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Deborah Halpern
B.1957
 

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Deborah Halpern is one of Australia's most celebrated sculptors. Her notable for prominent works of public art. Halpern is a sculptor, mosaic artist and ceramic artist inspired by the free spirit of Pablo Picasso. One of Halpern's biggest sculptures, Angel, stood in the moat of the National Gallery of Victoria before it was moved to its current location on the bank of the Yarra River at Birrarung Marr.  'Angel' was commissioned by National Gallery of Victoria (Birrarung Marr). Halpern 'Ophelia' is the official face of Melbourne by Tourism Victoria outside the Southgate complex at Southbank, Victoria

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Artist: Deborah Halpern B.1957
Orange Head, Purple Hair
Blown and Applied Glass, Aluminum
32 x 33 x 16 cm

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Artist: Deborah HalpernB.1957
Blue face, Orange Hair
Blown and Slumped Glass, Aluminum
37 x 34 x 15 cm
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Artist: Deborah Halpern B.1957
Green Head, Pink Hair
Blown and applied Glass, Aluminum 
32 x 33 x 16 cm

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Artist: Deborah Halpern B.1957
Orange Face, Orange Hair
Blown and Slumped Glass, Aluminum
36 x 29 x 15 cm

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Artist: Deborah Halpern B.1957
Pink face, Orange Hair
Blown and Slumped Glass, Aluminum
36 x 32 x 15 cm
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Artist: Deborah Halpern B.1957
Orange Yellow Face, Mauve Hair
Blown and Slumped Glass, Aluminum
35 x 38 x 15 cm

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           Sculpted by Melbourne artist Deborah Halpern, Angel is an approximately ten meter high mosaic work originally commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria in collaboration with the Australian Bicentennial Authority in 1986 in commemoration of the bicentary of European settlement in Australia
Artist: Deborah Halpern B.1957
Mauve Girl with Orange Hair, 2014
Blown and Applied Glass, Aluminum
36 x 25 x 23 cm

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Artist: Deborah Halpern B.1957
Angel
10 meters height
at
National Gallery of Victoria Birrarung Marr

Galeria Aniela is proud to present Deborah Halpern collection of glass sculpture that are imaginative and high-spirited, imbued with intense originality and a deep artistic ability of masterful manipulation of medium.  

Halpern sculpture invoke a dreamscape of animated playful fantasies, is a hybrid of forms and confection of colours that mounts a celebration of life and the symbiotic interconnectedness and interdependence of everything in the natural world.

Deborah Halpern B.1957 Biography

Halpern began work in ceramics in 1971 and study painting at the Caulfield Institute of Technology in 1979. In 1981, Halpern started to exhibit her work at the annual Victorian Ceramic Show and the Blackwood Street Gallery. In 1982 Deborah Halpern worked as an artist in residence at the Croydon Community Centre. During this time, her work was selected to be shown in the Melbourne Meat Market Craft Centre and the Potters Gallery in Sydney.

Creator of many of many most loved public sculptures, Halpern’s works exude an innate vitality and alluring simplicity. Spontaneous in form, her creatures are painted in a style that recalls visions of Gaudi, Picasso and the playful surrealism of French sculptor Niki de Sant Phalle, yet all have become distinctly Halpernesque in their ability to delight and surprise.

Inspired by the free spirit of Pablo Picasso Deborah's famous works include the surreal sculpture such as Angel which was once featured in the moat of the National Gallery of Victoria (but since relocated to Birrarung Marr) and Ophelia which stands outside the Southgate complex at Southbank, Victoria (named the official face of Melbourne by Tourism Victoria in 1996).

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Deborah Halpern (born 1957 in Melbourne) is an artist working in Victoria Australia, notable for her prominent and popular works of public art. Halpern is a sculptor, mosaic artist and ceramic artist.

Halpern grew up in the world of ceramics, as her parents were ceramists and artists. She began work in ceramics as an apprentice in 1971. She went on to study painting at the Caulfield Institute of Technology in 1979.

In 1981, she started to exhibit her work at the annual Victorian Ceramic Show and the Blackwood Street Gallery. The next year, Deborah worked as an artist in residence at the Croydon Community Centre. During this time, her work was selected to be shown in the Melbourne Meat Market Craft Centre and the Potters Gallery in Sydney, NSW.

Collections - Commissions

2013 ‘Mermaid with legs’, ‘Fish’, Private commission, NSW

2012 ‘Water Creature’, ‘Big Cat’, MC2, City of Manningham, Doncaster, Victoria

‘Wayfarer’, Council Offices, Shire of Nillumbik, Greensborough, Victoria

‘Mali,’ City of Melbourne, Birrarung Marr

2010 ‘The Parrot Factory’, set and costume design, Victoria Opera

2008 ‘Dream Festival’, inflatable sculpture event, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne, Victoria

‘Portant to another Time and Place’, Lempriere Award, Werribee Mansion, Victoria

2007 ‘Beatiful Angel’, Urquart Park Primary School, Ballarat, Victoria

2006 ‘Alice’, Fintona Girl’s School, Balwyn, Victoria

2002 ‘Spirit of the Community’, Beauty Park, City of Frankston

Numerous Private Commissions

2001 ‘The Spirit of Enquiry’, Australian National University, Canberra

‘The Spirit of Nilumbik’, Eltham Town Square, Shire of Nilumik

1997 ‘Face Maze’, Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne

1995 ‘Family’, Highpoint Project, ceramic tiled sculpture/fountains

1992 ‘Ophelia’, Southgate Project, Melbourne

Designs for Australian Ballet international tour, promotional material

1991 ‘Mermaid’, mural fountain, private commission, Melbourne

Designs for merchandise, The Gallery Shop, NGV

1990 ‘Double Figure’, Melbourne City Council for the International Garden and Greenery Exposition, Osaka

1989 Margaret Murphy Memorial Mural, Shepparton, Victoria

1987 – 1989 ‘Angel’, Bicentennial Sculpture, National Gallery of Victoria

1987 Fitzroy Nursery, iron entrance gates, Brunswick St. Fitzroy, Victoria

1986 ‘Farmer’, Art Gallery of Swan Hill

Numerous Private and Public Commissions in Australia & Internationally

Aichi Arts Centre, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Artbank

Australian National University, Canberra

Australian National Gallery, Canberra

Ballarat Fine Art Gallery

Box Hill College of T.A.F.E. Collection

City of Frankston

City of Manningham

City of Melbourne

City of Yarra

Council of Adult Education Collection

Diners Club International

Geelong Art Gallery

Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

Melbourne University Collection

Metricon Homes

National Australia Bank

National Gallery of Victoria

Osaka Sculpture Park, Japan

Queensland Art Gallery

Queensland University of Technology

Shepparton Art Gallery

Shire of Nillumbik

Southgate Collection, Melbourne

University of New South Wales

University of Southern Queensland

Victorian Ceramic Group Collection

Victorian State Craft Collection

Visy Packaging

Numerous Private and Corporate Commissions in Australia & Internationally

Numerous Private and Corporate Collections in Australia & USA

Awards- Grants

2005 Highly Commended Award, The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park, Vic

1996 Atom Award for ‘Angel’ (see Electronic Media section)

‘Ophelia’, the sculpture at Southgate – is chosen to become the new face of Melbourne

1994 Golden Threads Award, Australian Wool Board, Sydney

1993 Sidney Myer, Australia Day Ceramic Award, Shepparton Art Gallery

1990 Gold Prize, ‘Double Figure’, Japan Ass’n for International Garden & Greenery Exposition, Osaka Expo

1989 Special Projects Grant, Visual Arts/Craft Board, Australia Council

1988 The Myer Foundation; The Art Foundation, NGV; The Readymix Group

1987 Assistant’s Grant, Craft Board, Australia Council

1985 Crafts Board, Australia Council Grant to work and research in France

1984 Arts and Crafts Society of Victoria’s Fifth Annual Award, Joint Winner

Artist in Residence, Narre Warren North Primary, Artists in Schools Program

1982 Artist in Residence, Croydon Community School, Artists in Schools Program

1981 Professional Development Grant, Crafts Board, Australia Council

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Exhibitions

2013 Mossgreen Gallery, ‘Creatures from the Studio’

2012 The Melbourne Art Fair, Exhibited by Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne

2011 New Works, Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne

2010 Arthouse Gallery, Sydney

2009 Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne

2008 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

2007 weird little things… Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

2006 Deborah Halpern: Angel, Survey Exhibition, Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
          Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

2003 – 2004 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

2001 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

1999 – 2001 Buschlen Mowatt Fine Art Gallery, Vancouver Canada

1999 Art’s Toys, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

1998 Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT

1997 Despard Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania

1996 Small Works, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

1995 Sculptures & Works on Paper, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

1991 – 1992 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

1989 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
Irving Sculpture Gallery, Sydney, NSW

1987 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

1985 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

1983 Rosies Gallery, Albert Park, Victoria

1981 Blackwood Street Gallery, Meat Market Craft Centre with assistance from Craft Board of Aust Council

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 Fine Australian Sculpture – Mossgreen Gallery

2012 JIng’an Int’l Sculpture Project – Shanghai, China

2008 The Dream Festival, Melbourne

2006 The Gathering, Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery, Wangaratta

2005 Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award – Highly Commended Award

2004 VIVID, Art Auction for The Greens, Fortyfivedownstairs Gallery, Melbourne

Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

2002 2002 Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

1998 Heartworks, Sydney Central Mission, auction at Centrepoint Tower, Sydney
Copelen Chairs, Copelen Family Services, Melbourne

1997 Then & Now, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne

Pathways, Manningham Artspace, Doncaster

Bowled Over, Savode Gallery, Brisbane

Copelen Chairs, Copelen Family Services, auction at Sothebys Melbourne

1996 – 1997 The National Sculpture Trail, Victoria University, Footscray, Victoria

1996 A Sculpture Walk in the Royal Botanic Gardens, 150th Anniversary, Melbourne

Sculpture 3, Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre, Heidelberg, Victoria

Univ. of Western Sydney Macarthur National Printmedia Acquisitive, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

The Bowled and the Beautiful, Hewitt’s Art Bookshop, Fremantle, WA

12th Biennial Spring Festival of Drawing, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

1995 12th Biennial Spring Festival of Drawing, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

"Beautiful Angel"Works on Paper – A Selection, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

Useless Objects & Real Things, Second National Crafts Conference, Melbourne

Selected Recent Purchases for the QUT Art Collection, QLD Uni. Of Technology

1994 Colin and Cecily Rigg Craft Award, NGV

Then & Now, Victorian Ceramics Group, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne

1992 – 1994 Decorated Clay, touring exhibition, Queensland Art Gallery

Dame Edna Regrets She Is Unable to Attend, touring, Heide Park & Art Gallery, AETA, Aust Council

1992 10 Square Works for Wilderness, The Wilderness Society, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

Southgate Art Exhibition, Westpac Gallery 3, Victorian Arts Centre

Third Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne

1991 The Total Look – Locating Furniture, Plimsoll Gallery, Centre for the Arts, Hobart

1990 – 1991 Halpern and Murphy Ceramics Exhibition, Shepparton Art Gallery (touring)

1990 Affiliations, Monash University Gallery, Victoria

Tea for Two, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne

Second Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne

"Power of Community"Alice 125, Carrol Foundation, Melbourne

1989 Decade, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne

1988 50 Fine Artists, Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, Showgrounds, Melbourne

Common Ground, Fifth National Ceramic Conference, Irving Sculpture Gallery, Sydney

Jewish Festival of the Arts, Christine Abrahams Gallery

Australian Crafts 1988, Meat Market Craft Centre

The New Generation 1983 – 1988, Australian National Gallery, Canberra

The Fringe Furniture Show, Spoleto Fringe Festival, Melbourne

1987 Australian Crafts 1987, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne

1986 A First Look, Philip Morris Arts Grant Purchases 1983-6 ANG, Canberra

1985 Just for Show, Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria (touring)

Teapot 3, Old Bakery Gallery, Sydney

Australian Crafts 1985, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne

1984 Australian Crafts 1984, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne

Sheer Madness, 3 Person Exhibition, Gryphon Gallery

Sculptors as Craftsmen, Meat Market Craft Centre

Current Visions in Intimate Sculpture, Profile Gallery, Melbourne

Arts & Crafts Society of Victoria Fifth Annual Craft Award Exhibition

The First Great Annual Ceramic Show, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat

Christmas Collections, Craft Council’s Centre Gallery, Sydney

The Post Atomic Card Show, Universal Workshop; Sculpture ’85, Melbourne

Second Australian Sculpture Triennial, NGV

Eight Young Australians, Craftlink, Melbourne

Festival of Jewish Artists, Temple Beth Israel, Melbourne

1983 Victorian Ceramic Group, Annual Member’s Exhibition

1982 Australian Crafts 1982, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne

Victorian Ceramics Group Exhibition, Potters Gallery, Sydney

Indulgences, Craft Council’s Centre Gallery, Sydney

Mad Hatters’ Tea Party, The Australian Craftworks, Sydney

Teapot 1, The Old Bakery Gallery, Sydney

The Christmas Show, Craft Council’s Centre Gallery, Sydney

1981 Victorian Ceramic Group, Annual Member’s Exhibition, Melbourne

1980 Whittles with the Lot, Performance, Last Laugh Theatre Restaurant, Melbourne

1979 Flaming Stars, Performance, Melbourne

Missing Persons, Performance, Flying Trapeze Cabaret Cafe, Melbourne

1978 Two Person exhibition with Sylvia Halpern, Potters’ Cottage, Warrandyte

Santettes, Boxettes, Performance, Melbourne

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Deborah Halpern is one of Australia's most celebrated sculptors.

One of Halpern's biggest sculptures, Angel, stood in the moat of the National Gallery of Victoria before it was moved to its current location on the bank of the Yarra River at Birrarung Marr.

In her particular world view, Deborah Halpern was greatly influenced by her parents, artists Sylvia and Artec Halpern. Though her father, a Polish Jew, left when she was six years old, her mother would speak to her of the 'brotherhood of man', and Halpern came to see the planet as her family. As a teenager she was increasingly aware of the paradoxes and injustices of the world. She donated as much as possible to the Guide Dogs Association, Green Peace and Amnesty International, but felt that $10 per week wasn't making enough of a difference. She felt that people with money were doing nothing to help.

Halpern began her artistic career training as an apprentice in ceramic works in 1976. In her mid-twenties, she was introduced to members of the Hunger Project, a not-for-profit organisation aiming to make a fundamental impact in the world's most poverty-stricken areas. The group had a policy of instigating programs only upon the invitation of communities to do so, and of initiating conversations with members of those communities to directly address their needs. The people behind the Hunger Project had been a part of the Landmark Forum, now a widely-known motivational seminar series operating worldwide, and in the mid-1980s Halpern decided to attend.

A sculptor and a potter by trade, Deborah Halpern had been commissioned in 1987 by the National Gallery of Victoria and the Australian Bicentennial Authority to create a sculpture for the south moat of the NGV's St Kilda Road site. She was intimidated by the scale of the project, and found the Forum helped her to realise her potential. With an original grant of $25,000, the sculpture, Angel, became a far bigger project than was originally intended, and Halpern had to meet costs by fundraising.

Empowered by her success with Angel, Halpern pledged $100,000 to the Hunger Project within one year. She and her then husband Malcolm took on as many commissions as possible until the money had been raised.

Today, with her sculptural pieces fetching handsome sums, Halpern donates $5,000 to $25,000 annually to any number of organisations including the Red Cross, Canteen, and groups for osteoporosis sufferers, Amnesty International, World Vision and a Moon Bear rescue group in China. She sees the $100,000 gift as having been a one-off challenge and now maintains a trust account. Between 10 May and 23 July 2006, the Ian Potter Centre at the NGV held Angel, an exhibition of Halpern's work, to coincide with the relocation of that original public sculpture to the Yarra bank at Birrarung Marr.

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