Initiated in 1993, the Bunbury Biennale is an open platform for artists to present the latest trends in cutting edge contemporary art.
Originally curated via an open expression of interest strategy, this year’s Bunbury Biennale has refreshed its format to become driven by a thematic concept. It is now, in a first, presented as a cluster of exhibitions including:
A Cultural Ecology – a cohesive survey of 27 selected West Australian artists responding to the theme Culture/Nature and the delicate status of our current environment.
Enmeshment – a curated show of artists working with(in) the environment, including seminal performances by artists such as Allan Kaprow and Stelarc, and recent drawings by the prominent Western Australian artist Erin Coates.
It Woke the Town Up – an independent curatorial project combining research, ephemera, media, and imagery to present an interdisciplinary exploration of the 1976 bombing of the woodchip terminal in Bunbury.
Biennale Revisited – an exhibition highlighting artworks acquired from past Bunbury Biennales in response to the theme ‘Culture/Nature’.
Exhibited artists include Allan Kaprow, Acid Springfield and Honey Fingers, Alex Winner, Annemieke Mulders, Amy Youngs, Elizabeth Edmonds, Erin Coates, Fiona Rafferty, Fiona Gavino, Holly O’Meehan, Helen Robins, Helen Seiver, Ian Dowling, Ian Daniell, Jillian Green, John Eden, Louise Wells, Louise Tasker, Lori Pensini, Miik Green, Pablo Hughes, Pauline White and Julia Sutton, Paul Moncrieff, Perdita Phillips, Rizzy, Rob Kettels, Sarah Thornton-Smith, Sally Stoneman, Sherry Paddon, Susan Hauri-Downing, Sarah Keirle and Stelarc.