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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.

Naimo Omar

My practice centres around a constant dissection of the different factors that comprise my identity (Black, Muslim, fat, cis woman, child of Somali diasporic parents) and how they intersect/interact with each other — how it exists in both private and public spheres as well as the relativity of public and private when contextualised in a multitude of spaces and situations. It simultaneously functions as an active critique on viewers and their intrinsic perspectives as well as an essential reflective process facilitating healing and emotional resolution. Through the intersection of painting, moving image, text and found object installation, I seek to explore the precarious nature of existing societal structures around bodies and interrogate the various experiences of minority peoples in these spaces.