Deborah Williams

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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.





A busy August……

It is an exciting time for me, firstly my solo exhibition at Australian Galleries, 50 Smith street Collingwood opens on 23 August, 2012 at 6.00 pm. If your in the hood, drop by…..                     If your in NSW and near Coffs Harbour, my exhibition, Dialogue of the […]

Familiar Unfamiliar

If you happen to be near the Tweed River Art Gallery in NSW, I have been included in a group exhibition Familiar Unfamiliar. An exhibition of prints by 45 Australian Artists, curated by Rona Green, that celebrates the 45th anniversary of the Print Council of Australia. It opens Friday 29 June 5.30pm. The exhibition runs […]

Some of projects for 2012

I am working towards a couple of solo exhibitions this year with the first at The Art Vault in Mildura which will coincide with my artist residency, also at the Art Vault. The exhibition will run from June 13 – July 2, 2012. I will post more details closer to the date!     […]

Familiar Unfamiliar

I have a work included in  Familiar Unfamiliar,another wonderful exhibition curated by Rona Green – 45 Australian artists celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Print Council of Australia. C3 Contemporary Art Space, Abbotsford Convent, 1 heliers street, abbotsford, VIC on Wednesday 28 September, 2011 6 – 8 pm. The exhibition will run until 16 October Gallery Hours […]


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