Artifact: Jeff Moorfoot

Artifact: Jeff Moorfoot


18 - 30 May
Tue - Fri: 10am - 3pm
Sat - Sun: 11-4pm


6 Maud St,

Discover the artifacts behind the man with this insightful exploration of Jeff Moorfoot's possessions.

An artifact is typically an item of cultural or historical interest.

It is often said, you can judge a person’s character by the company one keeps, or the ingredients of one’s refrigerator, or one’s choice in fashion. These images of collected ephemera feature a few of my valued possessions, acquired over the years by various ways and means. I am sure they give rise to the imagination of any armchair psychiatrist who happens to view them in this context.

These are camera-less images, made by placing the subject on a flatbed scanner. The backgrounds reference the early hand-made photographic processes where light sensitive to emulsion is brushed onto a receptor sheet which is then exposed to a UV light to make an image.


Jeff Moorfoot is a former advertising photographer, educator, festival director, online magazine editor and independent curator with a bunch of letters after his name. He is the founder of the ‘Free Radicals’, co-organiser of the ‘Homeless Gallery/Galeria Bezdomna’ in Australia. He is a former Vice President of the Victorian Dicision of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, and the founder of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale (formerly the Daylseford Foto Biennale). He is on the advisory board of the Lucie Foundation, a Critical Mass Pre Screener and sought after judge and portfolio reviewer. In 2017, he was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queens Birthday Honours for his contribution to the visual arts, specifically photography.