Chelle Destefano bw image credit Claire Bridgesmlr Chelle Destefano, Artlands 2023 at Regional Arts Australia

Chelle Destefano / Artlands 2023

Chelle Destefano, a Deaf multidisciplinary woman artist, born in 1979, currently living in Wonthaggi, Victoria. Destefano has been exhibiting since 2012 and she works with textiles, performance, installation, sculpture, drawing media and mixed media to explore culture and identity including her Deaf culture. More recent highlights include three major exhibitions for "What I Wish I'd Told You" touring Victoria in 2022 in collaboration with Claire Bridge; and her upcoming major solo performance and exhibition slated for mid-2023. She was the winner of a Creative Victoria's Creative Workers' grant that enabled her to create a major performance piece for 2023.