Brett Moffatt is an Australian-based artist. He graduated from Queensland College of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1992 and from Monash University a Masters Degree in Visual Arts in 2006. He also possesses Diplomas in Cosmetology, Special Effects, and Theatrical makeup and earned a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Visual Arts Teaching from the Queensland University of Technology in 2012.
His painted portrait of aboriginal elder Maroochy Barambah was selected as a finalist in the inaugural Brisbane Portrait Prize, Powerhouse Museum, in 2019. In 2017 his portrait of world champion swimmer Cate Campbell OAM was a semi-finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. His photographic portrait of Cate Cambell OAM was highly commended as a finalist in the Olive Cotton Award for photographic portraiture, 2019. In 2015/16, he was selected for a mentorship with Nick Knight as part of Fashion Photography: Mastered. He has been awarded nine prizes, including in 2004, an Ian Potter Cultural Trust Scholarship to travel and study art in Florence, Italy, and was a finalist for the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship in 2003. Moffatt has had seven solo exhibitions and has been included in over 20 curated and commercial exhibitions, including the New York International Art Expo in 2003.
Moffatt has completed works for some of Australia’s highest-profile clients and designers, including – Alan Jones, John Singleton, Maggi Eckardt, Sir Timothy & Lady Beverley Ward, and others. He has completed portraits of – HRH Princesses Natalia & Irina Guicciardini Strozzi, Alan Jones, Jeff McMullen, Sir Donald Bradman, Greg Norman, Shane Warne, David Beckham, John Wolseley, Rick Amor, Euan Macleod, Nicholas Harding, Anwen Keeling, Natalie Gruzlewski, Erin McNaught, world champion swimmers Cate & Bronte Campbell, Miss World Australia 2018, Taylah Cannon, and aboriginal elder of the Turrbal nation, Maroochy Barambah.
His work hangs in corporate, public, and private collections in Australia, the United States, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, and Greece. He has also been commissioned to work alongside designers to create film & stage sets, theme park settings, ad campaigns, press photography, and brands. Past collaborators and clients include – Foxtel, Warner Brothers, SBS & ABC Television, Australian Film Television and Radio School, Polytech, ArtNow Studios, and The Australian Yoga Journal.