Tony Mahony lives and works in Melbourne. He has
been the visual artist in charge of translating all things Dave Graney
for the last twentty five years. He has been responsible for every album cover
since "Lure of the tropics" as well as every single. He has also directed
every video that Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes made as well as the
short film, "Smile and wave" and the accompanying video for "your masters
must be pleased with you" for the Dave Graney Show. He is also responsible
for every photo session during the same period. He also collaborated with
Dave Graney on the 1997 book about songwriting "It
is Written, baby" and designed the cover for the 2011 Dave Graney memoir "1001 Australian Nights". .
The covers of "the Soft'n'sexy Sound", "the Devil Drives", "the Dave Graney
Show"as well as the re issued "Night of the Wolverine", "You wanna be
there. . . . " and all the accompanying singles have been characterised
by a meticulous hand drawn and coloured style. Tony eschews the Photo
shop techniques that are responsible for most other cd artwork you see
about the place, preferring the long, slow, hand drawn technique. He has
made many other videos for artists as diverse as Stephen Cummings, the
Black Sorrows, Rebeccas Empire, the Welcome Mat, Weddings Partys Anything,
Renee Geyer, the late David McComb, Paul Kelly and Monique Brumby.
Music by Dave Graney and Clare Moore.
In 2014 Tony directed the feature movie "THE MULE". Watch the trailerhere...
A few words about yourself Tony?
"I grew up in Yarrawonga, the land of the
freckled cleavage, "Australia's aquatic Paradise". I can remember
only two truly artisitic events: the thirty year old Town Bullshitter,
Ray Pritchard, riding his bike off the diving board; and Valda Paviovic
shaving her pubic hair to match the GT stripes on her boyfriends' Monaro.
The first live show you saw?
My idea of indulgence?
The first Australian LP you ever bought?
The one Artist who inspired you to be involved
in visual arts?
Name your 3 favourite albums of all time?
The song you wanna hear when you get back from
the pub, drunk?
If you won a whole lot of money, how would you
What tv shows should be rerun?
Given the ability to travel any where in an
instant, where would you choose to live?
Who is your favourite novelist?
Which painting or sculpture would you like to
Whats your favourite weekend treat?
If you could be anyone else in the world who
would you like to be?