- 12 November 1960
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Actor, Artist, Director, Film maker, Producer, Scriptwriter and Photographer
Tracey Moffat is an internationally renowned Aboriginal photographer, documentary maker and director. Moffat's photography is reflected in her films and documentaries, which explore Aboriginal culture by confronting commonly held stereotypes.
Tracey Moffatt was born in 1960 in Brisbane, where she graduated from the Queensland College of Arts. Her debut film, Nice Coloured Girls, won the Most Innovative Film award at the 1988 Festival of Australian Film and Video. At the same festival, she won the Best New Australian Video award for her 5-minute Aboriginal and Islander dance video, Watch Out. Moffatt also produced Moodeitj Yorgas, which includes interviews, dances, and storytelling by Western Australian Aboriginal women. Her film Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy (1990) draws from the 1955 Chauvel film Jedda.
Moffatt's photographic exhibitions include "Some Lads" and "Something More".