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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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"Nettie crotch"
Tess E. McKenzie

Opening: Wednesday 6 June, 6 - 8pm
Dates: 6 June - 30 June 2018

The region where the body forks, a clean, elegant curve where the legs meet – a detour of form – always neatness.

'Nettie crotch' is a continuation of McKenzie’s investigation into collage – collecting and contrasting layers of imagery, both formally and through etymological linguistic association. The works themselves make attempts at the ‘awkwardity’ that she often develops in her video work, and similarly references selections of the artist’s body as an actor within a stage. In this series McKenzie seeks to clasp a moment of confluence of the works’ theatrical elements, as if they were a performance space in a moment of taut choreography. 'Nettie crotch' implicates the photograph as scaffold and podium, suggesting the images could be actuated as a set, or to emulate the descent of layered flats onto a stage.

Tess E. McKenzie is an Australian artist based in London, having graduated with a MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2016 and a BFA (Honours) from the Victorian College of Fine Art (2009). Her practice navigates elements of choreography or gesture, theatre design and a tenuous relationship between repetition and anxiety. Recent exhibitions include; Seventh Gallery (AUS), the Slade School of Fine Art (UK) and at the Hardwick Gallery (UK). In 2016 she completed residencies at the Sidney Nolan Trust and the Slade School of Fine Art.

"A view from Hurley Bottom"
Text by Tess E. McKenzie