Destiny Deacon was born in 1957 of K’ua K’ua and Erub/Mer peoples in Marybor-ough, Queensland. She completed a Bachelor of Arts (Politics) at The University of Melbourne in 1979 and a Diploma of Education at La Trobe University, Melbourne, in 1981, after which she worked as a history teacher. She began taking photographs in 1990 and first exhibited her work that same year. Since then she has enjoyed an international career based on her video and photographic works. Deacon is also a writer, broadcaster, and performer. She lives in Brunswick, where she works from her living room/studio. Deacon is represented by the Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.
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