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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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Madeleine Russo

Opening: Wednesday 6 April, 6-8pm
Dates: 6 – 23 April 2016

When sampling a pen or perfume before its purchase, a member of the public performs a gesture of applying marks or stains to a 2d surface. Charting these product samplers marks a moment in time when a member of the public imitates art history’s relationship with the revealing and obscuring of the artist gesture. Using perfume sample swatches and pen testers from department stores as under-paintings considers how dialogues and histories of painting translate into public and commercial activity.

Appropriating public material into the shifting ground of contemporary painting has asked these images to act as understudies for painting’s materiality. Using the dialect of painting as a critical filter for common objects makes allusions to the democratisation of the artist and public.

Madeleine Russo is a painter undertaking her Honours degree at Monash University.