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Shirley Grace (aka Shirley Gruar)


Shirley Grace was an actor, photographer, artist and filmmaker. After appearing in early teleplay The City of No (1971), she moved into photography. In 1981 she acted in pioneering local blockbuster Goodbye Pork Pie, playing the woman John is travelling to get back. She co-starred in short Gordon Bennett, and headed to Ireland to direct 1997 ancestry documentary Erin's Exiled Daughters. Grace passed away on 12 January 2000.  

I have a great respect for cameras and use them more than not with my own work, but I don't believe they should be given too much authority. They are a tool. They have the sight, but we have the vision. Shirley Grace in an interview with Art News, July 1990