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Clive Blazey, 2004

Jane Varkulevicius

type C photograph (sheet: 50.6 cm x 40.3 cm, image: 39.9 cm x 34.2 cm)

Clive Blazey (b. 1944) is the founder and managing director of the Digger's Club, Australia's largest gardening club, with about 40 000 members. He is author of The Australian Vegetable Garden: what's new is old and is presently working on The Australian Food Garden. Blazey and the Digger's Club are largely responsible for the rescue and re-introduction of heirloom vegetable seeds in Australia and lead the battle against the production and distribution of genetically engineered and hybrid crops. Clive and his wife Penny began the club in 1978 in their house at Albert Park. Their company Digger's aims to 'explore the relationship between growing and serving fresh food that is full of favour, fresh and inspirational.'

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

Accession number: 2005.82

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Jane Varkulevicius (age 48 in 2004)

Clive Blazey (age 60 in 2004)

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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.