Kyle Archie Knight

Cruising for a Bruising

4 July – 3 August

Opening: Thursday 11 July, 6-8pm


Kyle Archie Knight (b. 1999) is a Wiradjuri queer photographic artist based in Naarm (Melbourne).


In 2022 he graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Arts (Photography) (Honours) Honours First Class. 


Knight has a keen interest in the mundane and humdrum suburbia of Naarm. From this fascination, he produced a long-form and ongoing project, Cruising for a Bruising, which in 2023 was published by respected publisher M.33 as Knight’s debut photobook and was subsequently shortlisted in the 2024 Australian and New Zealand Photobook Awards.


Cruising for a Bruising is a Camp love letter to the Australian Suburbs. Growing up queer in outer-metropolitan Naarm (Melbourne), Knight found themselves drawn to explore the streets of their family neighbourhood. Their search for moments that capture the essence of suburbia results in a celebration of the surreal and the mundane, the humorous and the humdrum.


As a flaneur, Knight delves into family archives and reconnects with past memories of estrangement, finding humour and delight in what was once alienating and suffocating, while expressing a lighter side of suburban Australia.


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