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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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dudproject #1.1: failure works

Alison Ingamells
Annabelle Kingston
Channon Goodwin
Danielle Hakim
Hannah Smith
Jeremy Eaton
Jimmy Nuttall
Kiron Robinson
Lou Hubbard
Lyndal May Stewart
Madé Spencer-Castle
Nikos Pantazopoulos
Sam Fagan
Sanja Pahoki

23 July 2014–26 July 2014

To mark the launch of the dudlication for dudproject #1 DUDSPACE and dudprojects present dudproject #1.1: Failure Works.

dudproject #1.1: Failure Works is the beta (but probably not better) version of dudproject #1; a week-long exhibition showing those works that never worked, the unresolved, unfulfilled, unanswered and uncertain pieces that failed for a multitude of reason or just one (it was shit).

dudproject #1.1: Failure Works asks 14 DUD artists to resuscitate and resurrect that artistic thorn that’s been haunting them since high school, that sticky poo that they can’t get rid of and publicly show the piece they should have tossed out years ago.

Failure Works plays with the success of failure and the failure of success and asks the eternal DUD question: will the shit outshine the gold or is the shit actually the gold?
I couldn’t find room for my Oprah quote…

I don’t believe in failure.
Oprah Winfrey


Curated by DUDSPACE

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  • Annabelle Kingston is a Filipinx-Australian artist and musician. In addition to her painting practice, Annabelle is one half of art/design duo Paradise Structures, makes experimental pop music under the name Waterfall Person, and co-runs a shop called Perfect Splash. Her recent solo shows include “Fart or Flight” and “Annabelle’s F*r*i*e*n*d”. Her painting "Waterfall (on tour with Mum)" is based on a true story.
  • Jeremy Eaton is invested in exploring lineages of social space and concepts of disclosure through a time-based art practice. Recent exhibitions/projects include: 'The Enigma Code', Sarah Scout Presents, ‘Departed Acts: Lineages of Queer Practice’, Centre for Contemporary Photography; ‘Summer Group Show’, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney (2018); a group exhibition with Seven Valencia and Camille Hannah at C A V E S; and ‘Of Everything That Disappears There Remains Traces’ curated by Lauren Ravi at the Honeymoon Suite. He has undertaken solo projects at BUS Projects, West Space, KINGS Artist-Run and a residency at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. In 2018 he co-curated ‘In Bloom’ with Madé Spencer-Castle for SPRING1883. Jeremy has written for un Magazine, Art + Australia, participated in the Gertrude Contemporary Emerging Writers Program and developed catalogue essays for numerous artists. Jeremy’s work has been acquired by the Joyce Nissan Collection and is held in multiple private collections around the country.
  • Jimmy Nuttall is a queer cross-disciplinary artist based in Naarm/Melbourne. He uses video and performance to ruminate on the figurative body. His work oscillates between improvised and written non-linear narratives; directing people as muse, documentary subject or actor. In 2018 Jimmy was the recipient of the Freedman Travelling Scholarship and the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize: Special Commendation. In 2019 he will commence a Masters of Art in Artists’ Filmmaking and Moving Image at Goldsmiths’ University of London. Recent shows include: Oleanders blooming in the heat, Seventh, 2019; I am crying, Firstdraft, Sydney, 2017; Interior Monologues, True Estate, 2017; Arsehole turns inside out, rest of body reluctantly follows, Pansy 2017; and GINA, Bus Projects, 2016. He has held a residencies at Frontyard Projects Inc. in Marrickville, Sydney, 2017 and NARS Foundation in New York City in 2014. In 2018 he participated in a collaborative residency with Olivia Koh and Nicholas Smith at NextWave’s Brunswick Mechanics Institute.
  • In absurdist assemblages of ready-mades and videos, Lou Hubbard combines existing and imagined personal narratives with artistic and literary references to confound expected associations among images and meaning. Hubbard exhibits across Australia and internationally and is represented by Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne. She teaches in the School of Art VCA.
  • Lyndal May Stewart is a Melbourne-based artist and curator. Stewart holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (2011) from the Victorian College of the Arts and is the Co-Director of DUDSPACE and a committee member of KINGS Artist Run.
  • Nikos Pantazopoulos lives and works in Melbourne, Australia and is a Lecturer in the Photography Studio in the School of Art – RMIT. Pantazopoulos currently holds Gertrude Contemporary studio and has undertaken solo projects at BUS ARI and West Space.