Australian Art



AKA: Deborah Walker

Born: 15.3 Melbourne
  • Ceramics
  • Drawings
  • Landscape
  • Painter
  • Print Maker
  • Water Colour
  • Known
  • Established
the world
the world

1974 Diploma of Fine Art, Monash University
1980-81 Post-graduate Diploma, Victorian College of the Arts
1994 Master of Arts, Monash University
2002 Phd, Deakin University
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1987-88 Lecturer, Prahran Art School, Victoria College
1987-88 Lecturer, Art School, R.M.I.T.
1983-89 Lecturer, Victorian College of Arts, Art School
1982 Visiting Lecturer, Phillip Institute of Technology
1988 Forum, Hobart University
1982-83 Summer School, National Gallery of Victoria
1987 Visiting Lecture, Gippsland Institute
1991 Visiting Lecture, Art Resources Collective, Morwell
1994 Visiting Lecture, Victorian College of Arts
1984 Administrative Assistant, Victorian Print Workshop
1988 Judge, St.Kilda Festival, Art Prize
1987 Women's Register Slide Kit
1991 Co-ordinated Deakin University's participation in
National Student Exhibition at Exhibition Buildings
1992 Co-ordinated Deakin University in Next Wave Festival
1992 Ministry of Education Slide Kit, included in Women in Contemporary Art
1993 Queensland University College of Arts, included in Slide Kit
1994 Panel member, 3RRR Radio, The Art Show.
1994 Discovery Media - Art CD - Rom, in Contemporary Australian Art
1996 Double Dialogues, Conference, Deakin University
1995 Visiting Lecture, Victorian College of Arts
1997 Double Dialogues, Deakin University
1998 Double Dialogues, Deakin University
1992 Currently Lecturer, School of Communication & Contemporary Art, Deakin University


1978 Henri Worland Acquisition Award, Warrnambool Art Gallery
1979 Henri Worland Acquisition Award, Warrnambool Art Gallery
1980 St.Kilda Festival
1980 Henri Worland Acquisition Award, Warrnambool Art Gallery
1981 Freemantle Print Award Exhibition
1983 Diamond Valley Acquisition Award
Women in Prints, Melbourne University
St.Kilda Festival
Henri Worland Acquisition Award, Warrnambool Art Gallery,
1984 8th British International Print Biennale
Australian National Gallery, Recent Acquisitions,
McLelland Gallery, Victorian Print Workshop
Other People, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
The Nude Gerstman Abdullah Fine Art
Retrospective, Gerstman Abdullah Fine Art
Henri Worland Acquisition Award, Warrnambool Art Gallery
Diamond Valley AcquisitionAward
1986 Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney,
Directors' Choice, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology,
1987 Recent Drawings Gerstman Abdullah Fine Art
1988 The National Women's Art Award, Queensland
1989 Recent Work National Gallery of Victoria
Meta-Portraits Baxland Gallery, Melbourne
BP Art Award, Melbourne
Women's Art Register Auction
Realities, Group Artists
Between the Lines, co-ordinated by James Harley & Shiralee Saul An Installation Publication, 2nd Edition
1991 The Approaching fin de siecle, 25th Anniversary, P.C.A., travelling Australia
St.Kilda Scapes, Work from Collection, St.Kilda Council
One, Niagra Gallery, Group paintings
Microcosm , Gary Anderson Gallery, Sydney paintings
1992 St.Kilda Festival, Postcard Exhibition
1992 Wildlife Exhibition, Linden Gallery, St.Kilda.
1991 Small Works- Wide Vision, Downlands Art Toowoomba
1992 20th Anniversary Henri Worland Prize, Warrnambool Art Gallery
1992 The Alice Springs Art Prize, Alice Springs
1993 Pacific Rim International Exhibition, Hawaii University
On The Other Hand, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1993 Alice Springs Invitation Prize, Alice Springs
Vitae - An Installation Publication #7, Part of the 5th Triennial, R.M.I.T
1994 Remember - An Installation, Temple Studio
Contemporary Figuration, Lauraine Diggins
Small Photographs, Centre for Comtemporary Photographs
1995 Postcard Show, Linden Gallery
Out of the Void, Art from the Collection of the Queensland Art Gallery
Locus Momentum, Warrnambool Art Gallery
1996 Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition, University of Hawai'i
Travelling to: West Bend Art Museum, Rahr West Art Museum & Bergstrom Mahler Museum, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
1997 Alice Invitation Prize, Alice Springs Art Foundation
Mint Condition - Unhinged 3, Switchback Gallery, Monash University
Drawing Prize, Mornington Peninsular Art Gallery
1997 John McCaughey Memorial Invitation Art Prize, NGV
1998 Magic Realism, Paintings, Australian Galleries
1999 Paintings, Australian Galleries, Melbourne & Sydney
Chair Paintings, Childrens Cancer Trust, Sydney
We Are Australians, Melbourne International Festival of the Arts, Official Event of the Fine Art Programme, George Adams Gallery, Victorian Arts Centre
Conrad Jupiter Invitation Art Prize, Gold Coast Art Gallery
2000 We Are Australian, Volvo Gallery, Sydney,
Andrew Baker Gallery, Brisbane, Group show
We Are Australian, Artspace, Optima Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre
Melbourne 2000 Art Fair, Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne
2001 We Are Australian, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery
Andrew Baker Gallery, Brisbane, Collected works
We Are Australian, United Nations 3rd World Conference Against Racism, Durban, South Africa
St.Kilda Postcard Exhibition, Linden Art Gallery
We Are Australia, Canberra Museum & Art Gallery, Muticultural Festival
2002 Swan Hill Print & Drawing Acquisitive Awards, Invitation Drawing Prize
We Are Australian, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane
2003 HEAT, Noosa Regional Gallery, Invitation Group Exhibition
Modern Portraits – Ord Minnett, Melbourne, curated by Kirsten Rann
We Are Australian, The Immigration Museum, Melbourne
Abstractions & Reactions, Alexander McCulloch Art & The Ryder–Cheshire Foundation, Gardner Contemporary Art Gallery
2004 Swan Hill Drawing Prize, Swan Hill Regional Gallery
Fantastic and Visionary Art, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
2005 Affordable Art Fair, Melbourne Exhibitions Buildings


1979 Harrington Gallery, Hobart
Oz Gallery, Melbourne
1983 Hawthorn City Art Gallery, Melbourne
1984 Stuart Gerstman Gallery, Melbourne
1986 Gerstman Abdullah Fine Arts International, Germany
Gerstman Abdullah Fine Arts International, Melbourne
1990 200 Gertrude Street, New York Drawings, Melbourne
1991 Niagara Gallery, Paintings, Melbourne
1994 Niagara Gallery, Paintings, Melbourne
1996 Paintings, X Vector, Adelaide
1997 Paintings, Hill-Smith Fine Art Gallery, Adelaide
2000 Paintings, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2001 Paintings, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2001 Paintings, Andrew Baker Gallery, Brisbane
2003 Kansas State University Gallery, Kansas, USA
2004 Hommage to the Infinite, Survey Exhibition, Stonnington Stables Museum of Art
Paintings, Andrew Baker Gallery, Brisbane

1978 Warrnambool Print Acquisition Award,Warrnambool Art Gallery
1980 Victorian College of Arts, Graeme Brown Prize
St.Kilda Festival Acquisition Award
Visual Arts Board Traineeship Grant
Print Council of Australia, Member Print
1981 St.Kilda Festival Acquisition Award, Highly Commended
Victorian College of the Arts, Scholarship,
National Gallery of Victoria, Mid-year Trustees Award
1985 Diamond Valley Acquisition Award
1986 Visual Arts Board, Project Grant
Visual Arts Board, New York Travel Grant
1989 Trades Hall Studio Residency
1991 Deakin University, Research Grant
25th Anniversary Commission, P.C.A. The Approaching fin de siecle.
1992 St.Kilda Art Gallery, Postcard Show Prize, Ist Prize.
Melbourne Theatre Company programme commission.
Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, Slide Registration
2003 Artist in Residence, Griffith University
2004 Artist in Residence, Bundanon, Arthur Boyd Trust, Shoalhaven
Artist in Residence, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art


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