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This is a large artwork and is created as an installation of paper shape sculptures I created from spatial movements of Auslan, our Australian Deaf sign language and of our Deaf culture. Among the sculptures are a few drawings of some of the sculpture pieces in pencil, charcoal, pastel and gouache, semi-hidden in on the paper. The circle and sculptures represent the Deaf culture and social fabric of the Deaf community. The many social gatherings we all have all over Melbourne, and Australia, the Deaf club room, the cafe, the bar and wherever we go. Our hands are always moving and it all melds into one big space. The sculptures are mainly white to represent the melding of many hands, yet some of the sculptures have gold leaf trimming their edges, representing the diversity of Deaf people at a social gathering. Many of us, diverse in who we are, become one as we gather socially. The sculptures were coated in plaster and then painted.

This artwork is a finalist in the Noel Counihan Commemorative Art Award at the Counihan Gallery in Brunswick, Melbourne and will be there until mid December 2019 and then it will be in a solo Chelle is holding at the Incinerator Gallery, in Moonee Valley from 24th January 2020 until 10 March 2020.

The artwork is unframed, and hung by a wooden rod and with wire as is intended to be in that form. Please contact helpdesk@artloversaustralia.com.au prior to purchasing online to ensure the work is still available. Work will be available for delivery on 10 March 2020.

A Deaf Social Gathering No 1

Chelle Destefano

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Size: 90w x 90h x 10d cms
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This is a large artwork and is created as an installation of paper shape sculptures I created from spatial movements of Auslan, our Australian Deaf sign language and of our Deaf culture. Among the sculptures are a few drawings of some of the sculpture pieces in pencil, charcoal, pastel and gouache, semi-hidden in on the paper. The circle and sculptures represent the Deaf culture and social fabric of the Deaf community. The many social gatherings we all have all over Melbourne, and Australia, the Deaf club room, the cafe, the bar and wherever we go. Our hands are always moving and it all melds into one big space. The sculptures are mainly white to represent the melding of many hands, yet some of the sculptures have gold leaf trimming their edges, representing the diversity of Deaf people at a social gathering. Many of us, diverse in who we are, become one as we gather socially. The sculptures were coated in plaster and then painted.

This artwork is a finalist in the Noel Counihan Commemorative Art Award at the Counihan Gallery in Brunswick, Melbourne and will be there until mid December 2019 and then it will be in a solo Chelle is holding at the Incinerator Gallery, in Moonee Valley from 24th January 2020 until 10 March 2020.

The artwork is unframed, and hung by a wooden rod and with wire as is intended to be in that form. Please contact helpdesk@artloversaustralia.com.au prior to purchasing online to ensure the work is still available. Work will be available for delivery on 10 March 2020.