Centre praised after exhibit
■ Exmouth artist Britt Dunbar exhibited her work with outstanding results in The Other Art Fair at Sydney Art Week last month and has recognised the role played by Exmouth Cultural Arts Centre in her success.
All eight of her Exmouth-inspired paintings sold on the opening night of the exhibition, which showcased the work of about 65 artists who had been selected from about 800 applications.
Ms Dunbar said she had been a bit nervous of how Sydney would react to her work, which is full of the colours and shapes of the Exmouth region, but that she was ecstatic about the results.
She said having the ECAC building available as a creative space had helped her develop her art. Ms Dunbar said she starts her creative process by going out into the field to study the landscape through taking photos and sketching with watercolours.
When she returns to ECAC, she relies mainly on the memory, allowing her painting to become more fluid as she exaggerates colours and shapes.
“ECAC provides an open creative space and the people in it give me the inspiration and energy I need to paint and create art,” she said.
“We all want to be creative and it is good to be able to play off one another.”
Ms Dunbar is now working towards her next exhibition as part of the Artists Open House talking trail in South Fremantle between November 13 and 15.
Britt Dunbar with examples of her work in the outdoor creative area at Exmouth Cultural Arts Centre.