Portraits in paint, photography and tapestry by internationally renowned artists of Victoria’s eminent judges and barristers have been unveiled at the Victorian Bar.
Works by artists including Louise Hearman, Polly Borland, David Rosetzky, Sally Ross and John Gollings AM and the Australian Tapestry workshop weavers, Chris Cochius and Pamela Joyce, have been unveiled by the Honourable Chief Justice Kiefel AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, marking the re-design of the Peter O’Callaghan QC Gallery and the inauguration of the Hartog Berkeley QC room within the gallery.
“We’re immensely proud of the portraits of eminent past and current members of the Victorian Bar. The acclaimed Australian artists who have created the portraits have captured their subjects in various mediums including paint, photography and tapestry,” said Dr Matt Collins QC, President of the Victorian Bar.
“All have played a major role in the community in many ways, reflecting the leadership played by members of the Victorian Bar not just in upholding the rule of law and the administration of justice, but also in shaping modern Australia.”
“Some of the new portraits have already captured the attention of the arts world. The Alan Archibald QC portrait by John Gollings AM and the Australian Tapestry Workshop has been promised for loan to the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra,” said Peter Jopling AM QC, Chair of the Peter O’Callaghan QC Gallery.
“Commissioning portraiture in a variety of mediums is one of the goals of the gallery as we honour barristers and judges of great distinction and those members of our Bar who became Governors General, Governors, Prime Ministers and Attorneys General as well as significant civil leaders and philanthropists.”
The new portraits:
The Peter O’Callaghan QC Gallery:
Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC and the Honourable Diana Bryant AO QC
Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC and the Honourable Ray Finkelstein AO QC
Alan Archibald QC
Pamela Joyce, Chris Cochius, Alan Archibald QC and Mary-Lou Archibald