Deborah Kelly


Deborah Kelly is a Sydney-based artist whose works have been shown around Australia, and in the Singapore, Sydney, Thessaloniki and Venice Biennales. Her projects across media are concerned with lineages of representation, politics and history in public exchange. She is a founding member of the boat-people artist collective, most recently included in the 2014 Tarrawarra Biennial. She has won the 2015 Cayte Latta Award for the Visual Arts, 2013 Redlands Art Prize Audience Award, the 2012 Albury Art Prize, the 2009 Fisher’s Ghost Award among others. Deborah’s work My Sydney Summer is an interactive piece – visitors can make signs and take selfies with the crowd behind them, providing the context of community fortified and unified through protest.