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Bus Projects is currently closed.

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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"Give Me a Moment"
Jan Berg

Opening: Tuesday 1 July, 6-8pm
Dates: 1-19 July 2008

My work can be read as a series of sedimentary layers embedded with a vast history of information. Using a single repeated unit, tiny circles become the building blocks for the images. The solitary unit holds no discernable piece of information but through the construction process, complex systems and forms become evident.

The transcribing involved in my work is a meditative process where the final point is determined just as much by the image making process as by the content. The circular script flows like seismographic tracings recording a process that is both external and internal. The multi layered work invites a polysemic reading. The repeated patterns of data can be read on a personal or evolutionary level.

“Imagine a language that exists only in parts, and never in one place. One needs to conceive of it strung out in a line, a single sentence unrolled across the mountains and the plains, the deserts and the seas. Imagine a language with catches like barbs that caught as it grew all earthly marks: algae traces on mangrove trunks; marine worm engravings on bark hulls and temple columns; bird prints, rockpool whorls, tidal stains, tree weepings, dirt shadows, songlines of the restless spheres. To read one must walk and run and swim and fly, but following, always following this one line, now thin, now thick, now clean, now broken, tight, loose, heavy, light, feathered, dotted, smudged, bold and faded, curved and arabesqued, at once spearhead, smoke wisp, whipcrack, milky way, now worm line, now hook, now cuneiform, rune, hieroglyph, symbol, alphabet of the stars - Babel in one voice.” (John Hughes)