Bus Projects remains committed to providing a safe, accessible and welcoming environment for all attendees.
If you have any questions about accessibility or feel uncomfortable at any point during your visit, please approach one of our team and we will do our utmost to resolve the issue.
Our CovidSafe Plan
- The safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers continues to be our first priority. In line with Victorian Government guidelines, we have made some changes to ensure the safety of our community. We ask that you review our CovidSafe Plan before your visit.
Our CovidSafe Plan includes the following measures:
- Check in
- All visitors are required on entry to check-in using the Service Victoria QR code. If you do not have access to a smartphone, our staff will make a paper record of your contact details.
- All visitors over the age of 18 years must be fully vaccinated in accordance with Victorian Government guidelines, unless a lawful exemption applies. Visitors will be asked to show their vaccination status or proof of medical exemption when checking-in to Bus Projects. Acceptable proof of vaccination status also includes: COVID-19 digital certificate uploaded to a smart phone wallet or printed COVID-19 digital certificate.
- Wearing a mask is required inside the gallery for everyone aged 8 and above (unless an exemption applies).
- All visitors are encouraged to sanitise their hands on arrival to Bus Projects and observe physical distancing guidelines and capacity limits.
- Watch for symptoms
- Please do not visit if you are feeling unwell or are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms as identified by the DHHS; you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days or are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test; you are required to quarantine or self-isolate by the DHHS; or if you have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days before your intended date of visit.
As an arts organisation, we are required to follow the current Victorian Government guidelines and have the right to refuse entry to someone who cannot or will not show proof of vaccination. All visitors over the age of 18 years must prove their vaccination or exemption status to enter Bus Projects. We are closely following all Victorian Government Directions and will continue to update our procedures as necessary.
– How to get a COVID-19 digital certificate
– How to add a COVID-19 digital certificate to your phone
– Showing proof of vaccination if you don’t have a smartphone
Notes on Access
- Getting to Bus Projects
- Bus Projects is located in the Johnston Street Building at Collingwood Yards close to Entry 35A (see map). Bus Projects is close to Stop 19 at the corner of Smith Street/Johnston Street on the 86 tram line. Only some trams on this route are serviced by a mix of low floor and high floor trams. Read more at the PTV site here. The number 200 bus and 207 bus also stop along Johnston Street, directly across from Collingwood Yards.
Further information on how to get to Bus Projects by public transport, car or bicycle can be viewed via the Collingwood Yards website here.
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Bus Projects is wheelchair accessible via three access points: the main carriageway ramp from Johnston Street (Entry 35A), elevator access to the UG floor through the 'art deco' entrance midway down Johnston Street (Entry 35B), and via the rear entrance beside the Keith Haring mural, which has a ramp and leads to the elevator (Entry 35C).
A PDF map of wheelchair accessible entry points and lift locations can be viewed and downloaded here.
- Accessible public toilets
- Accessible, gender neutral and single occupant public toilets are located near Bus Projects on UG and L1 of the Johnston Street Building.
A PDF map of toilet locations can be viewed here.
- Service animals
- Service animals and guide dogs are welcome at Bus Projects and throughout Collingwood Yards at all times.
- Exhibition opening events do not generally include Auslan interpretation however can be provided upon request. Please email Bus Projects if there is an event you would like interpreted.
- Bus Projects is a predominantly standing venue, however, we will happily provide seats for anyone who requires them. Please contact Bus Projects via email to arrange this or ask upon arrival.
- Accessible parking / drop-off areas
- An accessible drop-off area and parking bay is available for use by holders of a Disabled Persons permit. It is located near entrance 35C Johnston Street (see map). Please note that the vehicle gate is open between 8am and 5pm for pick-up and drop-off for the general public.
- There are also numerous secure and street parking options in the area. Two-hour free parking is available on Johnston Street (north of the precinct). Four-hour free parking is available on Perry Street at the south side of the precinct. All day paid parking options are available on Wellington Street.
- Temperature control
- Bus Projects is not climate controlled.
- Quiet spaces
- Please contact Bus Projects if you would like to arrange a designated quiet area at our opening events.
- Lighting is provided by fluorescent batons. However, specific shows will feature low lighting.
‘Documentary Meets’ is a year-long collection of non-fiction film screening events curated by Emmett Aldred and Keva York, presented in partnership with Composite on the third Thursday of each month.
We are excited to announce the upcoming Bus Projects 2021 Online Fundraiser. Join us, Tuesday 16th November, 6–8pm, on Instagram to purchase original artworks by our community of artists!
Means, of Production is an experiment in building open-source software in an open dialog with a group of artists, in order to try and expand the idea of how artworks can live and evolve in the peer-to-peer space. It is a collaborative project between Bus Projects, Public Officeand six Melbourne-based artists. Funded as a result of Covid-19, initially the ideas sprung from an obvious lack of tools for making art works solely for an ephemeral, digital space. That’s what we hope to shift through this process.
Bus Projects is excited to stock un Magazine, 15.1: SURPLUS, edited by Snack Syndicate (Astrid Lorange + Andrew Brooks).
Presented as part of Walking in the configuration of infinity, Join members of RMIT’s research group, the non/fictionLab, for a series of participatory events on writing walking.
Melody and Sandra discuss their project Walking in the configuration of infinity, which combined a series of Walkshops presented by members of nonfictionLab, a walking lecture and performance by Alice Cummins,and the inaugural Reading Room presentation at Bus.
To coincide with the first iteration of ‘Compassionate Grounds: Ten Years on in Tohoku’, curator Emily Wakeling will give a curatorial talk on the project on Saturday 8th May from 2pm.
“…the rhythm of walking took the song into the body. Through the body, song became dance, which in turn became ceremony.” Songlines, Margo Neale and Lynne Kelly.
Presented at Sylvia Staehli Theatre, Dancehouse, That Which Was Once Familiar (TWWOF) investigates how culture inscribes gender and sexuality onto the flesh sacks we walk around in… our bodies.
Please join us at Bus Projects this Saturday 10th April, 3.30-5.30pm, for the ‘True Colours’ catalogue launch. There will be performances by En.V, Fimo, and a secret guest.
Alongside a community feast, ‘For The Love of Leftovers’, the epilogue to F.O.C.U.S. In the interest of keeping a waste-free practice, Alisa Tanaka-King will be cooking up the leftover ingredients from F.O.C.U.S and will be hosting an open event for the local community, promoting sustainability and communal eating. All are welcome!
‘Three Retracings’ is a sound publication that explores a process of returning, retracing and re-listening in urban space. Recorded periodically across three and a half years in Narrm Melbourne, Kaifeng and Suzhou; nine compositions form a set of sonic relations between neighbourhoods undergoing urban transformation in Australia and China. Placing three accumulative listenings in conversation across these contexts, the publication interrogates the contentious role of the field recordist as an itinerant documenter, archive-maker, visitor and tourist.
OUT OF BOUNDS is a series of performances and conversations with Australian artists that navigates the intricacies of their art practice, the way they have adapted to the world in isolation and their reflections on the emerging art world right now.
That Which Was Once Familiar asks a diverse group of female and non-binary dancers about their experiences of gender in traditional dance forms.
c/o Studios discuss and explore hidden narratives surrounding materials and objects within contemporary art practices.
Darcey Bella Arnold’s practice considers the artists’ close and unique relationship with her mother, Jennifer. Jennifer has an acquired brain injury, which has altered her use of language.
Clementine Edwards’ new film whiteness is a preliminary sketch about the white everyday.
Join us for a virtual lecture by Siona Wilson to mark the screening of Women of the Rhondda as part of the Bodies of Work film series curated by Benison Kilby.
Concentric Curriculum is an artist-led parallel-school program embracing non-institutional, self-organised approaches to education and made in collaboration with local communities. This program enables artists and arts professionals to become creative collaborators and co-producers with diverse communities, resulting in long-term collaborations and sustained knowledge sharing.
Bus TV is our platform that will present intermittent televisual broadcasts throughout the COVID-19 lockdown and beyond!
(Re)imagining Indigenous futures: an education program towards revolution is a project by Kei Te Pai Press.
‘Field Notes from Care Workers’ is a series of encounters between human and more-than-human beings who consider care as a part of their work. Broadcasted live weekly on Bus Radio.
Born from interviews with close friends about vulnerability, ‘Ourselves’ explores the risk perceived in baring oneself and the value of support in constructing autonomous and unfiltered spaces. Presented on Bus TB on Wednesday 2 September, 7pm
Three Possibilities Walk Into A Bar (TONIGHT reprise) is a music video for a performance text. This text first appeared in a 2019 choreographic work called TONIGHT.
Join Oonagh and Megan as they dive into the depths of lack, missing and yearning for swimming.
Lower Moonee Ponds Creek Tributary Project is an audio work that investigates the redirected, hidden and remnant creek tributaries of inner northwest Melbourne.
For Bus TV, Loew and Dunlop share a new work that is the consequence of a set of exchanges occurring over spring 2020. A series of videos form an intimate conversation about distance, isolation, depression and the consequences of stopping by choice and by necessity.
Abyss Lessons is a five part curriculum, exploring, through geologic and hydrologic states, our human and other-than-human entanglements through depth as a measure of being.
‘Casual Stain’ is a radio play based on Aaron Billings’ own experience working at a multi-national retail & homewares store as the Pandemic hit. Released Fortnightly on Thursday evening at 7pm. The next episode will air on Thursday 23 July.
Living Room is a series of short films by visual artist Nina Sanadze. Each film presents a portrait of a Melbourne artist captured in their home studio and sometimes at their job too.
Bus Projects and Jacina Leong invite you to submit an expression of interest for this free, four-part workshop will take place via Zoom, facilitated by artist-curator, Jacina Leong.
Fenton’s Feast is a podcast exploring food, stories, and community created by Alisa Tanaka King.
Eleanor Duffin (born Wexford, Ireland, currently lives and works in Bristol, UK) is a visual artist whose works are predominantly sculptural in nature. She employs a process of speculative questioning that draws influence from varied disparate ideas and anecdotes within anthropology, literature, physics and art history. She is interested in things that have a sense of self conscious autonomy and the potential to be generative agents.
Nick System delivers a 3 hour introductory workshop into Pure Data for Interactivity and Sound Art.****
Intermittent televisual broadcasts throughout the COVID-19 lockdown and beyond!
Queer(y)ing Creative Practice will be a monthly show on Bus Radio. Each month a new topic will be discussed between Zoë Bastin and guests.
A bedtime show hosted by Anatol Pitt from 10pm every Thursday on Bus Radio.
Gertrude Talks is weekly discussion series produced in partnership with Gertrude Contemporary. Each week a new theme will be unpacked by host Georgia Banks with past and present Gertrude studio artists.
Join Wiradjuri poet Jazz Money every week as she chooses a different poet to read live.
Caring for the Ecology is a show on Bus Radio that amplifies important conversation about the collaborative, collectivist and organisational structures that impact the way we work as arts workers and cultural producers.
Join us each Wednesday at 1pm on Bus Radio for 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐨𝐦, a series of discussions with artists from our program.
Terrestrial Sounds is a program of audio commissions produced by artists around near and far during the COVID-19 lockdown.
‘Dissemination is a lens’ features an eclectic mix of upbeat music and positive sounds selected by our nearest and dearest.
A music show presenting a mix of politically inclined tracks across all genres to help you through the day. Enjoy mixes by the Bus team as well as guest programmers during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Departed Acts is a performance-lecture series that invites Victorian artists, writers and curators to recall the experience of a pivotal exhibition or artwork that has influenced their practice.
Hosting a dinner online is a socially-engaged event that aims to create a sense of community through sharing food.
‘Collective-Kolektif’ hosts Indonesian collectives including KUNCI Cultural Studies Center, Ace House, OMNI space, Ruang MES 56, and ruangrupa; alongside Melbourne-based groups Her Africa Is Real, Hyphenated Projects, eleven-collective, and Sound School, with more to be announced.
Archie Barry will present a thread of curated readings from their diary entries written between 1999 and 2019, laced together with excerpts of affect theory, linguistics and existential philosophy. Polyvocal and correlative, the presentation searches for ramified language that could function (or dysfunction) to touch the perpetual flux of personhood.
MUSIK BOX is an ongoing series of experimental music concerts featuring emerging and established artists and musicians. The upcoming concert features electronic music.
Please join us on Saturday 30 November from 2 - 4pm for ‘The Design Plot’. This will be the final event at Bus Projects’ current Rokeby st site. ‘The Design Plot’ is helping us say goodbye to our site that we have occupied since 2013 before we move into our new site at CAP in 2020.