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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 Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

We offer our respect to Elders both past and present of the Kulin Nation and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people.

Extend Inward

Ro Noonan

03 June 2017–24 June 2017

Extend Inward – a new body of work formed from industrial off-cuts and byproducts collected from building sites and city skips that have been carefully chosen with bowerbird precision for their unique qualities. These findings are catalogued for – surface, shape, weight and colour – before being subjected to a series of transformative processes that challenges their ability to co-exist. Whilst each individual element maintains its own aesthetic intrigue, it is the point of connection rendered between each material that becomes the most beautiful aspect.  

In a world, where waste is discarded in increasing volumes, the slowness of these works, with their deliberate centering of gesture and connection, return significance to these discards and invite the viewer to reassess our systems of value. By focusing on the minutiae, whether it be the embodied histories of each material, their juxtaposition or the delicately rendered surfaces, these works reward those willing to sit with them, to get close and look. So slow down for a moment and get lost in the industrial-organic, where castoffs collate and become monuments that articulate the slippage between the everyday and art.

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  • Ro Noonan is an artist currently based, making and showing in Melbourne. He graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2014.