Text As Art

In by Shelley Pisani

A fringe WriteFest event, Text as Art is a curated ephemeral outdoor exhibition that celebrates the written word. 

Writers and visual artists will be transforming the main street of Bundaberg by taking the written word off the page and on to the city’s walls.

10 writers have been commissioned to create short written works in response to 10 locations in Bourbong Street.
10 visual artists have been commissioned to produce ephemeral artworks in response to the written works. 
The result will be an exciting collaboration between artists and writers that will bring a vibrant festival vibe to Bundaberg’s CBD.
Text As Art is curated by Trudie Leigo, and produced by Creative Regions.

Here is the list of locations matched with the artist and writer (in that order) who have contributed to the development of each piece – have fun finding them all from October 2nd.

National Australia Bank – Adrienne Williams and Kat Apel

Bundaberg Regional Council – Taylor Klassen and Jake Thompson

School of Arts – Marlies Oakley and Lonnie Toy

Brick wall adjacent to School of Arts/driveway – Jay Feather and Sam Ephraims

Bundaberg Regional Council/Civic Centre fronting Buss Park – Judith Bohm-Parr and Jo Williams

Tree located in nature strip between Buss Park & Moncrieff – Lynda Vertigan and Jassy Watson

Burnett Mary Regional Group – Paul Perry and Annette Tyson

Telstra Exchange – Julie Hylands & Jenny Gilbertson

Civic Arcade floor  (157 Bourbong St) – Jeremy Kiraly and Cheryl Ratcliffe

Moncrieff Entertainment Centre – Michelle Pacey and Wendy Davis


  • October 13, 2017
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • October 14, 2017
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • October 15, 2017
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm