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Design exhibit examines anatomy of creativity

By Kevin Kelly

The city of Bunbury may only have an estimated population of 34,225 according to the Western Australian government, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in talent. Bunbury is filled to the brim with all kinds of artistically inclined individuals with a desire to express themselves – and that in turn makes the city something of an epicentre when it comes to exhibitions and other art events.

If you happen to own property in the city or live in a Bunbury rental, then you'll be able to indulge your creative tendencies this August and September, when Bunbury Regional Art Galleries showcases a new design exhibit. Titled Resolved: Journeys in Australian Design, the exhibition aims to put on display the untold stories of the design process, such as the abandoned ideas and projects that a designer goes through and the reworking of an existing design one is unhappy with. 

It will feature the "design journey" of 12 current Australian designers, outlining the creative process from beginning to end. Although the focus of the designs runs the gamut from sustainability to cultural expression, they do have one thing in common: Their involvement in exhibitions set up by Workshopped, an organisation that manufactures, retails and showcases Australian design. 

The event will run from this Saturday 22 August until 27 September, during which time Bunbury Regional Art Galleries will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at no charge. 

For those residents of real estate in Bunbury, Eaton and other nearby areas not content to simply take a passive role, however, there will be a chance to get your hands dirty. Adam Cornish, a designer based in Melbourne, will run workshops this Saturday and Sunday, as well as a schools workshop on the Monday. It could be a fantastic way to get your – and your children's – creative juices stimulated this spring. 

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