A Deaf visual artist who works with watercolour and mixed media and has exhibited locally and all over the world.
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Chelle Destefano is a Deaf artist, recently a finalist in the Banyule Art Prize 2019. She was born in Melbourne and has just returned back to Victoria after 18 years in Adelaide, South Australia. She has been practicing her arts for 15 years and exhibiting for the last decade and most recently as an international artist in Europe. She exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2015, and in Paris and London in 2016, and Berlin, Germany and Rome in 2017.
Chelle works with watercolour, ink, acrylic, gouache and mixed media to communicate her stories, transcribing her perceptions of the world today and way back many thousands of years ago. She also loves preserving history of places, buildings, events in her works.
Her most notable exhibitions were Blue Ghosts in Melbourne – 2015, Port Noarlunga My Hometown in Port Noarlunga – 2014, Inking History in Thebarton, her Venice, Paris and UK – 2016 solos and her recent exhibition in Berlin and Rome, 2017.