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.

Matilda Davis

Matilda Davis’ works are personal constructions imbued with peculiar characters, lush darkness and latent narrative. Extending from magical realism, complex psychological landscapes come together with forms of molten fluidity. Davis is inspired by female artists associated with surrealism – such as Leonora Carrington, Florine Stettheimer and Frida Kahlo – who share her penchant for creating personal worlds. With a background in theatre, she draws elements of this medium at different stages: a script, a draft, a rehearsal and the final act. With their fine details and personal symbology Davis’ paintings are rife for close viewing and contemplation.