Nice To Meet You: Luke King

On 21 September 2023 we celebrated National Week of Deaf People 2023, with this special 'Nice To Meet You' with Deaf Naarm-based artist, Luke D King.

Luke D King is a native Deaf artist based in the Wurundjeri people's traditional land of Kulin nation, Naarm (Melbourne). His multidisciplinary artistic practices primarily focuses on paper-based works, human portraiture, dance, performance and collaboration.⁠

⁠As a prominent figure in his local Deaf community, Luke actively advocates for and represents the interests of Deaf artists. He serves as a progressive force, working towards greater inclusion and recognition of Deaf artists within the arts community. ⁠⁠

Co-presented by Adelaide Contemporary Experimental and Guildhouse.

This initiative has been supported by the Government of South Australia through Arts South Australia and by the City of Adelaide.

ACE tampinthi, ngadlu Kaurna yartangka panpapanpalyarninthi (inparrinthi). Kaurna miyurna yaitya mathanya Wama Tarntanyaku. Parnaku yailtya, parnaku tapa purruna, parnaku yarta ngadlu tampnthi. Yalaka Kaurna miyurna itu yailtya, tapa purruna, yarta kuma puru martinthi, puru warri-apinthi, puru tangka martulayinthi.

ACE respectfully acknowledges the traditional Country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains and pays respect to Elders past and present. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.