Ones to Watch: Chelle Destefano

CHELLE’S DYNAMIC COMPOSITIONS SPEAK TO AN UNTOLD DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE AND RESEARCH. EACH PIECE PROVOKES THOUGHT, DISCUSSION AND INTROSPECTION.

Melbourne-based deaf artist Chelle Destefano works with a diverse array of media to communicate her stories, transcribing her perceptions of the past, present and future with finesse and flair. Exhibiting since 2006, she has recently been making waves abroad. She exhibited in Venice in 2015, Paris and London in 2016 (on an Australia Arts Council grant), and Berlin and Rome in 2017.

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