69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

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Disability Access: KINGS Artist-Run is a wheelchair accessible venue. Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair accessible toilet. Please contact the gallery with any access requirements and we will endeavour to support your visit.

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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.

I have Her Hands and I have Her Pain

Lara Chamas

09 March 2019–30 March 2019

I first saw that small rug and noticed it had been worn through down the bottom where the feet and knees go. It’s my grandmother’s rug, the only thing my dad has left of her. I thought; how many times did she pray on it to wear it down the ground? How many times did she seek refuge here? How much hope, how much faith? Two years on from its first iteration shown at KINGS starting with her grandmother’s rug, I have Her Hands and I have Her Pain traces artist’s personal transgenerational memory and trauma through cultural iconography, and family lineage, and narrative.


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