Arts and Culture
Bunbury is a thriving cultural centre with many facilities, organisations and activities for both residents and visitors.
The City is home to many peak regional arts and cultural bodies, including:
- The Bunbury Regional Art Galleries is the only 'A' class gallery south of Perth;
- The Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre provides theatre, film and live performance;
- The Stirling Street Arts Centre caters for the region’s craft needs; and
- The City of Bunbury Art Collection is one of the most significant regional collections held in Western Australia.
The local community is committed to arts and cultural activities with community bands, theatre groups and artists. The private sector also contributes to a number of galleries, studios and a significant contemporary music scene.
Art is displayed in buildings within the city and the suburbs with work by local artists exhibited alongside works by some of WA’s most well known and respected artists.
The South West Regional College of TAFE and the South West Campus of Edith Cowan University provide courses and training in the arts. These are supported by comprehensive workshops conducted by community organisations.
The City of Bunbury supports cultural development by assisting with advice, skills development, promotion opportunities, ways to maximise existing resources and developing cultural partnerships.
Bunbury has a multicultural community and this is reflected in the diversity and complexity of the region’s culture and arts.