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An image of Still Life... by Destiny Deacon

Destiny Deacon

(Australia 1957 – )

Language group
Kuku, East Cape region , Erub, Torres Strait region
Title
Still Life...
Year
1994
Media category
Photograph
Materials used
colour bubble-jet print from Polaroid photograph
Edition
1/5
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
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

Bibliography (2)

Judy Annear, Points of view: Australian photography 1985-95, Sydney, 2005. no catalogue numbers

Antonia Carver, Periphery, New South Wales, 1995, 24 (illus.), 23-25.

Exhibition history (3)

Smiling Dangerously, Hogarth Galleries, Paddington, 27 Sep 1994–15 Oct 1994

Another Country, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Jul 1999–02 Apr 2000

Points of view: Australian photography 1985-95, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Nov 2005–29 Jan 2006