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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!

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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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Phip Murray, Jean-Philippe Larue

Opening: Tuesday 30 September, 6-8pm
Dates: 30 September-18 October 2003

Phip Murray (Images) Jean-Philippe Larue (Audio)

Brace Brace is a series of short animated vignettes on the theme of disaster. Each vignette presents a different scene of destruction ranging from global tragedies (atom bombs and acid rain, the trenches of WW1) through to somewhat surreal disasters (a girl is eaten by crows, a man spontaneously combusts).

The animations and illustrations in Brace Brace present a deliberate juxtaposition of beauty and death/decay in which gothic themes are depicted through an exquisitely detailed pictorial aesthetic. Brace Brace can be described as a contemporary 'gothic romance' in which destruction is catalogued through hyper-decorative visual arrangement. The pretty tableaux depict a contemporary Grimm's fairytale for a generation whose lexicon includes 'scud missile' and 'collateral damage'.

Phip Murray is an independent writer and part-time academic at RMIT’s School of Architecture + Design where she lectures in the history/theory of art and design. Her previous roles include Director of West Space (2008-12) and Associate Producer for the Next Wave Festival (2005-06). Phip is Chair of un Projects, publisher of the independent contemporary art publication un Magazine, and she often writes about art. Recent texts include Lost in Space (2013), a catalogue text to accompany Dan Moynihan’s exhibition at Gertrude Contemporary; a text for ArtLink exploring artist-run projects and experimentation; and The NGV Story (2011), a book published to commemorate the NGV’s 150th anniversary.

'Burnt in. Burnt out.' catalogue essay for Phip Murray's animation "Brace Brace", exhibited at BUS, Melbourne & online @ ABC Strange Attractors, 2004.