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Juno Gemes

b. 1944

Juno Gemes arrived in Australia from Budapest with her family in 1949. She studied at Sydney University, worked in theatre and wrote for the International Times in London on and off until 1971, when she became involved in the Yellow House at Potts Point, Sydney and worked in central Australia on the film Uluru (1978). She held her first solo exhibition, We Wait No More, in 1982; the same year she exhibited photographs in the group shows After the Tent Embassy and Apmira - Artists for Aboriginal Land Rights. In 2003 the National Portrait Gallery exhibited her portraits of Indigenous activists and personalities, Proof: Portraits from the Movement 1978-2003. The NPG has since acquired many of her photographs.

Updated 2015