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Greenhill Galleries 40th Birthday Exhibition

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Celebrating 40 wonderful years in business, Greenhill Galleries is proud to mark this auspicious occasion with a showcase of works from a selection of artists the gallery has worked with over the past four decades.

This 40th birthday exhibition will not only feature pieces from the gallery’s current stable of artists, but also work from influential artists who the gallery has represented in the past. This special event pays tribute to an exciting 40 years in the gallery’s personal history, as well Australia’s wider art history.

In 1972 the late Veda Swain started Greenhill Galleries in Adelaide. Veda had an amazing eye for art and emerging talented artists, and many prominent Australian artists started their careers with exhibitions at Greenhill. The gallery was originally situated at 28 Greenhill Road Wayville, in Adelaide. After two years, Veda purchased an 1856 building in North Adelaide where Greenhill Adelaide was housed until she sold the South Australian branch of the business over 10 years ago. Greenhill Galleries Perth was set up in 1980 in historic Howard Street in the city.

In 1991, Paul Swain (Veda’s son) and Veda purchased a c1901 3 level building in fashionable King Street, where the Perth branch remained until 2008 under the direction of Paul Swain. Currently, Greenhill Galleries is situated in Claremont.

Over the past 40 years, Greenhill has represented many prominent artists such as Brett Whiteley (Van Gough Self Portraits) who showed at Greenhill in Perth during the Americas Cup. Margaret Olley had numerous exhibitions at Greenhill, along with Clifton Pugh, John Coburn, Leonard French, Ray Crooke, John Olsen, Robert Juniper, John Perceval, Donald Friend, and many more.

Greenhill celebrates in May, a milestone of representation of many of Australia’s more prominent artists throughout the past 40 years, making Greenhill Galleries Australia’s second longest running commercial gallery still operating today.


12.00pm Saturday, 05 May, 2012


Greenhill Galleries
6 Gugeri Street
Claremont, Western Australia

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