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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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"trouser wanker piece"
Jon Hewitt

Opening: Thursday 26 April, 6-8pm
Dates: 26 April-12 May 2012

‘trouser wanker piece’ is a continuation of hewitt’s exploration into how the hell to be an artist, and if it really is worth all the bother. hewitt’s work uses text, repetition, humour and appropriation across video, performance, painting and installation.

he is an artist because he is not good-looking enough to be a model, athletic enough to be a football player, passionate enough to be an actor, rhythmic enough to be a musician or clever enough to be a scientist.

in 2011, hewitt made ‘i am a serious artist’ a performance of hewitt wearing a placard that reads ‘i am a serious artist’. on the back of the placard were changeable texts from hewitt’s studio ramblings. the phrases asserted hewitt to be egocentric, lacking in artistic talent, a football lover, a bald man, a wanker.

‘trouser wanker piece’ and ‘i am a serious artist’ leave off where the artist keith arnatt’s ‘trouser word piece’ from 1972 stopped, a photograph of arnatt wearing a placard that reads ‘i’m a real artist’. after ‘trouser word piece’ keith arnatt never made conceptual art work again…