Bunbury Regional Art Gallery hosts inclusive art exhibition

More than 100 people attended the opening of the Art Inclusion exhibition at the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery.

Volunteers run the Art for Inclusion group which seeks to allow people to nurture creative talent and express it through their art.

The group which has been operating for three years has continued to grow and is hoping to have more exhibitions in the future.

Gelorup artist Creed James has his work featured in the current exhibition.

Mr James has been attending the Art Inclusion class for a few years with organiser and artist Ross Vaughan.

Mr Vaughan said Mr James' artwork was amazing.

"It is a form of expressionism with Picasso-like Cubism thrown in," he said.

Enable WA, which, along with the City of Bunbury and Combined Team Services, is a major sponsor of the exhibition, has, for many years, supported artists in the community with disabilities.

Enable WA chief executive officer Robert Holmes said he believed it was important that local business and community groups got behind programs like Art for Inclusion, supported by Enable.

"We are part of the community, and I think if we can strengthen any part of the community, it is our mission.

"We are very proud of what we have achieved working together, the opportunities that have been created for those taking part is a great outcome and is at the very heart of what we strive to do in the community," said Mr. Holmes

You can see the exhibition until the end of August at BRAG.

Photos by David Bailey.