You’re invited…

Posted in Uncategorized on July 10, 2019 by Gwendolen De Lacy


Maggie Diaz, After Dark

Posted in Uncategorized on July 27, 2018 by Gwendolen De Lacy

Laughing Lady Tavern Club-1

‘Laughing Lady’ The Tavern Club, Chicago 1950s

A/P Pigment print on Museo Max Archival Cotton Rag Paper.

To see the selection of 6 beautiful prints currently available for purchase, visit:



Maggie Diaz, After Dark

Posted in Uncategorized on July 13, 2018 by Gwendolen De Lacy
We are delighted to announce our first online exhibition with Fox Galleries.  ‘After Dark’ features a selection of single edition prints of jazz and blues musicians during her years in Chicago.  The first publicity photographs for the now celebrated ‘Ramsey Lewis Trio’ will be on view, including the original band members Eldee Young and Redd Holt.  Also included – an elegant portrait of Kiki Williams, who was a blues singer at a low key nightclub, The Nocturne. These images of musicians who enlivened Chicago’s nightlife and furthermore, of African Americans who took the stage and shared their art in pre-civil rights movement America, are emblematic of Diaz’s intuitive eye for impactful photographs.  To view this online exhibition, visit the Fox website or come to the gallery’s stockroom starting 19 July!

Finalists announced Diaz prize

Posted in Uncategorized on July 29, 2017 by Gwendolen De Lacy

Smoking Lady, Tavern Club 1950s

It is with great delight that we share this year’s finalists in The Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women, 2017.

Thank you to judges Julie Millovick, Hoda Afshar and Robert Imhoff for the beautiful selection of work, which may now be seen at:

Please join us for the announcement of the $5000 prize @ Brightspace,

8 Martin Street, St Kilda

Friday 1st of September,  6-9pm



Posted in Uncategorized on March 7, 2017 by Gwendolen De Lacy

Ladies at the Bar, Tavern Club Chicago, c1957

Due to popular demand, Maggie Diaz – Between Two Worlds has been extended till Saturday the 11th of March.

Join us for closing drinks from 4-6pm and grab the last chance to experience this beautiful exhibition @

Fox Galleries, 79 Langridge Street Collingwood.

Phone:  03 85603583


Posted in Uncategorized on February 4, 2017 by Gwendolen De Lacy


Please join us to celebrate the opening of ‘Between Two Worlds’

79 Langridge Street, Collingwood on Sunday February 19, 2017

from 2.00 – 4.00pm

Australian Ballet, Gardenvale Tunnel 1970s

An Australian Ballet, Gardenvale Tunnel 1970s c-Type print 100 by 100cm




Between Two Worlds



I am pleased to announce that on the eve of Maggie’s birthday, The State Library of Victoria is hosting a public memorial service in her honour.  I cannot think of a more appropriate way to celebrate Maggie’s birthday and am very grateful to everyone who made this possible.  Special thanks to Madeleine Say, who has been involved with the Diaz Collection since its launch in 2005, has overseen the handover of the archive and as Manager of the Picture Collections Department, will be our host for the event.  For those of you who were unable to make it to the memorial at Sacred Heart Mission, Johan Scheffer will repeat his comprehensive eulogy and the event will also feature a presentation of the slide show ‘I Don’t Do Sweet’ with Maggie’s timeless commentary. Please join us!

Maggie Diaz Memorial

Friday 24th February

4.00pm – 5.30pm


Experimedia (click to see venue details)


328 Swanston St, Melbourne

Maggie late 50s

Maggie, late 50s by Clem Fraser

A postscript:

In 2014 I was interviewed by Shots Magazine, an American photographic printed journal that truly honours photography.  As our first American feature, this was a big deal for us and I remember proudly sharing the finished article with Maggie.  She knew that they were her photographs on the pages and she was “duly impressed” by the printing and the presentation.    During the interview, I spoke about Maggie’s dementia and her being caught ‘between two worlds’ and this became the apt title for the article, thanks to editor Russell Joslin. Of course,it also referred to the idea that Maggie always felt stranded in Australia. She constantly referred to her past life in America, even though in the end, more than fifty years had passed.   Interestingly, this really sums up so many things about my life as well.  For 12 years, I was caught between my passion for Maggie and her work; the absolute obsession with her story – and my own life and family.  Now, as I sit in the strange place between grief and healing,  ‘Between Two Worlds’ seems like the perfect title for our latest exhibition. I am delighted to be working with Arts accountant and fine art valuer and consultant, Michael Fox and partner Marianne Carollo, to put this exhibition together and I look forward to seeing you at one or both of our February events.  Thank you for your ongoing interest and support.

Gwendolen De Lacy, February 2017


In Memoriam

Posted in Uncategorized on October 21, 2016 by Gwendolen De Lacy

Coming or Going jpeg

DIAZ, Maggie

25.2.1925 – 16.10.16

Passed away peacefully in the comfort of the Sacred Heart Community. A memorial service will be held at 11.00am, Friday 28th October – Sacred Heart Church, 83 Grey Street, St Kilda. All welcome.

Finito La Musica

Posted in Uncategorized on October 18, 2016 by Gwendolen De Lacy

25.2.25 – 16.10.16


Diaz Images @ Barney Allens, St Kilda

Posted in Uncategorized on May 7, 2016 by Gwendolen De Lacy

Thanks to Brightspace for mounting the latest local display of Diaz images, this time featuring the stunning metre square prints made by CPL digital in Port Melbourne and funded by the City of Port Phillip.

Please join us for an opening event!

Sunday the 15th of May from 3.30pm onwards

Barney Allen’s, 14 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda.  If the weather is fine and Maggie is up to it, she will be in attendance from 3.30pm – 4.30pm.


All images for sale with 10% discount available on all sales made on the day.

Tasty snacks provided with drinks at bar prices.  Look forward to seeing you there!

Maggie with large pics

International Women’s Day

Posted in Uncategorized on March 1, 2016 by Gwendolen De Lacy

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Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Tuesday to Friday – 11am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday – 11am to 4pm


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