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Dave Graney and Clare Moore

1996
Bleddyn Butcher

gelatin silver photograph on paper (27.8 cm x 40.6 cm)
Dave Graney and Clare Moore

Dave Graney (b. 1959), musician, grew up in Mount Gambier where he formed his first band, The Slunks, in 1978. Nine years later, in London, he launched the band known as Dave Graney with The Coral Snakes. Ejected by the UK Immigration Department in 1988, Graney and his partner and collaborator Clare Moore returned to establish The White Buffaloes, who released the romantic My Life on the Plains in 1990. After a trip to England the Buffaloes resumed the name The Coral Snakes and made Night of the Wolverine (1993), an elegant and idiosyncratic rock classic featuring a notable guest track from Tex Perkins. That year, Graney was honoured as a ‘brother from another scene’ by the surfing magazine, Tracks. He was named Best Australian Male Artist at the ARIA awards in 1996. His recent releases include we wuz curious, with The Lurid Yellow Mist (2007), and the solo Knock Yourself Out (2009).

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2002
© Bleddyn Butcher
Bleddyn@Tenderprey.com

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Artist and subject

Bleddyn Butcher (age 43 in 1996)

Dave Graney (age 37 in 1996)

Clare Moore

Subject professions

Performing arts

Donated by

Bleddyn Butcher (5 portraits)

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