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.

Early retirement

Zac St. Clair

08 May 2015–30 May 2015

Early retirement will serve as a light-hearted, humorous yet pessimistic form of self-mockery. To retire at such a young age acts as an admission of redundancy. This admission of redundancy or belief of a self-insufficiency will provide me with an opportunity to do “the opposite” by going against intuition and to procrastinate and delay the doing of my “important work” or “real practice”. Intuition has played a big part in both the creation and the installation process of my previous work. By participating in leisurely painting and drawing tutorials that require you to follow a step by step guide I’m hoping to avoid tendency follow my intuition aesthetic values, to hopefully uncover a non-intentional, unknowing, genuine dumbness within my work.

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  • Zac St. Clair. Born 1990, Rosebud, Victoria. Currently working in Melbourne. He recently completed his BFA (Honours) at The Victorian College of the Arts in 2014. Recent projects include: “I trust everything has a purpose” TCB (2015), “Reclining towards a comfortable ideology” (in collaboration with Natasha Madden), Blindside (2014).