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Colin Lanceley, 1992

Greg Weight

gelatin silver photograph on paper (image: 45.3 cm x 30.7 cm, sheet: 50.4 cm x 40.4 cm)

Colin Lanceley (b. 1938), painter, printmaker and sculptor, arrived in Australia from New Zealand as a baby. In the 1950s he undertook a diploma in painting at the National Art School under John Passmore. In 1961, while still a student at the East Sydney Technical College, he became a founding member of the trio known as the Annandale Imitation Realists, who exhibited their zany collaborative assemblages of paint and junk at the Rudy Komon Gallery and Melbourne's Museum of Modern Art and Design. Although the group dissolved when Lanceley left for Europe in 1965 on the Helena Rubenstein scholarship, the iconography of the constructed world continued to evolve through his whimsical Miro-like prints, as well as in his paintings embellished with three-dimensional tubular shapes. Through the sixties and seventies Lanceley established a reputation in London; he taught at the Chelsea School of Art and his works were acquired by the Tate and the V&A. He exhibited regularly in Australia and returned to Sydney to live in the 1980s. He is the subject of several monographs and an ABC documentary.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Accession number: 2004.113

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Greg Weight (age 46 in 1992)

Colin Lanceley (age 54 in 1992)

Subject professions

Visual arts and crafts

Donated by

Patrick Corrigan AM (123 portraits)

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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.

Marilyn Darling AC, 2010 Anne Zahalka
Marilyn Darling AC, 2010 Anne Zahalka
Marilyn Darling AC, 2010 Anne Zahalka
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Support Crew

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2011

Portraits of philanthropists in the collection honour their contributions to Australia and acknowledge their support of the National Portrait Gallery.

John Coburn, 1987 Greg Weight
John Coburn, 1987 Greg Weight
John Coburn, 1987 Greg Weight
John Coburn, 1987 Greg Weight

101 photographic portraits

Magazine article by Michelle Fracaro, 2004

Pat Corrigan's generous gift of 100 photographic portraits by Greg Weight.

Margaret Olley, 1991 Greg Weight
Margaret Olley, 1991 Greg Weight
Margaret Olley, 1991 Greg Weight
Margaret Olley, 1991 Greg Weight

Greg Weight

Portraits

Previous exhibition, 2006

Display of 36 Greg Weight photographs in Senate Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Old Parliament House.

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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.