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We will reopen in our new space at the Collingwood Arts Precinct with the ‘Housewarming’ event series starting on Thursday 13th February, 6pm. Our first exhibition opens on Tuesday 3rd March, 6–8pm, with a solo show by Moorina Bonini, and a curated exhibition by Bianca Winata with Yaya Sung and Eugenia Lim. 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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Exhibition:

"Angled Regard"
Emma Hamilton


Opening: Wednesday 6 April, 6-8pm
Dates: 6 – 23 April 2016

In the Louvre Museum in Paris you will find rectangles of mirror strategically placed amongst the Egyptian artefacts. Sometimes ingenious, but often futile, these mirrors are positioned to reflect the underside or back of objects. The Egyptian collection of the Louvre is a secondary, ‘double’ collection. The original, brought back to France by Napoleon, was confiscated by the British as spoils of war, and is now on display at the British Museum. The Louvre acquired new objects, and the two collections now act as fraught reflections of each other.

For Angled Regard Emma Hamilton has photographed the mirror fragments in the Louvre on black and white film, attempting to capture the sometimes-peculiar relationship between object and reflection. Just as photography has the power to manipulate and mediate what we see, so too does the language of museum display. Angled Regard is part of an ongoing enquiry into such devices within the wider context of the artist’s practice, negotiating between image and object.

An extension of this project, Mirroring, will be on display at the White Street Light Boxes in Frankston City Council from 1st April to 17th July.

Emma Hamilton is a Melbourne-based artist who has a keen interest in the materiality of the photograph. Oscillating between sculpture and photography, her practice grapples with the intersection between these mediums, bringing photography into sculptural space as well as placing sculptural objects into the space of the photograph.

Emma has exhibited widely in Melbourne, as well as presenting her work in Sydney, Perth, Launceston, Mildura and Nantes (France). In 2014 she was awarded a three-month residency in Paris at the Cité Internationale des Arts by the Australia Council for the Arts. Emma completed a Masters of Fine Art by Research at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2013.

Video:

"Interview with Emma Hamilton"

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