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February 22, 2024

Yucky is an eye-opening exhibition

17 February–4 May 2024

  • Photography by Thomas McCammon.
  • This article was produced in collaboration with Adelaide Contemporary Experimental.

“I came up with the title and theme of yuckiness. I felt powerful because I knew this would be so punk and only a person with disabilities can say it publicly. I feel yucky and I wanted to ask other disabled artists if they feel yucky too to feel not alone.”
– Sam Petersen


11am–4pm, until 4 May 2024
Adelaide Contemporary Experimental
Lion Arts Centre
North Terrace
Adelaide 5000
Entry is free

Now showing at ACE Gallery, Yucky is a group exhibition envisioned by lead artist Sam Petersen that explores the personal and political complexities that exist as part of disabled experience.

Featuring new and recent work by a mix of pivotal Australian and international contemporary artists, it centres the perspectives and experiences of those who are disabled, chronically ill and neurodivergent.

Through these complex and provocative works audiences are given an important insight into how artists with disability navigate public and private spaces, the vulnerability of the body and the greater need for understanding between one another.

Yucky presents new commissions from Josh Campton & Lorcan Hopper (SA), Sophie Cassar (VIC), Makeda Duong (SA), Sam Petersen (VIC), Elizabeth Reed (VIC), and Finnegan Shannon (USA).

It’s an important exhibition and a must-see.

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