KINGS Artist-Run


Lvl 1 / 171 King St.
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Wed–Sat, 12–6pm
+61 3 9642 0859
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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

KINGS Artist-Run provides a location for contemporary art practice, supporting distinctive experimental projects by artists at all stages of their careers. KINGS assists and promotes the development of solo exhibitions, group and thematic projects, along with a program of events that includes performance, film screenings and talks.

The gallery program is the heart of KINGS Artist-Run and each year we look to deliver a program that investigates concepts current to contemporary art practice. The annual exhibition program at KINGS is formed around individual exhibition projects interspersed with thematic curatorial projects. Therefore each half-year of the exhibition and event program involves a thematic grouping of focused projects evoking and forming a discourse around specific subjects, supported by allied events and talks.

Notably, KINGS Artist-Run welcomes:

  • artists at all stages of their practice;
  • large-scale curated projects;
  • conceptually and technically ambitious projects;
  • curated exhibitions using one or more or all of the spaces within the gallery;
  • interdisciplinary projects including aspects in public spaces or outside of the gallery.

Proposals are to be emailed in a single pdf file to and are to include:

  • a CV for each participating artist including contact details
  • a concise 500 word description of the project/exhibition
  • nomination of preferred gallery space(s) and available month(s) to exhibit
  • a maximum of ten JPEG images and web links to up to five minutes of video

KINGS Artist-Run Proposal Form 2018

KINGS Artist-Run Floorplan


Front Gallery $975
Middle Gallery $975
Side Gallery $500

Successful applicants will be offered a three-week exhibition plus one-week install. Please contact us if you wish to clarify any aspects of our gallery programming, or if you would like to discuss challenging installs or ambitious projects with the committee prior to submission.


This program aims to provide a platform and opportunity for emerging arts writers to further critical discourse around the KINGS Exhibition Program.

The program will seek to connect writers with relevant practitioners from the Exhibition Program, in order to develop an accompanying piece of written text. Participants will receive critical feedback & editorial assistance in the development of their pieces, as well as the possibility for dialogue with the other writers and artists associated with KINGS. The writing developed throughout the six month period will be presented as catalogue material distributed within the gallery for the respective exhibition as well as available to download through the KINGS Artist-run website.


More information: 2018 EWP Callout

Any queries about the 2018 Emerging Writers’ Program can be directed to