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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.

miasma

Briony Galligan


11 November 2021–27 November 2021

The Tree Doctor says all the symptoms point to disease via a contact infection. “What about the air?” I ask. The Doctor avoids the question and says something about managing complex symptoms and pain. His voice becomes softer as he speaks of stopping treatment. He moves to the passive tense. “Letting nature take its course” murmurs through his lips. The tree struggles to grasp this idiom. I try to feed the tree a raspberry. He can’t eat it, so I do.

 

‘miasma’ is an imagined looping between a dying London plane tree and the interiors of my mother’s house. This exhibition is an elegy for the family tree.

 

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  • Briony Galligan (born lutruwita Tasmania) is from an English/Irish settler background and lives on Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung Country. Briony works with physical interior architectures, using theatrical and architectural elements such as backdrops, curtains, screens, sculpture and costume, to question the limits of what can be controlled within ‘logical’ hegemonic social orders. Her work is often situated in personal and art histories – working with materials from community museums such as the Australian Queer Archives and sites including horse stables, public parks and hospital wards – forming an interplay between these structures and bodily experience. Collaboratively, Briony makes artwork with Mel Deerson, teaches sessionally at Monash and VCA and worked with TCB collective (2017-21).