Debra Phillips (AU)

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Born 1958, Melbourne, Australia
Lives and works Sydney, Australia

Debra Phillips (born Naarm/Melbourne) lives and works on Gadigal land. Working with photography, sculptural objects and printed matter, her practice explores systems of knowledge and their intersection with daily life to generate questions around history-making, economics, geography and politics. Her work is held in significant public collections including MCA Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, the National Gallery of Australia, and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris. Phillips is the recipient of the Murray Art Museum Albury National Photography Prize (2020). She is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University of New South Wales, Art & Design.

PHOTO 2024 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March