KNIGHT ST ART SPACE
Words and Photos – J Forsyth
Knight St Art Space, Victoria street, Footscray
Recently while meandering through Footscray (by meandering I mean I was kind of hoping the weird hot barista was working where I get coffee) I stopped to check out Knight St Art Space. I have heard of and driven past the space a number of times but never stopped in. An old shop converted into a gallery and studios in the lesser busy part of Footscray, boardering Seddon.
KSAS is a non-profit artist-run exhibition space explained on their website to be “curated via extended dialogue between artists, intending to create new avenues for collaboration and result in original and conceptually cohesive bodies of work.” Now that is the type of art speak I like. Concise and descriptive with out flowery wank talk that my brain refuses to understand.
While visiting the space I had a chat to one of the exhibiting artist’s Georgina Glanville. The exhibition was Succulent, boasting to celebrate the sexiness of plants. Bloody awesome I say, the exhibition was different and vibrant and Georgie was relaxed and interesting. I chatted to the dude that runs the whole shebang also, but I have forgotten his name. It’s wondourous to get so much from one small gallery visit.
We all know art in the west is alive and kicking and KSAS is another excellent representation.
Check out the website for opening times, up-coming exhibitions and proposals.