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.

Previously Screened: Walking With Head Down

Callan Skimin

15 May 2020–28 May 2020

An online exhibition only available during the above dates. Visit our Current Screening page for the latest artist.


Seeing extends out through the camera and memory is gathered mechanically by hand. Walking With Head Down by Callan Skimin is a work in ten chapters exploring the bond between camera and self. Dreams, memory and language passing through the one aperture; every day the little cinema.


William Hart-Smith, 1972

I cannot resist now and then being born
into the dark world of Theatre.

I like to settle down in my seat
and watch event succeed event

on a two-dimensional sheet.
I like to let myself identify

with all the happenings that sequence by
and then get up and die into the Street.


Video/Stills: Walking With Head Down, Single Channel Digital Video, 36 minutes, 32 seconds, 2018

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  • Callan Skimin's practice centres on the moving image as a plastic, malleable form of language; the gathering of material and the personal archive are foundations of his work. Callan completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at RMIT in 2018 and has exhibited work across Melbourne as well as in Seattle, London and Ho Chi Minh City. He is a part of the artist collective TEMA and is based in Castlemaine on Dja Dja Wurrung land. Webs: Instagra: @Callan_s_art