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Deborah Paauwe - Born in 1972
Available works
Deborah Paauwe is one of the most successful young photomedia artists in Australia today with her distinctive images exploring the nexus between childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Now, still only 33, she is ranked amongst the top ten most collectable photomedia artists in the country.

Recent exhibitions include Dutch Under, Canvas International Art, Amstelveen, Netherlands; The Children’s Hour, Museum of New Art (MONA), Michigan, USA and Crash (and other earthly pleasures), 2006 Perth International Arts Festival, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, The University of Western Australia. Deborah has recently been commissioned by the Australian Wool Industry to create a work for Sydney Fashion Week which will feature in an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia and will tour Paris, Milan and Shanghai.
Award / Grants

2003 Gold Coast Ulrick Schubert Photographic Award, Australia 2003 South Australian Living Artist Festival publication prize City of Hobart Art Prize 2003, Australia 2003 Hermanns Art Award, Australia 2002 Goldcoast Ulrick Schubert Photographic Award, Australia 2002 Living Art Award, Australia 2002 Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Australia The 2002 Gerda Pinter Award, in Loving Memory of JP, Australia 2002 (32nd) Alice Prize Award, Alice Springs, Australia City of Hobart Art Prize 2000, Australia 1998 Alice Prize, The Araluen Centre for Arts & Entertainment, Australia 1998 First Prize, Works on Paper category,Emerging Visual Arts Awards, Australia

Public and Private Collections
Adelaide University, South Australia Albury Regional Art Centre, New South Wales Araluen Centre for the Arts, Northern Territory Art Gallery of South Australia Art Gallery of Western Australia Artbank, New South Wales Australia Council for the Arts, New South Wales Cabildo Insular de Tenerife, Spain Corrigan Collection, New South Wales Curtin University, Perth Fundacion Pi y Margall, Madrid, Spain Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland McClelland Gallery, Victoria Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne National Gallery of Australia National Gallery of Victoria Riddoch Art Gallery, South Australia St Peter’s College, South Australia St Peter’s Collegiate Girls School, South Australia Victorian Arts Centre, Victoria Wilderness School, South Australia
Selected solo and group exhibitions
2006
Australia: Art & About, Art Statements Gallery, Hong Kong Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia Dutch Under, Canvas International Art, Amstelveen, Netherlands Fashion Week, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia Changeling, Australian Centre for Photography exhibition touring nationally
2005
Magic Window, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia The Children’s Hour, Museum of New Art (MONA), Michigan, USA Magic Window and selected works, Monash Gallery of Art, VIC, Australia Dark Fables and Small Hours, The Church Gallery, Perth, Australia Art Statements Gallery, Hong Kong, PRC
2004
Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh & Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia Reg and Sally Richardson Collection, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2003
Nees Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia Naarden Foto Festival, Netherlands Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Tasmania, Australia Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne, Australia Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane, Australia Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia Riddoch Art Gallery, Mt Gambier, Australia Photographic biennial, Centro de Fotografía, Tenerife, Spain
2002
Fundacion Pi y Margall, Madrid, Spain Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide Gallery Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain Gallery 4A, Asia-Australia Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia Mori Gallery, Sydney, Australia Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia Sala de Exposiciones del Canal de Isabel II, Madrid, Spain Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne 32nd Alice Prize, The Araluen Centre for Arts & Entertainment, Alice Springs Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland Hermes Photography Project, 476 Pitt Street, Sydney
2001
Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia John Curtin Gallery, Perth, Australia Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia The Corrigan Collection, Gold Coast City Art Gallery,, Australia Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Tasmania, Australia Date of Arrival, Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, Adelaide SALA Week ‘01 Exhibition, Art Gallery of South Australia Fotonoviembre 2001, photographic biennial, Centro de Fotografía, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
2000
Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia MA Fine Art Exhibition, The London Institute, London, UK The House Gallery, Chelsea, London, UK Gallery Luis Adelantado, Valencia, Spain Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia Melbourne Art Fair 2000, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne Defiling the Object, Gabriel Gallery, VIC; The Substation Gallery, Singapore
1999
Moët & Chandon Touring Exhibition, Australia ARCO, Madrid, Spain Planet Art, Cape Town, South Africa Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, Adelaide, Australia Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourn, Australia Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide, Australia Curating Space, Goldsmiths College, New Cross, London, UK
1998
Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne, Australia Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, Adelaide, Australia

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