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Sydney Opera House construction
[100 Photographs, pl. 064]
Gelatin silver print
David Moore Estate
© Courtesy of the David Moore Estate
David Moore illustrated a magazine story by Don Moser, which began: The fact that Australia is not a great world center of culture is - while geographically understandable - a source of acute embarrassment so, a dozen years ago, the people of Sydney decided they wanted to build a proper opera house. What they had in mind à was something fairly modest. What Sydney has instead is one of the most implausible and ambitious buildings in history.
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.