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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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Exhibition:

"I am woman, hear me roar as I push out this Science Baby"
Heidi Holmes


Opening: Wednesday 20 May, 6-8pm
Dates: 20 May – 6 June 2015

I am a woman. I am an artist. I am 38 years old.
I am without child.
I can’t think of anything else at the moment other than my lack of child. My insides are curling as I write this.
Because, I am more than my lack of child.

'I am woman, hear me roar as I push out this Science Baby', is an exploration of the artists’ experience of her body and mind within the ongoing process of baby- making, failing fertility and the resulting process of, in vitro fertilization (IVF). Currently engaged in a cycle of attempts at the IVF process, the artist asks you to please judge her as she lays it all out.

Does a woman without a maternal instinct DESERVE a baby?
Should a woman that is reproductively challenged just let fate decide? What remains of a woman if this function is faulty?
Can she still be a feminist if she is angry at her vagina?

How does a woman that is an artist, and is also educated, sufficiently psychoanalytically practised and a feminist, deal with these (self-admitted shamefully undermining) questions?

Heidi Holmes’ art practice is founded on a reflective interest in self-improvement in all facets of her life, including her mental health, relationships and the greater world. Materialising as sculpture, installation, scripts, drawings, audio, video and photographs, these humorous self-depreciative works persist with the questions, “Who am I?” and, “I am just like you (Aren’t I?).”

Emerging artist, Heidi Holmes graduated from The Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Art Honours (Painting). Recent projects have included solo exhibitions at The Library Artspace, China Heights Gallery, Blindside Gallery and group exhibitions at Anna Pappas, Platform and Margaret Lawrence Galleries.

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