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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Some new work to end the old year




Season's Greetings to everyone - and here's hoping for a bright and beautiful 2010.

From top:
Dudgeonea actinias Moth Mask, 2009
Coscinocera hercules Moth Mask, 2009
Hednota bivitella Moth Mask, 2009
All acrylic on canvas, 25 x 20 cm

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Melbourne Launch of 'There was once... The Collected Fairy Tales', Chapman and Bailey Gallery, December 1, 2009










From top 1-3:
Installation details, Chapman and Bailey Gallery
Image 4:
Installation view
Image 5:
Deborah Klein, Mark Chapman and Robert Heather, Manager, Events and Exhibitions, State Library of Victoria, who began his opening address with a show stopping reading of the fairy tale Just Dessert
Images 6-9:
Foreground: Bill Reid, Lisa Sassella and Janet Hillman. Background, far right: Hannah Bertram
Diane Soumilas, Dean Bowen and Angela Cavalieri
Marco Luccio, Deborah Luccio and Alana Kennedy
Deborah Klein, Paul Compton, Priscilla Ambrosini and Liz Walker

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Belle Arti - Chapman and Bailey Art Award 2009


Cressida cressida 2009 (acrylic on linen, 36 x 36 cm) is included in this exhibition.

Chapman and Bailey
350 Johnston Street
Abbotsford Vic 3067
Ph: 9415 8666

The exhibition runs from 12 November - 28 November 2009.

Monday, November 9, 2009

New Acquisitions Exhibition and Artist's Talk at Tweed River Art Galley





From top:

New acquisitions to the collection. Left to right: Michael Zafros L V/L 'Ennui 2008 and Deborah Klein View of a Woman III 2005

Drawings by Deborah Klein

Floor talk, Sunday, November 1. On left: works by Milan Milojevic.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Geelong Print Prize Exhibition, 2009


Left to right: Angela Cavalieri and Deborah Klein in front of Enchanted Hair Ornament #1 (Red Back Spider).

Angela was awarded the 2009 Geelong Print Prize for her artist's book La citta continue (2009).

The exhibition continues until 29 November, 2009.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Banyule City Council Works on Paper Art Award 2009 Exhibition


Amerila alberti Moth Mask 2008, oil pastel, 112 x 76 cm, has been shortlisted for the award.

Banyule Arts Space
14 Ivanhoe Parade
Ivanhoe, Vic 3079
(03) 9499 9475

The exhibition will open to the public from Thursday 29 October until Saturday 5 December.

Opening times Wednesday-Saturday 11am - 4 pm.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

2009 Silk Cut Award Exhibition at Glen Eira Arts Centre



Top: Enchanted Hair Ornament # 4 Gomphus vulgatissimus (Dragonfly) 2009, Linocut hand coloured 30.5 x 23.5 cm

Bottom (Left to right): Installation view of works by finalists Rona Green, Rew Hanks, Jazmina Cininas, Penny Volkofsky, Deborah Klein, Heather Shimmen, John Ryrie (2009 Silk Cut Award winner) and Jennifer Marshall

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Recent Acquisitions, The Art Gallery of Ballarat














Works acquired for the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
From top:
Aviator 1997, Linocut 46 x 30 cm
Eyes Everywhere 1996 Linocut 46 x 30 cm
Topiary Face 1997 Linocut 44.5 x 31 cm
Needlework Face Linocut 1997 46 x 31 cm
Ducking for Apples 1997 Linocut 46 x 30 cm
Woman at the Door 1996 Linocut 61 x 31 cm
Watching You Watching Me 1996 Linocut 46 x 31cm
Woman on the Beach 1996 Linocut 46 x 31 cm
Mildred Pierce on St. Kilda Pier 1995 Linocut 65 x 46 cm 1995 Linocut 65 x 46 cm
Anonyme 1998 Linocut 73 x 62 cm
Muse 1998, Linocut 73 x 62 cm
Ex Votive Offerings 2002 Screenprint on silk with needle threaders 120 x 40 cm
Ladies Glisten 2002 Screen Print on sized Chinese silk, needle threaders 120 x 40 cm

Monday, September 7, 2009

Welcome to Moth Woman Press




Freshly painted studio door and some work in progress.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

I saw and heard of none like me



"...I was more agile than they, and could subsist upon coarser diet; I bore the extremes of heat and cold with less injury to my frame; my stature far exceeded theirs. When I looked around, I saw and heard of none like me. Was I then a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled, and whom all men disowned?

"I cannot describe to you the agony that these reflections inflicted upon me: I tried to dispel them, but sorrow only increased with knowledge. Oh, that I had for ever remained in my native wood, nor known nor felt beyond the sensations of hunger, thirst, and heat!"

(From Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, 1831)

Curated by Rona Green, I saw and heard of none like me comprises work by six artists exploring ideas about identity and uniqueness through drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Topics of interest include contemplation of individuality, archetypes and alter egos, family relationships, feminism, persona and role-playing. Each of the artists encourages the viewer to enter a dialogue with the work and to consider thoughts and feelings about their own identity.

I Saw and heard of none like me
c3 contemporary artspace
Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street
Abbotsford Vic 3067

Opening: Wednesday 2 September 6 - 8 pm

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 10 am - 5 pm.

Top image: (Left to right): Artists Jazmina Cininas, Rona Green, Deborah Klein, Rebecca Mayo, Gregory Harrison
in front of works by Dean Patterson. Photograph by Shane Jones.

Bottom image: (Clockwise): Maki is not afraid of werewolves either 2008 (detail) by Jazmina Cininas, Dutch 2009 (detail) by Rona Green, Melbourne Jesus 2009 by Gregory Harrison, Agathia pisina Moth Mask 2009 (detail) by Deborah Klein, Henrietta 2009 by Rebecca Mayo and autumn - dragon 2009 by Dean Patterson.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Introduced Species - Solo Exhibition at the Art Vault, Mildura














From top:
Opening remarks by Donata Carrazza
Deborah (right foreground) and Donata (far left)
Deborah and Donata
Installation view: Moth Masks lino cuts
Moth mask lino cuts (detail 1)
Moth Mask lino cuts (detail 2)
Installation view: rear of gallery
Moth Masks 2009 Acrylic on papier mache masks
Installation view: The Enchanted Hair Ornaments linocuts
Installation view: The Enchanted Hair Ornaments (acrylic on canvas), The Other Side acrylic on canvas and detail of Moth Masks lino cuts
Art Vault Managers Filomena Coppola and Mia Kolpin
A Mysterious Masked Moth Woman
Trio of Moth Women (Filomena, Deborah and Mia)
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