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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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"Between Then and Now (and maybe tomorrow)"
Zainab Hikmet

Opening: Wednesday 10 May, 6-8pm
Dates: 10 May – 3 June 2017

I have never felt the distance between us more than what I do right now and we have spoken more in recent weeks than we have in the past few years.

We spoke at length about what you intended to do, in our exchange of late night messages.

My experience of your work always has been a test of patience and it seems this piece is no different.

In the days following our talks, I would catch myself thinking about you out there on the ship, not quite sure if my thoughts ever did coincide with the actual event. I learnt to revel in the not-knowing.

Which brings me to my reason for writing - you never did tell me about your journey.

I hope that you found what you have been searching for - if, of course, you have been searching. Assumption always has been a downfall.

I wonder where I will find myself on the night of your opening. Split between times. They say we never can be in two places at once but I am not so sure I agree.

I hope we can talk soon, before everything resurfaces.


Zainab Hikmet is a Melbourne-based New Zealand artist. She holds an MFA from RMIT University (2015) and a BVA with Honours from Auckland University of Technology (2013). She has exhibited in Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore - where she participated in an artist residency at LaSalle College of the Arts.

This project includes a text written by Chelsea Jade.
Exhibition blurb by Sarah Murphy. Exhibition photography by Christo Crocker.