Gary Grealy: Art maker, patron, lover.

9 Dec 2017- 4 Mar 2018

Image Credits:
Gary Grealy, John Turier and Nicola Hensel, 2017, Digital print

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.

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Getting to: Maitland Regional Art Gallery

230 High Street
Maitland, NSW 2320

Opening Hours

Sunday, Tuesday- Saturday

10:00 to 17:00 (Closed every Monday)


The café Seraphine caters to a large number of patrons Tuesday-Sunday 8am-4.30pm as well as for functions in and outside normal art gallery hours.

The menu at Séraphine changes with the seasons, accentuating simple styled good food with fresh seasonal produce.


Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 7.30am to 4.30pm

The Gallery Shop

MRAG’s retail outlet showcases the wares of local, national and international artists and craftspeople as well as objects from the Pacific and the East including Africa and Mexico. The MRAG shop also offers toys and decorative art from international destinations.

Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 10am to 4.45pm

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