Sculptures By The Sea: National Coverage

October – November, 2018

“The Face” by Victorian artist Deborah Halpern. The exhibition generates an almost unprecedented level of goodwill among the public as they enjoy one of the most unique events in the world.

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Silver, sculptures and bestsellers

October 10, 2019

Lustrous silverware, a literary bestseller and Australian and European art and sculpture are on the auction block at two big sales this month.

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Eye candy for sale as sculptors try to break even.

October 26, 2018

Artists like Deborah Halpern, whose jaunty work, The Face, sits in Marks Park, Bondi. The costs of showing up in Sculpture by the Sea are considerable. For Halpern there’s the engineering to consider; the materials, fabrication of the armature and the internal turning mechanism, the formation of its shape, the fibreglass and the expert cutting of tiles covering lips, nose and eyes.

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Quiet billionaire’s next move.

October 13, 2017

Freckled with a mosaic of brightly coloured ceramic tiles, Portal to Another Time and Place by celebrated Australian sculptor Deborah Halpern takes the shape of a face, arcing over to lean on its nose. Two sets of lips pout, inscrutably, below the cyclops stare of one unblinking eye. What to do with such a fantastical thing? Lock it away in a vault? Steal miserly glimpses while cavorting nearby in your Scrooge McDuck pool of gold coins? Not if you’re John Gandel.

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Deborah Halpern's Mosaic sculpture on show.

February 2, 2015

A NEW queen has her eye on the people of Manningham and Nillumbik.

Sculptor Deborah Halpern, the creator of the National Gallery of Victoria commissioned Angel, has installed her latest work, The Queen of the Shire at Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Rd, Warrandyte North.

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Sculpture shapes a revival.

March 20, 2013

Deborah Halpern, born in 1957, is one of the younger artists exhibited but possibly the best known. Her 1988 work Angel stood in the moat outside the NGV until it was relocated to a position next to the Ian Potter Gallery on the banks of the Yarra.

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Sculpture shapes a revival.

March 20, 2013

Deborah Halpern, born in 1957, is one of the younger artists exhibited but possibly the best known. Her 1988 work Angel stood in the moat outside the NGV until it was relocated to a position next to the Ian Potter Gallery on the banks of the Yarra.

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Sculptures find new street cred

Sculptures find new street cred.

7 January, 2006

Author Ken Scarlett says “one of the challenges in this time of globalisation is not to lose sight of our Australian character. Artists must continue to forge our national identity, like Deborah Halpern, who embraces Australian larrikinism.”

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The work of arts.

May 18, 1997

Her images have helped define Melbourne’s identity, but artist Deborah Halpern shies from taking herself too seriously. This is the sort of day Melbourne needs Deborah Halpern, reports Deborah Stone of The Age.

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Deborah Halpern: Playing with Firing.

September, 1988

The outsider in modern mythology is a romantic character. In reality, it is a tricky role to play well. To revel in one’s differences. one must believe in their intrinsic worth. Deborah Halpern, was, in a sense, born an outsider…

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