69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

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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.

Pear, a Prisoner

Elsie Preston

24 November 2022–17 December 2022

Finding new pear pairings between language and form.

A high heel and a high hat. A common sole.

Classification and function of an object is also a pear also a prisoner.

Atishoo for a toupée for if it is hot it is haute.

Haute­­ and juicy.

Haute couture.

Juicy Couture.

A wordplay.

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  • Elsie Preston completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in 2021. Elsie’s most recent exhibitions include ‘Say Not Tracksuit’ at Savage Garden (2022), ‘And Shuffling’ at Conners Conners (2022), ‘Unpredict’ hosted by the Ian Potter Museum of Art and the Science Gallery (2021), ‘Up in the Gallery’ curated by NWEB (2021), and ‘Cattle Chute or a Catwalk’ as part of the Graduate Exhibition at the Victorian College of the Arts (2021).