Deborah Halpern


This exhibition coincides with the relocation of Deborah Halpern’s major public sculpture Angel. Originally commissioned in 1987 as a project of the Australian Bicentennial Authority for the south moat of the NGV’s St Kilda Road site, Angel has now been installed on the Yarra bank at Birrarung Marr – a spectacular new site for what is one of Melbourne’s most loved works of public art.

Halpern is a remarkable artist; she is a sculptor, a painter, a potter, a printmaker, and a sometime cabaret performer! Her work can be exuberant and whimsical but is also imbued with a deep artistry. Over her 27 year career Deborah Halpern has produced an incredible body of work and through her numerous public sculptures has become well-known and respected within the community.

This exhibition surveys Halpern’s practice and places Angel in the fuller context of her artistic career.

Free entry

NGV Australia, Federation Square

10 May 06 – 23 Jul 06