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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.

Meng-Yu Yan 颜梦钰

Meng-Yu Yan 颜梦钰 is a cross-disciplinary artist working with photography, time-based media, and installation. Their practice is mesmerised by mirroring and reflection, investigating photographic origins through the Claude Glass, black mirrors, and scrying practices. A queer Australian-Chinese artist, their practice disrupts the binary, sitting comfortably in liminal spaces. Yan’s solo exhibition occulere debuted at Dominik Mersch Gallery in 2017. In 2019 Yan was awarded the Ross Steele Scholarship to fund their residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. Yan completed their Master of Fine Arts, funded by the Australian Government RTP Scholarship, at UNSW Art & Design in 2020. Their research explored queer spectrality and cultural haunting through experimental photography. Currently their practice is concerned with occult methodologies including spirit photography, divination, performative haunting, and astrology.