C.Moore Hardy is an Australian photographer. Hardy was born in Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW in 1955. She studied at National Art School (TAFE), Sydney College of the Arts and and College of Fine Arts at the

Works by Hardy have been included in the collections of TAFE NSW, the State Library of New South Wales, National Library of Australia, Sydney Melanoma Unit at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and numerous private collections.

Hardy's photographs have been included in books such as

  • Lesbian Art - An Encounter with Power Prof L Ashburn NSW Australia,

Sex In Public (Australian Sexual Cultures)2001 Edited by Prof Jill Julius Matthews (Allen & Unwin) Mardi Gras (true stories from Lock Up to Frock Up)1999 by Richard Wherret REVERIES Photography & Mortality by Helen Ennis (National Portrait Gallery) 2007 Positives Lives- International Travelling Exhibition & Book about the lives of people with HIV/Aids by Director Kevin Ryan.

Early freelance work in the 1980's at Sydney Star Observer', Sydney's first Gay & Lesbian Sydney Street Magazine published by Michael Glynn(American Born teacher), established her creditentials & eventually leading into Commercial Photography studio Starfish Studio in Clovelly. Regular exhibitions throughout 1990's after leaving art school, including Holdsworth Gallery, Stills Photography Gallery in Paddington, and NSW State Library. She documented the lesbian community and will eventually publish a book about the phenomen known as 'Wicked Women', a series of events that shaped and made the sydney lesbian subculture one of the worlds most progressive/subversive underground movements of the 1990-2000. She likes the word FEMINIST to describe herself, and regularly attends lectures and seminars to support women's causes & films.

She lives with her partner of 21 years, Martien Coucke, from Belgium and travels regularly to Europe to visit their family. Having been educated in Sydney, she documents many festivals, art social and political events (including the Sydney Mardi Gras- gay & Lesbian community and anti racist events).O

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