Deborah Williams is a nationally recognised visual artist living in Melbourne, Australia.
A keen observer of the canine realm and our own in relation to it, her artistic perspectives have been further informed by frequent travels to remote locales where she has explored culturally relative attitudes to both pet ownership and abandonment.
Observing the dog in situ with a singular perspective across cultures, contexts and sometimes, difficult circumstances, Deborah sees the dog not as a breed above, apart or beyond, but of its own.
Stripped of artifice and transmogrification, instinctive nature and design emerge that drawing on a deeper spirit, a simple respect for form, character and kind. Her subjects are captured in a moment, untethered by leash or love, in command of the immediate place in his/her world.
She depicts the dog as dog.
Deborah has held regular solo exhibitions since 1993 and participated in numerous group exhibitions within Australia and overseas.
Deborah’s work has been acquired by many public, University and private collections in Australia and Internationally including Portland Art Museum, Oregon, USA; University of Melbourne, Baillieu Library Special Collections, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Art Gallery of New South Wales; Latrobe Picture Collection, State Library of Victoria, Australia; The Chicago Print Collective Workshop, USA and the Chiang Mai Contemporary Art Museum, Thailand.
Deborah has also had substantial experience in the Tertiary Education sector including Lecturing, Teaching, Technical and student support roles.
She completed her Masters by Research at the National Art School, Sydney in 2011. Deborah works at RMIT in the Visual Arts TAFE program teaching Printmaking and is the Advanced Diploma Coordinator. She also lectures sessionally in the Drawing and Printmedia department at the Victorian College of the Arts, School of Art.
Opening on Saturday 14 May 2016, curated by Rona Green, 31 artists exhibit their response to Eventide through relief printmaking. Exhibition is on until July 3, 2016.
russet hound, 2016
I am very pleased to announce a special and unique offer on my limited edition print russet hound.
Linocut with hand colouring and signed by the artist on BFK Rives
300 gsm paper, 30 x 28 cm, Limited edition of 30
At the super special price of $290
Generally a print such as this sells for $600, however, for a short time, this print is being offered to you at the very special price of $290 which includes postage and packaging within Australia.
Please email for international postage.
kish tea towel
Have your very own Kish to help with the dishes! I have created an antique white cotton/linen blend tea towel measuring 65cm x 45cm with kish printed on it in black ink.
Orders dispatched within 3 working days after receipt of funds. Yours for $39.00 including postage and packaging within Australia.
Alternatively, you can purchase russet hound limited edition print plus a Deborah Williams tea towel for $310, which also includes postage and packaging within Australia.