Best works chosen for Bunbury galleries’ 30th birthday

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times

A selection of the best pieces of artwork spanning three decades will be on display from tomorrow night when one of Bunbury’s most iconic buildings celebrates a milestone.

As part of Bunbury Regional Art Galleries’ 30th Birthday Bash the Directors’ Cut exhibition will showcase past and present directors’ top picks.

Director Julian Bowron said artists had been “generous” in the lead up to the 30th celebrations and the unique display would not disappoint.

The resulting exhibition spans the entire history of the galleries featuring highlights from the Bunbury City Council collection as well as numerous works on loan from private collections around the State.

Bunbury Regional Art Galleries director Julian Bowron shows off some of the directors' picks from the past three decades.
Camera IconBunbury Regional Art Galleries director Julian Bowron shows off some of the directors' picks from the past three decades. Credit: Kate Fielding

“Some have been on display, some haven’t seen much action at all,” Mr Bowron said.

He said each piece was selected by directors who also had a story to tell about their top picks.

He said the exhibition was a creative way to best show the 30-year-old galleries’ rich history.

“A lot of these artists have had a strong association with the galleries over the years,” he said.

The exhibition will kick-off alongside birthday celebrations tomorrow night, when entertainment and activities will be in abundance.

As part of the birthday bash, local artists and craftspeople will also be out in force, thanks to the What’s on Events South West Artist Markets.

The Geographe Wine Industry Association will provide tastings, a cash bar will be available and Balingup band The Tonics will provide the soundtrack.

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