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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.

How many colours and shapes can you spot in the room? Are we unfixed or are we flat? Can you find the best way to see?

Belle Frahn-Starkie
Emma Collard

09 July 2016–30 July 2016

This project investigates how the human body can blend into a landscape of brightly coloured artificial materials and direct the viewing experience. The work will change, accumulate, layer and strip away throughout the exhibition in a series of performed and shifting installations. The function of these installations will be to create a shifting landscape for the viewer to explore and be asked Can you find the best way to see? This ‘best way’ will shift as the installation adapts.


The installation will be active and shifting:

Friday 8th: 6-8pm

Saturday 9th: 2-6pm

Wednesday 13th:12-3pm

Thursday 14th: 12-6pm

Friday 15th: 12-6pm

Saturday 16th: 12-6pm

Friday 22nd: 5.30-6pm

Saturday 23rd: 12-6pm

Saturday 30th: 12-6pm


Emma and Belle began their collaborative practice in 2015 while studying Visual Art (honours) and Dance respectively at the Victorian College of the Arts. After being mistaken for each other on campus with matching blonde bobs and pink outfits they quickly found their interests intersecting. Belle’s contemporary dance practice focuses on the idea of the body as a shifting material; and Emma utilises a range of materials as well as performance in her spatial investigations.These elements have come together to form a new visual vocabulary, which are used to explore humour, colour, perspective, the body, improvisation and creative, intuitive decision-making. This exhibition is the duo’s first public presentation of their ongoing collaborative developments.