Frequently Asked Questions

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How long did it take to make Angel?

3 years.

Who are your greatest influences?

Arthur Boyd; John Perceval; Picasso; Niki de Saint Phalle; Miro; Debuffet; Jean Tinguely; Minnie Pwele; Reg Mombassa; Anish Kapoor… and many many more!

Where is your Studio?
  • Warrandyte
  • French Island
  • Wherever she finds herself
Where did you make Angel?

In Shed 14 on the Melbourne docks prior to the Docklands development. This shed is only one of the few original sheds that remain at Docklands.

Where is Angel?

Birrarung Marr, Melbourne, Australia.

Where did you train / learn to be an artist?
The short answer is Deborah didnʼt study formally, but found knowledge and inspiration by artists both past and present, and the world around her.

The following people and institutions have provided Deborah with most of her education:

  • Her Parents: Artur and Sylvia Halpern
  • Her Uncle – Stazek Halpern
  • Warrandyte community of artists: Gus McLaren; Reg Preston; Phyl Dunn; Danila Vasilieff
  • Potters School, Potters Cottage, Warrandyte
  • RMIT, Journalism, 1977
  • La Trobe Uni, BA, 1977
  • Monash Uni, Caulfield Institute of Technology, 1979
  • Monash Uni, Gippsland Institute of Advanced Ed, Grad Diploma of Visual Arts, 1986-89


Can I visit your studio?

Yes, by appointment.

Need another question answered? Contact us on (+613) 9824 0420.

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

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