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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.

the moon’s new fury

Anna May Kirk
Anna Pogossova
Manisha Anjali
Meng-Yu Yan 颜梦钰
Naomi Blacklock
Orson Heidrich
Sundari Carmody
Curated by Johanna Bear

14 April 2022–07 May 2022

I am treacherous with old magic
and the new noon’s fury
– Audre Lorde, A Woman Speaks

the moon’s new fury, curated by Johanna Bear, explores the transformative potential of the unseen, the occult, and the supernatural. Academics, artists and creatives have long embraced the subversive possibilities of mystical forces, and recent global tumult has prompted people to search for meaning outside of dominant knowledge-systems and power structures.

In this exhibition, artists traverse ideas ranging from astrology, dreams and queer spectrality, to digital hauntings and planetary change. Together they conjure systems to better understand and connect with the worlds we occupy – whether environmental, digital, or subconscious.

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To read the accompaying text by Johanna Bear click here.

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  • Anna May Kirk is an artist, curator and creative producer based in Sydney, Australia. As an artist, Kirk is interested in the immaterial and spectral nature of Anthropogenic climate change. Through sculptural glass and sensory installations, Kirk engages the beholder’s body as a sensitive and porous instrument for encountering the magnitude of environmental change. In her research-based practice, Kirk entangles times, intensities and scales of planetary transformation, investigating moments of climatic change throughout history to speculate on the uncertain future. In 2021 Kirk presented a major new commission at the Powerhouse Museum for 'Eucalyptusdom' and founded Supper Sessions in partnership with 107 Projects. In 2022 she will present a solo exhibition at Verge Gallery, and 'Radical Slowness' at the Lock Up, co-curated with Tai Mitsuji.
  • Anna Pogossova is a photomedia artist and sculptor born in Moscow, Russia, who currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia. Her work is concerned with the logic and semiotics of the otherworldly, as represented in popular fiction. Her practice explores how cultural references and cinematic tropes can authorise belief, and trigger interpretations and habituated ways of seeing. .Pogossova holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from College of Fine Arts. Her solo exhibitions include 'Anticipation Machines', Jerico Contemporary, Sydney (2020), 'X Satellite', Jerico Contemporary, Sydney (2019), 'V (Valentine)', Firstdraft, Sydney (2018), 'XV', Firstdraft, Sydney (2015), 'H', Gaffa, Sydney (2013). Pogossova is currently represented by Jerico Contemporary, Sydney.
  • Manisha Anjali is a writer and artist. She is the founder of Community Dream Project, a research and documentation platform for dreams, visions and hallucinations. Manisha has been a Writer-in-Residence at Incendium Radical Library, a Hot Desk Fellow at The Wheeler Centre and an Artist-in-Residence at BLINDSIDE’s Regional Arts & Research Residency at Mooramong. Her performances and installations have been exhibited at spaces including Casula Powerhouse, Bus Projects, SEVENTH Gallery and c3 contemporary artspace.
  • Meng-Yu Yan 颜梦钰 is a cross-disciplinary artist working with photography, time-based media, and installation. Their practice is mesmerised by mirroring and reflection, investigating photographic origins through the Claude Glass, black mirrors, and scrying practices. A queer Australian-Chinese artist, their practice disrupts the binary, sitting comfortably in liminal spaces. Yan’s solo exhibition occulere debuted at Dominik Mersch Gallery in 2017. In 2019 Yan was awarded the Ross Steele Scholarship to fund their residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. Yan completed their Master of Fine Arts, funded by the Australian Government RTP Scholarship, at UNSW Art & Design in 2020. Their research explored queer spectrality and cultural haunting through experimental photography. Currently their practice is concerned with occult methodologies including spirit photography, divination, performative haunting, and astrology.
  • Naomi Blacklock is an artist based in Brisbane, Australia, whose practice maps the nexus of embodied performance, culture heritage and gender identity. Working across media including experimental sound installation, performance and sculpture, her work creatively examines the mythologies, archetypes and harmful histories of gender and cultural identity. Her ritualised sound objects and performances are intended to amplify the body and voice through performative bodily precision and aural screaming.In 2019 Blacklock was awarded her Doctorate of Philosophy from Queensland University of Technology for her thesis 'Conjuring Alterity: Refiguring the Witch and The Female Scream in Contemporary Art'. Her work has been presented at Hobart’s Art Festival, Dark Mofo and in numerous galleries and artist-run initiatives both locally and interstate.
  • Orson Heidrich is a mixed media artist living and working in Sydney / Eora. His practice spans photography and the moving image, as well as industrial sculpture and technical installation. Each facet draws upon his research into the matrices of imaging practice, both social and spatial. His work explores the relationship between artist and industry through the sourcing, fabrication and manipulation of physical and digital media. Heidrich holds a Bachelor of Arts of Design in Photography and Situated Media from University of Technology Sydney. He has received international scholarships and residencies and exhibited throughout Australia, including at Yavuz Gallery, UTS Photography, Tributary Projects, Cool Change, and AIRspace Projects. His work is held in public and private collections in both Australia and South Africa.
  • Sundari Carmody is an artist currently based in Kaurna Yarta Adelaide. Her practice focuses on the language of sculpture and ideas that explore relationships between consciousness and the cosmos. She questions how we engage with universal systems and aspects of being that linger in the category of the unknown – in ‘the dark’. Ultimately, she attempts to find frameworks that give form to the invisible or things that lie beyond the limits of our perception. Carmody grew up in Indonesia before moving to Australia to study art, graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) at the South Australian School of Art (2011). Her works have shown across Australia, including at TarraWarra Museum of Art, ACE Open, Outer Space, Firstdraft, Bus Projects and SEVENTH Gallery.