69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

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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.


Ann Debono

01 October 2016–22 October 2016

In her new show of paintings, Dehiscence, Ann Debono pursues her interest in depicting shopfront windows. These paintings are the product of a sustained enquiry into the relationship between the image and the spectral ‘Real’. The work plays on the mute and opaque intransigence of surfaces such as tiling and concrete bagging, contrasted with the open visibility offered by glass. What Debono tries to make apparent in these works is that the apprehension of surfaces is an experience which imbricates touch and sight and also bears connotations for the meaning-forming potential of materials. For instance, that glass can reveal as a property of its transparency and concrete can resist enquiry as a property of its blankness and density. Debono attempts to distress these relationships between tactility, sight, and legibility in order to bring forward the indissoluble paradoxes of images.

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  • Ann Debono completed a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne in 2015. Recent exhibitions include Upaithric, CAVES Gallery, Melbourne, 2015; Work, Slopes, Melbourne, 2014 and Majilis Travelling Scholarship Prize, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, 2014.