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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.

one hundred sleepers

Allona Goren
Christopher Sciuto
Claire McArdle
Clementine Edwards
Dan Bell
Jasmina Krupic
Marcos Guzman
Noriko Nakamura

10 January 2014–01 February 2014

In one hundred sleepers a group of artists from a range of art disciplines each receive ten sleeper earrings. They are invited to consider the materiality of the small silver jewellery item, to consider the sleeper earrings’ social and cultural history. Where Noriko Nakamura creates lucky charms by using her own hair and her cat hair, Dan Bell stretches out the potential of comfort around exxxcessories utilising mind-altering materials. Jasmina Krupic explores notions of nomadic tendencies through jewellery as portable environments; Claire McArdle introduces us to The Sleepers, a rag tag crime fighting decatet; Clementine Edwards rolls out her ten-piece DIY piercing kit; and Marcos Guzman has a silly, impractical yet ultimately wearable take on the sleeper earring. Late 90’s culture is referenced in Christopher Sciuto’s works on Jim Ward, which talk to the 70’s revival of the nipple piercing that cemented its mainstream status though to the late 90’s.

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  • Christopher Sciuto is a mixed-media visual artist whose work engages with contemporary cultural and social issues; in particular polarised subcultures and issues of sexuality. These ideas are presented in installations that incorporate found objects or images, placing emphasis on the surface and texture of his chosen materials.