Unique art show an extraordinary event
The benefits of the annual Bunbury Catholic College Art Extraordinaire are plentiful, according to event chairwoman Jennifer Hill.
Opening on Friday night and finishing on Sunday, the event showcased the work from more than 100 South West artists.
With a broad cross-section of people admiring and purchasing the work, Ms Hill was delighted with the occasion.
“For us it is great for the community,” she said. “It is a great chance for the college to engage with the wider South West community and also to fundraise and help the artists as well.
“So it is kind of a triple win.”
The theme of the 2019 event was “renewal” – which according to Ms Hill, took on extra significance in the lead up to the showcase.
“This is the biggest fundraiser for the college and the 38th year it has been held,” she said. “We were not able to form a committee last year, so we had the theme of renewal, because we are back this year better than ever with a really fantastic committee.
“It is a really professional display of more than 300 pieces of artwork.”
Indigenous art also featured prominently, with diversity a core component of the event.
“We were so delighted to have Troy and Tahlia Bennell along as indigenous guest artists and speakers,” Ms Hill said.
“They have their piece shown, so it is great to celebrate diversity as well.”
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