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.

Some of them got the first look

Annabelle Kingston
Beth Rose Caird
Grace Wood
Jack Brown
Jethro Harcourt
Joshua Stevens
Kalinda Vary
Kiron Robinson
Liang Luscombe
Ronnie Van Hout
Sean Peoples
Sophie Neate
Xanthe Waite

10 July 2015–01 August 2015

With everything we do, we work steadily with copy and paste. We splice and read the agglomerated whole a wall of gig posters curated at the club, the dissemination of forwarded email chains, the sampling of sounds that are mixed as we use high and low fashion in a fit of aspirational eclecticism. Forecasted mood boards in advertising agencies ricochet off popular blog tutorials showing how to customise and “hack” IKEA furniture. Aggregation and re-assemblage is how we live now. Collage is both a homage and quotation, prayer and soundbite. Re-adjusting the cropped proliferated image is how we spend much of our time. Through these instances of fractured self-curatorship we use collage to create something very much one’s own version of events. The attraction of recognising the familiar in the world around us never subsides.

Some of them got the first look is curated by Jack Brown including artists Jack Brown, Beth Caird, Jethro Harcourt, Ronnie Van Hout, Annabelle Kingston, Liang Luscombe, Sophie Neate, Sean Peoples, Kiron Robinson, Joshua Stevens, Kalinda Vary, Xanthe Waite and Grace Wood.

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  • Annabelle Kingston is a Filipinx-Australian artist and musician. In addition to her painting practice, Annabelle is one half of art/design duo Paradise Structures, makes experimental pop music under the name Waterfall Person, and co-runs a shop called Perfect Splash. Her recent solo shows include “Fart or Flight” and “Annabelle’s F*r*i*e*n*d”. Her painting "Waterfall (on tour with Mum)" is based on a true story.
  • Kalinda Vary is an artist based in Naarm on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation. Kalinda has exhibited solo projects at Seventh (We Were Both Two alongside Nunzio Madden, 2019); BUS (Take it Back 2017); West Space (Ubiquitous Anyone: a love letter 2016) and TCB (Now go over there and stand on that chair 2015) as well as inclusion in group shows in Sydney, New Zealand, Belgium and France. Kalinda was a board member for TCB gallery in Melbourne Australia (2015-2020) and 1/6th of The Band Presents (2017-2019) which included performances at the Melbourne Arts Centre and the Melbourne Greek Cultural Centre as well as running TBP Gallery and studios at the Docklands (2018). Kalinda sometimes collaborates with; and sometimes performs for others in their work.
  • Liang Luscombe is an Australian artist. She has had solo exhibitions at Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space, Brisbane, Sutton Project Space, Melbourne and TCB Art Inc, Melbourne. She has participated in group exhibitions at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial, Russia, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at the University of Western Australia, Wollongong Art Gallery, Good Press Gallery, Glasgow, I.C.A.N., Sydney, Moona Project Space, Perth, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, The Romanian Academy, Rome and XYZ Gallery Tokyo.
  • Sean Peoples graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor in Fine Art in 2006. He has exhibited in Australia, USA, Spain, France, Germany and India. In addition to his solo practice, Sean is also one half of The Telepathy Project, a collaboration formed in 2005 with artist Veronica Kent. He is represented by STATION.
  • 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.