Monday, April 22, 2024

2024 NEWS

Coming events:


Solo exhibition

The Old Butchers Shop Gallery, Ballarat

Deborah Klein’s emblematic ‘rear view portraits’ allude to the countless women who have fallen through the cracks of history. Her latest solo exhibition marks the first time this body of paintings and works on paper, created over the last 6 years, has been exhibited in Ballarat. 


Presented in conjunction with Ballarat Heritage Festival.


The Old Butchers Shop Gallery

112 Seymour Street 

Soldiers Hill 

Ballarat VIC 3350

Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday 12-4 pm 

Weekdays by appointment

I: @theoldbutchersshopgallery


The exhibition runs from 4 - 26 May


Animated Projection

White Night Ballarat

Deborah is one of the featured artists in White Night Ballarat, the city’s acclaimed festival of projections, illuminations, music and interactive works.

Deborah Klein’s enigmatic tattooed and masked women are the stuff of fairy tales. Adopting adornments drawn from nature, they metamorphose before our eyes, reclaiming the night in a veritable enchanted forest right in the heart of Ballarat. 

Ballarat CBD

Saturday 1 June, 6 pm – midnight



Panel Conversation


Castlemaine Art Museum, Castlemaine

The CAM Art Book Fair returns in June 2024, in connection with NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair

Melbourne Art Book Fair is part of Melbourne Design Week 2024, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.  

Deborah will take part in the panel discussion Self-Publishing Artists Reaching Across and Beyond the Region at Castlemaine Art Gallery.


Links to all Art Book Fair events are below:




Castlemaine Art Museum 
14 Lyttleton Street (PO Box 248)
Castlemaine VIC 3450
03 5472 2292


Sunday 2 June, 10 – 11 am



Solo exhibition

Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne

Tattooing has variously been described as the oldest profession after prostitution and tax collection, an act of bravery and a specialized art form that marks its wearer as the member of a tribe. The tattoo publicizes and politicizes through its permanence and visibility.

Comprising recent paintings and works on paper, Decorated Women revisits the Tattooed Faces and Figures, a key theme in the artist’s oeuvre, taking it in entirely new directions.


Stephen McLaughlan Gallery
Level 8, Room 16

The Nicholas Building

37 Swanston Street

Melbourne, 3000 (Cnr. Flinders Lane)


The exhibition runs from 4 - 21 December