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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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"Negotiation 101"
Ruby Brown

Opening: Wednesday 13 February 6-8pm
Dates: 13 February- 9 March 2019

Negotiation 101

"In this game we must eliminate all signs of neediness.
We can do this by following three rules:
One, play to your strengths.
Two, want nothing.
Three, demonstrate your ability to walk away."

Ruby Brown's practice is influenced by Māori mythology, pop culture and anthropology and explores the fleshy weight of boundaries, spaces, lines and labels. Brown is a collector of objects and imagery discovered along walking tracks and conversations recorded during random street-encounters, travelling by taxi or public transport. Back at the studio, collections are fragmented and reborn through sculpture, paint and action, exploring fibrous unions between anthropological ideas and materiality. This work sees the introduction of monochromatic text as an instruction, a rule, or a signpost for those negotiating liminal spaces.

Born in Dunedin, New Zealand, Ruby Brown is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts. Solo exhibitions include Multi-Purpose Gap Filler, c3 Contemporary Art Space, 2016; and Finding, Rubicon ARI, 2014. Group exhibitions include Painting Revealed, Sutton Projects Melbourne, 2016; Saturn Returns, Fort Delta, Melbourne 2016; and I is Another, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, 2015. She currently lives and works in Melbourne.

Image by Christo Crocker.