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.

Ponie Curtis

Ponie Curtis’ practice manifests itself as both 2D and 3D sculptural works, thinking about space both physically and digitally. Ponie works with original video, constructed digital space, and layering to create these dream-like, playful, otherworldly places. Considering the idea of a best before date, You are the life of any party delves into the ambiguous yet affirming prophecies and ‘lucky numbers’ found in fortune cookies, offering refreshing guidance for when we find ourselves past our use-by date, expired into a stale condition in need of purpose and self-belief. Whilst exploring the way we locate truths in serendipitously blurred messages, the work simultaneously contemplates the best before dates of these notes, examining their undisclosed duration and context but also the value we decide to place upon them.