flora in frame

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
BRAG director Jo Baitz, event organiser Eileen Wenn and Bunbury Flower Group member Jenny Walker.
Camera IconBRAG director Jo Baitz, event organiser Eileen Wenn and Bunbury Flower Group member Jenny Walker. Credit: Callum Hunter/Callum Hunter

The Bunbury Regional Art Gallery will be in full bloom over the next five days when the Blooming Art Exhibition gets under way today.

In what has become a staple event of the City’s arts calendar, artists have installed several displays in the chapel gallery to complement a selection from the Bunbury City Art Collection.

“The gallery will be full of flowers and some of the artists have never arranged flowers before,” event organiser Eileen Wenn said.

“This exhibition is regarded as one of the top artworks and flowers exhibitions in Australia and the world.

“There’ll be every variety of flower you can think of from tropical to native blooms and everything in between.”

Organised by the Flower Designers Club of Bunbury, this year will mark the 20th anniversary of the exhibition in its current format at BRAG.

The display will be on show until 6pm on Monday.

According to BRAG director Joanne Baitz, the exhibition has consistently attracted more than 1000 people each year.

“What’s so lovely, is that they are combining different art forms – the partnerships really are beautiful,” she said.

While there will be a series of different displays and pieces, artists will also be vying for the crown of BRAG Designer of the Year. Last year the award was won by 20-year old Jasmin Shaye.

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