Archive for April, 2012

Feature in Pro Photo Magazine

Posted in Uncategorized on April 27, 2012 by Gwendolen De Lacy


The May edition of Australian Pro-Photo Magazine features a profile on Maggie Diaz

by Alison Stieven- Taylor

      Get yourself a hard copy! 



Homage to the photographer

Posted in Uncategorized on April 12, 2012 by Gwendolen De Lacy

This portrait of Maggie, by Melbourne based artist, Sue Jarvis, has been selected for the Salon des Refuses exhibition – the alternative selection to the official Archibald and Wynne Prize selection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.  Initiated by the S.H Ervin Gallery 21 years ago, it captures the spirit of the renegade French Impressionists of the 1860s. 

32 works were chosen out of the 839 submitted for the Archibald Prize (that didn’t make the final selection), so it is a huge honour to be selected.

We met Sue Jarvis in 2009 at The Drum Theatre in Dandenong – as part of the ‘Into the Light’ tour.  Sue expressed her interest in painting Maggie and the process began that day.  

While visiting The State Library earlier in the year, Sue spent hours completing studies and continued the process with Maggie at her home studio. 

What became clear to Sue, was that she couldn’t truly capture Maggie without painting ‘the photographs’ – the photography is fundamental to Maggie’s existence and identity and this is absolutely true. 

Above photograph by Brent Lukey Photography and check out another great shot of Maggie on his blog

The result has surpassed my expectations and I know that this work is deserving of its position amongst the top entries for the Archibald for 2012.  Visitors to the annual Salon des Refuses exhibition can vote for their favourite work in the Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award and the winner is announced on the 17th of May.

If you are in Sydney the gallery is in a stunning location in The Rocks.

Salon des Refuses

S.H. Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, Sydney

Exhibition runs to the 17th of May – go to

You can see more work by Sue Jarvis at:

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