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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.

Know who you are at every age

Amanda Williams

02 September 2017–23 September 2017

‘Know who you are at every age’ examines the history of photography, architectural modernism and the allegorical symbolism of the cave (a symbolic motif representing countless fears and desires over time. An image of the womb as the ultimate primordial refuge and space of creation).

Amanda Williams investigates the natural and built environment which offers a tangible encounter with the thoughts, practices and feelings of another time and place. By focusing on analogue photographic processes, often mixing and omitting key steps in the development of gelatin silver prints and photograms, attention is drawn to how one’s perception of place and its historical content inscribed within the image is susceptible to change over time.

Presented as an event in itself not simply the witness or objective recorder, ‘Know who you are at every age’ forces you to examine what the image could be seen to ‘do’, how it performs and what it can become over time. It is this conceptual encounter with history and memory that mirrors our very relationship with life and the history of photography itself.


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  • Amanda Williams is a Sydney based artist. She completed a Master of Fine Arts by research at Sydney College of the Arts University of Sydney in 2015. Most recently Williams' was a finalist in the John Fries Award and the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award (2017). –