Bunbury has established itself as an artistic hub rivalling any other regional centre in the country. If the sprawling gallery of street art and talent of musical buskers has inspired you to explore your own creativity, there is great news for you! Whether a seasoned creative, fledgling, or wannabe – there are loads of options to find, grow and hone your creative energies, right here in Bunbury Central.
Here are our top picks for unleashing your imagination and exploring your creative talents in our CBD!
Throw some pottery at the Stirling Street Arts Centre
The Stirling Street Arts Centre offers a range of workshops and classes during the week and on weekends. Workshops include painting, pottery, and printmaking! Their programs are released on a school term basis, and run accordingly. They also host a range of School Holiday Programs for young artists.
Contact: 08 9791 1256
Turn up the Heat with Glass-Making at LAVA Art Glass Gallery & Studio
Create your own work of glass art in a group workshop or private tuition setting in their studio and gallery at Marlston Waterfront. Lead lighting, fused jewellery, glass mosaics, and more are on offer for you to explore!
Contact: 08 9721 7213
Write. That. Novel.
If you’ve had a story brewing in your mind, take the next step and get it down on paper. The Bunbury Writers Group is a collective of writers of varying experience and interests, which meets one evening per fortnight at Caf-fez in Prinsep Street to share segments of their work for encouragement, inspiration, and critique. Join in on a writing brief set by a fellow member, or keep the group updated as your bigger project develops.
Contact: ‘Bunbury Writers Hub’ on Facebook
Do you Ukulele?
Jam with local ukulele lovers over a burger and a beer at Café 140 on Victoria Street. Sessions are led by dedicated players with their finger on the pulse of popular uke-music. Learn or improve your technique is a relaxed and joyful setting.
Contact:08 9721 2254
Capture Moments before they Disappear Forever…
The Photography Group of Bunbury is a social club which welcomes photographers of all levels, from beginner to advanced, and gets together regularly to share their interest in photography. They encourage the development of photographic skills and artistic creativity through club night exhibitions, workshops and other club activities. They have been around since 1954, so know how to welcome newbies – head along to a meet, held on the last Thursday of each month, January to October, from 7.00pm at the Stirling Street Arts Centre.
Contact: 0435 418 307
Choose your (artistic) Weapon!
Learn painting techniques and develop your individual style at The Red Mill Studio, with classes offered three times a week for all skill levels. Classes focus on colour theory, composition and perspective, as well as techniques for painting in all mediums including acrylic, oils and watercolour. Tea, coffee, cake, paints, charcoals and other mediums, as well as the use of brushes and easels is supplied – just BYO canvas and the vision for your masterpiece!
Contact: 0405 306 561
Make Sweet, Sweet Music
Instrumental, choir, and theatre classes are all on offer at this iconic Bunbury ‘School’. Rock’n’Roll High accepts enrolments from all ages and abilities in Piano, Hip Hop, Singing, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Drums, Violin, Brass and Woodwind. They also form bands and ensembles! From private tuition to group tuition and onto certified music tuition, whatever your music style, you will find it here.
Contact: 0439 959 404
Maybe you’re not quite ready to embark on your own creative discovery? Take in an exhibition at BRAG, enjoy a show at BREC, or even take a walk through the CBD – we’re pretty sure there is inspiration out there for everyone!
Happy Creativity, Bunbury!