Deborah Halpern’s not for profit charitable trust contributes annually to a number of community organisations.

Halpern is also great contributor to community projects. The eye-catching nature of her work can be seen dotted around the City of Melbourne in particular. Deborah’s contributions add vibrancy and aliveness to their homes which can be enjoyed by all.

Some of her most recent community projects include the the 2012 ‘Mali’ sculpture which was commissioned by the City of Melbourne to commemorate the 150-year Celebrations of Melbourne Zoo which was featured outside the Melbourne Town Hall. In 2013, she was commissioned by the Victorian Government for an art project with the Fitzroy Housing Commission, three sculptures were created. In 2009, Deborah worked with the school community of Urquhart Park Primary School in Ballarat, Victoria to create a large community art piece to reside at the school.

There’s nothing quite like a Deborah Halpern piece.

Fitzroy Housing Commission Art Project

Fitzroy Housing Commission Art Project
Fitzroy, Victoria, 2013

Deborah Halpern Community Projects
An Elephant Sculpture by Deborah Halpern

City of Melbourne, 2012

Beautiful Angel Sculptures

Beautiful Angel
Urquhart Park Primary School, Ballarat, Victoria, 2009

Here is a top-level overview of the standard engagement:

1. DISCUSS: We will discuss what you would like to commission via email or a phone call to Patricia Bosa (1800 631 311).

2. CONTRACT: Once briefed about the subject matter, size, style, creation process and investment — you will receive a one-page contract outlining the sale.

3. PAYMENT: 50% is due upon signing, and 50% is due upon completion and approval.

4. DELIVERY: Upon receipt of full payment, the work will be shipped (a tracking number will be provided by email).


  1. Commissions are scheduled based on the order they are received.
  2. Corporate and commercial commissions may require a statement of work.
  3. For on-location commissions, please contact us.
  4. International collectors and project owners are responsible for any applicable duties and/or taxes.


The commission process requires a great deal of collaboration up-front. Once under way, your level of involvement is up to you.

Here is an overview of the process:

1. IMAGE: You will brief Deborah on your own goals and requirements. Deborah will create a visual strip showcasing 3-5 potential compositions and send them to you via email for review and approval.

2. INFORMATION: Simultaneously, we will send you an email questionnaire to gather more information about the piece we are creating.

3. SOURCING: If your commission involves collage, I will email you a visual layout of the proposed collage composition, with a detailed explanation of each element for your review and approval.

4. CREATION: Once the composition is chosen, and (if applicable) the collage elements are approved, Deborah will begin creating.

5. UPDATES: You can choose to receive frequent visual updates by email throughout the process.

6. APPROVAL: Deborah will send a visual preview of your painting for approval, prior to signing.

7. RECAP: For providence and artistic integrity, depending on the commission, the completed process may be outlined in-depth, featuring photos, commentary and a time lapse video that may also be shared for media interest.


Deborah Halpern’s current commission rates are available upon request.

To discuss new projects, upcoming events and media enquiries,
please contact Deborah Halpern’s team…

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