Exhibitions & Galleries

Creator of many of Melbourne’s most loved public sculptures, Halpern’s works exude an innate vitality and alluring simplicity. Spontaneous in form, her creatures are painted in a style that recalls visions of Gaudi, Picasso and the playful surrealism of French sculptor Niki de Sant Phalle, yet all have become distinctly Halpernesque in their ability to delight and surprise.

Upcoming Deborah Halpern Exhibitions.

Exhibitions

Selected Individual Exhibitions

2015
New Works
Anthea Polson Art Gallery, Gold Coast

Deborah Halpern: Through the Forest
Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne
View Through the Forest Catalogue

Deborah Halpern: Duck Duck Goose
Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
View Duck Duck Gouse Catalogue

2014
Deborah Halpern: Ghost Worms and Glass Hearts
Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne

2013
Deborah Halpern: Creatures from the Studio
Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne

2012
The Melbourne Art Fair

Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne

2011
New Works
Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne
View New Works 2011 Catalogue

2010
Arthouse Gallery, Sydney

New Works
Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne
View New Works 2010 Catalogue

2009
Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne

2008
Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

2007
Deborah Halpern: Weird Little Things
Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

2006
Deborah Halpern: Angel, Survey Exhibition, Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

2003 – 2004
Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

2001
Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

1999 – 2001
Buschlen Mowatt Fine Art Gallery, Vancouver Canada

1999
Deborah Halpern: Art’s Toys
Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

1998
Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT

1997
Despard Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania

1996
Small Works
Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

1995
Deborah Halpern: Sculptures & Works on Paper
Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

1991 – 1992
Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

1989
Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

Irving Sculpture Gallery, Sydney, NSW

1987
Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

1985
Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

1983
Rosies Gallery, Albert Park, Victoria

1981
Blackwood Street Gallery, Meat Market Craft Centre with assistance from Craft Board of Aust Council

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013
Fine Australian Sculpture – Mossgreen Gallery

2012
JIng’an Int’l Sculpture Project – Shanghai, China

2008
The Dream Festival, Melbourne

2006
The Gathering, Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery, Wangaratta

2005
Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award – Highly Commended Award

2004
VIVID, Art Auction for The Greens, Fortyfivedownstairs Gallery, Melbourne Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

2002
Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

1998
Heartworks, Sydney Central Mission, auction at Centrepoint Tower, Sydney

Copelen Chairs, Copelen Family Services, Melbourne

1997
Then & Now, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne Pathways, Manningham Artspace, Doncaster Bowled Over, Savode Gallery, Brisbane
Copelen Chairs, Copelen Family Services, auction at Sothebys Melbourne

1996 – 1997
The National Sculpture Trail, Victoria University, Footscray, Victoria

1996
A Sculpture Walk in the Royal Botanic Gardens, 150th Anniversary, Melbourne Sculpture 3, Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre, Heidelberg, Victoria

Univ. of Western Sydney Macarthur National Printmedia Acquisitive, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

The Bowled and the Beautiful, Hewitt’s Art Bookshop, Fremantle, WA
12th Biennial Spring Festival of Drawing, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

1995
12th Biennial Spring Festival of Drawing, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Works on Paper – A Selection, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

Useless Objects & Real Things, Second National Crafts Conference, Melbourne Selected Recent Purchases for the QUT Art Collection, QLD Uni. Of Technology

1994
Colin and Cecily Rigg Craft Award, NGV
Then & Now, Victorian Ceramics Group, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne

1992 – 1994
Decorated Clay, touring exhibition, Queensland Art Gallery

Dame Edna Regrets She Is Unable to Attend, touring, Heide Park & Art Gallery, AETA, Aust Council

1992
10 Square Works for Wilderness, The Wilderness Society, Linden Gallery, Melbourne Southgate Art Exhibition, Westpac Gallery 3, Victorian Arts Centre

Third Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne

1991
The Total Look – Locating Furniture, Plimsoll Gallery, Centre for the Arts, Hobart 1990 – 1991
Halpern and Murphy Ceramics Exhibition, Shepparton Art Gallery (touring)

1990
Affiliations, Monash University Gallery, Victoria

Tea for Two, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne

Second Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne Alice 125, Carrol Foundation, Melbourne

1989
Decade, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne

1988
50 Fine Artists, Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, Showgrounds, Melbourne Common Ground

Fifth National Ceramic Conference, Irving Sculpture Gallery, Sydney Jewish Festival of the Arts, Christine Abrahams Gallery

Australian Crafts

1988
Meat Market Craft Centre
The New Generation

1983 – 1988
Australian National Gallery, Canberra The Fringe Furniture Show, Spoleto Fringe Festival, Melbourne

1987
Australian Crafts 1987, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne 1986
A First Look, Philip Morris Arts Grant Purchases 1983-6 ANG, Canberra

1985
Just for Show, Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria (touring) Teapot 3, Old Bakery Gallery, Sydney

Australian Crafts 1985, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne

1984
Australian Crafts 1984, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne Sheer Madness, 3 Person Exhibition, Gryphon Gallery Sculptors as Craftsmen, Meat Market Craft Centre

Current Visions in Intimate Sculpture, Profile Gallery, Melbourne Arts & Crafts Society of Victoria Fifth Annual Craft Award Exhibition

The First Great Annual Ceramic Show, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat

Christmas Collections, Craft Council’s Centre Gallery, Sydney

The Post Atomic Card Show, Universal Workshop; Sculpture ’85, Melbourne

Second Australian Sculpture Triennial, NGV

Eight Young Australians, Craftlink, Melbourne

Festival of Jewish Artists, Temple Beth Israel, Melbourne

1983
Victorian Ceramic Group, Annual Member’s Exhibition

1982
Australian Crafts 1982, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne Victorian Ceramics Group Exhibition,

Potters Gallery, Sydney Indulgences, Craft Council’s Centre Gallery, Sydney

Mad Hatters’ Tea Party, The Australian Craftworks, Sydney Teapot 1, The Old Bakery Gallery, Sydney

The Christmas Show, Craft Council’s Centre Gallery, Sydney

1981
Victorian Ceramic Group, Annual Member’s Exhibition, Melbourne

1980
Whittles with the Lot, Performance, Last Laugh Theatre Restaurant, Melbourne

1979
Flaming Stars, Performance, Melbourne

Missing Persons, Performance, Flying Trapeze Cabaret Cafe, Melbourne

1978
Two Person exhibition with Sylvia Halpern, Potters’ Cottage, Warrandyte Santettes, Boxettes, Performance, Melbourne

Deborah Halpern – Arthouse gallery Sydney 2015

Arthouse Gallery
Sydney, 2015

2014 – Deborah Halpern Ghost Worms and Glass Hearts

Ghost Worms and Glass Hearts
Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne, 2014

Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne 2008

Christine Abrahams Gallery
Melbourne, 2008

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