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Title

I don't wanna be a bludger

1999

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  • Details

    Places where the work was made
    Melbourne Victoria Australia
    Sydney New South Wales Australia
    Date
    1999
    Media category
    Time-based art
    Materials used
    digital tape (DVCAM) shown as single channel digital video, colour, sound
    Dimensions
    duration: 00:30:00 min, aspect ratio: 4:3
    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2008
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    52.2008
    Copyright
    © Destiny Deacon and Michael Riley Foundation. Licensed by Copyright Agency
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    Destiny Deacon

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    Michael Riley

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Sydney, Melbourne

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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