Welcome to my Koori world

Australia, 1992

Courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

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In Welcome to my Koori world, a sitcom made with artist Michael Riley, Destiny uses satire to emphasise the absurd and offensive stereotypes forced on Aboriginal women. She plays Delores, a caricature of these racist tropes, who inhabits a fantasy world where Aboriginal activist Charlie Perkins loves her and she’s in the running to win big at the NAIDOC talent quest. The character appears throughout Destiny’s work in madcap deconstructions of bigoted cliches, which take the form of comedy sketches, including I don’t wanna be a bludger(1999), also made with Michael Riley, and Home video (1987).

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19 February 2023

ACMI: Gallery 4



Michael Riley

Destiny Deacon



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How I See It: Blak Art and Film → Zone 10

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