First Job Series


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In her 2008, First Job series Tracey Moffatt employs alluring high key colours through the florescent lighting and vibrant images of lollies and pineapples that capture the essence of the late 1970’s and 1980’s which also reflect her influence in old film.

The bright hues are appropriate to Queensland where Moffatt studied and worked in positions such as the store clerk, housekeeper, receptionist, waitress and at the fruit market, corner store , canteen and pineapple cannery. The glossy vibrant palette reflects stereotypical advertising and mass-market magazines such as House and Garden that are so often her source of inspiration.


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