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Terry Clune, 1960

Reinis Zusters

oil on masonite (frame: 111.8 cm x 92.2 cm, support: 109.0 cm x 89.5 cm)

Terry Clune (b. 1932), gallerist, established Terry Clune Galleries with Frank MacDonald at 59 McLeay Street Potts Point in 1957. Terry was the second son of writer Frank Clune and his wife Thelma Clune AO, and 59 McLeay Street was the family home. Thelma Clune was an art dealer, and the house had been a haven for artists for some years; Frank Clune was painted by William Dargie and also by William Dobell, whose 1946 painting of Thelma is one of his most appealing portraits. Into the 1960s Terry Clune Galleries was an avant-garde destination exhibiting Sydney's emerging abstract and modernist artists, including John Olsen, John Passmore, Robert Klippel, Stan Rapotec, Carl Plate, Margo Lewers, Elwyn Lynn, John Rigby, Desiderius Orban and Robert Dickerson. When Terry Clune sold his interest to MacDonald in 1967, the gallery moved to Macquarie Street and was renamed the Clune Gallery. In 1969 the old Clune Gallery space became a studio for Martin Sharp, and the house became the Yellow House. In 1974 the Clune Gallery moved to 30 Victoria Street, Potts Point, and adopted the name Thirty Victoria Street.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Doreen and Ted Euers 2011

Accession number: 2011.32

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Reinis Zusters (age 41 in 1960)

Terry Clune (age 28 in 1960)

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1. Portrait of Sir Edgar Coles, 1962. All Reinis Zusters.

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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.