Destiny Deacon

KuKu (Cape York) & Erub/Mer (Torres Strait), Australia

Destiny Deacon is from the KuKu and Erub/Mer peoples of the Torres Strait Islands but has lived in Melbourne most of her life. Her multi-disciplinary practice – across photography, film, sculpture, performance and installation – is forged from personal family and community stories that enveloped her urban playground. As well as being an artist, she is also a respected activist, performer, writer and broadcaster. 

Deacon’s intriguing works continually provoke, challenge and reimagine the Aboriginal narrative through the photographic lens. She intuitively engages her audience through an exchange of ideas, stories and approaches to thinking with works that often have a subtle political guise. Using satirical black/blak humour she interrogates and explores the tales, events and imagined lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.