An image of Still Life...

Destiny Deacon

(Australia 1957 – )

Community
Melbourne, South-east region
Language group
Kuku, East Cape region, Erub, Torres Strait region

Still Life...

Location
Not on display
Further information

'I think blak dolls represent us as people, I don't think white Australia, or whatever you want to call it, sees us as people.' Destiny Deacon 1993

'Dolls are silent reminders of childhood, but Deacon gives voice to her dolls by communicating feelings… these dolls are decapitated, amputated or contorted, thereby becoming animated and expressive characters in Deacon's psychodramas. In doing so, they confront prejudice and inequality in their inimitable way.'

Natalie King in 'Destiny Deacon: walk & don't look blak', Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney 2004

Year
1994
Media
Photograph
Medium
colour bubble-jet print from Polaroid photograph
Dimensions
69.0 x 56.7 cm image; 77.2 x 61.0 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. sheet, pencil "...1994, Destiny...".
Credit
Purchased 1996
Accession number
372.1996
Copyright
© Destiny Deacon. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney