The Bunbury Biennale is a major West Australian contemporary art event at Bunbury Regional Art Gallery with an acquisitive component. It was initiated in 1993 with the aim to acquire new works from the Biennale to expand and diversify the City of Bunbury Art Collection. The other purpose of this exhibition is to engage and educate the public on new trends in contemporary arts practices.
Published 20 February 2023
Since its inception the Biennale has been an open platform for artists to present the latest trends in cutting edge contemporary art, pushing boundaries, exploring challenging concepts and stretching limits.
The 2023 Bunbury Biennale provides the theme Culture / Nature with the purpose of presenting a cohesive survey of WA contemporary arts practices.
Sweeping shifts in our environment, often the result of human activities, are disrupting norms around the world. Civilization as we know it is transitioning through a radical moment in history. While many may feel confounded by the larger threats posed by environmental change, artists, designers, and craftspeople are at the forefront of asking what our relationship to the environment is, has been, and could be, going forward.
In response, 27 West Australian artists have been selected to explore this concept and submit new works to be exhibited as part of the show.
The opening of the Biennale this year will take place at a Brunch@BRAG event which also includes the premier of the Lester Prize exhibition.
Kicking off from 11am the day will include a variety of activities, entertainment, food stalls and pop-up bars featuring beverages from CUPRUM Distillery and Geographe Wines.
For those seeking the full Biennale experience make sure to register for the below opening programs. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite.
12pm - CURATOR TALK / It Woke the Town Up
1:30pm - Erin Coates Artist Talk on the Dolphin Discovery Boat | Bunbury Biennale
6:30pm - FILM SCREENING I Scenes from the Chthulucene I Bunbury Biennale
For more information and to view the full day's program click here