Fisher’s Ghost Art Award 2015
Digby entered two works into this year’s Fisher’s Ghost Art Award in Campbelltown. The oil crayon work ‘Hot air balloon’ was entered in the Macability award and his acrylic on canvas called ‘Welcome to Australia’ was accepted into the Contemporary award.
‘Amphitheatre’ in BiG-i exhibition book
Digby’s ‘Amphitheatre’ painting from his residency at Bundanon makes it into the ‘Winning works’ section of the 2015 book which accompanies the travelling exhibition.
BiG-i-Art Project 2015
‘Amphitheatre’, a small acrylic on canvas painted by Digby during his residency at Bundanon has been selected as a ‘Winning work’ by the judges of the BiG-i-Art project in Osaka, Japan. It will be part of a travelling exhibition throughout Japan and Hong Kong beginning in November this year. Go Digs!
Alison Richardson thanks ICE
Alison Richardson and Digby present one of Digby’s works ‘The Wild Thing!’ to her lovely neighbours at Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) for housing her for her last months at Parramatta. Gerard O’dwyer second from left.
Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE).
Get on Stage 2015
Digby’s original painting ‘Easter Rabbit ‘ was live auctioned at this year’s Get on Stage Fundraiser at Riverside Parramatta. The winning bid was over $4,000!
Premiere of Heartbreak & Beauty – Chauvel Cinema
Genevieve Clay-Smith and Eleanor Winkler hosted the premier of Bus Stop Films most recent film ‘Heartbreak & Beauty’ at the Chauvel Cinema at Paddington on the evening of 21st February. We also saw ‘The Interviewer’ screened again and a wonderful presentation of awards to all the participants from film festivals all over the world.
Live a Little! Digby solo show at Leichhardt Library
Digby’s new show ‘Live a Little!’ will open Thursday 12th March at Leichhardt Library in the the Italian Forum at 23 Norton Street Leichhardt. The work will be up on the library walls all of March.
The show has been curated by Imogen Yang and includes eleven oil pastels, two large canvasses in acrylic, four smaller acrylics on canvas which he produced during his two week residency at Bundanon and eight acrylic works on board which were produced with Eve Pitt in her studio in Leichhardt.
Digby painting nets $1,700 at Charity Auction
‘Blue Meanie’, an original painting by Digby Webster, has snagged a whopping $1,700 in the 2014 Get on Stage fundraiser lunch live auction! Purchased by John and Liz from Coleman & Greig.
Bundanon Residency 2014
Digby has just spent two weeks as ‘artist in residence’ at Bundanon on the Shoalhaven River.
Digby and David stayed in Fern and Freedman studios.
Eve Pitt, Digby’s painting mentor came down in the first week and we were able to get access to the old homestead which is full of painting, sculpture and ceramics from five generations of the Boyd family.
Digby painted landscapes to a soundtrack of Paul Simon, Brian Eno and Dusty Springfield.
Boundless Plains – Creative Conversations with Asylum Seekers
Digby has contributed this large canvas ‘Ghosts on the High Seas’ for Boundless Plains -Creative Conversations with Asylum Seekers at the Annandale Creative Arts Centre (ACAC) 9 – 13 August 2014. Inspired by a photograph in the Sydney Morning Herald.
30 artists of different disciplines, were invited to create new works to reflect on current issues facing asylum seekers in Australia. These works explore the issues from different perspectives, bringing to the conversation experience in working with asylum seekers on the ground, as well as on their behalf in policy and activism.