Art blooms as designers show talent
ALMOST 1000 people came to enjoy the Bunbury Flower Designers four-day Blooming Art Exhibition last week which was centred around a “bedtime” theme.
The exhibition at the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery showcased living floral art in a variety of classes, as well as nine paintings from the City of Bunbury collection which were interpreted by the nine “Blooming Artists”.
Busselton artist Tina Dagostino was presented with the viewers’ choice award in the Floral Art section, while Collie artist Sue Pilati received the viewers’ choice in the BRAG Designer of the Year class.
Lyn Fisher took home three awards for her work in the Contemporary section including first place in her class as well as Best in Show and the Best Use of Colour in Show. Other first prize winners in their classes were Jasmin Shaye, Julie Bolton, Katie Musitano, Penny Brunning and Debbie Payne.
Organiser Eileen Wenn said preparations for next year would soon be under way.
Mrs Wenn said the floral bed centrepiece was “sliced up like a weding cake” and distributed.
“People got to take a bit home or grow some or re-purpose the flowers – it was shared all over the place,” she said.
Blooming Art coordinator Eileen Wenn proudly presents the Bunbury Flower Designers Club centrepiece at last week’s exhibition.