2001/0170 It shows no fear (A) Fly away

It shows no fear (A) Fly away

Artist

Destiny DEACON
Torres Strait Islander/Indigenous; Aboriginal/Indigenous
Birth:
1957
 in
Maryborough, Queensland

Artwork

Title
It shows no fear (A) Fly away
Date
1999
Medium/Material
inkjet prints on vinyl and paper
Dimensions
89.8 x 105 cm (sheet)76.9 x 95.1 cm (image) (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 2001
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2001/0170
Currently not on display

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Curatorial insightCentral to Destiny Deacon's work is an examination of the violent gaps and distortions in Australian history. In this series of four photographs from her 1999 It shows no fear series, she playfully debunks the 'new age' perception of Indigenous spirituality as a romantic projection of one of the other ways of being in touch with the cosmos. Deacon comments that some Australians would rather think of Indigenous culture as being on a spiritual and higher plane rather than confront the realities of everyday existence. This not only evades the duties of living here and now but implies that there is still more that white culture can take from Indigenous experience. Engaging and accessible, these images are also politically loaded. (AGWA 2001)

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