Isabella Moore


4 October1 November 2012

Chapter House Lane presents works by Sydney photographer, Isabella Moore, this October. Images from her ‘Wisdom’ series will adorn the walls in a bright, compelling display. Please join us for the opening, Thursday 4 October from 6-8pm.

There is a moment in life when what we know is in equilibrium with our capacity to communicate. Prior to that point, the knowledge is no less meaningful, possibly more pure, but confounding all the same. A look in a child’s eyes can elicit the question: ‘What are you thinking?’ And the mistake would be to undervalue the answer…

From Bondi Beach to the Campbelltown Fair, Moore stakes out moments as they unfold before her, relying on the fast-pace of her photo-journalistic training to capture the shot. In ‘Wisdom’, Moore concentrates on the powerful gaze of a child as they send waves into their surrounds, projecting an insight that extends from our earliest days, long into our last.

Moore has exhibited at the Australian Centre for Photography, and was a finalist in the 2011 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize. She has worked for publications in Sydney, Brisbane and Lima, Peru. This is her first Melbourne show.

To see more from Isabella, please see her website and blog.