Tully Moore / Wake Cake


In Wake Cake Moore explores his genuine fascination with the humble potato; it’s transformative qualities significantly correlative to the role bastardisation plays in the contemporary. Moore’s new immaculately rendered oil paintings of potatoes, cucumber sandwiches, and hot chips are approximated with the everyday setting of a Wake – a peculiar and often-uncomfortable social function that directly follows the burial of a body – and visually inform the philosophies and fastidious totalisms of modernist painter Piet Mondrian. 

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In 2008 Moore completed his Honours in Fine Art at the VCA. He has exhibited extensively in Australia including at the National Gallery of Victoria and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. Moore was the recipient of the John Vickery Scholarship and the Roger Kemp Memorial Prize in 2007, and in 2011 was a recipient of the Australia Council Residency (Liverpool, UK). In 2013 Tully was awarded the Marten Bequest Scholarship for painting and in 2015 was awarded a Creative Victoria new work grant. From 2014-16 Moore was a recipient of a studio residency at Gertrude Contemporary. Moore’s work is part of public and private collections nationally including Monash University, and Artbank.