Digby Webster is a Sydney-based visual artist with a career spanning 10 years.
Digby works across a range of disciplines. He is a founding member of the Ruckus Ensemble, a contemporary performance group who create large scale productions and has also been a production designer and performer on award-winning short films ‘‘The Interviewer’ and ‘Heartbreak and Beauty’ with Bus Stop Films.
In 2014 Digby was the recipient for artist in residence at Bundanon and his work was awarded a ‘Winning Work’ and selected by BiG-i Art Project 2016 in Osaka, to be included with the travelling exhibition throughout Japan and Hong Kong.
Digby has exhibited in solo shows and group shows including Tin Sheds Gallery, Riverside Theatre Parramatta, DNA projects Chippendale ‘Two Sydney Painters’ with Marc Etheridge and at the Opera House as part of Accessible Arts’ AART.BOXX 2007. He has been invited to exhibit his work at the Leichhardt Council library three years running and is a contributor to the Leichhardt Open Studio Trail.
Notably, Digby was commissioned by Taste Media to supply a series of 6 paintings reflecting the South Australian landscape. These images were incorporated into the winning logo for the Special Olympics to be held in Adelaide in 2018.
He is currently a member of Front Up, a disability led Arts and Cultural program initiated by Ability Options, resulting in several of his works being exhibited at Barangaroo as part of the ‘I Am Still Here’ emerging artists exhibition.
Artbank and Australia Council for the Arts have included his works in their collection.
Digby approaches art making as a part of his everyday life. He works in the mediums of oil pastels and acrylics. His work reflects strong evocative colours together with an expressive visual language of his own.
He is featured in a short film on ABC iview.