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Bus Projects is currently closed.

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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Kez Hughes and John R Neeson

Opening: Wednesday 31 August, 6-8pm
Dates: 31 Aug–17 Sept 2016

Composed of mirrors and trompe l’oeil paintings, this collaborative project aims to intervene in the site of Bus Projects and realign it as the subject for artistic production.

Mirrors and painted reproductions placed strategically and aesthetically in the space will collectively record the fluctuations of light within the interior of the room and the exterior of the building. The painted subject matter will be constructed from a collection of previous recordings and the mirrors will also reflect light in real time.

These representations of light captured in the gallery are in opposition to each other, the paintings while static descriptions of time or frozen documents, react to the fluidity and constant reflection of the mirrors.

Focusing on the art community around her, Kez Hughes makes art about art, realist paintings that document exhibitions of her contemporaries. These paintings of paintings, sculptures, or installations elaborate on issues of authenticity, subjectivity, and cultural and social economies.

After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts and Music in 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Art Painting, Kez has gone on to lecture at the Ian Potter Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation at Melbourne University and the Victorian College of Arts and Music. In 2015 along with artist Storm Gold, Kez opened CAVES, a curated, not for profit gallery located at the Nicholas Building in Melbourne, Australia.

John R Neeson is a Melbourne based painter, writer and curator. Since 1993 he has produced 43 venue specific and referential projects that incorporate real mirrors and painted replications of mirrors at locations in Berlin, New York, London, Lisbon, Hobart and Melbourne. He has also collaborated on video projects with composer Joseph di Ponio in New York and Orlando. He has a PhD from Monash University and as a Samstag scholar completed post-graduate research at The Royal College of Art, London.