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 Pile

Sarah Rudledge

09 July 2016–30 July 2016

Purse brown


white fork plastic

christmas wrapping paper



Chipboard 600 by 300

3 drawers, 1 broken, black and white

coral – multiple pieces, various sizes – white, grey

1 branch, dead


Mattress blue

mattress red

mattress patterned


The Pile is a work emerging from two weeks the artist spent surveying a mass of illegally dumped rubbish in a Reservoir shopping centre car park. During this time video, text and performance were employed to contemplate the pile as a living abject body that was in a perpetual state of re-write as things were added or removed before the area was eventually cleared and fenced off. 

The audience will be invited to take part in a reading of Sarah Rudledge’s Objects from the Pile, a short reading that will take place at 7pm on opening night. Participants will experiment with reading the list aloud in a syncopated way to explore the creation of a sound pile. If you’re interested in taking part all you need to do is be there this evening, a few minutes before 7, we will call out for readers before we begin.

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