LIVE PERFORMANCE ARTSCAPE COMMISSION
Artist- Bob Gammage
the WEDDING HEIRLOOM ARTSCAPE of
KYM AND CRAIG BUNT
The WEDDING HIERLOOM ARTSCAPE…….
SILKY OAK TEA GARDENS on the road to TIN CAN BAY.
Saturday 18th April 2009
Please, won’t you join me as we go on a guided tour through the beginning to finished artscape of Kym and Craigs Wedding Heirloom Artscape.?
The Artist- Bob Gammage was commissioned to capture a moment in the celebration of two friends. A live event artscape where, ‘two become one’.
The Groom, I had the pleasure of meeting a muso called Hooksy, a few years back, Over the years we developed a great friendship and I discovered he was more than a musician , he was a working family man also known as Craig Bunt.
The first live event Artscape involving Hooksy was as the bass player in a band called the ELVINATORS whom I painted live upstairs in the Coconut Club, Hasting Street Noosa QLD the band gladly painted on the Artscape as they played…..the best way they could…..
I continue capturing him live as he plays in bands like, the Pleasure Kings, with Matty Perrin and Harv, occasionally a Thursday night Jam Session or two at the Imperial with Webbe and the Reverend, Hooksy also features in a large collection known as the Sunday Sesh…….live at Joe’s Waterhole, as well as the Artmix series Artscapes created at Tin Can Bay..
Hooksy (the groom), musician, parent, fisherman, provider, friend.
The Bride, Kym, I met a few years back, and her friendship, I am forever humbly grateful for.
On the brides hens night, I was commissioned to paint an Heirloom Artscape of Marshall and the Fro live at Joe’s Waterhole Eumundi, This, as well as the location of the hens party’s destination, became Kym’s induction to painting music foundations of one of my event Artscapes, Choosing her colour, she went shoulder to shoulder with Marshall and the Band, changing a blank canvas into a burst of colour awash with the energy of the nights expectations.. Her image appears in the finished artwork,……. I believe feathers are involved
Kym (the Bride) kind, considerate, nurturing, woman, mother to three, and an energetic community conscious soul.
The Artist – professional performance artist Bob Gammage captures the celebration of life’s’ events full time. In the music world where he first meet Hooksy (the Groom in this story ….) Bob performs live, painting muso’s and events across the world, and a frequent favourite Artscape spot is Joe’s Waterhole at Eumundi
Passing along the community weave Kyms evolves, the artist Bob supports where he can and when he can with the skills and talents he’s developed through painting festivals and events on site, and allowing the passing parade to add brushstrokes or daubs of colour to his collection of artscape moments.
The Wedding Heirloom Artscape
My standard requirement from the newly wedded couple for this Saturday Evening event, begins after the beachside weddin,g held under a blazing blue cleared sky; moves to the reception, where a blank canvas now awaits, easeled under aged trees, amidst the lush nursery area of Silky Oak Tea Gardens.
With Carl Lynch performing in the background, Craig, Kym and their children set about the pristine canvas, laying their foundation of colour to music, before settling down to enjoy the pleasures of their wedding festivities.
The guests number past the hundred, and although not all added something, the artscape evolved from daubs of colour and brushstrokes contributed by over 50% of the guests. Special mention to Kyms daughter, Hannah, who, with the help of her friends, assisted the guests with palettes, colours and brushes, thank you.
Craig and Kym’s beachside signing table was the first capture on the newly begun artscape. Its position in the Artscape is prominent drawing you through and into the event,
As the music played throughout the evening the Artscape evolved capturing the Bride and Groom in several moments. Kym, standing at the bridal table talks to her male matron of honour Sadz, while Craig can be found jamming bass to the pleasure of the crowd. And again, as requested in the commission, we find them in the foreground dancing while their children look on.
The wedding cake, the wishing Well, little red wrapped chocolates hearts on tables, a collection of wedding guests dancing, dining, conversing and courting, all captured.
Aunty Lou holds the bouquet aloft after catching it ahead of her peers, while Harv hunches down belting out one of his best lead breaks.
Lastly the trees and foliage emerge from the plethora of colours and brushstrokes, giving the cobbled ground, deep dappled shadows from a half cup moon rising above a comforting rainforest canopy.
Now the night has come to an end, the Bus has arrived to take the wedding guest back to the after party, or drop them at their accommodation (well catered !!).
The signing on the reverse begins, first to write are the Bride, her words, ’two become one’ then the Groom …’my perfect day ‘ now, the Wedding Heirloom Artscape is nearing completion as the final guests sign and view the artwork.
Well past midnight, in the deserted gardens of the Silky Oaks Gardens I stand viewing the Artscape with the establishments owner Daryl and his son Dave. While packing away my gear, Daryl surveys the work, mentioning his bag of Harps and how good it was to get up and play with his friends tonight at his friends wedding .
I casually mention he is already in the artscape.. painted in while he played, and as he smiled I turned of the lights, packed away my kit, and left taking someone else’s moment, captured on canvas away to be documented and archived………..
Goodnight -and maybe I’ll see you at your wedding………