Art to evolve over Groovin’ the Moo festival

Emily AceSouth Western Times

South Bunbury Primary School art teacher Josh Raven will be one of several South West artists “Graffin the Moo” at Bunbury’s Groovin the Moo on May 13.

The initiative will see the black fence line transformed into a masterpiece and is just one of GTM’s community programs supporting regional communities.

Mr Raven produced a live painting of David Bowie at last year’s “Interstellar” themed event and said it was a great platform for artists to be discovered.

“It’s not easy to get the word out there as an artist, especially as I am teaching full time, but it’s a huge passion so I make time for it,” Mr Raven said.

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“It will be all local artists, including my wife – we knew plenty of artists in Perth but thought ‘no, this is Grooving the Moo Bunbury, let’s keep it here’.”

The program has grown significantly since last year, with artists receiving five times the amount of space and environmentally friendly “Sugar” spray paint, instead of having to use their own, for this year’s “Back to Earth” theme.

Mr Raven said it would allow festival-goers to see the artwork evolve throughout the day.

“People will be able to see the process which is really cool because people don’t realise the work that goes into it.”

Mr Raven’s piece will be donated to his school after the festival.

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