69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

Open 12pm-5pm, Thursday - Sunday

Disability Access: KINGS Artist-Run is a wheelchair accessible venue. Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair accessible toilet. Please contact the gallery with any access requirements and we will endeavour to support your visit.

Email ›
Facebook ›
Twitter ›
Instagram ›

Subscribe To Our Newsletter


Kings Artist-Run provides a location for contemporary art practice, supporting distinctive experimental projects by artists at all stages of their careers.
More information ›

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.


Azza Zein
Beth Rose Caird
Christopher Williams-Wynn
Grace Wood
Jack Brown
James Tunks
Lucinda Eva-May
Nina Gilbert
Samantha McCulloch
SOAP Collective
Sophie Neate
Xanthe Waite

02 April 2016–23 April 2016

SOAP at KINGS proceeds as an exhibition and series of discussions that explores the relationship between the material and the discursive. SOAP at KINGS creates an open platform for interdisciplinary discussion and production in Gallery One KINGS Artist-Run. Each week an invited speaker from the disciplines of Economics, Linguistics and Engineering will present on an aspect of their current research. Speakers will be addressing themes as diverse as political and development economics, feminism as related to language and the role of subtitles in Japanese screen culture. The exhibition itself will be rearranged each week, extending the scope and vocabulary for how we talk about and place work in and outside of the gallery.

State of Art Platform (SOAP) is Jack Brown, Beth Caird, Lucinda Eva-May, Nina Gilbert, Samantha McCulloch, Sophie Neate, James Tunks, Xanthe Waite, Christopher Williams-Wynn, Grace Wood and Azza Zein.

“SOAP is a platform for the collective questioning of what it means to practice as an emerging artist today. As all good collectives of this type – I think of Art and Language in particular – its personnel and its direction are fluid. Commonalities give way to differences and new voices appear and existing voices are reframed. SOAP is less a collection of practices but rather a foundation of a type of inquiry established by practice.” Toby Juliff on SOAP 2016.

Image Credits:

  1. James Tunks, “Resurrect Your Idols, 2015”
  2. Jack Brown “Surf Raking, 2016”
  3. Grace Wood “On The Prowl, 2016”

See all projects by:

  • Nina Gilbert is an artist living in Melbourne, she studied Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, graduating in 2014. Her work uses photography and video to investigate the relationship between images, encounters and events. Recent exhibitions include, Come Closer at Mejia (2024), Condensation at rushes (2022), Major and Minor Things at Mejia (2021), Image Reader at CCP (2019). From 2017-2019 she was a co-organiser of recess, an online platform for video and moving image works with Olivia Koh and Kate Meakin.
  • 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.