Relics of Survival
7 – 31 August 2019
By Anador Walsh
Bus Projects' current exhibition Relics of Survival evokes private emotions and experiences, and situates them in the public realm. Curated by artists Zoë Bastin and Kari Lee McInneny-McRae, Relics of Survival makes tangible the intangible so that it cannot be dismissed or ignored. In Bastin's own words: "I wonder what it means to make a record of existence, to push up against the systems we exist within that silenced...
I will never run out of lies nor love
10 July – 3 August 2019
By Victoria Perin and Brendan Casey
π.o.—Melbourne's preeminent anarchist/poet/DIY art historian—has observed a deep gulf between literature and the visual arts in Australia and speculates that Ern Malley is to blame. Before Ern, so the argument goes, art and letters co-existed in a collaborative landscape, evidenced in no small part by Angry Penguins the wartime journal that printed Ern's hoax poems in 1944, and...
Spencer Lai, A smile forms into a grimace mid-slumber as the earth spins—it's funny, such is the sound of laughter—it is like god's hands on the shoulders of a troubled world
Matilda Davis, Too Many Dinner Parties
31 October – 24 November 2018
By Francis Plagne
The fascination of bad taste continues to exert its somewhat mysterious
pull on certain sub-scenes in the Melbourne artworld. Spencer Lai's
current show in the front room at Bus Projects—part of the gallery's
Darren Sylvester, Céline,
Bus Projects, 4 – 28 October 2017
By Amelia Winata
Stepping through the front door of Bus Projects and being met by Darren Sylvester’s Céline, I am reminded of Anna Viebrock’s set design for the exhibition The Boat is Leaking. The Captain Lied at the Fondazione Prada in Venice. Viebrock, a stage designer by trade, was invited by curator Udo Kittelman to take part in the exhibition alongside Thomas Demand and Alexander Kluge. She completely tr...