Vale Virginia Fraser
Carol Jerrems, 'Virginia Fraser, Melbourne', 1974 and unknown photographer (Paul Roche or Ron Johnson), Carol Jerrems archive, Gift of Mrs Joy Jerrems 1981 © Ken Jerrems and the Estate of Lance Jerrems.
Melbourne artist Virginia Fraser is well remembered for her photo media works, her spirit to collaborate, advocacy for women artists and her sensitivity when writing about others. She leaves an important legacy.
Virginia Fraser was dynamic. She was a force – smart, gentle, yet forthright and full of life. Fraser passed away 26 January, in Melbourne.
She is best known for her video and installation works, often made in collaboration with her long-time partner, artist Destiny Deacon.
The City of Melbourne said of her passing: ‘Virginia believed in the civic role of art, and her contribution to the City’s visual arts programs is impossible to overstate. As a largely pro bono external expert, she was extraordinarily generous with her time and knowledge across multiple contexts.