69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

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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.

Control yourself (even if you feel dead inside, hurt and barren)

Heidi Holmes

04 June 2016–25 June 2016


Control yourself

Calm yourself

Want it

Not too much though

Make sure you do all the things

Don’t think about the things too much

Empty nest ness

You’re still young

You might be too old

Endo hurt, endless hurt

Geriatric-stuck-ovary, sad-stuck-uterus, no-tubes

Get stuck into life

Stuck in life



Control yourself (even if you feel dead inside, hurt and barren) is an exploration of the artist’s experience of her body and mind within the ongoing process of baby-making, failing fertility and the resulting process of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF).

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  • Heidi Holmes recently completed an Honours year in Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) at The Victorian College of the Arts. She is a current member of the SEVENTH Gallery board and will be exhibiting new work at West Space Gallery in September 2016.