Deanne Gilson (WADAWURRUNG)

Image: Deanne Gilson, [In View of the Exotic], 2019

Image: Deanne Gilson, In View of the Exotic, 2019

Deanne Gilson is a proud Wadawurrung woman and an award-winning multimedia visual artist. Her work focuses on reclaiming traditional knowledge by reflecting the colonial gaze back and challenging Western portrayals of Aboriginal people. Deanne has completed numerous courses at Federation University Australia: Certificate IV in Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Bachelor of Visual Art (Hons), and a Diploma of Secondary Art Education. Deanne is further exploring her Aboriginal heritage through a Master of Arts (Visual Art) by research at the Institute of Koorie Education, Deakin University, as a PhD candidate. In 2018, Deanne was a featured artist in the inaugural Biennale of Australian Art.

PHOTO 2021 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March