Deborah HALPERN<br/>
<em>Angel</em> 1988 <!-- (view 7) --><br />

ceramic, steel, concrete<br />
924.5 x 992.5 x 351.5 cm<br />
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne<br />
Commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria in collaboration with The Australian Bicentennial Authority and with the assistance of the following sponsors: The Commonwealth Industrial Gases Limited, Fellow, and The Sidney Myer Fund, Governor, through The Art Foundation of Victoria, the Crafts Board and Visual Arts / Craft Board of the Australian Council, the Melbourne Moomba Festival Ltd, Australian Building Adhesives Pty Ltd, Big S Scaffolding, Blythe Colours (Australia) Pty Ltd, D. G. Whelan Hi-Lift Rentals, the Ferro Corporation, (Australia) Pty Ltd, Johnson Tiles Pty Ltd, R. Downes and L. Grace, the Readymix Group, Tubemakers of Australia Ltd and Wormald Fire Systems, 1988<br />
S7-1988<br />
© National Gallery of Victoria

Deborah Halpern


Free entry

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Fed Square

10 May 06 – 23 Jul 06

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.