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 Lunchroom

Andrew Atchison
Briony Galligan
Makiko Yamamoto
Nikos Pantazopoulos
Shannon Lyons
Curated by Jeremy Eaton

28 October 2016–19 November 2016

Throughout the month of November the Front Space of Kings Artist-Run will be transformed into a functioning lunchroom replete with kettle, microwave and water cooler for the public to come and take their lunch. Simultaneously The Lunchroom will host an exhibition of five artist’s works that poetically and critically reflect on social space, to think through the way it is formed and enacted. The artists’ works, comprised of architectural incursions, performative gestures, images and objects will tease at and unravel the physical and social facets of the lunchroom to question the architecture, features and performative facets implicit in spaces of respite.

This project is supported by the City Of Melbourne as part of the 2016 Annual Grants Program.

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  • Andrew Atchison is an artist, writer and educator currently based in Melbourne. He completed a Master of Fine Arts (research) at MADA, Monash University in 2018. He has exhibited extensively including at Testing Grounds, Greenwood Street Projects, Light Projects, West Space, Kings ARI, Seventh, First Site Gallery, and Next Wave and Midsumma Festivals. In addition, he has completed several artworks for public space, including a public art commission for The City of Melbourne. He currently holds the position of Artist Educator at The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.
  • Briony Galligan (born lutruwita Tasmania) is from an English/Irish settler background and lives on Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung Country. Briony works with physical interior architectures, using theatrical and architectural elements such as backdrops, curtains, screens, sculpture and costume, to question the limits of what can be controlled within ‘logical’ hegemonic social orders. Her work is often situated in personal and art histories – working with materials from community museums such as the Australian Queer Archives and sites including horse stables, public parks and hospital wards – forming an interplay between these structures and bodily experience. Collaboratively, Briony makes artwork with Mel Deerson, teaches sessionally at Monash and VCA and worked with TCB collective (2017-21).
  • Nikos Pantazopoulos lives and works in Melbourne, Australia and is a Lecturer in the Photography Studio in the School of Art – RMIT. Pantazopoulos currently holds Gertrude Contemporary studio and has undertaken solo projects at BUS ARI and West Space.
  • Shannon Lyons lives and works in Perth, Australia. Lyons holds a PHD in Visual Art and teaches in the Fine Art Department at Curtin University. Recent exhibitions include A dead mouse and broken coffee machine at Moana Project Space and Store (with Paige Alderdice) at Success, Perth.