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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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Exhibition:

"Objects for ruminant restraint"
Mira Oosterweghel


Opening: Wednesday 5 June, 6 - 8pm
Dates: 5 June - 29 June, 2019

"Objects for ruminant restraint" 2019, is a new work using the body in performative ways in conjunction with objects relating to farming practices. Drawing on childhood experiences of farm life and working in a shearing shed, the work sits uncomfortably with the underbelly of agriculture as a colonial weapon. Engaging with iconic images of pastoral life such as Tom Roberts’ Shearing the Rams (1890), the work grapples with the often-romanticised values of strong, masculine labour and the productive relationship between man and nature in the bush.

Mira Oosterweghel lives and works in Naarm, she has exhibited in ARIs and galleries in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and the Netherlands. She has been awarded an Australia Council New Work Grant, 2016, the Erin Svigos Award for Best Visual Art, Adelaide Fringe, 2015; an ArtStart grant from the Australia Council for the Arts, 2014 and a Monash Global Scholarship in 2010.

Mira acknowledges the Gunditjmara people as the owners of the land on which the works were filmed, where sovereignty was never ceded. She pays her respects to their elders — past, present & emerging — and stands in solidarity with their ongoing resistance against colonisation.

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