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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:

"Twice As Nice"
Myra McElhinney and Jessica McElhinney


Opening: Wednesday 6 November, 6-8pm
Dates: 6-23 November 2013

In recent times there has been a growing interest in relationships created by art, in artists forming partnerships based primarily on shared ideas about art. However in the case of Myra and Jessica McElhinney, their relationship began at birth. If they were not related would they be collaborating, who knows? Their exhibition, Twice As Nice, explores what happens when individual objectives and open-ended collaboration meet. Using each other’s works as a springboard for new pieces, Twice As Nice, is a strange tag team between artistic intention and uncertain outcomes.

Myra McElhinney is a Melbourne based painter whose art practice is largely concerned with the sense of nostalgia found in common representations of the home and in family portraiture. She often paints her family and pets set amongst extraordinary and surreal surrounds. Since completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at RMIT in 2010 Myra has exhibited her work in Australia at First Site Gallery and McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, and internationally at the Estonian Academy of Art.

The video works of Jessica McElhinney revolve around the practice of performance and distorted self-portraiture, and more recently have displayed an increasing interest in the mechanics of Hollywood. Since completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at RMIT in 2009 she has been exhibiting around Australia. Recent exhibitions include solo exhibition 'The Jess Trap' which was shown at the Centre for Contemporary Photography in 2013 and group shows 'So You Say' at West Space in 2012 and 'Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Flowerface' at 24 HR Art Northern Territory Centre for Contemporary Art in 2011.

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