Deanne Gilson is a proud Wadawurrung woman of Aboriginal and Australian/English descent. An award-winning multi-media visual artist, with a practice spanning thirty-five years, Deanne is also the daughter of Aunty Marlene Gilson, a painter, with her own award-winning art practice. Deanne is 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. Deanne’s recent artworks look at the colonial disruption of loss of family, culture, language and traditional women’s practices and how this continues to impact Aboriginal women today.