portrait of Dean Hutton by Juanel de la Forêt

Goldendean (they/them) is a genderqueer transmedia artist provoking dialogue about the gaze, queer bodies, love and social justice. A.K.A. Dean Hutton, they have worked across photojournalism, print, digital, video and social media, performance and community action since the late 1990s.

Their strategy of simple actions share moments of soft courage to produce radical queer counter narratives and disrupt spaces. Their creative practice extends to compassionate forms of arts education through embodied knowledge production.

They are currently an Artist-In-Residence at the University of Johannesburg. 

(1976, ZA)
*Genderqueer is a non-binary transgender identity. Please use They/Them gender-neutral pronouns.

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Goldendean_Queertime_100ways.mp4 from Theater Neumarkt on Vimeo.


ICA Podcast with Dean Hutton: Featuring an in-depth interview with Dean Hutton, and including contributions from ICA Director Jay Pather and theatre-maker and performer Warona Seane, as well as questions and responses from audience members in Hutton’s live interventions.

The Impossibility of the Care/Free Player journal article in Public Art Dialogue by Dean Hutton and Anthea Moys