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.

Kings 10 year program: does it matter?

Benjamin Woods
Brendan Lee
Dylan Hammond
Kel Glaister
Kiron Robinson
Makiko Yamamoto
Sanja Pahoki
Sarah Duyshart
The Kingpins

05 October 2013–26 October 2013

Does it Matter?

What is the significance of artist run spaces? Ideas of transformation and change, energy and matter are used to celebrate the 10 years of Kings Artist Run Initiative with an exhibition and a publication.

Matter’s capacity to change as an arrangement of particles in flux is the exhibition departure point that highlights the connection between materials and ideas in the artistic process and a sense of performativity.

The following exhibition is a result of a process in which a first group of artists brought together by the curator, nominated an emerging artist to respond to the same brief. This process aims at supporting a community of peers as well as facilitating development in the arts. Does it Matter? Provides an opportunity to position Kings ARI in the present and to formulate possibilities for the future.

The publication will include an essay reflecting on the role of the artist run space, interviews with founding members, program highlights and submissions from past exhibitors and committee members


Curated by Anabelle Lacroix