Deanne Gilson

Deanne 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.

Currently undertaking a PhD looking at the objectification of Aboriginal women by the male colonial gaze and how this has affected Aboriginal women and what was known as traditional women’s business.