So what does one do in Bunbury on a Sunday morning?
- Go to the beach
- Take a walk
- Have breakfast in a cafe
- View the street art
- Go to the art gallery
Or as we did on this last Sunday all of the above!
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We were up early on Sunday so that we could walk and look at the new street art in the city centre before it was too hot. Part way through the walk we stopped at one of the many cafes around town for breakfast.
I love this sign below - "Coffee makes it possible to get out of bed, cupcakes makes it worthwhile - we have both"
You can see our busy cappuccino strip in the collage below. Ok it doesn't look too busy in these pics because we were there about 7am - but trust me it is usually buzzing!
The Re-Discover 2015 street art project is an initiative of their founder and creative director, Andrew Frazer, and "Six Two Three Zero", a Bunbury based, artist run initiative, that seeks to use street art as a catalyst for urban development and social change by bringing communities together in conversation and creative inspiration"
One of their aims of the street art project is "to increase awareness of street art and its positive effects". Six murals were last year painted on blank walls in the CBD with the support of local businesses. Eleven more murals have been added this year. They also held Youth Street Art Workshops at the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery for youths aged between 13-17. You can read more about the street art on Six Two Three Zero's Facebook page by clicking here - Six Two Three Zero & Bunbury street art
Some of the artists from 2014's Street Art project returned to paint another mural this year. Below you can see some of the new murals - the bottom two RHS are two of my favourites from last year.
I have shown you the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery before. In a former life it was
the Sisters of Mercy Convent and Chapel. Built in 1897 in Federal Free Medieval style, a blend of Gothic and Southern European architectural characteristics, it is a distinctive part of our city landscape. At the rear of the gallery on the walls of the more recent additions is now this vibrant mural - painted by Beastman - a multidisciplinary artist based in Sydney who has exhibited internationally. One of my favorites of this year's street art.
Some of the art is very long..... like these two painted by Ayres (based in Perth and works strictly with a spray-can) and the graphic style of Fecks (also based in Perth).
Whilst others are very very tall.... like these two behind the Bunbury Entertainment Centre - the surreal and figurative style of Fintan Magee and Kyle Hughes-Odgers whose latest picture book has been published by Fremantle Press in October 2014 . To give you a bit a perspective that is a 60ft Elevated Work Platform there in front - I know this because the company I work for supplied it. You might be able to imagine the scale of this piece - imagine painting it and getting all the proportions right!
This piece in a laneway by Yokohama born TwoOne was so big I couldn't get far enough back to photograph it all in one shot.
Afterwards we went to the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery where you can view and purchase art pieces on canvas by the artists involved in Discovery 2015 Street Art.
I congratulate Six Two Three Zero for bringing these artists to Bunbury and helping to create a vibrant public art culture for our city and bringing street art to our community.
I haven't shown you all the art there is to see. To do that you must visit Bunbury and see for yourself.
After all that walking you might want to just sit down with another coffee...and cake maybe...
I leave you with this photo.....on Saturday evening we went down to the Bunbury back beach to see the sunset dripping leisurely into the Indian Ocean, to meet up with some members of the Photography Group of Bunbury, and so I could play around with my neutral density filter and slow shutter speed.
Thank you for stopping by. I really do value your comments and look forward to hearing from you and will try to visit your blogs in return. Have a wonderful week.
Find out more about the Bunbury street art project at Six Two Three Zero.
I think this image says it all about summer and family - two boys (my grandsons) having fun on a swing on the beach.
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