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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

Performance, private and the political

Alice O’Connor
Karen Wells
Paula Hunt
Preyada Appiwatanattam

6 Mar 2015–28 Mar 2015
Opening 12.00am 1 Jan 1970

Performance, private and the political is a group exhibition that covers seemingly diverse ground: the casino, reflective and conspiratorial; the stadium, simultaneously farcical and heroic; the personal touch and dramatic gestures of the domestic space; and the incomplete, but satisfying, places that materialize from the artist’s exploration. The artists will negotiate these apparent differences through the physical arrangement of the work in the gallery space and by exploiting the formal links (the casino’s glossy disguise mirrors the fizzing delight of a simple glass of coca cola, which in its cylindrical shape mimics the stadium ring). Each work contemplates not only the artifice of contemporary life but also what is left when we peel away the pretense. Performance, Private and the Political manoeuvres around our personal lives, how we exhibit ourselves to others, and our position in the world. The artists use video, found and everyday materials, painting, ceramics, constructions and manufactured objects.

  • Alice O’Connor has recently completed her Bachelor of Fine Art at the VCA, and will study for her honours degree in 2015. O'Connor has participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions including exhibitions at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery, George Paton Gallery and Blindside ARI.
  • Karen Wells will complete her BFA at the VCA in 2015. Wells has participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions including exhibitions at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery, George Paton Gallery and Blindside ARI.
  • Paula Hunt has recently completed her Bachelor of Fine Art at the VCA, and will study for her honours degree in 2015. O'Connor has participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions including exhibitions at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery, George Paton Gallery and Blindside ARI.
  • Preyada Appiwatanattam recently completed her Bachelor of Fine Art at the VCA, and will study for her honours degree in 2015. Appiwatanattam has participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions including exhibitions at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery, George Paton Gallery and Blindside ARI.

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