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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 Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

We offer our respect to Elders both past and present of the Kulin Nation and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people

What happens between the rain and the ground

Jeremy Eaton

Front Gallery

What Happens Between the Rain and the Ground continues a research project that explores a sacred site Gooninup, in Perth, Western Australia. The exhibition will evoke a relationship between two features, a natural spring and The Swan Brewery, which have been central to the inhabitation and appropriation of the site by various bodies.

In 1837 the brewery was built adjacent to Perth’s first public water supply- a permanent natural spring at the base of Mount Eliza. Subsequently the spring’s water was tapped for the productions of the brewery and continued until 1861 when the spring was ‘decommissioned’ and converted into a memorial fountain. The catalyst for the project was what remains of the spring, a residual trickle and a shallow concrete pool. By considering the remnants of the spring Eaton has generated an installation to consider the politics elicited by the way various groups have engaged with Gooninup.

The exhibition will include a screening of Martha Ansara and Robert Bropho’s documentary Always Was Always Will Be. The documentary tracks the 10 month political protest undertaken by Nungah groups that occurred on Gooninup in 1989.

Artist would like to thank Andrew Atchison, Martha Ansara and The Swan Valley Nungah Community.

Screening of Always Was Always Will Be
Friday 9 Oct. | 6pm

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  • Jeremy Eaton is invested in exploring lineages of social space and concepts of disclosure through a time-based art practice. Recent exhibitions/projects include: 'The Enigma Code', Sarah Scout Presents, ‘Departed Acts: Lineages of Queer Practice’, Centre for Contemporary Photography; ‘Summer Group Show’, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney (2018); a group exhibition with Seven Valencia and Camille Hannah at C A V E S; and ‘Of Everything That Disappears There Remains Traces’ curated by Lauren Ravi at the Honeymoon Suite. He has undertaken solo projects at BUS Projects, West Space, KINGS Artist-Run and a residency at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. In 2018 he co-curated ‘In Bloom’ with Madé Spencer-Castle for SPRING1883. Jeremy has written for un Magazine, Art + Australia, participated in the Gertrude Contemporary Emerging Writers Program and developed catalogue essays for numerous artists. Jeremy’s work has been acquired by the Joyce Nissan Collection and is held in multiple private collections around the country.