Open 12-5pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday

69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

Disability Access: KINGS Artist-Run is a wheelchair accessible venue. Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair accessible toilet. Please contact the gallery with any access requirements and we will endeavour to support your visit.

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Kings Artist-Run provides a location for contemporary art practice, supporting distinctive experimental projects by artists at all stages of their careers.
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KINGS Artist-Run acknowledges the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

We offer our respect to Elders both past and present and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people.

Deaf Culture and d/Deaf Awareness with Luke King

Saturday 27th August, 2:00 – 4:00pm

Location: KINGS Artist-Run

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This session aims to generate interest in the unique aspects of Deaf language and culture. Led by Deaf artist Luke King, the session will include an introduction to Auslan and a brief overview of Deaf history. Auslan is a visual language that is completely distinct from English and other spoken languages. Luke will discuss diversity amongst the d/Deaf community, communication etiquette and demonstrate some introductory Auslan signs.

The latter half of the session will cover the use of Auslan and other access methods for d/Deaf people in arts spaces. Luke will also highlight the work of local and international d/Deaf artists. This will be followed by a Q and A with workshop participants.

Access note: KINGS Artist-Run is a wheelchair accessible venue, unfortunately there is no wheelchair accessible toilet. This event will be delivered in Auslan with english interpreters present for hearing audiences. We endeavor to make this a COVIDSafe event, masks will be available and social distancing will be encouraged.


Please contact with any additional access requirements.

This series of public programs have been developed by disabled artist and curator Jane Trengove and KINGS Artist-Run Organisation Coordinator Katie Ryan. The program has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.