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Guy Stuart, January 1979, 1979 (printed 2012)

Robert Rooney

inkjet print on paper (sheet: 24.0 cm x 35.2 cm, image: 20.0 cm x 30.5 cm)

Guy Stuart (b. 1942) studied under John Brack at Melbourne Grammar School between 1956 and 1960. During this period, he made visits to Japan that would permanently influence his aesthetic response. In the early 1960s he studied painting at RMIT; he ended the decade with three exhibitions at Gallery A, including, in 1970, The Continuous Wooden Floor, a site-specific installation that completely filled the space. Built then gradually disassembled over the time of the exhibition, the floor comprised the evolving work of art. An Australian representative at the Sao Paulo Biennale, in the 1970s Stuart had five exhibitions at Pinocotheca. His work was exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery exhibition Intimate Portraits in 2002; he is represented in the National Gallery and all state galleries.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012
© Estate of Robert Rooney

Accession number: 2012.97

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Robert Rooney (age 42 in 1979)

Guy Stuart (age 37 in 1979)

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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.