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My Films

Van Diemen's Band Harpsichord

In 2023, Deborah Wace completed her commission from Van Diemen’s Band to design and produce a bespoke art piece for the underside of their Spanish harpsichord lid. 31 Tasmanian botanical species are showcased on the final masterpiece.

 

The Sartorial Naturalist

A short film documenting the process of collecting and pressing Tasmanian flora by naturalist and fabric designer, Deborah Wace. Discover how endangered species from Deborah’s plant herbarium are incorporated into her designs.
 

Threatened Species Dance

Down My Garden Path

In 2022, Deborah Wace appeared in the Gardening Australia TV segment ‘Down My Garden Path’. Learn how Deborah’s fabric designs are educating people about Tasmania’s biodiversity and threatened species.

 

Recherche Bay Arts Residency

In 2018, Deborah Wace had an arts residency in Tasmania’s Recherche Bay. Deborah adds to her herbarium and follows the footsteps of the French D’Entrecasteaux expedition. Silver award winner in the nature category of the Cinematographers Society of Australia. 

Fabric Of Botany

In 2018, Deborah Wace travelled to Italy, France, and the UK as part of her Churchill Fellowship. Deborah studied the herbarium collections of French expeditions to Tasmania. Discover the interplay between art and science.   
 

Art Of The Wild Tasmanian Orchid

A short film about botanical artist, fabric designer, and professional printmaker Deborah Wace. Discover how Deborah incorporates endangered Tasmanian flora into her bespoke pieces.

 

Barrack St Studio Launch

In December 2011, Brian Ritchie, founder of MONA FOMA and Bassist with the Violent Femmes, launched Deborah’s old print studio at Barrack St, Hobart during which he spoke about the intricacies and meaning of her work. Guest speakers included Rosalie Woodruff, Geoff Hardy and Jasper Wood. The launch was filmed by Alexander Palmer from Flowing Image Videography with live music performed by Michael Helman.

Storytelling Through Film Collaborations

In mid-2023, Ivett Dodd collaborated with Deborah in the production of Ivett’s book, ‘Designers of lutruwita / Tasmania’, which is about the unique diversity of Tasmanian design culture and focuses on 24 makers, designers and artisans. Ivett held a photo shoot at a secluded beach with Lily Sassafras modelling new silk garments and swimsuits printed with Deborah’s artwork, the same art-adorned full body swimming costumes as in ‘The Sartorial Naturalist’ but this time conveyed using the photographer’s unique creative. Michael Gissing collected footage of this event for further storytelling.