Friday Art in the City

This Friday sees the opening of two exhibitions in Bunbury that could not be represented by two more different organisations, or represent more extremes in artwork. ArtLabel Online is hosted by the beautiful and innovative Janine Stewart, who will transform the ‘Loft’ at the iconic Bill Brown and Co Building into a hub of creativity.  As a curator Janine established Art Label Online to provide easy access to affordable art via an online store. The Friday Pop Up Gallery is a ‘vehicle to embrace online art and for buyers to get a feel for the style of artists represented’ says Janine.  Art made more affordable  and accessible to occasional buyers was the key driver to developing the gallery. The Pop Up Gallery will feature a mix of urban, regional and metropolitan artists such as Penny Wise, Chubby Button (former surfboard artist to Rusty), and our beloved Andrew Fraser. Exhibition opens at 6pm and offers more than just artwork. Expect cool music, great food, friendly bar service from our own X2Y, and a fashion Pop-Up Shop by Rewind.


But before you head over to Art Label Online slip into your arty Friday at the opening of “Apparition – The Syndicate II”. This very special exhibition opens at the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries at 5pm. While Art Label Online showcases numerous young and emerging artists, Apparition is a collection of life size sculptures by Western Australia’s very talented and established artist, Peter Dailey. Dailey has played a significant role as an artist, educator, curator and mentor in Perth’s sculptural scene for almost 30 years and has appeared in over 80 group exhibitions nationally and internationally. It is a rare treat to see such a collection in Bunbury, particularly as all works will go into the private collections of the Syndicate once it has finished touring.  Dailey is the second recipient offered a commission by the Syndicate who are a group of collectors gathered together by Bunbury collector Lloyd Horn, with the aim of offering WA artists a chance to work for two years on a commissioned series.


(Photo taken by Eva Fernandez)

These two unique and special displays of West Australian art reflect the strong artistic and cultural community that exists in Bunbury, and the willingness of collectors, artists and curators to work collaboratively in both traditional and non traditional spaces. It is a credit to Art Label Online and the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries for creating this ‘Friday night artistic trail’ through the streets of Bunbury. It is a bit like a ‘Progressive Dinner’ where art lovers can stroll from one exhibition to another and satisfy their cultural appetites as they go.  More of it Bunbury!!!!!!!

Ode to Hokusai

Ode to Hokusai – Ian Mutch at Art Label Online


Sculpture by Peter Dailey. (Photo taken by Eva Fernandez)


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