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.

Trophy shop

Harry Hay
Lillian Addie
Mary Barton
Simon Gardam

30 May 2014–21 June 2014

Trophy Shop brings together the work of four painters dealing with intuition and subjective responses to paint as a medium. These paintings are made with no preconceived image in mind, but evolve as a critical response to the painter’s own marks. Indeed, it is an impossibility for thee painters to imagine what to paint, as any ideas are met with the resistance of the material in its actuality, the painter should feel used by their medium, rather than use it,and left with little choice as to how the painting appears whilst remaining attentive and critical. ideally the painting paints itself and exists as a kind of transcript of the painters mental process and dialogue with the medium.

These four Melbourne based painters completed their respective bachelors of Fine Art at RMIT University in 2012, where they participated in exhibitions and travelling scholarships. Since graduating, the group have undertaken various activities, projects and courses, from honours degrees at RMIT University in 2014, to artist residencies in Finland, and establishing the Trophy Shop studios in Preston, which also act as an exhibition space. They have exhibited regularly at and since art school, in solo and group shows, be they in Victoria or interstate.