Congratulations to Deborah Williams who has been announced as a Finalist in the 2019 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize with her highly evocative work ‘Shift and Still’ 2018, UV inkjet print on aluminium (from photograph taken by the artist), edition 5, 110 x 146 cm.
The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is an annual prize that was launched in 2017 to advance art and opportunity for emerging and established female artists in Australia. There are two prize categories, for emerging and professional artists including a $35,000 prize — the richest professional art prize for women in Australia. Winners will be announced at the exhibition opening on 31 May, 2019 at Ravenswood School for Girls, Henry Street, Gordon, NSW. Tickets to the Ravenswood Opening Night are $40 per person and can be purchased via https://www.ravenswoodartprize.com.au/2019/artprize/home. The exhibition of Finalists will run from 1 to 9 June 2019.
Deborah Williams is widely renowned for her dynamic and poignant representations of dogs. At the heart of Williams’ bold and sensitive work is her deep connection to and respect for the unique nature of the canine. Through devoted attention she reveals the absolute essence of the animal, leading the viewer into powerful contemplation of each truly individual being. Williams works across a wide range of printmaking techniques with deft technical skill and a bold and refined sense of space and composition, revealing in her sophisticated works a profound respect for both her chosen medium and the animals she portrays. Deborah 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.