Poster Competition (7)

We held a Young Deaffest Poster Competition in 2015 asking young deaf artists aged 11-16 to create an eye catching poster for Young Deaffest 2016. Many thanks to all of those who sent in their wonderful posters – we have received an incredible number of high quality creative posters!

Meet the judging panel who will select the winning poster (and the runners up):



Marcus Dickey Horley

Curator of Public Programmes

Tate Modern & Tate Britain


As Curator of Public Programmes at Tate, Marcus programmes a wide range of tours, events and activities for Deaf and disabled visitors to the galleries. Tate delivers regular tours in British Sign Language most of which are delivered by Deaf Guides in BSL. Marcus has worked as a Trustee on the board of Shape, a world leading disability arts organisation, and considers working with Deaf and disabled artists to be at the core of Tate’s access programme. Marcus is qualified in BSL to level 2 and enjoys having the opportunity to use BSL to host Tate’s tours and events.


Jackie LawJackie Law

Deaffest Coordinator

Jackie has been a Deaffest Coordinator since the 2011 festival, working alongside an amazing team of colleagues at Zebra who all pull together to make Deaffest happen each year.
Previous to this she worked as Deaf Community Ambassador for Wolverhampton Arts & Heritage Service where she organised Arts events and access for the Deaf community.
In addition to this she also designs and makes silver jewellery for craft galleries around the UK.



Louise Buglass

PR Liaison Officer


Since graduating from the University of Wolverhampton with a degree in Illustration, Louise has worked both in the media and art industries. She has worked with Deaffest since the 2014 festival as PR Liaison Officer and is a uniquely talented freelance artist and illustrator. As a deaf artist, Louise is passionate about providing opportunities for other deaf creative people to have their talents recognised.


The winning entries will be revealed in April, so keep an eye on our website for the announcement!