Deborah Williams – Finalist in the 2019 Pro Hart Outback Art Prize

In Artist June 19, 2019

Image: Deborah Williams, On the spot (2019), etching, aquatint and stencil, edition 20, 25.5 x 56 cm

Congratulations to Deborah Williams who has been selected as a finalist for her work On the spot (2019) in the 2019 Pro Hart Outback Art Prize.

The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize is an annual acquisitive competition that showcases work in any media which reflects the spirit and diversity of the Australian Outback. The prize was renamed in acknowledgement of Pro Hart’s and his family’s contribution to the arts and support of Broken Hill.

The prize consists of an Acquisitive First Prize of $20,000, a Non-Acquisitive Second Prize of $2,000 and a People’s Choice Award of $1,000.

The winning work will be added to the nationally recognised collection of the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.

The 2019 Pro Hart Outback Art Prize will open on Friday July 19 from 6pm with prize announcements at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.

404 – 408 Argent St
Broken Hill NSW 2880

Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm


Printmaker Deborah Williams completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in 1994. Her works are existential observations of dogs, emphasising the presence of the animals beyond their relationships with humans. Williams has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart, Brisbane and Canberra. Her work has been included in group exhibitions internationally in New York, Bali, Thailand, Scotland and Korea. She was awarded the Swan Hill Print and Drawing Acquisitive Award in 2010 and a Member Print Commission from the Print Council of Australia in 1994. Her work is held by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and internationally in collections in Scotland and the United States.