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We will reopen in our new space at the Collingwood Arts Precinct in March with our first round of exhibitions, a solo show by Moorina Bonini, a curated exhibition by Bianca Winata with Yaya Sung and Eugenia Lim, alongside the ‘Housewarming’ event series. Click through to our current website here.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new gallery in 2020!

Bus Projects acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate: the Wurundjeri people and Elders past and present of the Kulin nations.

Bus Projects is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Bus Projects' 2017–19 Program is supported by the City of Yarra. Identity, Public Office

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"A dead mouse and a broken coffee machine"
Shannon Lyons

Opening: Wednesday 14 February, 6–8pm
Dates: 14 February - 10 March 2018

"A dead mouse and a broken coffee machine" is a new site-responsive installation by Shannon Lyons that interrogates the relationship between a space of commercial hospitality - the café - and the supposedly non-commercial, contemplative gallery space. Encouraging the audience to consider the relationships between the two spaces, "A dead mouse and a broken coffee machine" agitates the coded social engagements embedded in each.

The exhibition continues Lyons’ long-standing interest in the contemporary art gallery as a place replete with political, personal and poetic content.

Shannon Lyons is an artist and educator based in Melbourne. Her work takes the form of sculptures, site-responsive installations, gestures and interventions that critically examine the sites they are produced and exhibited in. Lyons has recently exhibited at FELTspace (SA), Fontanelle (SA), Hugo Michell Gallery (SA), John Curtin Gallery (WA), Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery (WA), Moana Project Space (WA), Perth Institute for Contemporary Arts (WA), Success (WA) and SOMA (Mexico).

"A dead mouse and a broken coffee machine"
Text by Spiros Panigirakis