Greg Weight

b. 1945

Photographer Greg Weight opened his studio in the late 1960s and quickly gained a reputation for having a progressive eye; photographing objects, personalities and landscapes. He has captured portraits of some of Australia’s most significant artists including Arthur Boyd, Margaret Olley and Brett Whiteley. His photographs have been exhibited at Old Parliament House, the Brett Whiteley Studio and the National Portrait Gallery. Weight was awarded a residency at Hill End in NSW in 1999 and 2017 as well as the Citigroup Australian Photographic Portrait Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2003. In 2004 a book of Weight’s photographs titled ‘Australian Artists’ was released, accompanied by an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. Weight’s work is held by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra; the National Library of Australia, Canberra and the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2016

2016

In Blog

Greg Weight in ‘Open Air’ group exhibition at Parliament House

Image: Greg Weight, Wind and other voices (2010), permanent pigment on cotton rag paper, edition 5, 66 x 100cm ‘Open …

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Greg Weight – Finalist in the STILL: National Still Life Award 2019

Quince (2019), archival pigment and oil paint on canvas, 61 x 91 cm Congratulations to Greg Weight, who is currently …

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Mary Tonkin – Artist Feature

Image above: Ramble, Kalorama  (detail)  2017-19  oil on linen  180 x 1890 cm Mary Tonkin has a unique ability of capturing …

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Rodney Forbes – Artist Feature

Rodney Forbes’ paintings address deeply poignant subject matter through dreamlike and surreal imagery. Figures and objects float against his trademark …

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Sue Anderson: “Savouring moments of artistic escape”

“Two weeks into lockdown, wading through the bleakness of pandemic panic, impending winter, and the wild west of Collingwood’s tumbleweed …

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