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Avril, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1986 (printed 2013)

Michael Riley

inkjet print (frame: 43.5 cm x 62.0 cm, image: 40.9 cm x 59.5 cm)

Avril Quaill (b. 1958), a Noonuccal woman, is an artist, curator and arts administrator. In 1985, Quaill graduated from Sydney College of the Arts, where she first met Riley. In 1987, she received an Australia Council Visual Arts Fellowship to take part in workshops at the Raminginning Arts Crafts centre (later Bula’bula Arts) in Arnhem Land. She has been Artistic Director of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Queensland Indigenous Arts Marketing and Export Agency Principal Project Officer and worked as a curator at the National Gallery of Australia and Queensland Art Gallery. Quaill has served on the National Cultural Heritage Committee since 2002 and is currently Artistic Director for Arts Queensland.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Accession number: 2013.50.4

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Michael Riley (age 26 in 1986)

Avril Quaill (age 28 in 1986)

Subject professions

Visual arts and crafts

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