Deb Mostert has been a practising artist for over 30 years, and her work investigates the meaning of collections and objects. Born in 1967 in Brisbane, she graduated from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2006. In recent years, her interests have extended to science and the new research on the global and environmental changes that impact bird populations. Much of her work as an artist recently has focused on documenting, recording and creating an aesthetic agenda around pressing environmental issues. She has created public artworks in and around Brisbane that describe with eloquent poignancy a situation that is eroding the ability of migratory shore birds to travel and survive. Her solo exhibition Australien Future – tales of migration was launched in 2018 at Redland Art Gallery (Cleveland) and has toured venues across Australia.
Mostert has developed memorable public artworks in and around Brisbane. They include Graceville Wunderkammers for Brisbane City Council (2016) and William Jolly Bridge Projection for Brisbane City Council (2017). With CREATIVEMOVE, she developed the Wellington Point Mural for Redland City Council (2017). For the Fused Festival Ipswich she created the mural Cross Cut Kookaburras (2018) and for Brisbane City Council she made Frogmouth on Teapot (2018) as part of Brisbane Canvas.
She has exhibited widely in Australia since 2001 and her work is held in the collection of HOTA, Gold Coast Art Gallery, Brisbane City Council, Ipswich Art Gallery, Redland Art Gallery, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Gold Coast University Hospital, Mater Private Hospital, Springfield and in private collections in Australia and the Netherlands.
Deb Mostert’s public art commissions are handled exclusively through CREATIVEMOVE.