WA’s largest teacup on display in Joondalup as part of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Artist Deborah Bonar (Mandurah) with her teacup installation. Photo: Martin Kennealey
Artist Deborah Bonar (Mandurah) with her teacup installation. Photo: Martin Kennealey

WHAT is being dubbed as WA’s largest teacup will be on display at Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City as part of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

The 1.5m by 1.8m epoxy resin and fibreglass teacup was created by Neerabup set designer Ollie Lo Monaco from Plumb Artsworkshop and has been painted by indigenous artist Debroah Bonar, with help from the community.

Between 10am and 2pm from today to Thursday, shoppers are invited to grab a paintbrush and follow her design to take part in the art project that marks Thursday’s Biggest Morning Tea for the Cancer Council.

Artist Deborah Bonar (Mandurah) and Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob. Photo: Martin Kennealey

On Thursday, the centre will hold a morning tea for the public from 10am to 11.30am for a gold coin donation and the teacup will be in the centre outside Woolworths for the next two weeks with a collection box.

“We are very excited to be collaborating with iconic aboriginal artist Deborah Bonar for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, working with customers to create a unique design on our giant teacup,” centre manager Gemma Hannigan said.

Mayor Albert Jacob said he believed the project would “not only inspire shoppers to make an artistic contribution but also give generously and support such a fantastic and worthwhile cause in the Cancer Council”.

Artist Deborah Bonar (Mandurah) and Veronica Wyatt (Duncraig). Photo: Martin Kennealey

Subway Warwick is also taking part in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea with a fundraising raffle.

The store has also reduced the price of its tea to $3, with $1 from each hot drink sale going to the Cancer Council during the month of May.

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