Bunbury’s curious collection of artwork just your cup of tea

Ailish DelaneyBunbury Herald
Bunbury Felting Group committee member Valerie Rowe is encouraging community members to check out the Tea Time exhibition.
Camera IconBunbury Felting Group committee member Valerie Rowe is encouraging community members to check out the Tea Time exhibition. Credit: Ailish Delaney / South Western Times

Journey down the rabbit hole into wonderland because it’s time for tea at the Stirling Street Arts Centre.

A quirky collection of tea time-themed tea cosies, sculptures, sweet treats and other artwork all made from felt is currently on display.

The Bunbury Felting Group opened its exhibition at the weekend and used the ceremony to raise more than $900 for cancer research.

Committee member Valerie Rowe said SSAC usually held a cancer fundraising event each year, but the pandemic meant 2020’s Cuppa for Cancer could not go ahead.

This is where the exhibition’s theme arose from, Ms Rowe said.

“The groups in the centre are all trying to do our own events to raise money,” she said.

“We raised $912 for the Cancer Council through raffles and selling tea and cakes ... it was a great turn out.

“Almost everyone from the group got involved with the exhibition, which was good to see.”

Some of the artwork on display.
Camera IconSome of the artwork on display.

Ms Rowe said it was encouraging to have such a positive result at the exhibition's launch on Saturday.

“We even had five people from Perth come down, three of them were felters themselves,” she said.

The collection will be on display until January 18 at the new building during the centre’s office hours.

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