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.

Ryan Naga

Ryan Naga (he/him) is a Malaysian-Chinese artist, educator, and designer living and working in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Having completed most of his practise in Western Australia, Ryan works from the perspective of a young person of colour looking at a space from the outside in — exploring themes of nostalgia, eagerness, language, memory, and ‘home’ as an abstract idea rather than a physical location. The artist constantly questions the boundaries between the ‘home’ and the ‘foreign’, and how these definitions can often intersect and overlap.

Ryan has participated in artist residencies in the Red Earth Arts Festival (2022), Cool Change Contemporary (2022), The Blender Studios (Virtual) (2021), and has run art workshops in the WA Museum Boola Bardup (2023), the State Library of Western Australia (2021), and community high schools in Yandeyarra, WA and Karratha, WA (2022). Ryan worked as the Visual Arts Coordinator for Pigeonhole Perth’s FLOCK Festival (2022) before returning to Malaysia for his second solo exhibition at Hin Bus Depot.