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Destiny Deacon: DESTINY

July 24, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Destiny Deacon, Smile 2017, printed 2019 in Melbourne. Lightjet photograph from Polaroid photograph, 80 × 100cm. Courtesy: the artist and the Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria.

DESTINY will mark Destiny Deacon’s first solo show in more than 15 years, featuring more than 100 multi-disciplinary works made over a 30-year period, and including the premiere of newly-commissioned works created with fellow artist and long-term collaborator Virginia Fraser.

The exhibition also features a number of early video works created with the late Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi photographer Michael Riley and West Australian performance artist Erin Hefferon. 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 world view. Offering a nuanced, thoughtful and, at times, intensely funny snapshot of contemporary Australian life, Deacon reminds us that art can have both pathos and humour.

Destiny Deacon is represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.

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Details

Start:
July 24
End:
January 31, 2021

Gallery Name

National Gallery of Victoria
Phone:
+61 3 8620 2222
Email:
ngvenquiries@ngv.vic.gov.au.
Website:
ngv.vic.gov.au

Venue

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Federation Square
Melbourne, VIC Australia
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Details

Start:
July 24
End:
January 31, 2021

Gallery Name

National Gallery of Victoria
Phone:
+61 3 8620 2222
Email:
ngvenquiries@ngv.vic.gov.au.
Website:
ngv.vic.gov.au

Venue

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Federation Square
Melbourne, VIC Australia
+ Google Map