Deborah Russell

BIOGRAPHY
Born in Melbourne, 1951. Lives and works in Melbourne.
 
1969-73 Diploma of Painting and Printmaking Royal Melbourne Institute
1975 Academie des Beaux Arts, Paris
1976-78 Design & Illustration for the literary magazine Mars, London;
illustration & political cartoons for Bananas;

International Times; Speed; Fanatic; Chile Fights
1979-80 Illustration for Nation Review, Australia

Design for Light Vision
1993-94 Lecturer, Department of Painting, Royal Melbourne Institute
 
Solo exhibitions

2004 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2002 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2000 Painting; On the Grassy Knoll, William Mora
1998 Real Estate, Olsen Carr Art Dealers, Sydney
1997 Deborah Russell, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne
1995 Great Moments in Arboreal History, William Mora Galleries
1994 Meaning of Still, William Mora Galleries
1992 Natural History; Still Lives, William Mora Galleries

Natural History; Still Lives, Mori Gallery, Sydney
1991 Animals, William Mora Galleries
1990 Flowers, William Mora Galleries
1989 Deborah Russell, William Mora Galleries
1988 Deborah Russell, Mori Gallery
1987 Deborah Russell, Hamilton Regional Art Gallery, Hamilton
1986 Novel Works, Mori Gallery
1985 Deborah Russell, Mori Gallery
1983 Deborah Russell, Mori Gallery
1981 Deborah Russell, Heyday Gallery, Melbourne
 
Selected group exhibitions

1997 Perspecta, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1996 Colonial Post Colonial, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne
Fifth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, William Mora Galleries at the Royal
1995 Best arrangement of a single bloom, a travelling exhibition, Regional
Galleries of Victoria (Wangarratta, Geelong, Mildura, Benalla) and
Linden Gallery, Melbourne
1994 Tableaux, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
1993 Images of the Geelong Region, Geelong Regional Art Gallery
1990 Loaded, 13 Verity Street, Melbourne

100 Artists Against Animal

Deutscher Brunswick Street, Melbourne Greenpeace

Linden Gallery – St Kilda Arts Complex, Melbourne
1989 Preview 1990, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne

Savage Club Invitational Drawing Prize, Savage Club, Melbourne
1987-89 Novel Works, created by Ewen McDonald, Australian Centre
1985 Art Workers Union Fundraising Exhibition, Sydney
1984 Christmas Show, Mori Gallery, Sydney Flower Show, Mori Gallery, Sydney
1975 Three Dimensional Collages Drawings, in cafes, streets, railway
stations and diverse locations in Paris, France
1974 Prints, Myer Gallery, Melbourne
 
Collections
Artbank; Australian National Gallery, Canberra; BP Collection, Melbourne; Hamilton Regional Gallery, Hamilton; IBM Collection, Perth; Monash University Collection, Melbourne; Myer Collection, Melbourne; National Ban Collection, Melbourne; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Reg Grundy Collection, Los Angeles; Robert Holmes a Court Collection, Perth; V.R.C. Collection, Melbourne and Western Mining Collection, Melbourne.
 
Grants and Commissions
1991 River Collection, National Australia Bank
1989 The Terrace, Victoria Racing Club, Flemington
1988 Lithograph, Victorian Print Workshop, Melbourne Visual Arts Board,
1984 Mural, Exterior, Mori Gallery, Sydney
1979-80 Mural, Williamstown, Victoria
1975 Installation and performance, Village of Flaine, France
 
Selected Bibliography
Jane E. Shepherd, "I never promised you a rose garden: the art of Deborah Russell 1985-1990", Art and Australia, March 1997

Jane E. Shepherd, "Say it with Flowers", Colonial Post Colonial (exhibition catalogue), Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Bulleen, 4th June – 11th August 1996

Christopher Heathcote, The Age, 13th April 1994, p. 13

Nevill Drury (ed.), New Art Eight, Craftsman House, Roseville East, 1993

Ray Eager, "Surrealism works but you have to look hard to find it", The Melbourne Times, 6th December 1992, p. 24

Jan Blensdorf, "The most beautiful lies and other sights", EG, The Age, 25th May 1990

Robert Rooney, "Is an artist's stature based largely on size?", The Australian, 26th May 1990

Paul Baxter, Icons and Monuments, City of Hamilton Art Gallery, 3rd – 24th July 1987,

Ewen McDonald, Novel Works, Mori Gallery, 1987

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