Art faithful turn out to celebrate Galleries’ birthday

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
A big crowd helped one of Bunbury’s most iconic buildings celebrate a milestone event on Friday night. The Bunbury Regional Art Galleries 30th Birthday Bash saw past and former bosses’, including director Julian Bowron’s, favourite artworks and supporters from across three decades come together.
Camera IconA big crowd helped one of Bunbury’s most iconic buildings celebrate a milestone event on Friday night. The Bunbury Regional Art Galleries 30th Birthday Bash saw past and former bosses’, including director Julian Bowron’s, favourite artworks and supporters from across three decades come together. Credit: Jon Gellweiler South Western Times

It was the opportunity for a trip down memory lane when art enthusiasts and supporters celebrated Bunbury Regional Art Galleries’ 30th birthday on Friday night.

While there was no official door count, it is estimated about 650 people took part in the BRAG 30th Birthday Bash.

BRAG director Julian Bowron said guests loved being a part of the occasion, with many memories recalled and discussed.

“In spite of the weather there was a wonderful celebratory mood and people loved exploring all the corners of the building and finding buskers, dancers, art and artists everywhere,” Mr Bowron said.

“Enthusiastic engagement by so many community members demonstrates the vital role that BRAG has played and continues to play as a centre for creativity and the visual culture of Bunbury and the South West.

“This is an appropriate time to acknowledge and celebrate all of the many people who over the years have worked to ensure that we have a dynamic regional art gallery in Bunbury and that it will continue to be relevant and accessible to all.”

“A huge thank you to BRAG staff who worked very hard and went above and beyond to make the BRAG Birthday Bash memorable.”

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