Artist Talks at AGNSW
FRONT UP in partnership with AGNSW invited Digby to present an Artist Talk at the major exhibition Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age. This was part of the gallery’s Disability Inclusion Plan Launch.
Digby chose works that reflect subject matter from the paintings he completed at Bundanon. Digby was supported by Imogen Yang and Daniella Gullotta.
Digby exhibited several works in Bronwyn Tuohy’s PLONKPOP In Space Mark II in the old winery at 72-74 Pyrmont Bridge Road Camperdown in September 2016. Over 20 diverse artists exhibited their work at the venue.
Cushman & Wakefield at MCA 2017
James Patterson, Chief Executive of Cushman & Wakefield Australia and New Zealand pictured with Digby at MCA.
Digby had 10 framed works on exhibition.
Artbank’s ‘Good Neighbours’ Show
Some of Digby’s work will be shown in the Good Neighbours exhibition at Artbank’s Waterloo Gallery 222 Young St Waterloo.
The exhibition runs from 30th June until 6th October 2017.
FRONT UP at Barangaroo
Digby had some big works in the vast installation ‘I Am Still Here’ emerging artists exhibition in the ‘cutout’ at Barangaroo on tuesday night 15th November 2016. He was a member of Front Up, a disability led Arts and Cultural program initiated by Ability Options September through November 2016.
Fantastic Mr Fox T-shirts
Fantastic Mr fox T shirts available from Alison Richardson <[email protected]>
Working with Taste Creative on logo pitch for Special Olympics Australia
Henry Smith, creative director at Taste, saw an opportunity to create the first inclusive logo for Special Olympics, the world’s largest sports organisation for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
He recruited renowned Sydney-based artist and long-time Taste Creative affiliate, Digby Webster, to bring the logo to life. Known for his bold and colourful oil pastel and ink artwork, Digby is an artist with Down Syndrome and has had his work showcased in an impressive number of exhibitions across the country.
Working closely with Henry, Webster painted his creative expression of South Australia, the recently announced host city for the games, in oils on canvas.
Says Webster: “I am very excited and very happy to do this. I have never done something like this before. It is big and amazing and I loved working with Henry at Taste.”
Eye flowers – latest exhibition
EYE FLOWERS is Digby’s current exhibition of work at Dougherty Community Centre in Chatswood. Twenty five framed oil pastels and three acrylic works on composition board (a selection of the underwater themed series he has been working on with mentor Eve Pitt.)
‘Control freak’ bought by Phyllis Rowlinson
Phyllis Rowlinson bought ‘Control Freak’. This work was one of four framed oil pastel drawings donated to RUCKUS fund raising in the foyer of PACT Theatre in Erskineville. This coincided with the RUCKUS performances of ‘Speed of Life’ directed by Alison Richardson and Dean Walsh.
Portrait of the artist by Alan Hondow
Fellow artist and mentor Alan Hondow presented Digby with this beautiful portrait for his 29th birthday.