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Troy Cassar-Daley, Brisbane

2004
John Elliott

type C photograph on paper (sheet: 60.7 cm x 50.6 cm, image: 50.0 cm x 33.0 cm)

Troy Cassar-Daley, singer songwriter, first performed at Tamworth's Country Music Festival aged twelve – as a busker. By the time he was sixteen he was touring with his band Little Eagle. His debut solo EP, Dream Out Loud, came out in 1994, and its title track reached number one on Australia's country charts. His first LP, Beyond the Dancing, appeared the following year, winning him an ARIA for Best Country Record. In 1996 he won the Male Vocalist of the Year award at the Tamworth Country Music Awards. That year he performed at the Australian Country Music Showcase in Nashville, and recorded the album True Believer in the US. In 1999 he released his third album, Big River; it was followed by Long Way Home (2002); Borrowed and Blue (2004); Brighter Day (2005) and I Love This Place (2009). Grafton-raised Daley has won 25 Golden Guitar awards. His eighth studio album, Home, debuted at number one on the ARIA country music charts, won Album of the Year at the 2012 Deadlys, and has also subsequently seen Cassar-Daley named Artist of the Year by the Country Music Association of Australia.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005
© John Elliott

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Artist and subject

John Elliott (age 53 in 2004)

Troy Cassar-Daley (age 35 in 2004)

Subject professions

Performing arts

Donated by

John Elliott (19 portraits)

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Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2004

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Portraits for Posterity

Previous exhibition, 2006

Drawn from some of the many donations made to the Gallery's collection, the exhibition Portraits for Posterity pays homage both to the remarkable (and varied) group of Australians who are portrayed in the portraits and the generosity of the many donors who have presented them to the Gallery.

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