Private Mural Commission

Bush stone curlews, kookaburras and shorebirds grace the walls of this property in Nelson Street, Ormiston, thanks to the generous actions of the owners who wish to raise awareness of local wildlife and share this with the neighborhood.

With my faithful offsider/daughter Meg, we sprayed and painted over a few days to have these characters emerge.

Bush stone Curlews are one of my favourite birds…
so much personality!
the team
shore birds flee down the fence wall
and take flight

Gladstone Art Gallery and Museum hosts Australien Future – tales of migration

Friday night 12th April – 25th May 2019

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Cnr Goondoon and Bramston Str, Gladstone

Monday – Sat 10 am – 5 pm

The gallery has acquired the work ‘First Home Gladstone’ for their collection and it’s very fitting it remain with the gallery as it depicts the house my dad’s family settled in on arrival from the Netherlands in 1955. The house no longer exists but it remains a part of the history of Gladstone. My family gifted the gallery with a copy of my Grandfathers film which documented the whole journey from Rotterdam to Gladstone and from which many of the paintings in this exhibition were based on.

Australien Future opening night!

Thanks to all of the 200 people who attended opening night at Redland Art Gallery… it was very lovely to share that with you. The Shore Birds exhibition also looked wonderful  and it is a lovely accompaniment as we discuss the vulnerability of our migrating shorebirds as well as our shared migration stories.

Thanks to Louise Martin-Chew for opening with Professor Richard Fuller, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland.

Please click link to read Louise’s speech

https://louisemartinchew.com/deb-mosterts-convergence-of-birds-and-people/

Exhibition runs until 20th January 2019

closed Monday 24 December 2018 – Tuesday 1 January 2019

Gallery hours Mon – Fri 9 am – 4 pm  Sundays 9am – 2 pm  closed Saturdays

Public Art, Ipswich

‘Cross Cut Kookaburras’ was painted over the weekend of the 7th-9th September as part of the Ipswich Fused Festival. With the support of the festival organisers and Ipswich City Council we have added the presence of a couple of large kookaburras into the River Heart parklands adjacent to the Bremer River.  Thanks to Kate Roberts and Meg Sweeney.

Finalist in Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing

“Amnesty Pine Parrots”

This work came late one night thinking about migrant pine trees, parrots and people and using the stencil sent to me by Amnesty International for their ‘be there’ campaign. Musings about what makes a person, plant or parrot be there or not.

The prize received over 220 entries from all over Australia and the judges have selected 26 finalists from a strong and diverse field of works.

FINALISTS EXHIBITION

Due to the recent sale of the Jugglers Art Space building, this year’s Finalists Exhibition will be held at the Queensland College of Art Project Gallery from Friday 3rd August until Friday 17th August 2018. The Major Prize Winner, Honourable Mention and Director’s Encouragement Award will be announced at the exhibition opening on Friday 3rd August.

The Project Gallery will be open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm, for the duration of the exhibition.

All exhibition visitors will have the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award and the winner will be announced at the exhibition closing event on Friday 17th August.

McGregor Winter School ‘Everyday Sketchbooks’ workshop

Just had a great 5 days and nights drawing madly with 12 enthusiastic and fun fellow artists/students at McGregor Winter School, USQ Toowoomba. It was another great creative experience where immersion for a week or more leads to breakthroughs and much progress. Thanks to Artworx at USQ for the streamlined organisation and great facilities.