Destiny has arrived in the big League by Rachel Scollay
Destiny has arrived in the big League
Her biggest gig yet was leading the First Australians float inthis years Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade inMarch. But the Bundjalung ‘it-girl’ Destiny Haz Arrived,a recent photo shoot in Redfern with the South Sydney Rabbitohs mascot was alsovery spaecial. “it’s done wonders for my condfidence.it’sa privilege to be apart of it.Itmakes mefeelgood about who i am andwhat i’m doing. It was right up there with leading the parade” Destiny said last week. “there were a couple of kids and they popoff, and then a few more people would arrive.
To feel the love in Redfern from the public and for the for the rabbit as well… It was a very supportive crowd. There was absolutely no stage fright as I was strutting round the South Sydney League club. I just love my life sometimes.”
Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens conceived the photo shoot as part of her Home is Where the Rabbits Live project, which she began after being awarded the NSW Indigenous Arts Fellowship last year. The project will culminate with an exhibition at Firstdraft Gallery in Surry Hills in October.
“People were coming up wanting to have their photos taken with the rabbit,” she said.
“That?s the whole premise of the exhibition, there?s a real love for the Rabbitohs. And all the Koori kids got
their photo taken with Colin (Destiny?s creator).
“Everybody loves a drag queen, and Colin looked fantastic. There was a full moon and with the two of them (Destiny and the rabbit) walking around holding hands, there was something really magic about it.”
Widjabul Bundjalung queen Destiny Haz Arrived will be back on home turf in northern NSW for her next gig at a Tropical Fruits party on 11 June – aptly named Homecoming Queen.
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