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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.

On Parr

Georgia Banks

03 March 2017–25 March 2017

Facts About On Parr


i        In light of Mike Parr’s NGA Retrospective

ii       An established male artist

iii      Georgia Banks offers a new perspective

iv      An emerging female artist

v       Camera Poem, Drip Blood From Your Finger onto the Lens of a Camera 1972

vi      Drip 2015

vii     an oral fixation

vii     Have a Burning Match Dropped onto Your Bare Chest  (Wound by Measurement) 1973

ix      Drop 2015

x       sex and death

xi      The Emetics (Primary Vomit): I am Sick of Art [Red, Yellow and Blue] 1977

xii     I Am Sick 2016

xiii    be sweet

xiv    Black Box: Theatre of Self Correction 1979

xv     Blackleg Mama/Papa 1993

xvi    Black Box 2017

xvii   disappear here

xvii   Have a Branding Iron Made Up with the word ARTIST. Brand this Word on Your Body 1973

xviii Brand 2017

xix     we all have one

xx      Brand will be performed live March 3 6pm – 8pm

xxi     The artist will sit for viewing in the gallery March 8 / 10 / 15 / 17 / 22 | 12pm – 6pm  


On Parr is an exhibition of video and performance, in which each piece is a reperformance of work by Mike Parr, arguably Australia’s best known performance artist. This show uses the attention currently focussed on Parr to initiate a conversation surrounding performance art at an emerging level, as well as subverting Parr’s works as a means to discuss female subjectivity, exploring what it means to be a female emerging artist engaging with the works of a male prominent art figure.

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  • Georgia Banks is a recent MFA graduate from VCA, working primarily with live performance. Her work is concerned with the concept of malleability within the relationship between performance art, the document, and reenactment. Banks uses reenactment as a means to explore female subjectivity, often subverting a pre-existing dialogue surrounding gender.