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69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

Disability Access: KINGS Artist-Run is a wheelchair accessible venue. Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair accessible toilet. Please contact the gallery with any access requirements and we will endeavour to support your visit.

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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.

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30 July 2022–27 July 2022

KINGS Artist Run is hosting a series of public programs on inclusive practice in visual arts spaces. Each session is led by d/Deaf and disabled artists, offering diverse ways of viewing and understanding disability and how to incorporate these ideas into organisational culture. These sessions are open to all but are primarily aimed at gallery personnel, curators and artists.

 

Session 1: 

Visual Description in Art Spaces with Fayen d’Evie

2.30 – 4.30pm 30th July

Presented in collaboration with Open House Melbourne, this  session will be a conversational workshop modelling creative approaches to visual description of artworks and exhibitions. These methods aim to increase access for those who are blind or have low vision, while also expanding the possibilities of reading an artwork.

Click here for more information and to book tickets. 

Session 2: 

Art and Ableism

2-4pm 15th August

An online discussion which aims to engage curators, artist-run collectives and gallery personnel  on recent political and theoretical concepts relating to disability. Speakers include; Sophie Cassar, Lara Chamas, Fayen d’Evie, Sam Petersen, Katie Ryan and Jane Trengove.

Click here for more information and to register.

Session 3: 

Deaf Culture and d/Deaf Awareness with Luke King

2-4pm 27th August

This session explores Deaf language and culture, discussing diversity amongst the Deaf community, communication etiquette, Auslan and access for d/Deaf people in arts spaces.

 

More detailed information on these programs will be available shortly along with booking links.

 

This series of public programs have been developed by disabled artist and curator Jane Trengove and KINGS Artist-Run Organisation Coordinator Katie Ryan. The program has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.