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Bar, Betoota races, Queensland
[100 Photographs, pl. 050]
Gelatin silver print
David Moore Estate
© Courtesy of the David Moore Estate
When Sports Illustrated asked him to find a sporting event that epitomised Australia, Moore turned to the bush. Betoota in southwest Queensland, with a population of 13 that swelled to 300 for the annual picnic races, was his choice. Anyone who has been to a country race meeting would understand.
Alan Davies, The State Library of NSW
This photograph was included in the David Moore 100 Photographs series that toured the State Library of NSW (titled David Moore 100 photographs) in late 2005. The exhibition then travelled to Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, in 2006, changing its title to David Moore A Vision, 1927-2003; and then to Bendigo Art Gallery (2006), Shepparton Art Gallery (2006), Albury Regional Art Gallery (2007), Gold Coast City Art Gallery (2007), Wollongong City Gallery (2007), Mildura Arts Centre (2008), and finally to LaTrobe Regional Gallery (2008). A Limited Edition of the series was also produced.