Cen­tre praised af­ter ex­hibit

Pilbara News - - News - Bran­wen Smith

■ 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.

Pic­ture: Britt Dun­bar

Britt Dun­bar with ex­am­ples of her work in the out­door cre­ative area at Ex­mouth Cul­tural Arts Cen­tre.

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