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.

From my Elbow to my Wrist

Natasha Manners

08 July 2017–29 July 2017


Emerging from an interest in nationhood, collective thought and place, From my Elbow to my Wrist is a personal reflection of Natasha Manners’ homeland Scotland and her present life in Australia.

Our skin is crucial to our interaction with the world around us. It is a strong and resilient organ, one  that constantly protects our bodies, whilst being acutely sensitive to outside factors including UV rays emitted from the sun. In Scotland, sunscreen is referred to as ‘sun-tan lotion’ and it is widely believed that if you burn you will tan better later. In Australia, during summer months constant health adverts warn about the risks of developing melanoma or skin cancer and advise constant application of sunscreen. This project explores some aspects of this human relationship with the sun.

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  • Natasha Manners is a Melbourne-based emerging artist who grew up in Scotland. Since graduating from Monash University in 2015, Manners has exhibited at Constance ARI, MARS Gallery, Rubicon and KINGS Artist-Run.