THE start of 2016 will see Bunbury residents and visitors alike rediscover the city when artists from across the globe create murals in the CBD.
Re.Discover is an annual walking street arts festival in Bunbury created by local artist Andrew Frazer.
Mr Frazer’s vision came to life in 2014 when he succeeded in creating an event where people could engage in art and enjoy the city.
The 2016 launch was held on November 29, giving locals an insight to what they can expect from next year’s festival.
“This is a chance for people who have lived here their whole life to rediscover where they live and what the CBD has to offer – like the initiatives run by amazing individuals,” Mr Frazer said.
There will be 14 street artists, the popular walking tour, an arts market and a Q and A session with the artists.
Mr Frazer said it was humbling and surreal to go into the third festival.
He said it was proof that big things can come out of small ideas and this festival was a chance to support local business and engage the community.
Mr Frazer thanked the sponsors who have taken a risk to invest in and support Re.Discover, including Jo O’Dea Arts and Events, Haymes Paint, South’s Furniture and Bunbury Regional Arts Galleries.
Mayor Gary Brennan commended everyone who was involved with Rediscover for their hard work and dedication to make the event possible.
He said our city would not be the same without art and culture and Rediscover was part of the wider creative strategy for Bunbury.
“Art and culture is as important as economic development – without it you haven’t got soul and you need soul in a city,” Mr Brennan said.
“There is so much happening in our arts and culture scene in Bunbury and it is fantastic to see.”
Mr Frazer said he hoped that people would walk away from the event say that at least one painting had resonated with them.
Re.Discover 2016 confirmed artists: Askew One (NZ), Seth Globe-painter (FRA), Rone (Vic), Gemma O’Brien (Vic), Hayley Welsh (WA), Phibs (NSW), Beastman (NSW), Anya Brock (WA), Gimiks Born (QLD), Chris Nixon (WA), Ian Mutch (WA), Vans the Omega (SA), Elliott Numskull (NSW), Jackson Harvey (WA).
CONFIRMED ARTISTS' PROFILES
Vans The Omega
PROGRAM OF EVENTS
Saturday, January 9 a furniture workshop at the In-town Centre with Andrew Christie.
Wednesday, January 13 painting all day, a colouring in competition and the Re-Discover pop up shop.
Thursday, January 14 Painting, colouring in competition and the Re-Discover pop up shop continues and an artist Q and A (Ticketed event) Get your tickets here
Friday, January 15 Painting, colouring in competition and a Re-Discover pop up shop continues and a lane-way Jam Wall and Arts Market.
Saturday, January 16 Walking tours to see most mural which are completed and to hear a little bit about each artist. A group exhibition and After Party will be held at Bunbury Regional Art Galleries.
Head to the Re.Discover website for more info.
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