Bunbury Biennale launch this weekend

Showcasing WA talent: Margaret River artists Michael Wise and Christopher Young with exhibition curator Caroline Lunel. Photo: Emily Sharp.
Showcasing WA talent: Margaret River artists Michael Wise and Christopher Young with exhibition curator Caroline Lunel. Photo: Emily Sharp.

A prestigious art exhibition showcasing the best of contemporary art from throughout WA is set to return to the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery this weekend. Bunbury Biennale is a free event held every two years, launching on May 18 until July 21.

Biennale curator Caroline Lunel said there was an exciting combination of both emerging and reputable artists with national and international recognition.

"Some have been exhibiting in this event for many years, and we are grateful for their ongoing support," she said.

"We are also thrilled to note that female artists have been well represented in this exhibition, as more than half of the selected artists are women."

The Biennale is an acquisitive award exhibition that provides an opportunity for the City of Bunbury to secure new works to expand and diversify the existing collection.

It also presents an opportunity for artists to be included in one of the State's most diverse regional art collections.

Thirty-four emerging and established WA artists have been invited to produce an artwork specifically for the exhibition.

Artists will explore a broad scope of concepts and ideas, ranging from personal stories to universal and global issues through video, painting, printmaking, textiles, photography, sculpture and installation.

In addition to the Acquisitive awards, the City has introduced a People's Choice and Installers Choice Awards.

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