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Public Program Curator Tour: Yucky

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Adelaide Contemporary Experimental (ACE)

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1 hour


$0 - Free

Event description

Yucky Public Program Curators, William Maggs and Hen Vaughan will share the knowledge they have learnt from liasing with the exhibition artists.

Gain insight into the works and learn some Auslan art related terminology along the way!

William Maggs is visual artist based in Adelaide, South Australia who uses various mediums including painting, digital art, and drawing. As a Deaf artist, William is particularly passionate about capturing the joys and struggles of being Deaf in his art. From a young age, William discovered his love for painting, which provided him with a powerful creative outlet to express his thoughts and feelings in a way that words couldn't. Currently completing his tertiary studies in Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Effects and Entertainment Design) William is honing his skills to turn his imagination into reality and to explore the complex and nuanced journey of life through his work.

William presented his first solo exhibition in 2021, and has exhibited as part of Flow Festival (2018, 2023). William curated the inaugural Deaf Gain group exhibition at Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, Adelaide (2023); a celebration of the local and national Deaf community platforming 9 diverse artists works from South Australia and Victoria.

In 2023, William was awarded Deaf Volunteer of the Year by Deaf Australia recognising Maggs’ ongoing advocacy for the Deaf community nationally; including William’s involvement with Deaf Rainbow NSW during World Pride 2023, and attendance at the 2023 Parliamentary Breakfast where William represented South Australia.

Hen Vaughan is a writer and artist living on unceded Kaurna Yarta. With a particular focus on walking arts, site-specific poetics, and critical ideas around health and illness, Hen’s practice has involved working on performances, workshops, walking tours, exhibitions, publications, radio programs and artist camps. Their writing has been published in Runway Journal, fineprint, and Artshub. Hen was an inaugural recipient of the National Gallery of Australia’s Digital Writers Mentorship in 2022.

ACCESS – This is a walking tour through the gallery with stools or seats with backrests available. This tour will be shared between William Maggs (deaf) and Hen Vaughan (hearing).

Josh Campton & Lorcan Hopper (AUS), Sophie Cassar (AUS), Makeda Duong (AUS), Sam Petersen (AUS), Elizabeth Reed (AUS) and Finnegan Shannon (USA).

Rayleen Forester, Grace Marlow and Patrice Sharkey.

Public Program Curators:
Hen Vaughan and William Maggs.

Image: Sam Petersen, Wee, 2020, digital photograph. Courtesy of the artist.

Sam Petersen has been supported by Creative Australia.
The Yucky Public Program Curators are supported by the Government of South Australia through the Richard Llewellyn Deaf and Disability Arts program.
This project is presented and supported by Adelaide Festival.
The Yucky Reading Room is supported by the City of Adelaide.
The Culture Brothers are supported by Tutti Arts.


  • Wheelchair Accessibility
  • Sign Language Interpretation