In 2015, KINGS Artist-Run commenced an Emerging Writers’ Program aimed at providing opportunities for emerging arts writers to have their work published in a public forum and to further critical dialogue between writers and artists exhibiting in the KINGS program. Throughout the program each writer is mentored in the development of a text to be published within the gallery.
As of 2018 the KINGS Artist-Run Emerging Writers’ Program has partnered with un Projects to develop short-form critical reviews to be published on un Extended.
un Projects publishes writing that emerges from art making, providing an independent platform for critical discussions about local artistic practice. With a focus on artists, writers and independent practice, un Projects publishes essays, artists’ work and reviews, in print and online.
Through the program KINGS and un Projects are committed to working with emerging writers to develop written skills, critical voices and creative approaches to arts writing.
In 2022, the KINGS Artist-Run Emerging Writers’ Program is supported by Creative Victoria through their Sustaining Creative Workers initiative.
Skye Malu Baker
Lara Fielding, Sirens are sung by gentle Sissy/ Engcanto, Justin Shoulder: AEON †: TITAN ARUM, The Art Gallery of New South Wales
Matt Siddal, Salt + Loving; Halophile, Curated by Josephine Mead, BLINDSIDE
Thomas McCammon, Archie Barry: Mulitply, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, ACCA Open Online
Clare McLeod, The Place One Lives., Curated by Josephine Mead, BLINDSIDE
Angela Glindemann, Amrita Hepi and Sam Lieblich: Neighbour Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, ACCA Open Online
Corinna Berndt, Zeoxtropy The Post-Human Beauty, Centre del Carmen Cultura Contemporània, Valencia, Spain
Michaela Bear, Hannah Gartside: Fantasies, Ararat Gallery TAMA
Henry Law, Martin George, Box of Stamps, Haydens Gallery
Miranda King Dark Knight, Jill Orr – Magdalen Laundries, Abbotsford Convent
Harriet McInerney Woolworths Orchid, Sophie Penkethman-Young – AIRspace Projects
Olga Bennett Clearing, Katie West – TarraWarra Museum of Art
Loni Jeffs Winter Sun – Daine Singer
Josephine Mead The Eyes That Saw Her Were Closed, Tracey Lamb – Incinerator Gallery