Destiny Deacon is one of Australia’s boldest and most acclaimed contemporary artists. This puzzle has been designed in collaboration with Destiny Deacon and made exclusively for the NGV design store in celebration of DESTINY, the artist’s first solo show in over 15 years and the largest retrospective of her work to date.
A descendant of the Kuku and Erub/Mer people from Far North Queensland and Torres Strait, Deacon is internationally known for a body of work depicting her darkly comic, idiosyncratic worldview. Offering a nuanced, thoughtful and, at times, intensely funny snapshot of contemporary Australian life, Deacon reminds us that ‘serious’ art can also have a sense of humour.
This 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle features Destiny Deacon’s photographic work Being there. Create this puzzle on your kitchen or coffee table and enjoy a break from screen time and daily tasks. This exclusive and enduring keepsake from the DESTINY exhibition is printed on luxury 2.1mm gloss grey-board and packed in a beautiful reusable presentation box; when complete the puzzle measures 50 x 70 cm. Included in the box is a poster insert measuring 40 x 28.5cm featuring the full puzzle image to help guide your puzzle completion journey.
Kuku/Erub/Mer born 1957 Being there
1998; printed 2016
lightjet print from Polaroid
67.3 x 100.0 cm
Collection of the artist
© Destiny Deacon, courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney