New Annual

Gala Performance

2 October 2022

Newcastle City Hall



The Lock-up, Newcastle | 19 August - 2 October 2022

All About Women, Sydney Opera House | 13 March 2022


Griffith University Art Museum | 24 February - 28 May 2022

Lismore Regional Gallery | 6 November - 6 February 2022

The National, MCA Australia | 26 March - 22 August 2021

Liveworks Festival, Carriageworks | October 2020




Official The National Site

'New Australian Art to Believe In,' Art Guide, Mar 2021

'Deborah Kelly is Fighting "Truth Decay" by Inventing a New Religion,' SMH, Oct 2020

'The art exhibition where you can join a new religion,' Australian Financial Review, Apr 2021

'Divine Intervention,' Vogue Australia, Jun 2021

'Australian art that doesn’t beat about the bush,' Apollo Magazine, Jun 2021

'Deborah Kelly CREATION: Sustenance Workshop,' Artlink, Dec 2019 | also via Informit


CREATION exists to enchant powers of collective creativity and cooperative decision-making.

The flexible, dynamic workshop model employed to devise the elements of CREATION have involved strangers and friends, built contingent communities and surprised all participants with their aggregate brilliance.

The CREATION project centres marginalised voices in all its aspects, making workshops accessible and enjoyable as a practice of communal commitment to shared labours and public pleasures.

Planned workshops to date include song arrangement, reading groups, gardening, sacramental food preparation, devising a procession, making new rituals, and the development of CREATION’s prayers and precepts.