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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.

Et sequentia

Ashe


20 October 2022–12 November 2022

From the position of a queer, middle-aged artist living and working on Dhudhuroah Country (NE Vic.), Ashe’s interdisciplinary art practice examines the politics of belonging. Recently Ashe has been focused on extending his installation practice into new forms of expression and territories, further questioning our broken social systems. Et sequentia is an iteration of a new installation in progress. It resides within recent personal experiences whereby the arbitrary and bureaucratic systems that govern our collective human existence within the constructed world have been magnified. The impositions of these political mandates and the continuing and intensified bureaucratic processes being given new urgency continue to dissociate from the personal, the intimate, and render being as data. The promises made under the guise of technological connectivity and societal advancements render our most vulnerable mute, isolated, unnoticed, unaccounted for, withdrawn and outside community.

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  • Ashe graduated from Sydney College of the Arts (Bachelor of Visual Arts) in 1995 and a Master of Contemporary Art with first-class honours from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2015. He has held exhibitions across Australia and internationally. His work has been selected as a finalist in awards, including the 2019 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award, 2014 Bowness Photography Prize and 2013 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. He has participated in artist residencies, with Picture Berlin (DE) and the Laughing Waters Artist Residency Program, Eltham (AU) being highlights. Alongside his exhibition practice, Ashe has developed spaces for artists of all disciplines to come together. The Rumpus Room (2013–2015), Teddy's Joint (2016–2020) and Carport Sessions (2022–) have provided spaces for artists to feel safe presenting work in development for peer/public critique.