Coming soon

March 15, 2018

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World Science Festival Brisbane 2018

I will be sketching and painting at the shorebirds display at the Queensland Museum during the hours of 11 am and 3 pm Thursday 22nd – Sunday 25th March.

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Thanks to Arts Qld for funding

February 15, 2018





I’m very grateful to Arts Qld for funding towards my next big exhibition project entitled Australien Future – tales of migrants.

I rediscovered some silent film footage my grandfather (Opa) took on the migrant ship that he and his family were travelling from Holland to Australia on in 1955. The traditional ship board entertainment of the crossing the Equator ceremony involves tarring and feathering new arrivals to the ship, to test their fortitude. I watched in amazement as I realised the words ‘Australien Future’ had been daubed upon my young migrant father’s chest.  The poignant Dutch spelling made me again make the silent, sad connections about the change in attitudes to the new arrivals who wish to join us in this country.

The images I pull out hold some promise for further connections between my own migrant history in parallel with the migration stories of the waders that visit our shores. Migratory birds travel huge distances of thousands of kilometres driven by the basic needs for safety and food, and to be able to reproduce and raise their families in a safe place over the harsh conditions of their breeding grounds.

I hope to raise conversations about attitudes to different migrating people groups and why some birds/people are more vulnerable than others.

This exhibition will be held at the Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland from December 2018 – Jan 2019




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Afterimage Editions

November 25, 2017

To celebrate their first year, Onespace Gallery is excited to launch Onespace Afterimage Editions – a new platform in which they collaborate with artists to create limited edition digital fine art prints.

For the inaugural collection, Onespace has curated an exciting print range which includes a diversity of imagery and concerns by artists:

Michael Boiyool Anning, James and Eleanor Avery, Renata Buziak, Elisa Jane Carmichael, Jodie Connolly, Shara Delaney, Sebastian Di Mauro, Andrea Higgins, Georgina Hooper, Lucy Irvine, Rachael Lee, Fintan Magee, Sebastian Moody, Casselle Mountford, Deb Mostert, Matthew Newkirk, Lix North, Elysha Rei, Mandy Ridley, Brian Robinson, Donna Maree Robinson, Jackie Ryan, Samuel Tupou, Benjamin Werner, and Jay Younger.

The exhibition will be available to the public in the gallery and online from Wednesday, 6 December 2017 and will run until Friday, 22 December 2017.

Please join us for drinks with the artists on Saturday, 8 December 2017, from 6-8pm to celebrate our first year of exhibitions and achievements.

For a sneak peak of the collection:

I have these two works available as a limited run. Please contact the gallery for purchase.

‘We travel a lot so collecting these made sense’ Bartailed Godwit Vintage Airline bags

‘Travel is our life and we love these so much’ Bartailed Godwit Vintage Suitcases

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Arcadia opens soon!

November 21, 2017

Lorraine Pilgrim presents

Arcadia- Pleasures & Places

Venue: Studio 87, 87 Ridgeway Ave, Southport

 Saturday 9 December 2017 4-6pm
Exhibition runs until end of February 2018

To be officially opened by Tracy Cooper-Lavery – Director – Gold Coast City Gallery


To understand one place you need two places oil on birch cradle 2017 55 x 60 cm

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Selected for 30×30 Art Prize

Art Piece Gallery 30 x 30 Art Prize

This new, national, non-acquisitive prize is for a 2D work of art in any medium measuring 30 x 30 cm.
Judges are Susi Muddiman OAM, director of the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, and Amanda Penrose Hart, winner of the 2017 Gallipoli Art Prize.

Finalists’ Exhibition 24th November 2017 – 22 January 2018
Award Ceremony 25th November 2017 3pm


Emigration Immigration no 3 Lesser Sand Plovers and Vintage Suitcase 30 x 30cm watercolour on birch cradle




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William Jolly Bridge Projection

November 05, 2017




Images-  Damien O’Mara


The William Jolly Bridge will be lit up each evening with artwork projections from the Migratory Birds and Suitcases watercolour works to celebrate the event the End of the Line Festival 1-5th November 2017

‘Deb Mostert’s ongoing interest in themes of collection, memory, and sacredness sees her hunting second hand stores, gift shops and antique centres in search for items that have a past and then presenting them in new stories and images. To celebrate the ‘End of the Line’ festival, Council presents Mostert’s artworks which feature vintage suitcases – a symbol of the travel and migration birds and people take to arrive in Australia.’

This Light Up is organised by Brisbane City Council and curated by CreativeMove.



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Goldfinch Redeemed

The Goldfinch Redeemed oil-on birch cradle 55x60cm




















Goldfinch Redeemed was given 3rd prize in the easel section of the THE 42ND RIO TINTO MARTIN HANSON MEMORIAL ART AWARDS 2017

at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery by Judge Pat Hoffie.

Visitors are encouraged to take part in this year’s QAL People’s Choice Awards* by voting at the kiosks available within the Gallery & Museum until 5pm, Thursday 30 November 2017.


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Selected finalist

October 10, 2017

Riswan (Merops philippinus) Sri Lanka 2014 50 x 70 cm charcoal and white chalk on paper


















Friday 20 October – Sunday 26 November 2017

30 Finalists announced
Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize 2017
Official Opening and Winner announced: Saturday 21 October, 5pm

Special guest: 2017 Finalist judge QUT Art Museum Curator, Kevin Wilson.

I’m very happy to have a portrait I made of my friend Riswan selected for this prize.

In our neighbourhood there are many migrants and refugees living in the community. Some live in limbo on temporary protection visas, trying to make themselves at home in a country which may or may not accept them. Some have already wrested out a reluctant acceptance to stay and are settling in to a new way of life. Some, like my family, have been here a generation and feel more Australian than Dutch.

Riswan is a friend, we serve together at our local Salvation Army drop in centre where he has been faithfully helping out every week for the last 4 years. He is seeking asylum from Sri Lanka, wishing to live in freedom from persecution as a Tamil. He came to the studio to sit for me and we chatted about his journey and his hopes for the future. His application to stay has been rejected but he still appeals in the hope he may be accepted.

The Bee eater has become a symbol as I think about our changing attitudes to migrants. Australia has one species (Merops ornatus) which has a close relative in the Bee Eater (Merops philippinus) which migrates through India and Sri Lanka. They look more similar than different.


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10th time as a finalist in the EMSLA!

A collaboration with Melbourne artist and friend Robert Fenton has been selected for the newly relocated EMSLA still life prize.

EXHIBITION CLOSES Saturday 9 December 2017

Forma et situs agri – Marking our path  watercolour ink resin on paper on board

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