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	Image: Destiny Deacon Me and Virginia’s doll (detail) 1995. Gift of Phyllis Ada Evans (née Deacon) and her son Richard Deacon Evans 2002 © Destiny Deacon. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Performance art by Destiny Deacon

An opportunity to see the first presentation of a new performance work by artist Destiny Deacon.

Deacon is a Melbourne-based photo artist, video maker, performer, writer and broadcaster, whose images work to re-interpret, parody and make transparent cultural stereotypes. For the Open Weekend, she presents for the first time a new performance work which further engages these themes and incorporates several of her familiar subjects, including dolls.

As Natalie King wrote in Destiny Deacon: walk & don’t look blak for Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art, '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.’

Note: seating is limited for this event

Image: Destiny Deacon Me and Virginia’s doll (detail) 1995. Gift of Phyllis Ada Evans (née Deacon) and her son Richard Deacon Evans 2002 © Destiny Deacon. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 May, 2pm

Free

Duration 15 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium

Related exhibitions: New contemporary galleries, art + soul