Art of Emotion: Melancholy

‘I like to think that there’s a laugh and a tear in each picture’ – Destiny Deacon

NGV Curator Myles Russell-Cook explores melancholy through the art of Destiny Deacon whose work sits in the uncomfortable yet compelling space halfway between comedy and tragedy. Offering a nuanced, thoughtful and, at times, intensely funny snapshot of contemporary Australian life, Deacon uses dark comedy to expose uncomfortable truths.

Presented as part of NAIDOC Week.


Myles Russell-Cook, Curator, Indigenous Art, NGV

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