Central Goldfields Art Gallery to feature Deborah Halpern

Published on 15 May 2019

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Renowned artist Deborah Halpern is set to be showcased at the Central Goldfields Art Gallery from this Saturday.

Launching at 2pm, the Deborah Halpern exhibition is a whimsical and colourful exhibition featuring sculptures and works on paper by the leading Australian artist.

Visitors of all ages will enjoy seeing Deborah’s interpretation of some of the characters in Lewis Carroll’s much loved story book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Gallery is also hosting a Family Day on Saturday with a range of activities on offer.

Activities include:

  • 1pm – 2pm: Printmaking with Deborah Halpern (bookings essential)
  • 2.15pm: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Storytelling with the Mad Hatter (no bookings required)
  • 2.30pm – 3.30pm: Printmaking with Deborah Halpern (bookings essential)

To book an activity, contact the Art Gallery on 5460 4588.

Central Goldfields Shire Administrator Karen Douglas, who will launch the exhibition, said the calibre of work the Art Gallery attracts is impressive.

“Deborah is a renowned artist who has exhibited overseas and is well known for her sculpture Angel, which stood in the National Gallery of Victoria’s moat for many years before being relocated to Birrarung Marr, near Federation Square.

“The Deborah Halpern exhibition will attract many visitors from near and far,” she said.

Former Gallery of Victoria Australian Art Senior Curator, David Hurlston has provided a glowing exhibition catalogue in the lead up to the launch.

“People are naturally drawn to Deborah’s work,” Mr Hurlston writes.

“Her many commissioned sculptures around Australia are regularly cited as amongst our most popular and engaging public works.”

The exhibition will continue until 23 June, 2019.

Central Goldfields Art Gallery is open from Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm and is located at Old Fire Station, Neill Street, Maryborough.

For more information, visit www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/artgallery