Alumni’s art represents Bunbury city, raises money for mental health causes

28 November 2023

Bunbury Catholic College graduate from the class of 2002, Andrew Frazer exhibited his artwork at this year’s 41st Art Extraordinaire.

The annual event held from Friday, 13 to 15 October at Bunbury Catholic College is a social occasion when over 100 artists mingle with guests and selected works are put up for auction. This year, there was over $300,000 worth of art on display.

After many years of inspired travel, Andrew has resettled in the peaceful Gelorup area and discovered a new-found love of country.

“I’m exploring the correlation between the surrounding bushland and how it has influenced

our sense of home. It speaks to providing a healthy legacy for my boys and the environment they grow up in,” he said.

Andrew’s practice draws on his surrounding environment, using whimsical characters, hand lettering, and illustrations to create engaging works.

On returning home from his travels, Andrew established the ‘Rediscover Bunbury’ street art festival which brought painters from around the world to transform building walls with their huge murals – more than 30 murals can be seen across the city centre.

This year’s exhibition fundraised programs which supports mental health within the College community: Teen Mental Health First Aid and The Resilience Project. At the opening night, attendees had the opportunity to purchase pieces from the curated exhibition of paintings, sculptures, jewellery, hats and glassware.

Other artists exhibiting this year included Ben Juniper and Krim Benterrak.

The Saturday event coincided with with the College’s 50th Anniversary Reunion with former students and staff.

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