69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

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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.

Dead Grip

Mark Mailler

19 May 2022–11 June 2022

Dead Grip explores the construction and environment of a set through a Post Brechtian lens. The mise en scène within the gallery space is adorned with handmade ceramics, glass, clay and objects from everyday life. The works and set build exist together to contextualise a non-linear narrative of the interpersonal relationships currently circulating within the artist’s life. This melting of the two elements beckons a reflection and examination of how we build, develop, and sustain structures of trust and intimacy outside of heteronormative society.

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  • Mark Mailler is an emerging artist based in Eora nation (Sydney), working across sculpture, video and installation. Taking cues from theatrical set design, his art making is often intuitive working with materials and objects from the everyday. Observing the unsaid, Mark dissects and examines how we build and hold relationships outside of heteronormative societal values.