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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.

Ziyi Wei

Wei Ziyi examines the structures of social relations, she seeks to unearth, contest, and transmute the conventional reality, all while reckoning with the profound trauma and suffering that plagues the feminine identity. A queer woman from Guiyang City, China, faces cultural frictions and challenges such as the absence of protection, sexual violence, and ideological oppression, shaping her resilience. She explores the complex interplay between the human psyche and materialistic reality, with a focus on the body, desire, and morality. Through diverse mediums such as painting, sculpture, and digital collage, she creates eerie, and psychologically charged artworks with an almost fetishistic allure.