New Lecturer position – SAE Creative Media Institute Sydney

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I’m very pleased to announce I have been offered a lectureship position at SAE Sydney as their Final Project Coordinator. This role means I will be overseeing all students enrolled the final two trimesters of their bachelor of Film, Animation, Games, Audio and Design degrees. I will be delivering lectures on creative project theory as well as facilitating the cross-disciplinary group work required for all students to complete their Major Work.

For more information on the college and to view my staff profile please visit here.

Figure Drawing Class – Youthweek Workshop

Porcelain Alice

I’m looking forward to running a life drawing class as part of Pine Street’s Youth Week event program!

Modeling for me is the beautiful Porcelain Alice, you might have seen her lighting fires and dazzling crowds around Sydney’s Burlesque scene! Be sure to book to ensure a spot!

When: 12th of April 2016

Where: Pine Street Creative Arts Darlington Studio

Cost: Free! but bookings are essential.

New Media Art – Pine Street Creative Pro’s 2015

Mossy Demo

I am very excited to have been invited to speak on September 22 for the Pine Street New Media Art Panel!

CREATIVE PROS is an interactive arts forum for young people. Our September event, ARTS & NEW MEDIA features a panel of professional speakers in an interactive seminar with networking & discussion time. CREATIVE PROS is designed to assist you to take control of your creative future, provide a realistic view of the arts industry, give you tips on how to network and how to make a career in your chosen creative field. This free event is aimed at providing answers to all of those burning questions you have about ARTS & NEW MEDIA!

I’m joined by the very talented Nick Wishart of Toy Death & independent Game developer and all-round badass Shell Osbourne

This is a free event for young people aged 26 and under – looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Show of the Week | The Art Life

Tree island (smallest)

Stella Rosa McDonald has kindly named Deep Solitude the Art Life’s show of the week!

We are forever speaking on behalf of nature, but what if it could articulate itself in terms we could readily understand? Kingston imagines nature sighing—as her small soft sculptures of rocks do when they are prodded. In the large landscape photograph Tree Island, (2015) Kingston takes a prosaic scene and casts it in a utopic light; the image of the almost conspiratorial meeting of trees in a field suggests the personhood of the natural world. As we continue to be drawn to the freedoms of the natural and virtual worlds, the protections, privileges and freedoms of both realms remain contentious issues. ‘Deep Solitude’ doesn’t pit nature and technology against each other; rather it suggests the potential for dialogue between these two organic systems.

You can find the full story here.


504 Launch | February 2015


Yesterday I was lucky enough to be involved in the launch exhibition of the 504 Projects, St Leonards. This new space includes a gallery, studios and workshop area. This installation includes recent work from her residency at Arteles Creative Centre, in which the artist explored solitude and technological absence in rural Finland. The site-specific installation includes the Grace+ neon developed for her MFA graduate exhibition in 2012.

Also exhibiting in this group exhibition is:

Abdul Abdullah

Giles Alexander

Will Coles

Luke Cornish

Evert Ploeg

Yang En-Hume

Nick Stathopoulos

Kathrin Longhurst

Mertim Gokalp

Marcus Callum

Have a peek at their beautiful new website for more information

The Third International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections of Art, Science and Culture | Istanbul


I’m excited to announce that I will be presenting a joint paper in Istanbul shortly with my good friend Micheal Goddard, of Salford University, Manchester. We will be speaking on the topics of  the Cloud and Data Mining, where I will be presenting my findings from my most recent exhibition at Archive Space in October of last year.

When: June 26th – 28th

Where: the Pera Museum, Istanbul

Please find a copy of our abstract: here

Art Smart Creative Pros | Pine Street Creative Art Centre

Creative Pros

I’m very flattered to announce that Pine Street have selected me to be one of the creative mentors at their Creative Pros – Speed Networking for Young Artists event, as part of their annual Smart Arts festival. I will be joined by other wonderful peers like David Greenhalgh and Bess O’Malley. It’s absolutely free and aimed at artists just beginning their art career.

Date: 10th of April 2014

Cost: Free

Location: Brand X

Website: Pine Street Smart Arts – Creative Pros

‘How to Look at Art’ | Lecture


This Friday I will be speaking on the topic of how to engage with art for the uninitiated, this means everything from what to do when you’re in the gallery, and what to start to look for when you’re viewing the work. If you’re an artist, his is a perfect opportunity to bring your Mum, Child or Significant Other who might be shrugging their shoulders when you drag them along to openings. Cost: $12 Location: Cowbell 808, Surry Hills Web: Laneway Learning UPDATE: Please find a PDF of the lecture here: Introducing the White Cube talk

Michelle Starr of Cnet reviews Here You Are

Artist explores the social landscape through Facebook check-ins

Michelle dropped by Archive_ Space to view Here You Are for CNET, the leading source for technological news and trends.

“If you could visualise your friends’ favourite hang-out spots in your area based on information collated from Facebook check-ins, what would it look like? For artist Grace Kingston, it looks like a collection of plumb bobs or fishing sinkers suspended from the ceiling, swaying or twisting gently in the air currents. It looks like a series of selfies and a garish LED sign flashing on the wall. “

You can find a direct link here.

Or the PDF Artist explores the social landscape through Facebook check-ins – Crave

Elizabeth Fortescue’s review of Here You Are | The Daily Telegraph 16th of October


I’m very grateful for the kind review that Here You Are received in Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph today, you can check out the full story here:

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