October 13 – October 15
BCC Art Extraordinaire
Our gala art show, Art Extraordinaire, is celebrating its 37th anniversary this year and we are delighted to announce that our guest speaker will be Studio Potter, Gary Hambleton. Art Extraordinaire will be held from 13-15th October at the BCC Hall on Rodsted Street, Bunbury.
Friday 13th October OPENING NIGHT AND AUCTION 7pm
Tickets for opening night, $18 + (30c fee for online purchases), available here or at the door on the night ($20), includes entry and a complimentary glass of champagne, wine or beer of your choice! Refreshments will be available for purchase and please enjoy our complimentary delectable and tasty finger food.
Sat 14 October 10am-5pm.
11am-1pm Saturday and Sunday Please enjoy a freshly brewed coffee from our BCC baristas and some home made almond bread to munch on while you browse!
Sun 15 October 10am-4pm
The spectrum of work offered comes from both well-known collectable and established artists, as well as new artistic talent. Around 300 artworks and numerous sculpture, pottery, porcelain and glass works are submitted from across Western Australia and the Eastern States. Artists who regularly exhibit include Andrew Frazer, Gary Hambleton, Jos Coufreur, Vonnie Mitchell, Richard Bogusz, Judith Dalozzo and Plamenka Whitburn.
All funds raised will go towards purchasing equipment for the benefit of College students.
Doors open. Please buy your tickets here and bring them with you.
Guest speaker, Gary Hambleton
Gary is a studio potter and works from his studio in Capel.
“There is something magical about the unpredictable surface effects that result from atmospheric firing techniques.”
Gary has been creating atmospheric glaze surfaces on pottery fired in gas reduction kiln for more than 30 years.
8.30 Official Opening with guest speaker Gary Hambleton
8.40 Auction of 5 key pieces (yet to be selected)
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Guest Artist, Studio potter, Capel
Gary was born in London, the UK, in 1958 and immigrated to Australia in 1973. He started working at Courtland’s pottery, Belmont, in 1974 and began his learning’s from Barry and Grenville Courtland. Gary considers himself to be one of the lucky few to have successfully completed training at Courtland’s. The training helped him to learn the secrets of the family business which have been passed down over the last 160 years in Australia.
Andrew Frazer is a multidisciplinary artist from Bunbury, Western Australia. Inspired by stories of hope, despair, redemption, pain & forgiveness – Andrew’s narrative based art continues to draw upon these experiences that connect us all through shared stories. From public murals, illustration, hand lettering, design & arts management – Andrew’s arts practise continues to expand & refine as a testament to his passion for personal growth.
Painter and printmaker, Margaret River
Kay Gibson is a painter and printmaker based in Margaret River. “My art is a combination of drawing, painting and printmaking. I try to match my materials with my subject. All my current work is on paper which I sometimes emboss with endemic plants and use a ‘fumage’ technique to create the image, mostly of birds. The imprint of the plant and the smoking of the paper relates to fire and regeneration, a constant process in the environment. I have been using a combination of traditional and contemporary etching methods on zinc plates. The resulting prints incorporate old maps that relate to the birds habitats.”
Painter and drawer, Mandurah
Jos is a professional, award winning artist and has been painting and drawing from a very early age. Jos and his wife live and work in Mandurah. He grew up in the Wollongong area and moved to the Netherlands when he was 17. Jos and his wife spent 26 years in New Zealand and after their 4 children moved to Perth they decided to follow to West Australia.