KINGS Artist-Run


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Melbourne, Victoria 3000

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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

KINGS Gallery Fundraiser

Ali McCann
Briony Galligan
Guy Grabowsky
Hannah Raisin
Jake Preval
Josephine Mead
Lou Hubbard
Nikos Pantazopoulos
Paul Handley
Paula Hunt
Ro Noonan
Sanja Pahoki
Siri Hayes
Sophie Neate
Tony Garifalakis
Tracey Lamb
Uri Auerbach

All Spaces
26 Oct 2018–29 Oct 2018

In 2018 KINGS Artist-Run will be celebrating its 15th Birthday! To mark the occasion an exhibition, fundraiser and series of events are being organised to consider the history of KINGS and help sustain its artistic contributions into the future.

As this is the first fundraiser at KINGS in many years, we are engaging with over 30 emerging, mid-career and established artists who have contributed to the vibrant community of the gallery and who reflect the diversity of our artistic lineage.

Through the event we aim to raise funds that will contribute to reducing the gallery rent for artists in 2019 and aid in the support of discursive events and a new video program.

The Fundraiser will be held over three days at KINGS Artist-Run and will feature work by Ali McCann, Brie Trenerry, Lou Hubbard, Hannah Raisin, Josephine Mead, Nikos Pantazopoulos, Sanja Pahoki, Siri Hayes, Tony Garifalakis, and Uri Auerbach – with more artists to be announced.

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Image: Siri Hayes, Billabong web, Inkjet on cotton rag paper, 41x51cm 10/20


  • Ali McCann is a Melbourne-based artist. Recent solo exhibitions include, Masks for Magicians (2018) at Caves, Polytechnic (2018) at Tristian Koenig, An Introduction to Liminal Aesthetics (2017) at c3 Contemporary Art Space and Trowing Off Te Hump (2017) at Kings Artist Run.
  • Briony Galligan - an emerging artist working in Narrm/Melbourne - works with drawing, textiles, installation and video to consider points where personal, social and art histories overlap. Recent exhibitions include ‘We are here’ State Library of Victoria (2018), ‘Haul Body’ Westspace (2017) Jogja Calling’, 4A Centre for Asian Art, Sydney; ‘She imagines a City’ Heide, Melbourne (2016).
  • Guy Grabowsky graduated from the VCA in 2016 and has been a recipient of a number of prizes, including the Fiona Myer Award and Mount Buller Residency Award. He has exhibited in a number of group and solo exhibitions throughout Melbourne in galleries including Bus Projects, Seventh, Blindside and Margaret Lawrence. Grabowsky’s work is held in numerous private collections in Australia.
  • Based in Melbourne, Hannah Raisin humorously plays with the body politic through performance, video and photography. Raisin explores the slippage of socially prescribed boundaries through gestures of enveloping, holding and folding.
  • Jake Preval is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts Sculpture and Spatial Practice department. He has participated in a number of group and solo shows.
  • In absurdist assemblages of ready-mades and videos, Lou Hubbard combines existing and imagined personal narratives with artistic and literary references to confound expected associations among images and meaning. Hubbard exhibits across Australia and internationally and is represented by Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne. She teaches in the School of Art VCA.
  • Nikos Pantazopoulos lives and works in Melbourne, Australia and is a Lecturer in the Photography Studio in the School of Art – RMIT. Pantazopoulos currently holds Gertrude Contemporary studio and has undertaken solo projects at BUS ARI and West Space.
  • Paul Handley is a New Zealand born Melbourne based Artist. Recent solo exhibitions include Les Voyageurs at Counihan Gallery (2018), Vests at Bundoora homestead Arts Centre ( 2017), Liberte at Kings Artist-run (2016 ), and various exhibitions throughout Europe including Personal Structures at 57th Venice Biennale (2017).
  • Paula Hunt is a multi-disciplinary artist with an MFA from Monash University. She has exhibited at Kings ARI, PICA, Bus Projects, George Paton Gallery, Counihan Gallery, Margaret Lawrence Gallery and the Old Beechworth Gaol. Public works include the ‘In the Stadium’ series for the Incinerator Billboard Project.
  • Ro Noonan is an artist currently based, making and showing in Melbourne. He graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2014.
  • Sophie Neate works across the mediums of sculpture, installation and photography. Her installations are approached as a series of zones, traversing between the physical and the emotional resonances of material, landscape and architectural space. Neate has exhibited extensively both locally and nationally, her most recent exhibitions include c3 Contemporary Art Space, Fort Delta and Centre for Contemporary Photography. Internationally, Neate participated in the 2015 Australia China Art Foundation residency program, allowing her live and work for two months in Shanghai, China.
  • Tracey Lamb’s practice engages with a range of interests including interior design, architecture, modernism, the home and memory. Her recent sculptural installations have included objects constructed from timber and welded steel and have incorporated found and cast objects. Tracey’s work encourages encounters between the objects and the viewer, playing with the way forms appear to alter depending on the spatial relationship between the viewer and the objects. Tracey is a Melbourne based artist who completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) at the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently undertaking a Master of Fine Art at Monash University.
  • Uri is a Sydney based artist working across sculpture, installation and photography. His work examines the role of repetition, flux and transition in the social creation of meaning and often contains looped or sequenced elements. He holds a BA (Philosophy) and an MA (Photomedia) from UNSW. –

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