Exhibition to explore many ideas
Christmas has come early for art lovers with the Bunbury Biennale to open this weekend.
In what has become one of Bunbury Regional Art Galleries’ biggest and most popular exhibitions, more than 4000 visitors are expected to pass through the doors during the two-month display period.
According to BRAG director Dr Jo Baitz, the works on display will be cutting edge, thought provoking and innovative.
“The artists are exploring a range of different subject matter ranging from the personal, cultural, political, environmental to folklore and mythology,” she said.
“It deals with contemporary global themes from the perspective of the western edge.”
Kicking off tomorrow, the exhibition will be opened with an official launch function and remain open to the public until July 21.
This year’s event will be boosted by the presence of South West artists hailing from almost every corner of the region, including Helen Seiver, of Capel, Christopher Young, of Margaret River, and Tony Windberg, of Northcliffe.
“In this year’s Biennale, more than half the artists selected are women and in addition to the usual Acquisitive Prize, BRAG has introduced two new awards, a People’s Choice Award and an Installers Award,” Dr Baitz said.
“The Bunbury Biennale is unique in that we don’t dictate a theme and this gives the participating artists a lot more creative freedom...we are encouraging the whole community to attend this exhibition.”
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