2020 News

Rambling Rose, acrylic on linen, 40.5 x 30.5cm

Rambling Rose, 2020 acrylic on linen, 40.5 x 30.5 cm, will be part of Deborah's solo show, Backstories at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne from 15 April - 2 May 2020.


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15 April - May 2 2020

Backstories is Deborah’s first solo show at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery in Melbourne. The exhibition comprises recent paintings and works on paper that develop and expand upon the 'rear view portraits' central to her work for over three decades.

Stephen McLaughlan Gallary


E: st73599@bigpond.net.au
Level 8 Room 16 The Nicholas Building 37 Swanston Street Melbourne 3000 (Cnr. Flinders Lane)

Animalia Paradoxa
November 2020

In November, Animalia Paradoxa, Deborah’s second solo exhibition for the year, opens at Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop. A collection of 'unnatural history studies' drawn from her extensive personal mythology, Animalia Paradoxa harkens back to a time when folk tales helped us make sense of our lives. In these ancient stories, life on earth was shared with a fine profusion of flora, fauna and exotic mythical creatures, and the border separating humanity and nature was decidedly more blurred.

Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop (QG&W)


81 Hesse Street Queenscliff VIC 3225


Geelong Grammar School A.I.R.
May 11- 20

Geelong Grammar SchooI has invited Deborah to be their Artist-in-Residence in Term 2, 2020. Past AIRs include Lewis Miller, Sue Anderson, Dean Bowen, David Frazer, Tim Storrier, Yvette Coppersmith, Juan Ford, Nick Howson, Matthew Quick, Bern Emmerichs, Robert Lee Davis, David Booth (a.k.a. Ghostpatrol) and Godwin Bradbeer.



Current to 2 February, 2020

Anthropocene, the 2019 R & M McGivern Prize, includes Deborah’s shortlisted watercolour, Phyllium giganteum homo-insecta (2018).

Anthropocene is held across two venues:

Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery, 32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood, Vic 3134



Artspace at Realm, Eastland Shopping Centre, 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood Vic 3134


Current to 23 February, 2020

Six of Deborah’s Homo-insecta watercolours are part of Wonderment, the Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop summer exhibition.

Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop (QG&W)


81 Hesse Street Queenscliff VIC 3225

Festival of the Photocopier 2020
9 February, 2020

Deborah is a stallholder in the Sticky Institute Festival of the Photocopier Zine Fair at the Melbourne Meat Market. She has made four new zines especially for the event and a limited number of back-issues of her Moth Woman Press publications will also be available. In the light of the ongoing bushfire crisis, all proceeds from Deborah’s zine sales will be donated to Australian wildlife rescue organisation WIRES https://www.wires.org.au,
Festival of the Photocopier 2020 runs from 8-9 February. Deborah will be participating on the second day, 9 February

Meat Market

3 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne, 3051.
For the best public transport options, go here: https://meatmarket.org.au/about/getting-here/
Please note that the surrounding area has limited permit, metered and timed on-street parking.

Art Aid for Gippsland
14 February - 15 March, 2020

Deborah has two works in Art Aid for Gippsland, a mammoth fundraising exhibition and auction organised by Gippsland Art Gallery in support of the 2020 Bushfire Appeal. On the final day of the show, Sunday 15 March, donated works will be auctioned at nearby arts venue, The Wedge, with all profits going to the Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund (GERF). Artworks can be viewed online in February. For additional information and further updates, visit the gallery's website.

Exhibition: Gippsland Art Gallery


70 Foster Street, Sale, Vic 3850

Auction: The Wedge


100 Foster Street, Sale, Vic, 3850.

20 [2020]
4-15 March, 2020

In 2020 Tacit Galleries turns twenty years old. Deborah is one of several artists invited to make a work for the gallery's anniversary exhibition, 20 [2020].
Tacit Galleries


123a Gipps Street Collingwood,Vic 3066

(cnr. Gipps/Islington Streets)

International Printmaking Biennial Douro 2020
10 August - 31 October, 2020

Deborah’s work been included in the 2020 International Printmaking Biennial in Douro, Portugal.


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