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.





Happily Ever After

Deborah’s artist books are included in Happily Ever After alternative destinies in contemporary feminine narratives. Curatored by Caelli Jo Booker and Helen Hopcroft. john paynter gallery | newcastle NSW 10 June – 26 June 2011 artspace mackay | queensland  22 july – 28 October 2011 ‘The exhibition is conceived as an interdisciplinary collaboration between artists, writers […]

Solo exhibition in Hobart, Tasmania

Colville Gallery is pleased to invite you to Recent works by Deborah Williams  Friday 27 May 2011 6 – 8 pm exhibition  runs from Friday 27 May  – 12 June  2011 Colville Gallery 91 A  Salamanca Place, Hobart Open daily 10am – 5pm ph 03 62244088 mob 0419 292626 email web

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


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