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Dave Graney and Clare Moore, 1996

Bleddyn Butcher

gelatin silver photograph on paper
Dave Graney and Clare Moore

Dave Graney (b. 1959), musician, grew up in Mount Gambier where he formed his first band, The Slunks, in 1978. Nine years later, in London, he launched the band known as Dave Graney with The Coral Snakes. Ejected by the UK Immigration Department in 1988, Graney and his partner and collaborator Clare Moore returned to establish The White Buffaloes, who released the romantic My Life on the Plains in 1990. After a trip to England the Buffaloes resumed the name The Coral Snakes and made Night of the Wolverine (1993), an elegant and idiosyncratic rock classic featuring a notable guest track from Tex Perkins. That year, Graney was honoured as a ‘brother from another scene’ by the surfing magazine, Tracks. He was named Best Australian Male Artist at the ARIA awards in 1996. His recent releases include we wuz curious, with The Lurid Yellow Mist (2007), and the solo Knock Yourself Out (2009).

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002
© Bleddyn Butcher
Bleddyn@Tenderprey.com

Accession number: 2002.28

Currently on display: Gallery Two (Contemporary Gallery)

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Artist and subject

Bleddyn Butcher (age 43 in 1996)

Dave Graney (age 37 in 1996)

Clare Moore

Subject professions

Performing arts

Donated by

Bleddyn Butcher (5 portraits)

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The Companion

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On one level The Companion talks about the most famous and frontline Australians, but on another it tells us about ourselves: who we read, who we watch, who we listen to, who we cheer for, who we aspire to be, and who we'll never forget. The Companion is available to buy online and in the Portrait Gallery Store.

Dave Graney and Clare Moore video: 2 minutes 41 seconds
Dave Graney and Clare Moore video: 2 minutes 41 seconds
Dave Graney and Clare Moore video: 2 minutes 41 seconds
Dave Graney and Clare Moore video: 2 minutes 41 seconds

Dave Graney and Clare Moore

'Why would you want to listen to pub rock?'

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Dave Graney and Clare Moore discuss music, photography and bandoleros of meat.

Dame Edna Everage, 1982 Lewis Morley
Dame Edna Everage, 1982 Lewis Morley
Dame Edna Everage, 1982 Lewis Morley
Dame Edna Everage, 1982 Lewis Morley

Bare

Degrees of undress

Previous exhibition, 2015

Bare: Degrees of undress celebrates the candid, contrived, natural, sexy, ironic, beautiful, and fascinating in Australian portraiture that shows a bit of skin. 

John Farnham, 1996 Polly Borland
John Farnham, 1996 Polly Borland
John Farnham, 1996 Polly Borland
John Farnham, 1996 Polly Borland

Glossy - Faces Magazines Now

Previous exhibition, 1999

Magazines are the portrait galleries of the 90s... Glossy is about magazines. The exhibition presents the work of eight photographers, Australian by birth or long-term residency, who are producing portraits for publication in magazines around the world.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.