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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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"Private Life"
Laura Skerlj

Opening: Wednesday 30 October, 6 - 8pm
Dates: 30 October - 23 November, 2019

Private Life

Replay those parties
when luxury loses meaning

because sugar, etcetera,
can gnaw at things

bit by bit, sometimes happiness.


And how do you find a way,
animals, to flow through this,

softly, not evolve into it
with jealousy, not change,

and still be with earth, and different
airs and different scents

of flower and of grass?


Even as cartoons
and even as gimmicks

I like your living and your romance,

I might have to go soon, she said,
I am stopping holding on.


So, draw a line from there to here
and back again to make a shape like

a plastic flower, spinning on a stick.


And goodbye:

to two non-stop insomniacs
hooked on dancing and drama,

who knelt in countless ways
before one another.


Laura Skerlj is interested in abbreviation, assemblage and poetic relationships in painting, and often uses text as an entry point into her work. In this way, images, like poems, act as a mythic and open space for everyday experience. Based in Melbourne, Laura completed a Master of Fine Arts at the VCA in 2013, and she has since exhibited in community, commercial and artist-run spaces in Australia and overseas, including Fort Delta, Gallery9, Alaska Projects, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Deakin University Art Gallery, Daine Singer, LON, Tristian Koenig and Artereal Gallery. Laura spent the past year participating in a residency program (Germany) and developing her work in Europe. She also writes poetry and non-fiction.


'Flower on a Stick No.1' 2019 monotype/oil on cotton paper 56 x 76 cm image: Zan Wimberley