Draclubra

Australia, 1995

Courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

Artwork First Nations

Miss Peach Blossom’s mighty sore and out to settle scores. She’s on the run, just like Little Miss Wonder, the con-artist kid beauty queen, while the ‘ancient wisdom’ Draclubra seeks revenge for being served last in the Lake Corangamite pub. Roles in movies were limited for Aboriginal people in the 1990s, so Destiny created her own plot lines and characters, bringing them to life on these VHS covers of imagined B-movies. In one satirical ‘review’, printed among the lurid blurbs and imagery, we’re told that a viewer ‘chuckled until she spit blood’. This combination of humour and horror demonstrates a key aspect of Destiny’s work – it’s as funny as it is confronting.

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Previously on display

19 February 2023

ACMI: Gallery 4

Credits

artist

Destiny Deacon

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1995

Appears in

Group of items

Destiny Deacon works

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

LN191604

Curatorial section

How I See It: Blak Art and Film → Zone 9

Measurements

925 x 1228mm

Object Types

Artwork

Materials

Colour bubble jet print 1995; printed, 2022

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