Dr Debbie Symons

Dr Debbie Symons is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Her work addresses a range of themes, including humanity’s complicated relationship with the natural environment, the dynamics of the global political economy and the effects of consumer culture. Symons is an artist in residence at Billilla Historic studios, where she is undertaking a practice-led research project titled Sing. This new body of work features a hundred hand-woven bird nests made from African oil palm fronds is funded by the Copyright Agency’s Create Grant. In 2015, Symons’ work was exhibited in Paris as part of the Australian representation in ARTCOP21.