Much is That Doggie? – Guide Dogs – Sotheby’s Auction, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney
2003 – Brian Moore Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
2003 – Vista Blue Contemporary Art Gallery, Mosman, Sydney
2003 – New York International Art Expo, New York, USA

Grants and Awards
2019 – Olive Cotton Portrait Prize – Highly Commended – Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwullimbah
2017 – Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, semi-finalist
2013 – Light Space & Time Online Gallery – Global Open Exhibition, Special Recognition
2013 – Rotary Art Prize, Best Mixed Media, Gold Coast
2004 – $5,000 Ian Potter Cultural Trust Scholarship, Melbourne
2003 – Kedumba Drawing Award – finalist, Kedumba Gallery, Blue Mountains Grammar School
2003 – $30,000 Brett Whiteley Traveling Art Scholarship – finalist & runner-up, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney
2000 – Hornsby Art Award; First Prize – Best Oil/Acrylic, Sydney
1995 – Tweed Art Prize, NSW (finalist)
1994 – Logan Art Award, Loganhome, QLD
1994 – Warwick Daily News Art Prize, Warwick, QLD