Destiny Deacon Blak lik mi, 1991-03; Light jet print from Polaroid original; 100 x 214.5 cm; Edition of 15; more info; Enquire
Destiny Deacon Blak lik mi, 1991-03; Light jet print from Polaroid original; 100 x 214.5 cm; Edition of 15; more info; Enquire

Destiny Deacon is one of Australia’s boldest and most acclaimed contemporary artists. In the largest retrospective of her work to date, DESTINY features works spanning 30 years of Deacon's career at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. This exhibition features more than 100 multi-disciplinary works by Deacon and her longtime collaborator, artist Virginia Fraser. DESTINY offers a nuanced, thoughtful and, at times, intensely funny snapshot of contemporary Australian life and reminds us that ‘serious’ art can also have a sense of humour. 


As the NGV is currently closed to the public, it is our pleasure to introduce you to the Curator of Indigenous Art, Myles Russell-Cook, who has guest-curated a selection of ten images from the exhibition. The works selected highlight the thematic variety of the show, with particular reference to the themes of reflection, isolation, and connection - concepts which now, rather poignantly, feel more relevant than ever before.


We look forward to sharing new exhibition dates with you in due course and in the meantime, we hope that you enjoy a teaser of the exhibition via our Viewing Room.

Destiny Deacon Me and Virginia's doll (Me and Carol), 1997-04; light jet print from Polaroid; 100 x 80 cm; Edition of 15 + 1 AP; more info; Enquire
Me and Virginia's doll (Me and Carol), 1997-04
light jet print from Polaroid
100 x 80 cm
Edition of 15 + 1 AP
Destiny Deacon Over the fence, 2000; from the series Sad & Bad; Lamda print from Polaroid original; Edition of 15 + 3 APs; more info; Enquire
Over the fence, 2000
from the series Sad & Bad
Lamda print from Polaroid original
Edition of 15 + 3 APs
Destiny Deacon Heart broken, 2006; lightjet print from Polaroid original; 100 x 80 cm; Edition of 8 + 2 APs; more info; Enquire
Heart broken, 2006
lightjet print from Polaroid original
100 x 80 cm
Edition of 8 + 2 APs
Destiny Deacon Whitey's Watching, 1994-03; from the series from the series Smiling Dangerously; Lamda print from Polaroid original; 80 x 100 cm; Edition of 15 + 1 AP; more info; Enquire
Whitey's Watching, 1994-03
from the series from the series Smiling Dangerously
Lamda print from Polaroid original
80 x 100 cm
Edition of 15 + 1 AP
Destiny Deacon Swan Dive, 2009; inkjet print from digital image on archival paper; 81 x 105 cm; image size: 60 x 80 cm; Edition of 5 + 2 APs; more info; Enquire
Swan Dive, 2009
inkjet print from digital image on archival paper
81 x 105 cm; image size: 60 x 80 cm
Edition of 5 + 2 APs
Destiny Deacon Ebony and Ivy face race, 2016; lightjet print mounted to di-bond; 58 x 45.5 cm; (paper size); Edition of 5 + 2 APs; more info; Enquire
Ebony and Ivy face race, 2016
lightjet print mounted to di-bond
58 x 45.5 cm; (paper size)
Edition of 5 + 2 APs
Destiny Deacon Dolly Lips (C), 2017; lightjet print; 23.5 x 39 cm; Edition of 5 + 2 APs; more info; Enquire
Dolly Lips (C), 2017
lightjet print
23.5 x 39 cm
Edition of 5 + 2 APs
Destiny Deacon Arrears windows, 2009; Inkjet print from digital image on archival paper; 81 x 105 cm; image size: 60 x 80 cm; Edition of 5 + 2 APs; more info; Enquire
Arrears windows, 2009
Inkjet print from digital image on archival paper
81 x 105 cm; image size: 60 x 80 cm
Edition of 5 + 2 APs
Destiny Deacon On reflection, 2019; 100 x 80 cm; Edition of 5 + 2 APs; more info; Enquire
On reflection, 2019
100 x 80 cm
Edition of 5 + 2 APs