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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.

Do Brumbies Dream in Red?

Angus Scott
Tom Goldner


01 February 2024–02 March 2024

Set amidst the ravaged and regenerating landscapes of Victoria and New South Wales, Do Brumbies Dream in Red? considers the systems which position the Snowy Mountain brumby and the catastrophic 2019–2020 Australian bushfires within a time of ecological uncertainty.

The moving image component intersects imagery of fire and heat as an industrial process, contrasted against the ecological changes of south-eastern Australia over the course of a year. Feral horses, ever present in high plains, serve as a metonym for the ways we relate to, and attempt to control, nature.

The title itself is a proposition; Horses render the world in blues and greens, asking if they dream in red is an invitation to re-imagine the world as it appeared while suffused in the red glow of the bushfires.

Sound and score by Sean Kenihan.

Poetry and reading by Judith Nangala Crispin.

Exhibition text available here.

Do Brumbies Dream in Red? is exhibited as part of the Heat Safe City project, supported by City of Melbourne x Sweltering Cities.

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  • Angus Scott (b. 1991) is an Australian artist, curator and creative director residing on Wurundjeri Country in Victoria, Australia. Working with both still and moving image, Angus’ creative practice is anchored in land and culture; the overlapping influences of where we live and who we are. Informed by familial narratives, national myths and connection to landscape, his work oscillates between poetic and observational forms of documentary storytelling.
  • Tom Goldner (b.1984) is an Australian artist, curator and creative director residing on Wurundjeri Country in Victoria, Australia. Goldner’s creative practice is positioned within the expanded documentary genre of photography. Rather than considering photography as a ‘record of truth’, his projects utilise an experimental, collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to storytelling. Throughout his projects, animals and other-than-human life act as entry points into the complex and layered ways in which we relate to, and attempt to control the environment.