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Work by Pei Xiang Deacon, ARTEXPRESS 2022
Work by Pei Xiang Deacon, ARTEXPRESS 2022
Work by Pei Xiang Deacon, ARTEXPRESS 2022
Work by Pei Xiang Deacon, ARTEXPRESS 2022

My body of work represents the repetitive cycle, impact and abusive culture of greyhound racing. The large scale ‘portrait’ grounds the work in subjectivity, while images and text from online betting apps and phone screens highlight the ease of betting and anonymous participation in animal cruelty. I recontextualised historic photographs and used found objects to represent the deaths and treatment of dogs in this system. This work is dedicated to the thousands of greyhounds that are killed every year, the volunteers who work tirelessly to save them and the greyhounds that are hopefully awaiting their families and homes. 

School

SCEGGS Darlinghurst

ARTEXPRESS year

2022

HSC year

2021