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Vale Vernon Treweeke


The team at Penrith Performing & Visual Arts was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Vernon Treweeke last weekend. Vernon was commissioned to produce this iconic series of portraits of Dame Joan Sutherland – the Star Queen Series in 2005.

We are enormously grateful to Vernon for his remarkable creative contributions to both The Joan and the Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest, where he held his landmark 2003 exhibition after a 30 year hiatus. Vernon was a regular visitor to our venues and we will miss him dearly. Our sincere condolences go to Vernon’s family and close community of friends.

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