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69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

Open 12pm-5pm, Thursday - Sunday

Disability Access: KINGS Artist-Run is a wheelchair accessible venue. Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair accessible toilet. Please contact the gallery with any access requirements and we will endeavour to support your visit.

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Kings Artist-Run provides a location for contemporary art practice, supporting distinctive experimental projects by artists at all stages of their careers.
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KINGS Artist-Run acknowledges the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

We offer our respect to Elders both past and present and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people.

Mari Matsumoto

Matsumoto emigrated from Fukuoka, Japan to Melbourne in the mid-1980s, where she began working at an art restoration and framing business in Collingwood. Until her disappearance in 1999, she is known to have produced dozens of forged oil paintings, focussing particularly on the Australian Impressionist Frederick McCubbin. While not all of these were successful a significant number are known to have been certified as authentic and entered into circulation on the art market, as well as the collections of various major institutions such as the National Gallery of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria.

Matsumoto’s history and activities have been the focus of artist Amy Stuart’s research since 2019.