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Title

I don't wanna be a bludger


Artists

Destiny Deacon

Australia

1957 -

Language groups

Kuku, East Cape region, Erub, Torres Strait region

Michael Riley

Australia

06 Jan 1960 - 2004

Language groups

Wiradjuri, Southern Riverine region, Kamilaroi, Northern Riverine region


About

This collaborative work was commissioned for Perspecta 1999 and features the exploits of Delores (played by Destiny Deacon) seeking gainful employment in a variety of occupations. Michael Riley makes a cameo appearance in the film as Uncle Harold, Delores' cousin. The cast also includes members of Deacon's extended family, including the late Lisa Bellear, distinguished writer, radio broadcaster and political activist.


Details


Date

1999


Media categories

Time-based media , DVD


Materials used

DVD, colour, sound, 30:00 min


Dimensions


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

52.2008


Artist information

Destiny Deacon

Artist profile

Works in the collection

27

Artist information

Michael Riley

Artist profile

Works in the collection

16


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history