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69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

Open 12pm-5pm, Thursday - Sunday

Disability Access: KINGS Artist-Run is a wheelchair accessible venue. Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair accessible toilet. Please contact the gallery with any access requirements and we will endeavour to support your visit.

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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.

Dion Beasley

Dion Beasley is an Alywarr man who lived for many years in Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory. His father’s country is Owairtilla, also known as Canteen Creek, and his mother’s country is Alpurrurulam, also known as Lake Nash. As a Deaf artist with muscular dystrophy, Dion uses drawing to communicate with the world around him. He draws his family, the country where he grew up and all the dogs at Mulga Camp. Dion’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney and the National Gallery of Australia and the recent Sydney Biennale. Dion Beasley now lives in Torquay, Queensland, where he draws every day. Dion also spends time making 3D models of small community areas and hundreds of cut-out paper dogs, recently these have taken on an abstract form.