A MATTER OF RESPONSE
3 FEBRUARY – 8 APRIL
A Matter of Response is an exhibition by six South West artists who have been invited to collaborate in pairs in response to their choice of artworks and associated stories from the City of Bunbury Art Collection. Sue Dennis and Yvonne Dorricott, Myrto Angelouli and Elliott
Lee Welsford and Chris Young and Elisa Markes-Young have used the collection as inspiration for new works which will appear alongside their reference points.
SOUTH WEST ART NOW
24 FEBRUARY – 13 MAY
South West Art Now presents new works by 60 artists who live and work in the region and showcases a survey of the many artistic voices who are creating the culture which defines this particular geographic area. These artists are working across a diverse spread of mediums,
and deploying the skills of observation, imagination, interpretation and interrogating to tell the multiple stories which weave into a narrative of the region.
Without the cultural contribution of the artists who live here, the South West would be a poorer pace. Together, the artists presented in South West Art Now present a complex map of the ge ographical imagination of the region. Their work is exploring, creating, transforming
and critiquing the culture of this place, creating a richer region to live, work and visit, and this benefits everyone – from long term residents to day tripping visitors.
Studio of Crispin Akerman, photography Howard Melnyczuk
PAINTING THE TOWN
27 JANUARY – 22 APRIL
This exhibition explores over 100 years of the history of Bunbury through works from the City of Bunbury Art Collection.
INTERPRETATIONS: AUSTRALIND ART CLUB
20 JANUARY – 1 APRIL
Formed in 1985, the Australind Art Club has had over 200 members during its lifetime. The members are committed diligently to developing their individual skills and aesthetics while sharing experiences and discoveries in an encouraging, supportive manner. This curated exhibition includes selected original work from twenty-eight members defining personal “interpretations” of favourite flora, natural forms and familiar places. It demonstrates the range of talent in this particular Club which contributes significantly to the art of the region.
Suzanne Duncan, Relic on the Range, 2016, watercolour, 560 x 470 mm
10 MARCH – 15 APRIL
The Index is a study on harmony and disruption. The project, which has been in development since 2014, is a response to the escalating fear and terror in the world. It strives to create an index of moments caught in performance, photographs and life that contribute to a sense of balance amidst an atmosphere of precariousness.
Director and performer Annette Carmichael and photographer Nic Duncan have collaborated to create a series of photographs taken in a variety of environments, including sites of regeneration and industry. Objects designed by sculptor Kevin Draper define the internal space of some images. Within the Convent Gallery, hundreds of egg shells exist, backgrounded by the work of textile artist Janine McCrum and sound designer James Gentle.
Annette Carmichael and Nic Duncan with scuplture by Kevin Draper, Disruption 3, 2017, photograph
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