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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.

Orrery

Emmalyn Hawthorne
Hannah Jenkins


03 February 2022–26 February 2022

Asking a computer to read the horizon; telling the system there’s writing to be found, if only it can look hard enough, produces honest and naïve poetry.

Orrery is a collaborative project between artist Emmalyn Hawthorne and writer Hannah Jenkins produced for KINGS Artist-Run over the course of 2021. Emmalyn and Hannah interweave text, stratified 3D models and process documentation to explore mark-making, computational vision and the natural environment.

This assemblage exists as a web-based archive of their hybrid practices, slowly unfolding to reveal the interconnections between sight and symbols through research, traced lines and digital poetry.

[CLICK HERE TO EXPLORE ORRERY]

Working together from the lands of Gadigal People of the Eora nation and the lands of the Turrubal and Jagera Peoples, we want to acknowledge that online and networked spaces are deeply rooted in physical place. The digital infrastructure we use for online art projects and exhibitions has its own history embedded within colonisation, militarisation and environmental destruction. In using these tools and platforms every day, it is our shared responsibility to consider our role in decolonisation and reconciliation, and the role of technology in these endeavours.

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  • Emmalyn Hawthorne is an artist and writer. A process of collage investigating negative space has brought her to an expanded practice using new media processes. She is interested in how unusual juxtapositions and semantic multitudes in life foreground our need to make meaning. "There is something sad but also really human and honest in trying to narrativise the incongruous." Since completing honours at the Queensland College of Art in 2018, Emmalyn's work has been included in duo and group shows within Brisbane (Meanjin) and her writing has been published locally by zines and for exhibitions. She is currently one of Outer Space Brisbane’s studio artists.
  • Hannah Jenkins is an arts writer and poet specialising in digital platforms and online writing experiments. They are the Assistant Editor & Poetry Editor of Running Dog and sat on the board of Firstdraft as Co-Director and Treasurer 2020-2021. They hold a Masters of Curating and Cultural Leadership from UNSW Art & Design, where they were awarded Dean’s list recognition for academic excellence. Hannah was shortlisted for the 2021 Woollahra Digital Literary Award for their poem ‘The Horizon’ and was a category winner in the 2020 QRAA Ekphrasis Challenge in the Queensland Poetry Festival. You can find Hannah’s work in Cordite, Overland, Runway, The Suburban Review, The Lifted Brow, Scum Mag and much more.