New art by Bunkwaa at Newtown’s ArtSeat
Thursday, 5 November 2019
A new work by Craig Bunker, aka Bunkwaa, an Australian comic book artist and cartoonist, is the next to feature at Inner West Council’s ArtSeat.
Bunkwaa is a Newtown local who merges his love of Sydney history and satire in his comic book series Spewtown which parodies inner west living, culture and people.
Bunkwaa describes his ArtSeat artwork as, “a cartoon representation of the corner of King Street and Enmore Road, including all the buildings, shops and things of cultural significance to Newtown.
“I currently self publish a comic book called Spewtown, which sends up Newtown culture and history. The cartoon image I’ve made for the ArtSeat is a panorama of the area.
“People will be able to recognise familiar buildings and places,” he said.
During the recent EDGE Newtown activations, Bunkwaa created a trail of giant illustrations called The Cars that Ate Spewtown which celebrated the stories and personalities of Newtown’s famous 1990s Reclaim the Streets activist movements.
“Exhibited across Newtown, my artwork [The Cars that Ate Spewtown] celebrated the stories and the personalities who led the loud and proud party protest movement Reclaim the Streets environment and activist movement.
“With a titular nod to ‘70s Australian cinema classic The Cars That Ate Paris, a cartoon take on local lore, this is a bright documentation of a slice of Newtown’s colourful history and rich activist culture of the ‘90s - 2000s when we are once again grappling with how to share our public spaces."
For more about Bunkwaa visit his website https://bunkwaa.wordpress.com or follow @spewtown and @bunkwaa on Instagram.
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For media enquiries, contact Elizabeth Heath | Media and Communications Coordinator P: +61 2 9392 5334 | E: Elizabeth.Heath@innerwest.nsw.gov.au