I am a…
Luke Duncan King
Opening 9 May 6pm–9pm
9 May–12 June
• 12 May 1pm – Auslan-led Artist Talk (no voice interpretation) Free, bookings required
• 16 May 6pm – Auslan-led Artist Talk (with voice interpretation) Free, bookings required
Curiously journeying beyond first impressions, Luke Duncan King’s illuminating exhibition shares insights into the culture and history of Melbourne’s Deaf community through a series of detailed prints and intimate video portraits. Incorporating large-scale lithographic prints alongside video installation work, King’s work examines themes of cultural diversity, representation, self-expression and aesthetics as they relate to the Deaf community.
Designed to break down barriers, the work presents the artist’s own experiences of these issues alongside those of his community and the wider world. Along the way, King transcends barriers between the audience and the sitter, and between the deaf and non-deaf communities – offering a window into the lives of Deaf artists and the myriad subcultures that exist within their community.
Public program – Auslan-led Artist Talks by Luke Duncan King
12 May 1pm – Auslan-led Artist Talk (no voice interpretation) Free, bookings required
16 May 6pm – Auslan-led Artist Talk (with voice interpretation) Free, bookings required
Luke Duncan King
Bethany Robertson, Ryan Malonda, Jen Blyth and Luke Duncan King
In Conversation facilitator
Kathryne Honey, Nia Mulhall
Luke Duncan King, The Green Room, 2017. Photo courtesy and © Aaron Christopher Rees.
I am a… has been assisted by the Australian Government through Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.