Digby Webster

Anthea Doropoulos

Digby Webster is a Sydney-based visual artist with a career spanning 15 years. Digby has been involved in The Right Foot since its beginning in 2012 as a participant and in 2019 was employed as a workshop leader and being integral to the planning and delivery of the workshop series. 

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.

Notably, Digby was commissioned by Taste Media to supply paintings reflecting the South Australian landscape. These images were incorporated into the winning logo for the Special Olympics held 2018.

He was an inaugural 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. Neil Tomkins and Digby have collaborated on street murals at Redfern and Leichhardt.

Artbank and Australia Council for the Arts have included his works in their collection.

10 works exhibited as part of the Vivid Ideas Exchange 'We're Very Serious-taking artists with disability seriously' an MCA event.

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 has been described as both an expressionist and a symbolist, and his dense, textured and sculptural use of paint has become a consistent feature of his work.


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