Bunbury is home to the largest street and public art collection in regional Australia with colourful and inspirational urban art scattered throughout City streets.
The City’s thriving art scene is headlined by the striking Wardandi Boodja at Koombana Bay.
Wardandi Boodja is a five and a half metre corten steel bust located on the foreshore. The sculpture represents a Noongar face and seeks to merge traditional sculpture and advanced fabrication technology to create a striking contemporary artwork that pays deep respect to the Noongar people.
It has been designed in such a way to recognise all the families of the region while representing not one person but all people. Created by sculpture artists Nicole and Alex Mickle of Safehaven Studios as well as the local indigenous community who played a significant role in helping to create the artwork.
If street art is more your vibe grab yourself a map and Rediscover Bunbury.
Rediscover Bunbury was an initiative of Six, Two, Three, Zero, which kick-started the street art phenomenon in the City.
Bunbury now houses more than 40 large scale murals by national and international artists (Anya Brock, Amok Island, Fintan Magee, Beastman, Stormie Mills and more), inspiring a sense of place, social connection and passion for the arts.
Outside the Box (another Six, Two, Three, Zero project) built on this experience by painting/transforming a series of 20 electrical boxes scattered through Bunbury’s CBD into whimsical characters by four professional artists in collaboration with local students.
Visit the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery to find out more about Bunbury’s vibrant arts scene.