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.





Rick Amor Print Prize 2011

Dialogue of the Dog is currently being exhibited in the 2011 Rick Amor Print Prize at 7 Hillcrest Ave. Eltham Victoria (Map) Phone: (03) 9439 7712 Friday 8 April – Sunday 22 May

Burnie Print Prize

Pause  has been shortlisted for the Burnie Print Prize and will be on display March 19 –  May 8,  2011   The Burnie Regional Art Gallery 77-79 Wilmot Street, Burnie, Tasmania   Mon-Fri 10am till 4.30pm Sat, Sun & Public Hols 1.30 till 4.30pm

Biting Issues

1–10 April, 2011 open daily 10am–6pm   A Printmaker’s insight into our canine and feline relationships… an exhibition with humour, depth, devotion and bite!   Kareen Anchen, Nicky Carey, Philip Davey, Peter Diamond, David Frazer, Jeff Gardner, Craig Gough, Jackie Hocking, Judy Holding, Martin King, Anita Laurence, Robert Maclaurin, Rhyll Plant, Lydia Poljak, Wendy Stavrianos, […]

Fair & square

An exhibition of 44 Australian artists, who participated in 2010/11 print exchange portfolio curated by Rona Green Joyes Hall Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW April 1 – 30, 2011 Ph: 02 6933 200


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