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Celebrating Townsville Exhibition - The Artists

Educational resources regarding the artists participating in JCU Library's "Celebrating Townsville" exhibition for the T150 project

Daphne Cazalet

Daphne Cazalet
b. India

BVA (Hons1st Class) JCU, PhD Charles Darwin Uni.

Artist and actor, Daphne was born in India and emigrated with her family to the UK where she completed her schooling in Kent, before attaining a Diploma in Drama and Education and a Teaching Diploma. In 1981 Daphne migrated to Australia where she has worked extensively in a professional capacity with communities through theatre and art. She worked in Sydney as the first multicultural arts worker supported by the Australia Council for the Arts. In 1992 Daphne moved to Townsville where she continued working in performing and visual arts, and with migrant and disadvantaged communities, and also undertook tertiary studies at JCU. Daphne has held numerous exhibitions, both joint and solo, and has works in the JCU Art Collection and private collections in Queensland, Victoria, the UK, Switzerland, Germany and Holland. Her work explores the social and political effects of gender, mixed-race, colour and identity. She has recently relocated to Puglia, Italy, where she continues to paint.



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