100 days 100 galleries; Day 17: KINGS Artist-Run, Melbourne Australia

KINGS Artist-Run is a contemporary art gallery and studio complex located in the west end of the Melbourne CBD.

Carlos Fentanes (CF): Hello,
I have a blog about art galleries and I would like to feature you and make some questions.
What would you say about your gallery as an introduction?

KINGD Artist-Run (KA): Hello Carlos, thank-you for your email. As an introduction I would say that: KINGS Artist-Run is an artist-run gallery in Melbourne that supports the practices of a range of artists, performers and writers. KINGS has a monthly exhibition program, a performance program and internationally focussed video program. We are interested in conceptual and critical approaches to contemporary art and show a diverse range of forms and modes of artistic expression.
Let me know if you need anything else. Jeremy

CF: When you started and what was your background before you start the gallery?

KA: The gallery was started 16 years ago by a different group of artists

CF: Thanks, can I use some images from your website?
Why the upside down lion?
I saw that you have a post that said: “applications open”.
How this works? What an artist should expect once he had applied

KA: You will be able to find all of the information in regards to applications and the gallery on our website kingsartistrun.org.au

The gallery was formed in 2003 by Annie Wilson, Frank Guarino, Brendan Lee and Brie Trennery, and continues to be communally driven by a collective of artists, writers, curators and academics. KINGS program encompasses a range of distinct experimental performances, publishing initiatives and exhibitions. These include a range of projects presented across three exhibition spaces in which artists, collectives and curators are provided with an opportunity to form new work. In addition, KINGS presents a program of singular ‘one-off’ events through its FLASHnight program. In 2015 KINGS developed an Emerging Writers’ Program to support and mentor early career writers through the development, editing and publishing of writing in artistic contexts.

This was a very interesting approach to a gallery, I tried to use the very used introduction of “I’m a blogger”, but I don’t know if this is the best way to approach a gallery; bloggers don’t have a very good reputation: food bloggers wants everything for free, I imagined that art bloggers wants to exhibit “for free”, even in a non-profit gallery like this one there are certain rules that you have to follow and the best way is applying if there’s a way to do that.

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