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.

FLASHnight: Chewing The Fat During the Witching Hour

Claudia Phares

27 August 2018–27 August 2018

Chewing the Fat During the Witching Hour is a performance. A dinner will be prepared and served to the audience by the artist herself.

The performance will transfer the intimacy of hosting a dinner at home, into a gallery space as a means to facilitate interactions and networking between the artist and the audience. 

This project aims to challenge constructs of motherhood in our current society. Prevailing definitions of motherhood are essentialist and idealised into an all-loving, all-sacrificing, and all-forgiving mother associated with the invisible domestic space. As response, Claudia Pharès takes agency in her role as a mother – through art, activism and the act of day-to-day mothering to enable discourse on the invisibility of motherhood.

Chewing the Fat During the Witching Hour is a family-friendly event that will primarily target artists who are also parents, and takes place between 6 and 8pm on Monday, August 27th.

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  • Through a multidisciplinary approach informed with mother-centred feminism, Claudia seeks to find strategies to sustain the roles and responsibilities required as an artist/mother. Autobiographical events play a major role in my practice, especially those that have challenged my sense of control. Having become a mother is such an event