KINGS Artist-Run


Open 12-5pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday

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 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

The past is easy

James Morrison
Jennifer Mills
Steve Cox
Curated by Julia Powles

Front Gallery

The past is easy  is focused around the irretrievable loss of a photographic archive. Although the archive was in many ways small and insignificant and was without clear or structured methodology to define its collection it was nevertheless designed to function as the trigger for a range of memories and associations.

The lost photographs documented in an ad hoc fashion the childhood and early life of a woman. Despite her devastation at losing the archive and the strong emotional attachment she had to it, she actually found it hard to recall more than 10 of the lost photographs.

Based on descriptors of the missing photographs, as remembered, by the woman who once owned them Steve Cox, Jennifer Mills and James Morrison have remade new versions of the events recorded by these now lost images.