ART - maker, patron, lover. Photographs by Gary Grealy

National Exhibition Register

  • Edmund Capon, AM OBE
    Gary Grealy Edmund Capon, AM OBE, 2011
    Digital print
    77 x 58cm
    Image Credit
    Image courtesy of the artist and Mosman Art Gallery

About the exhibition

In this series of portraits, professional photographer Gary Grealy captures some of the most unique characters of Australia’s art world. This world inhabited by the talented, strong, generous and at times eccentric characters of art patrons, gallery directors, art lovers and artists is portrayed as a carefully constructed and realised universe with film noir overtones.

From the doyens of public and private galleries such as Edmund Capon, Frank Watters and Geoffery Legge, art patrons and collectors, Gene Sherman, John Kaldor  and Pat Corrigan to renowned artists Adam Cullen, Del Kathryn Barton, Reg Mombassa, Jenny Sages, Robert Klippel and Jia Wei Shen, Grealy has followed his passion for recording these important contributors to Australia’s cultural heritage.

Artists and Curator

Julie Petersen

Gary Grealy

Gary Grealy originally trained as a commercial photographer and has long held a fascination for the creativity of photography and its kinship with the art maker. Gary Grealy has been a frequent finalist in the National Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery and his work has been collected by the NPG and National Gallery of Australia.   

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
25/01/2016 - 20/01/2020
Exhibition size
Between 50-75 sq or running metres
Originating state
Organised by
Mosman Art Gallery
$2,000 (exc. freight)
Web Site
Accompanying materials available
Catalogue/Book, Interpretative/Didactic Panels, Media Kit, Public Program Opportunities
Other materials
Video, Extended labels
Primary contact
Julie Petersen
Public Programs Officer
Mosman Art Gallery
02 9978 4186
Mosman Art Gallery