Bunbury Regional Art Galleries encouraging a different view

Nicole SalmeriSouth Western Times
Amber Norrish warms up ahead of this weekends art bike tour.
Camera IconAmber Norrish warms up ahead of this weekends art bike tour. Credit: Nicole Salmeri

Art lovers are being encouraged to strap on their helmets and hop on their bicycles for Saturday’s family-friendly art bike tour as part of Bunbury’s Summer School series.

The hour and a half-long tour kicks off at 8:30am from Bunbury Regional Art Galleries and will take cyclists on a journey to view some of the city’s lesser-known public art.

Event organiser Amber Norrish said the event was an opportunity for the community to witness the vast display of public art throughout the city as well as meet other like-minded enthusiasts.

“A lot of people don’t know we have a huge public art collection with the City of Bunbury and we thought what a great way to show the community and explain the meaning behind all of the pieces,” Miss Norrish said.

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“It’s an opportunity to meet new people and discuss art which is what we are here for.”

She said the idea behind the bike tour was to encourage people to get outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather.

“Bunbury has a really great cycling community and really good paths but also it’s a really great city just to get outdoors,” Miss Norrish said.

“Bikes are a great way to get some exercise, get in the sun and to navigate our way around the town.”

Participants should expect to see a range of local art as well as some pieces from Perth artists, including Tony Jones and Jon Tarry.

The tour will feature the latest piece added to the public art collection by Nick and Alex Mickle at Koombana Bay.

The Bunbury Summer School series will wrap up this Sunday, but there is still plenty more to see and do including basket making, Spanish dancing, art gallery tours and many more.

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