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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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"Collective-Kolektif: an Indonesia-Australia dialogue on artist collectives"
Hosted by Bus Projects and Liquid Architecture

Opening: RSVP coming soon
Dates: Thursday 19 March & Friday 20 March

Dates: 19–20 March 2020 (2-day afternoon program)
Venue: Bus Projects and Liquid Architecture, at Contemporary Arts Precinct, Melbourne
Join us for an Indonesia-Australia dialogue on artist collectives, exploring why and how artists work together.

‘Collective-Kolektif’ hosts Indonesian collectives including KUNCI Cultural Studies Center, Ace House, OMNI space, Ruang MES 56, and ruangrupa; alongside Melbourne-based groups, This Mob, Her Africa Is Real, All Conference, Hyphenated Projects, eleven-collective, and Sound School.

Artist collectives today can be understood as political, industrial, and artistic approaches to self-organisation with creatives collectivising with the aim of achieving forms of autonomy. Historically, a number of Indonesian collectives have formed out of friendships, shared ideologies or political agendas as well as the lack of public funding for developing the arts. Meanwhile, in Melbourne, the artist-run-initiative scene has typically functioned as an enabler or producer, with the founding of collectives making space for emerging and experimental practices post-university. However, Australia has seen a re-emergence of artist collectives as political acts of artistic independence and platforms for alternative narratives.

Through discussions, and performances, ‘Collective-Kolektif’ asks how and why artists work together; what are the conditions required for collectives to thrive; and what is the role of learning and exchange in collectives?

Thursday 19 March

1pm- 3.30pm: Panel 1
This Mob, ACE House, and Her Africa is Real

4pm - 6pm: Panel 2
OMNI Space, Hyphenated, and All Conference

Friday 20 March

1 - 3.30pm: Panel 3
KUNCI, Sound School, and MES 56

4pm - 6pm: Panel 4
Eleven Collective and ruangrupa

6 - 9pm: Performances curated by Liquid Architecture and print workshop by the Artists Union

This 2-day discussion is hosted by Bus Projects and Liquid Architecture at our new locations at Contemporary Arts Precinct. The event is a partnership between Project 11, All Conference, CAST Research and Public Engagement groups at RMIT University, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Monash University, and the Asia Institute of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne, with support from The Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS).


Image: James Vinciguerra