What's On in the Museum

What's On

Australia Wide Seven opens Saturday 25 September 2021

Australia Wide Seven
Temporary exhibition, Touring Gallery
25 September 2021 to 7 November 2021

Australia Wide Seven is a nationally touring exhibition showcasing forty contemporary works by members of the Ozquilt Network, Australia's organisation for art quilters. 

Demonstrating the scope and possibilities of art quilt making, Australia Wide Seven celebrates the talents of Ozquilt Network members and their diverse techniques, craftsmanship, and creativity.

This is the only opportunity for Western Australian audiences to view this exhibition before it heads to the National Quilt Museum in the USA.

Australia Wide Seven will be accompanied by a selection of locally-produced quilts from the past and present crafted by the Bunbury Patchwork and Quilting Group, who work from the Stirling Street Arts Centre in Bunbury.

This exhibition is included in the program of the inaugural IOTA21: Indian Ocean Craft Tri​ennial.

A selection of public programs will be announced soon – please check our website and subscribe to our e-news to stay updated.

Reflecting on their experiences of Australia’s vast and varied landscapes, the artists of the Ozquilt Network have showcased the diversity of practices across contemporary Australian quiltmaking. In this exhibition, their work consists of observations across the living world. These are translated into textiles that share rich and subtle engagements with our native flora and fauna, the changing climate, the urban, the interstellar and the microscopic. As fixed forms and fugitive glimpses, these small squares are windows across a changing world.
​- Dr Sam Bowker, Senior Lecturer in Art History & Visual Culture at Charles Sturt University
For more information, visit the Ozquilt Network website.

IOTA21: Indian Ocean Craft Triennial is supported by Lotterywest. As such all participating venues are requested to acknowledge this support.

The Classroom

As the last classroom added to the building around 1914, this room has been preserved to represent the former history of the building as a school. This room can also be used for venue hire.​

Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre Permanent Display​

Step back in time through our main gallery to explore the heritage and history of the Bunbury region from pre-colonisation to today.

Coming Soon

WA Women's Hall of Fame 2021 'Roll of Honour'
Temporary exhibition, Touring Gallery
1 December 2021 to 30 January 2022

A celebration of the women inducted into the WA Women's Hall of Fame in 2021, including Mary Cuper, an Aboriginal woman born in Bunbury in 1847 who went on to become the postmistress of Victoria Plains, and Helen McGregor Scott, a nurse who arrived in Bunbury in 1831.

More information on the WA Women's Hall of Fame 2021 exhibition coming soon.

Visit Eventbrite or subscribe to our e-newsletter to see all of our upcoming events. The Museum hosts regular lectures, children's workshops and school holiday activities.