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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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"Schwarzwald Revisited"
Lauren Cross

Opening: Tuesday 13 September, 6-8pm
Dates: 13 September-1 October 2005

Cross’ world blends the decidedly weird extremes of wintery Launceston and the gothic gloom of Eastern Europe. In some ways this is simply a logical progression. She was born in Launceston and her family harks from German and Polish heritage. Her grandparents held onto as many traditions as they could. “It was hard to miss that they were a bit different,” says Cross. As a child she would hear stories of the Old World. “I grew up with a picture of a place I’ve never been,” she says.

After achieving a Bachelor of Fine Art in painting at the University of Tasmania Cross moved to Melbourne in 2001 and began studying at RMIT. She rapidly became embroiled in a number of the key artists-run spaces in Melbourne, with solo shows at First Site in 2004, Bus in 2005 and Gertrude Contemporary Art Space in 2006 as well as being included in a number of powerful group shows. While she has worked in painting and sculpture, it seems to be her rigorously graphic works on paper that have garnered the most attention. These are strange floating assemblages of Kafkaesque architecture and malformed nature.