The artists have been announced for Re.Discover 2016

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 

Askew one

A New Zealand based artist who is one of the most celebrated graffiti artists in the world.

A New Zealand based artist who is one of the most celebrated graffiti artists in the world.

Seth Globe-painter

Seth is from France and an amazing figurative artist.

Seth is from France and an amazing figurative artist.

Gemma O’Brien

She is predominantly known for her type design and a lot of hand lettering.

She is predominantly known for her type design and a lot of hand lettering.

Gimiks Born

He is Brisbane based and known for his large figurative work and a traditional graffiti background.

He is Brisbane based and known for his large figurative work and a traditional graffiti background.

Hayley Welsh 

Originally for the UK but is now based in Perth and does furry creatures.

Originally for the UK but is now based in Perth and does furry creatures.

Vans The Omega

Originally based out of Adelaide and travels the world, a graffiti writer and multi-disciplinary in his practice.

Originally based out of Adelaide and travels the world, a graffiti writer and multi-disciplinary in his practice.

Elliott Numskull

Sydney based artist who has been writing for years in a public space with his abstract work.

Sydney based artist who has been writing for years in a public space with his abstract work.

Rone

Melbourne based artist who is well known for his large female portraiture work.

Melbourne based artist who is well known for his large female portraiture work.

Chris Nixon

Based in Perth and creates illustration and design work in a range of mediums.

Based in Perth and creates illustration and design work in a range of mediums.

Jackson Harvey

Jackson has undertaken numerous private and public commissioned mural work, for clients ranging from local Perth councils, numerous small bars and cafes in Perth, music venues and other private clients.

Jackson has undertaken numerous private and public commissioned mural work, for clients ranging from local Perth councils, numerous small bars and cafes in Perth, music venues and other private clients.

Phibs

Phibs is one the most respected and renowned names in Australian Graffiti/Street Art. His public art works are prolific in Melbourne and Sydney and are far-flung across the globe. He has painted many walls around Fitzroy, an inner suburb of Melbourne, that it has affectionately become known by locals as ‘Phibsroy’.

Phibs is one the most respected and renowned names in Australian Graffiti/Street Art. His public art works are prolific in Melbourne and Sydney and are far-flung across the globe. He has painted many walls around Fitzroy, an inner suburb of Melbourne, that it has affectionately become known by locals as ‘Phibsroy’.

Beastman

Brad Eastman is returning to Bunbury to join Re.Discover again after he created an impressive large wall mural behind the Regional Art Galleries. Beastman is based in Sydney and created images which were projected onto buildings in the Sydney CBD for the Vivid Festival.

Brad Eastman is returning to Bunbury to join Re.Discover again after he created an impressive large wall mural behind the Regional Art Galleries. Beastman is based in Sydney and created images which were projected onto buildings in the Sydney CBD for the Vivid Festival.

Ian Mutch

Ian is from the South West and is an illustrator and design artist who works with ink, watercolour, aerosol and acrylics. He has had exhibitions all around the world, including New York, London and Bangkok.

Ian is from the South West and is an illustrator and design artist who works with ink, watercolour, aerosol and acrylics. He has had exhibitions all around the world, including New York, London and Bangkok.

Anya Brock

Sydney based artist who does large figurative work and also sells her paintings.

Sydney based artist who does large figurative work and also sells her paintings.

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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