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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

Objective Memory

Ashley Perry
Hannah Gartside
Katie Eva Ryan
Olga Bennett

Front Gallery
2 Sep 2017–23 Sep 2017
Opening

“What I find most striking about memory is not that it recounts the past – but that it feeds the present.”1

 Paul Valery

Memory facilitates a reciprocal relationship between past and present, in which they are constantly contaminating one another. Our relation to our memories of the past is always impacted by the present moment and our perception of the present moment is always shaped by the past. Objective Memory will create a dialogue between the works of a group of artists who share a common interest in the ability of objects to act as vessels for personal or collective memories and histories. The works will investigate both institutional and personal methods of recording and recounting past events. In placing the personal alongside the museological Objective Memory seeks to break down the hierarchy between what is perceived as historical fact and subjective experience.

 

  1. Valery in B. Cassiman and G. Ramael and J. Van Bellingen, ed., The Sublime Void: On the Memory of the Imagination (Antwerp: Antwerpen, 1993), 122.

 

  • Ashley Perry is a Quandamooka man from North Stradbroke Island, Queensland. Perry graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2016. Ashley Perry works across sculpture, drawing, printmaking and new media. His practice draws on the culture conflict between his Indigenous and western European heritage, as well the mixed cultural inference of art history. He has exhibited across Melbourne in galleries including Margaret Lawrence Gallery, George Patton Gallery, Magnet Galleries, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park and was shortlisted for the Mary and Lou Senini Student Art Award (2013) and Majlis Travelling scholarship (2016). In 2016 Ashley was awarded an exchange to the Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta as a part of the New Colombo Plan.
  • Hannah Gartside works with textiles, she uses found fabrics and objects. Her materials are carefully reconfigured using processes from the history of women's home craft practices including felting, quilting, and sewing. In her practice she seeks to communicate hopefulness, vulnerability and desire. Hannah Gartside received a BFA from Victorian College of the Arts in 2016. Her graduate exhibition was awarded an NGV Women’s Association Prize. Gartside presented her first solo exhibition in 2016 at George Paton Gallery (2016), and has participated in group exhibitions at Craft Victoria, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Wangaratta Art Gallery, QUT Art Museum, Metro Arts Gallery and McClelland Gallery. This year she was a finalist in Hatched (PICA) and Fresh (Craft Victoria). Her work is held in the Wangaratta Art Gallery collection. – www.hannahgartside.com
  • Katie Eva Ryan was born in Ireland and completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at The Victorian College of the Arts. Ryan’s practice takes the form of installation, sculpture and video. Her work explores memory, perception and the subconscious. Ryan has exhibited at Bus Projects (2017), KINGS Artist-Run (2016), Yarra Sculpture Gallery (2017), Margaret Lawrence Gallery (2015) and was the recipient of the Rob Ramage Sculpture Prize in 2016.
  • Olga Bennett graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2016, receiving the Evans Family Award for Photography. She has participated in collaborative and curated exhibitions in Melbourne at The Substation, BUS Projects, Center for Contemporary Photography, CAVES, C3 Contemporary, George Paton and Margaret Lawrence gallery and internationally at CalArts gallery (Los Angeles), and gallery Kiitos (Japan). She was a recipient of multiple Center for Contemporary Photography Salon awards, a Melbourne University Student Union Arts grant, and was shortlisted for Footscray Art Prize (2017) and Majlis Travelling scholarship (2015). – www.olgabennett.com.au

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