Yucky – Opening Night
Celebrate the opening of Yucky
Welcome to Country and speeches start at 4:45pm, followed by a live DJ set from The Culture Brothers (Josh Campton & Lorcán Hopper).
Our bar will be stocked by our sponsors Charlotte Dalton Wines and Bowden Brewing.
People seeing me and yet pretending not to see.
The fear is palpable sometimes.
They fear me because I’m yucky.
Yeah, drooling and weeing all over the place.
Like you ables don’t.
— excerpt from Fear by Sam Petersen
Yucky is a group exhibition that explores the personal and political complexities that exist as part of disabled experience. The exhibition’s premise and title has been led by artist Sam Petersen in conversation with ACE.
Featuring new and recent work by a mix of pivotal Australian and international contemporary artists, the exhibition centres the perspectives and experiences of those who are disabled, chronically ill and neurodivergent.
Yucky has been developed by Sam Petersen, facilitated by Rayleen Forester, Grace Marlow and Patrice Sharkey, in conversation with public program curators William Maggs and Hen Vaughan.
While face masks are no longer required, we do encourage mask wearing for this event.
This event is Auslan interpreted.
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.
This project is presented and supported by Adelaide Festival.
Sam Petersen has been supported by Creative Australia.
The Yucky Reading Room is supported by the City of Adelaide.
The Culture Brothers are supported by Tutti Arts.