Bush Dance

29 April 2022 - 22 May 2022

Image: James Bugg, from the series Bush Dance, 2022. Commissioned by Photo Australia for PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography. Courtesy the artist.


29 April 2022 - 22 May 2022


Parliament of Victoria (outdoor) [i]
Spring St, East Melbourne
24 hrs



Wheelchair access



Bush Dance is a documentation of music and dance events in Central Victoria. It explores the influence these gatherings have in bringing people and communities, often isolated by their location, together. Local halls and parks are transformed into a stage for people of all ages to come together and dance for a night. In some cases it is to raise money for local causes and at other times simply for entertainment. As the band plays and boots move in unison it is evident the great importance the Bush Dance plays in the fostering of community togetherness.

Commissioned by Photo Australia

Supported by Parliament of Victoria and the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund, an Australian Government initiative

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