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Solo exhibition
The Old Butchers Shop Gallery, Ballarat

Deborah Klein’s emblematic ‘rear view portraits’ allude to the countless women who have fallen through the cracks of history. Her latest solo exhibition marks the first time this body of paintings and works on paper, created over the last 6 years, has been exhibited in Ballarat.

Presented in conjunction with Ballarat Heritage Festival.

The Old Butchers Shop Gallery
112 Seymour Street
Soldiers Hill
Ballarat VIC 3350

Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday 12-4 pm
Weekdays by appointment
I: @theoldbutchersshopgallery
E: theoldbutchersshopgallery@gmail.com

The exhibition runs from 4 - 26 May

Animated Projection
White Night Ballarat

Deborah Klein-White Night

Deborah is a featured artist in White Night Ballarat, the city’s acclaimed festival of projections, illuminations, music and interactive works. Deborah Klein’s enigmatic tattooed and masked women are the stuff of fairy tales. Adopting adornments drawn from nature, they metamorphose before our eyes, reclaiming the night in a veritable enchanted forest right in the heart of Ballarat.

Ballarat CBD


1 June, 6 pm – midnight

Panel Conversation
Castlemaine Art Gallery, Castlemaine

Self Publishing Artists

The CAM Art Book Fair returns in June 2024 as part of the NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair.

Melbourne Art Book Fair is part of Melbourne Design Week 2024, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.

Deborah will take part in the panel discussion Self-Publishing Artists Reaching Across and Beyond the Region at Castlemaine Art Gallery.

Links to all Art Book Fair events are below:
NGV: https://www.artbookfair.melbourne/events/panel-conversation-self-publishing-artists-reaching-across-and-beyond-the-region/
CAM: https://castlemaineartmuseum.org.au/news

Castlemaine Art Gallery
14 Lyttleton Street (PO Box 248)
Castlemaine VIC 3450
03 5472 2292

Sunday 2 June, 10 – 11 am

Solo exhibition
Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne

Tudor Rose, 2024, acrylic on canvas board, 30 x 30 cm

Tattooing has variously been described as the oldest profession after prostitution and tax collection, an act of bravery and a specialized art form that marks its wearer as the member of a tribe. The tattoo publicizes and politicizes through its permanence and visibility.

Comprising recent paintings and works on paper, Decorated Women revisits the tattooed faces and figures, a key theme in the artist’s oeuvre, taking it in entirely new directions.

Stephen McLaughlan Gallery
Level 8, Room 16
The Nicholas Building
37 Swanston Street
Melbourne, 3000 (Cnr. Flinders Lane)

The exhibition runs from 4 - 21 December


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