Open 12-5pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday

69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

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.

FLASHnight: sick leave

sick leave

04 June 2018–04 June 2018

sick leave is night of poetry readings, featuring: Elena Gomez, Alex Griffin, Harry Reid, Melody Paloma and Ursula Robinson Shaw.

Poetry has been called many things— let’s say here it’s fun. Please join us for a night of readings that contain joy in their makings.

Elena Gomez is a poet and book editor living in Melbourne. Alex Griffin is a poet and researcher. Harry Reid is a poet living in the western suburbs. Their work has appeared in Cordite and they received a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship for 2018. Ursula Robinson-Shaw is a writer from Wellington, New Zealand, currently living in Melbourne. Her work has appeared in Minarets, Cordite and Overland. Melody Paloma is a poet and critic. Her debut collection, In Some Ways Dingo, was published as part of the Rabbit Poets Series. Melody works for Australian Poetry in their young poet’s programs.

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  • sick leave is a Naarm-based reading series and part-time journal that aims to celebrate new, weird, difficult and interesting writing - whatever form it takes. We're especially interested in fun, and having it.