69 Capel Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003

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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.

The Gardens

Giles Fielke
Paddy Hay

20 October 2022–12 November 2022

The Collingwood Community Garden allotments have been tended by residents living in the area for over four decades on a ¾ acre block of Crown Land Reserve along the Birrarung (Yarra) River in Naarm/Melbourne (Australia), and adjacent to the Collingwood Children’s Farm. In May 2021 the gardens were abruptly closed, citing safety concerns. In February 2022 the gardens were cleared for redevelopment by the Committee of Management of the Collingwood Children’s Farm, against the wishes of the community gardeners. The images of the gardens were made during the lockout when no one had been in the gardens for six months.

With Ingrid Palmer, Greg Spark, Lyndale Cooper.

The Gardens is presented as part of STRAY VOLTAGE, KINGS Artist-Run’s iterative video program, collaboratively facilitated by Rebecca McCauley and Aaron Claringbold. Looking to the potential that exists between seemingly incompatible ideas, STRAY VOLTAGE premises an experimental program of critically engaged moving image works, fundamentally grounded by the earth.

STRAY VOLTAGE is supported by the City of Melbourne 2022 Annual Arts Grants Program.

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  • Giles Fielke is a writer and researcher of film and media art histories. He makes films at the Artist Film Workshop and is currently a lecturer at the School of Philosophy, History, and International Studies (SoPHIS) in the Arts Faculty of Monash University.
  • Paddy Hay is a filmmaker whose work encompasses experimental, narrative and documentary styles. His approach to filmmaking is embedded in small gauge film, and underpinned by a DIY approach to storytelling and cinematic ideas. He has presented his films at major film festivals and film institutions including the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, The Austrian Film Museum, Melbourne International Film Festival, and The Australian Centre for the Moving Image.