69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

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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.


Nancy Downes
Tara O’Conal

03 June 2017–24 June 2017

Refrains composes a shared space of gestural relation between video and sculpture. Through expressions of form we stretch, compress, reconfigure, (manipulate, distort). Refrains uses rhythmic modulations to explore relationships between agency and the environment.

Tara O’Conal is an artist living in Melbourne, she is currently studying a Masters of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts. Nancy Downes specialises in installation, sculpture and painting, using tactile materials with light and space to create immersive, enveloping works. The imagery and materiality in her work provides cues toward the body, and investigates registers of human phenomena. Downes is currently located in Adelaide, and is involved in several local and interstate exhibitions, as well as an artist residency in Japan, throughout 2017.

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  • Tara O'Conal is an artist working with images and writing. Her work draws on autobiographical experiences, exploring the phenomenological modalities of daily life. Tara's work considers the poetic resonance of the everyday, utilising found materials and documented imagery to construct layers of narrative subtext. Tara completed an MFA at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2019; she engages curatorial practice alongside her work as an artist, presenting work in galleries locally and participating as an artist in residence at international institutions.