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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:

"Portrait"
Trent Walter


Opening: Wednesday 20 July, 6-8pm
Dates: 20 Jul – 6 Aug 2016

'Portrait' is an interview-based work in which I have asked interviewees to describe a significant person in their lives in the third person (he/she, him/her) and in past tense. By editing together these fragments of multiple identities, a unique narrative is constructed that operates like fiction while being grounded in lived experience: the interviewees are not actors, yet the narrative compiled in Portrait belongs more to narrative fiction than it does to documentary. While Portrait is edited to represent a single identity, its character is Janus-faced looking both forward and backward through time: simultaneously young and old. The subject of Portrait may be elusive, but the emotional connection to them is palpable based on the interviewee’s testimony.

Trent Walter is an artist, printer and publisher interested in the intersection of contemporary art and printed matter. In his artwork, Walter combines multiple readymade sources (textual, pictorial and/or sculptural) to form alternative narratives that comment on identity, history and culture more broadly. He was joint recipient, with Brook Andrew, of the 2013–14 Georges Mora Foundation Fellowship, for the project Dual/Duel.

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