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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.

Fabricated Country

Piers Greville

07 July 2018–28 July 2018

The work in Fabricated Country examines a landscape through expanded landscape painting. It floats aloft the idea of this specific heterotopic terrain; a historical meeting place; an extraterritorial space; a climate island ecosystem with an expiry date.

The contemporary global environment is no longer merely exploited, it is now subject to our actions and attempts at control. This precarious posture of support, its echos of a colonialist stance, and the reductive practice it entails is a key ingredient in the slide to the new post-truth world. Through this expanded painting work a flimsy and troubled terrain is speculatively rendered.

Image: Piers Greville, 2016, Headwaters, oil on linen, 300mm x 200mm

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  • Based in Melbourne, Piers Greville is currently completing Masters of Fine Arts at the VCA. Working predominantly within painting, exploring narratives around relationships to the ecological and cultural landscape, with a present focus on the landscape as artefact.