Vale Edmund Capon: a collective tribute

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Gina Fairley

A week on, and the tributes are still flooding in for former director of AGNSW, Edmund Capon, demonstrating the impact our cultural leaders can have on society.

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Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales (1978-2011) Edmund Capon AM, OBE, is pictured with a calligraphy painting from his own collection in 1999. Photo: AGNSW, Jenni Carter

About the author

Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years.

She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW, and you can follow her on Twitter @ginafairley and Instagram at fairleygina.