Destiny Deacon: Destiny

Destiny Deacon: DestinyDestiny Deacon: Destiny

Free entry
NGV Australia, Federation Square
Ground Level

24 Jul 20 - 31 Jan 21
Open 10am-5pm daily

Destiny Deacon is one of Australia's boldest and most acclaimed contemporary artists.

In the largest retrospective of her work to date, DESTINY marks the artist's first solo show in over 15 years. Featuring more than 100 multi-disciplinary works made over a 30-year period, the exhibition includes the premiere of newly-commissioned works. Numerous early video works created with the late Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi photographer Michael Riley and West Australian performance artist Erin Hefferon are also on display.

A descendant of the Kuku and Erub/Mer people from Far North Queensland and Torres Strait, Deacon is internationally known for a body of work depicting her darkly comic, idiosyncratic worldview. Offering a nuanced, thoughtful and, at times, intensely funny snapshot of contemporary Australian life, Deacon reminds us that 'serious' art can also have a sense of humour.

Melbourne-based, Deacon works across photography, video, sculpture and installation to explore dichotomies such as childhood and adulthood, comedy and tragedy, and theft and reclamation. Her chaotic worlds, where disgraced dolls play out sinister scenes for audience amusement, subvert cultural phenomena to reflect and parody the environments around us.


❊ When & Where ❊


Date/s: Friday 24th July 2020 - Sunday 31st January 2021

Times: 10am-5pm

❊ Venue ❊


 The Ian Potter Centre | NGV Australia  Events 7 Events
⊜ Corner Flinders Street and Swanston Street, Melbourne | Map
The Ian Potter Centre | NGV AustraliaCorner Flinders Street and Swanston Street,, Melbourne, , 3000
✆ Event: 03 86202222 | Venue: +61 3 8620 2222


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❊ COVID-19 Notice ❊

As the state takes action to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), this event may be affected. Please confirm details before making plans | Disclaimer


❊ Web Links ❊

Destiny Deacon: Destiny

www.ngv.vic.gov.au



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