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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:

"Marchland"
Sharon Billinge


Opening: Tuesday 11 August, 6-8pm
Dates: 11-28 August 2009

Marchland, noun: The line or area separating geopolitical units, a buffer zone.

'Marchland' is part of my ongoing attempt to examine human identity and interaction. The installation explores the process of finding a balance between isolation and connection and attempts to break down the accepted roles of artist and viewer. It shows two people caught in the act of pushing against and simultaneously retreating from their own marchlands. Above these figures hang pieces of charcoal that visitors to the exhibition are invited to draw with. This invitation to leave a mark on something seen as permanent – a wall, in a place visited by people who want to look at things on the wall – is an opportunity to present a piece of our own experience to be seen and remembered by others.

The creation of the work will continue on the opening night as a performance, singling me out to be the creator of the work and as such open to questioning about the installation, breaking down my own marchlands and the established barriers at work in a gallery situation.

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