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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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Exhibition:

"Lap of Honey"
Sarah Ujmaia


Opening: Wednesday 29 August 6 - 8 pm
Dates: 29 August - 22 September 2018

Catalogue:
"Lap of Honey"
Sarah Ujmaia
2018

'Lap of Honey' is a show that speaks to the opposing ways in which food can impact and shape individual, body and identity.

How is food an ethnographic object? How do processes of preparing and making allow for feeling of closeness? How is food a didactic tool? How can it nurture our bodies and show us the way things heal, grow, and develop?

How does relationship with food impose feeling of distance? How can it be regressive in enabling intimacy with ones self? How can its consumption make us uncomfortable? How can we detest the thing that ensures our thinking, feeling, and being?

Sarah Ujmaia is an artist who employs traditional and contemporary drawing strategies within a spatial practice in order to develop a personal lexicon. Her practice has a focus in documenting experienced and observed narrative in order to map the tensions that exist for an individual living in a diaspora. She has an interest in the gendered effects of forced migration, the varying forms that an ethnographic object can take, and in the shifting arrangements of 'space' in body and landscape.
Ujmaia is a first generation Chaldean Iraqi woman living in Naarm (Melbourne, Australia).

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