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.

Edward de Souza

Brisbane (Meanjin) based artist Edward de Souza explores the anxiety of individuals being powerless against the exponential growth of cities. Architecture often dominates by prioritising profitability over liveability. His works resist this de-humanisation.
While the work can be entrancing, it unsettles and exposes the sometimes-sinister nature underpinning urban architecture. A flood of residential real-estate advertisements exposes their cookie cutter format – the extent of which is emphasised by their sheer mass. However, overlaying hypnotic soundscapes and fetishist content, he explores a contradiction in desire. A contradiction in our desire for community, comfort and a home, against a desire for cold, formulaic and isolating architecture.