KINGS Artist-Run provides a location for contemporary art practice, supporting distinctive experimental projects by artists at all stages of their careers. KINGS assists and promotes the development of solo exhibitions, group and thematic projects, along with a program of events that includes performance, film screenings, public gatherings and talks. Formed in 2003, KINGS is communally driven by a collective of artists, writers, curators and academics that provide a platform to explore, interpret and participate in discursive approaches to contemporary artistic practice. KINGS currently supports a range of projects 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 and actions through its Flash Night Program, as well as managing and supporting studio artists and writers through the KINGS Emerging Writer’s Program.
KINGS is an entirely non-profit organisation and altruistic collective seeking to provide a foundation for artists, while receiving support through programming fees, individual donations and sponsorships, along with periodic assistance from local, State and National arts funding bodies. KINGS also receives support through the artists that show at KINGS, the studio artists and writers forming the community that defines the gallery.