Exhibition: S U R F A C E  //  Christine Blowfield and Deanna Mosca
Mar.
1
to 24 Mar.

Exhibition: S U R F A C E // Christine Blowfield and Deanna Mosca

Opening night: Friday 1st March

Christine Blowfield and Deanna Mosca are taking over the galleries!

An exhibition of works that hold extreme differences.
Christine is exploring further her love for the Australian landscape and its variances. The raw explosion of colour and depth in her abstract pieces, to her large thought provoking landscapes.
She is thriving on a contrast between the matt surfaces and the extreme sheen created. Texture and smoothness are creating opulence, which is only surpassed by these beautiful places. Her goal is to dictate to the viewer a transient emotion between the two. In some works the two merge in other works the contrast is distinctive. Acrylic and resin pieces are featured. She has been inspired by our local South West all the way to the Northern Territory. Both has huge variances, but are connected in a raw, emotional way.

Deanna Mosca examines the human condition through yearning, loss, despair, and growth.
This is a collection of works of mixed media in acrylics and oils, painted with a sense of minimalism and expressionism to echo feelings of emptiness and fragility.
The raw canvas becomes a medium itself in becoming drawn from the surface and peeling back the layers.
'Second Strand takes me on a journey to a place where time and space doesn’t matter, it becomes a place where I’m home'.

Opening Friday 1st March 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Exhibition continues daily 10:00am - 4:00pm
until Sunday 24th March

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Delicacy
Deanna Mosca

Acrylic ink on drawn thread

2017

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Hustle Hub
Mar.
26
12:00 pm12:00

Hustle Hub

Refine your business hustle, talk ideas & possibilities one on one with our Mentors. Open for anyone, no bookings required.

This Hustle Hub session you will have a chance to meet and talk with Maker + Co Director Craig!

Craig is an experienced business and strategic planner and has provided general business advice for business ventures particularly in the start-up phase for the last 4 years. He has had years of experience in providing support in the not-for-profit sector in the areas of planning, financials and governance.

Maker + Co are partnering with Business Foundations Inc to host the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme this year. You can speak to Craig in relation to eligibility and what the program will offer you.

Find out how joining the Maker family can benefit you and your business.

See you there!

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Be Your Own Boss & Start your Own Business
Mar.
26
3:00 pm15:00

Be Your Own Boss & Start your Own Business

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NEIS Information Session
Tuesday March 26th, 3.00pm - 4.00pm
Withers Community Library

Do you have a great idea that you want to turn into a viable business? NEIS is a fully Government funded program available to eligible participants with a viable business idea.

The program will assist you by providing you with training, one-on-one mentoring and income support to help you along the way. This is a competitive program with limited places, so don't wait! Come along to this information session facilitated by Maker + Co Bunbury to learn how NEIS can get you started in your very own business.

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Exhibition: Then & Now // Tom Ansell
Mar.
29
to 21 Apr.

Exhibition: Then & Now // Tom Ansell

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Opening Friday 29th March from 6:00pm

Continues daily until Sunday 21st April

Ansell's work is an exploration of observing subjects in their natural surroundings or depicted alone by themselves, often in question. As such, his style has become more free and open to the process, rather than any specific method. The works in Then & Now espouse this particular approach.

Image: Man in wind (detail) Indian Ink with Toothbrush on Cartridge Paper

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LISTEN - Before the Flood
Mar.
22
12:00 pm12:00

LISTEN - Before the Flood

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LISTEN is a FREE fortnightly event that gives you the opportunity to come into the ECU CBD Learning Hub and learn something new on your lunch break!

This week, we are screening the critically acclaimed documentary "Before the Flood".

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award®-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet.

Bring your lunch, bring a friend (or come on your own) and learn something new on your lunch break! The door is open for you to drop on in anytime from 12 - 2

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Hustle Hub
Mar.
12
12:00 pm12:00

Hustle Hub

Hustle Hub is a fortnightly opportunity for you to come into the ECU CBD Learning Hub and talk ideas & possibilities one on one with our Mentors. Open for anyone, no bookings required.

This week you can catch Deanna Mosca and Aimee Vandersteen in the space!

Dee has been working in the creative industries for just over 10 years, since she has graduated from Edith Cowan University. She has worked in a variety of creative avenues including retail, education, administration, events, exhibitions, as well as her own arts and crafts practice. Currently, she is undertaking a Master in Business (Arts & Culture Management) to hone her skills, whilst coordinating spaces in Maker + Co. Have a chat with her to see how you can extend your creative venture!

Aimee Vandersteen has been working at Maker + Co in a marketing, design and event coordination role for the past year. On top of this, Aimee offers graphic design and marketing services to her own private clients. You can speak to Aimee about marketing and branding for your business.

No bookings required, just drop in at any time between 12 - 2! See you there.

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The Power of Female Leadership
Mar.
8
12:00 pm12:00

The Power of Female Leadership

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LISTEN is a FREE fortnightly event that gives you the opportunity to come into the ECU CBD Learning Hub and learn something new on your lunch break!

This week, we are featuring a recorded interview with three prominent female leaders - Huffington Post Founder Arianna Huffington, SOHO China CEO Zhang Xin, and Asia Society President and CEO Josette Sheeran - in celebration of International Women's Day! 💪

Bring your lunch, bring a friend (or come on your own) and learn something new on your lunch break! The door is open for you to drop on in anytime from 12 - 2.


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Also in celebration of International Women's Day, we are opening up our co-working space for free for all women! Whether you are working on your business, developing new ideas or simply just need some time out of the house to get some paperwork done, this space is open for anyone with any type of work. Space includes fast internet connection, work desks, kitchen area, and bean bags.

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International Womens Day - Free Co-working
Mar.
8
9:30 am09:30

International Womens Day - Free Co-working

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International Womens Day gives us the opportunity every year to come together to celebrate all the wonderful and powerful women we have in our lives and within the community. This year, Maker + Co are proud to be opening their co-working space to all women for free for the day, everyone welcome! 💪

Whether you are working on your business, developing new ideas or simply just need some time out of the house to get some paperwork done, this space is open for anyone with any type of work. Space includes fast internet connection, work desks, kitchen area, and bean bags.

Light morning tea provided, please register your attendance below.

Co-working space open from 9.30am - 4.00pm, you can enter the building through the Maker + Co Collective store front at 75 Victoria Street, just head up the stairs to the left of the store entrance.

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LEXM: Nic and Alex Mickle
Feb.
28
5:30 pm17:30

LEXM: Nic and Alex Mickle

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The newly established League of Extraordinary Makers (LEXM) is connecting inventors, creatives, entrepreneurs, and innovators. By joining forces, this allows industries to build beyond their limits and create projects never thought possible. Join us for LEXM’s regular sundowner sessions over drinks and nibbles to produce sparks and connect you to a series of bright and brilliant minds.

Our first session kicks off with established makers and shakers in the creative industries, pushing boundaries of the physical realm through sculpture and form. Alex and Nicole Mickle from Safehaven Studios have recently been working with aerospace engineering, complex concrete shapes, and 3D printing to create mind bending artworks around the South West, including Wardandi Boodja in Koombana Bay, and Flow, a concrete knot for the city of Bayswater.

This event is FREE for Maker + Co Members and $20 for non-members. Includes refreshments thanks to Geographe Wine and light snacks.

Find out more about how to become a member here

This event is proudly sponsored by Spirited Thinking Design

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Hustle Hub
Feb.
12
12:00 pm12:00

Hustle Hub

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Refine your business hustle, talk ideas & possibilities one on one with our Mentors. Open for anyone, no bookings required.

This Hustle Hub session you will have a chance to meet and talk with Maker + Co Director Craig!

Craig is an experienced business and strategic planner and has provided general business advice for business ventures particularly in the start-up phase for the last 4 years. He has had years of experience in providing support in the not-for-profit sector in the areas of planning, financials and governance.

Maker + Co are partnering with Business Foundations Inc to host the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme this year. You can speak to Craig in relation to eligibility and what the program will offer you.

Find out how joining the Maker family can benefit you and your business.

See you there!

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Play the Didgeridoo
Feb.
10
10:30 am10:30

Play the Didgeridoo

Play the Didgeridoo
from 50.00

Have you ever wanted to play the didgeridoo? Troy will have some didgeridoos ready for you to give it a go! Didges will also be available to purchase after the workshop. (Due to cultural traditions this workshop is for men only)

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FREE Songwriting Workshop
Feb.
9
10:30 am10:30

FREE Songwriting Workshop

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In partnership with Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message, West Australian Music (WAM) are pleased to present the second in a series of free song writing workshops as part of Bunbury's Across The Road Summer Music Festival // February series and WAM's Song of the Year Program. The workshop will take place on Saturday 9 February.

This workshop presents a unique opportunity for aspiring artists to explore the creative process, connect with others, and learn about the craft of song writing from an established WA artist.

Leading the workshop is Perth singer/songwriter/musician Timothy Nelson, who has been recognised for his song writing craft multiple times over his career in WAM’s Song of the Year awards

This workshop provides a genuine synergy with the Act-Belong-Commit message and an opportunity for people to improve and maintain positive mental health through the arts and being creative.

“I’m so pleased to be working with Healthway to promote the Act-Belong-Commit message as part of WAM’s new song writing workshops,” said workshop coordinator Em Burrows.

“Song writing and playing music has long proved to be an amazing creative outlet and effective way of staying happy, healthy and connected to your community so it’s great to be able to inject this new aspect into the workshop program!”

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Carrolup Connection Painting
Feb.
3
10:30 am10:30

Carrolup Connection Painting

Carrolup Connection Painting workshop
65.00

Join Troy for a painting and cultural experience. Hear stories from around the southwest and connect back to Carrolup with your own collaborative painting to take home, between you and Troy.

All materials included.

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T Bennell Dreaming
Jan.
24
to 17 Feb.

T Bennell Dreaming

Inspired by their land and sea around them, Troy and Tahlia Bennell tell their stories through mixed media. Join us for an evening of visual story telling, by way of painting and drawing on canvas and paper, sound, and moving image.

Exhibition continues to Sunday 17th February.

Troy and Tahlia will also be sessional resident artists throughout the exhibition, and will host a number of cultural workshops including didgeridoo playing, acrylic painting, and cultural tours. Times and dates released soon.


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Mirda-wooyan undalup coral (Purple Busselton coral) (detail)
Acrylic on canvas
Tahlia Bennell
2019

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South West Web Girls
Nov.
17
10:00 am10:00

South West Web Girls

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Have you always wanted to learn coding and programming but don't know where to start?

Are you overwhelmed by the idea of doing an online course on your own?

Do you want to expand your networks to other women, just like you who are also interested in tech?

South West Web Girls is an extension of Perth{web}Girls - a grassroots Perth organisation empowering women to code and offering pathways into tech careers by organising free programming workshops and events. Our goal is to increase the diversity in the tech community, spark collaboration, creativity, and expand networks. This is our first event in Bunbury, which hopefully will evolve into an annual event.

We offer beginner level HTML & CSS, and Django & Python workshops - with a mix of online content, and mentoring from professionals who have experience in industry. This event is a collaboration between Perth{web}Girls and Maker + Co, with support from New Industries WA and Spacecubed.

The format of the day is as follows:
10.00 Arrival, coffee, chat

10.30 Introduction to PWG, and coding basics

10.00 Break into small teams to go through an online tutorial, with a mentor handy for when you get stuck.

12.30 Break for lunch (yes, lunch is provided, thanks to our brilliant sponsors)

1.00 onwards This day is all about YOU - work as fast or as slow as you like.

2.00 Cupcakes and yoga

5.00 That's all folks!

FAQs
How much does this workshop cost? Nothing, It's free! You just need to be excited! We even provide food - maybe there is such thing as a free lunch.

Who is this aimed at? Women of any age with basic knowledge of working with a computer. We've had people of all ages taking part.

Do I need to know anything technical? No - this is a workshop designed for beginners. There will be mentors on hand across the weekend to help out with any questions you have.

Do I need to bring my own computer? Yes, you do, we don't have laptops to spare, unfortunately.

I know how to program - can I help? Yippee! We're also looking for people to be mentors, so if you would like to offer your time and skills, we would love to have you. Please contact kate@spacecubed.com to get involved.

Proudly sponsored by the Department of Jobs Tourism Science and Innovation, and New Industries WA

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Bakkhai: Freedom and Control
Nov.
9
6:00 pm18:00

Bakkhai: Freedom and Control

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OPENING NIGHT OF BAKKHAI: FREEDOM & CONTROL EXHIBITION!

In Greek myth, the Bakkhai are a group of wild and strange women accompanying Dionysos, god of wine and revelry. In Euripides’ tragedy, Dionysos returns to his birthplace of Thebes, bearing a grudge and heralding change. But how much freedom is a good thing for Thebes? How much control should a leader exert?

Including costumes and masks by Sky River, sculpted thyrsoi and animations by Dan Rooney, soundscapes by Rachelle Rechichi and photography by Sarah Mills, Bakkhai: Freedom and Control is an exhibition of work developed for BREC’s 2018 stage show, seen here in a gallery context that illustrates the collective creativity of the artists.

As leader of this diverse group of emerging artists, Vahri McKenzie curates the work around two concepts: a shared studio practice that fosters collaboration within improvisational freedom; and as guided by the potent metaphor ‘Thebes of the South West’, a place of the imagination that reflects both our home in the South West of Western Australia as well as the deep philosophical and cultural history of Western thought and art-making.

Tickets are FREE, registration essential.

Exhibition open for public viewing from 10th - 18th November 10.00am - 3.00pm daily in the ECU Learning Hub (Downstairs at Maker).

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Community Road Safety Challenge
Oct.
13
10:00 am10:00

Community Road Safety Challenge

In collaboration with RAC WA, Edith Cowan University (ECU) and the City of Bunbury, we are seeking people full of ideas and passion, who care about the community they live in.

Together with industry experts and like-minded people, help us come up with ideas and solutions to the issue of driver distraction caused by mobile phones in regional WA.

Plus, there’s a prize pool worth $3,500 up for grabs. To find out more information and register your interest, visit www.rac.com.au/hackathon

What it’s all about:

In 2017 more than half of all road fatalities occurred on regional roads, despite less than 20 percent of the state’s population residing in regional communities.

The challenge brings people together with a range of different perspectives, skills and experiences to come up with creative ideas and solutions to the issue of road safety in regional Western Australia.

This year we are focusing on the impact of driver distraction caused by mobile phones.

We’re looking for curious people with big ideas! We think the best ideas come from those who are the most curious about the world!

Maybe you’re an artist, a tradesman, a developer or recently retired. We’re simply seeking people full of questions and passion, who care about the community they live in.

What you’ll be doing:
You will be working alongside industry experts, whose talents are bringing brain power together to solve big problems.

They will guide you through the challenge and equip you with the best resources and approaches to get you going. You’ll be working in a group of like-minded people towards a common goal.

When and where:
The Bunbury edition of RAC’s Road Safety Challenge will be hosted in the heart of town at ECU’s CBD Learning Hub downstairs at Maker+Co.

The event kicks off in the evening on Friday 12th October. After tackling the problem, teams will present their ideas for solutions to a panel of industry mentors and experts after an action-packed day of collaboration and co-creation on Saturday 13th October 2018.

The panel will then award prizes for first, second and third place:

1st place: $2,000

2nd place: $1,000

3rd place: $500 towards a stay at RAC Parks and Resorts

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Startup WA Pitching Workshop
Oct.
3
5:00 pm17:00

Startup WA Pitching Workshop

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Pitching is ingrained in everything we do as entrepreneurs, creators, startup founders and innovators.

In this workshop, Sam Birmingham from StartupWA will share his tips and tricks on Pitching 101.

You will get a chance to develop your elevator pitch, using a series of tools to craft the type of short and sweet pitches you could literally deliver in an elevator, before the door opens.

From there, Sam will introduce some longer-form pitching frameworks, to prepare you for those situations where your audience has more time on their hands and wants to understand your proposition in more detail.

Whether it is looking for investors, hiring staff or signing up new customers, by the end of this workshop you should have at least three different, but equally well-rehearsed pitches in your toolbox, ready to go at a moment’s notice.


Agenda

5:00 – 5:30pm: Welcome and networking

5:30 – 6:30pm: Pitching 101 workshop

6:30 – 6:45pm: Pitching Showcase – your time to shine!

6:45 – 7:30pm: Light dinner, drinks and networking

Light dinner, snacks and refreshments will be provided


About the Presenter

Sam Birmingham is an experienced member of WA’s startup community, having launched initiatives such as Startup Weekend and Coder Dojo WA, supported regional education and innovation programs in Perth and throughout the regions, from Bunbury to Port Hedland, as well as interstate and overseas.

Sam founded his first digital technology startup in 2008 and over the following decade has provided startup coaching as a key member of Australia’s original startup incubator, Pollenizer, working with hundreds of companies from the founder and small businesses stage all the way up to large multinationals.

He co-authored the DIY Incubator book 60 Day Startup and, more recently, launched and co-ordinated a first-of-its-kind undergraduate unit Innovation and Startup Practice in conjunction with the Faculty of Engineering and University of Western Australia. Sam was a founding Board Member of StartupWA, works at RAC as an Innovation Coach and remains actively involved in the development of Western Australia’s startup ecosystem.

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002 / Images from a Tasmanian road trip
Sep.
21
6:00 pm18:00

002 / Images from a Tasmanian road trip

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002/Images from a Tasmanian road trip
A Photographic Exhibition by Taj Kempe

I spent two weeks in Tasmania travelling by van.
I documented the whole experience through photography.
It was my first trip like this alone.

This exhibition aims to depict the process of coming to terms with doing things alone in the pursuit of an adventure, and developing a vague understanding of intuition.

Booze & Snacks provided
Limited edition prints for sale
Shrubs on display by Jentina (Next Jen Creative)
Clothing for sale by SaltyPeach

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The Roelands Story
Jun.
29
9:00 pm21:00

The Roelands Story

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The Roelands Story aims to ignite curiosity about Aboriginal culture, inform the wider community about the history of the Roelands mission and inspire people to visit Roelands and connect on country with Noongar culture and history. The installation will use a range of media including photography, audio recordings and a panel format Q & A. This event takes place during the season of Mookaroo as the third instalment in the Six Seasons Arts Program.

Tickets are $10 each with all proceeds going to Roelands.

A complementary drink and light refreshments offered upon arrival.

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Reconciliation Week Celebration + Changing of Seasons
Jun.
1
6:30 pm18:30

Reconciliation Week Celebration + Changing of Seasons

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Join us for this free event as we come together to celebrate Reconciliation Week, share stories, look towards a positive future and farewell the season of Djiran.

Featuring singing and spoken word performances from local Noongar performers: Kilara Bennell, Brodie Ryder, Cassie Jetta and Stephen Taylor.

AND Special Guest and MC of the evening Dr. Lynette Narkle

Complementary Tea and Coffee and light refreshments offered on arrival.

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Ngany Troy Bennell Exhibition
Mar.
24
6:00 pm18:00

Ngany Troy Bennell Exhibition

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Ngany Troy Bennell is the inaugural exhibition in the Six Seasons Arts Program curated by Maker + Co’s Creative Director Colette McEntee and supported by WAITOC and the City of Bunbury. The exhibition will show a series of Troy’s powerful works and give attendees the opportunity to add a signature Noongar piece to their art collection.

An acclaimed Australian artist, Troy has travelled extensively throughout Europe and Asia as an artist, cultural performer, gallery curator and ambassador for tourism in Australia. He has been involved with many of the public art projects in and around Bunbury. Closest to his heart are those that celebrate and commemorate the historical and cultural contributions of the local Noongar people in the region.

Proud of his Noongar heritage, his country and the place where he grew up, Troy has combined his passions into Ngalang Wongi Aboriginal Cultural Tours and uses his skills in tourism and story telling to promote his greatest passion... his homeland and the cultural heritage of his people.

OPENING NIGHT:
-Friday 16th 6:30 - 8:30
-FREE (ticket required)
-Complementary glass of champagne offered on arrival.

EXHIBITION:
-Open from Saturday 17th - Friday 23rd 10am - 3pm
-No ticket required

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Bunbury Sustainability Trail
Feb.
24
9:30 am09:30

Bunbury Sustainability Trail

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Hello everyone!

Here is a link to the self-paced Sustainability Trail:

https://delpinosethical.typeform.com/to/Rqs1G8

Cheers!
Angela

Get out and discover some of the places that will help you live a sustainable life in Bunbury, we will make our way through five different stops where local business owners will share their knowledge.

Bring a reusable coffee cup, a packed lunch (or buy from Melo Velo or The Plant) and enjoy a day out and about in Bunbury with like-minded people.
***To participate in the tour of the Compost Facility you must wear enclosed shoes and long pants***

AVAILABLE START TIMES
9:45am
10:00am (FULL)
10:15am (FULL)
10:30am
10:45am
11:00am

Meet at Maker and Co (75 Victoria Street - entry on Symmons Street) at your chosen start time. A link to the app will be given to you at this time.

1. Sustainable Work
Meeting at Maker + Co at 10am you will log into the Bunbury Sustainability Trail self-guided app. We will then walk over the road to Melo Velo.
***We recommend you park somewhere between Maker and Co and The Plant***

2. Sustainable Transport
Melo Velo owners Maggie and Ricus Grimbeek will welcome us to their new bike shop / cafe. You will continue to navigate and learn through the Bunbury Sustainability Trail self-guided app
From Melo Velo we will walk through town pointing out different initiatives which will help you live sustainably in Bunbury.

3. Sustainable Food
Arriving at The Plant, the Bunbury Sustainability Trail self-guided app will build your knowledge on organic and vegan food options.
We will then walk back toward Maker + Co to pick up cars/bikes and make our way to Eco Warehouse.

4. Sustainable Home
Eco Warehouse founders, you will continue to engage in the activities in the Bunbury Sustainability Trail self-guided app.
From Eco Warehouse we will drive (let us know if you need a lift) up the hill to the compost facility.

5. Sustainable Waste
Once you arrive at the compost facility the Bunbury Sustainability Trail self-guided app will pause and Watch Your Waste educators Emma and Kate will take you on a walking tour of the facility. This incredible opportunity to understand the full cycle of our consumption will be a great end to a wonderful learning experience

***To participate in the tour of the Compost Facility you must wear enclosed shoes and long pants. You must also leave Bunbury between 1pm and 1:45pm in order to arrive in time for a tour***

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A Nod to Japan: Art Exhibition
Feb.
17
10:30 am10:30

A Nod to Japan: Art Exhibition

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Come enjoy an event for all the senses – sights, sounds, and tastes of Japan as we view the entries to the Fringe Art Competition. The theme is ‘A Nod to Japan’ in honour of the Bunbury-Setagaya Sister City relationship, celebrating 25 years. Ticket price includes Japanese inspired food, tea, entertainment and art.

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