In 2016, the Fremantle Festival will continue its evolution to become a fully curated arts festival highlighting Fremantle’s vibrant culture and providing inspiration for festival goers and artists alike. Centred around the festival hub at the Fremantle Town Hall and incorporating selected key venues such as the Fremantle Arts Centre, the ten-day festival presents a range of high quality and thought provoking ticketed and free shows. Festival favourites Wardarnji aboriginal cultural celebration, Children's Fiesta and the Street Parade will all be making a comeback alongside highlights of this year's program including speakers Waleed Aly, Clementine Ford and Stan Grant, music from Bernard Fanning, CW Stoneking and The Drones, a boundary pushing classical music program, a range of original theatre productions and much, much more! Tickets on sale and full program available in August.
At nine metres high, 19 metres long and tipping the scales at 66 tonnes, Rainbow is not your average public art piece. The sculpture, by prominent Perth artist Marcus Canning, is constructed from nine recycled sea containers joined to form an arch. Colourful and creative, the sea containers form the shape of a giant rainbow as a universal symbol of hope and inspiration as well as being a highly visible Fremantle welcome statement. The largest public art piece ever commissioned by the City of Fremantle, the $145,000 Rainbow is the jewel in the crown of more than 50 public art pieces throughout Fremantle, a city with a rich arts culture and well-known as a city for artists. In a complex engineering feat, the massive artwork was pieced together by cranes one container at a time on-site in Fremantle on Friday 12 August. Read more on the Fremantle story blog. See it for yourself at Beach Reserve adjacent to Canning Highway, overlooking the Swan River and the port! There’s plenty of parking at East Street Jetty. Rainbow... in the words of the artist “Rainbow is a new iconic entry statement for the portside City of Fremantle - visible from a range of major entry arteries - from the water, from the air, from rail as well as car. Its presence is as architectural as it is sculptural, awe inspiring for the pedestrian to engage with, a beacon of welcome that is instantly recognisable from afar.” Marcus Canning Music by Fait “Slow Glow”
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A Night Time Tour of Fremantle Creepiest Places that includes a Fish and Chip Supper! Join us every Friday night as we take a torchlight tour of Fremantle's oldest buildings, with the tram seating converted to dining car style. With other stops and surprises along the way your driver will entertain you with the historic background of the buildings and tales of some of Fremantle's earliest residents, some of who may choose to put in an appearance! At each stop we take a torchlight walking tour of the grounds*. Included in your evening is a Cicerellos fish 'n' chip supper** and a soft drink served at your table. Tour Highlights: Fremantle Prison (A full Torchlight Tour with a prison guide) The Roundhouse - The first prison in WA Fremantle Arts Centre* (the Old Asylum) or Fremantle Cemetery (the final resting place of some notorious gaol residents)
FAC offers adult night classes on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings throughout the term. With a number of classes specifically tailored to beginners, these are a great starting point if you're looking to try your hand at something new, with more advanced options to work up to if you discover a passion. Night classes include: screen printing on paper, machine sewing for beginners, posibilities in metal casting, clay-sculpture forms, drawing for the absolute beginner, linocut, jewellery, painting - realism, the nuts and bolts of writing a novel, acrylic painting for beginnes, working with pastels, life and portrait drawings, throwing and handbuilding, art history - art ideas and shibori, dyeing and discharge techniques. For full class information visit this link https://www.fac.org.au/night-courses
Music centre of Fremantle specialise in instrument repairs as well as selling new and used instruments and accessories, we also have teachers to help you get started or expand your musical knowledge.
Maria Josette Orsto exhibits her latest works from the Tiwi Design art centre on Bathurst Island, about 100 kms north of Darwin. Artists of the region are continuing to make expressive and innovative new works that reflect the island’s strong ceremonial and cultural traditions. Maria Josette Orsto first learned her skills while working alongside her father Declan Apuatimi while she was still a child. Later her mother Jean Baptiste Apuatimi emerged as a leading artist and Maria collaborated on some works with her. Maria Josette Orsto has been a productive and energetic artist across a range of different media, including carving, printmaking and painting. Maria has created some powerful large scale works based on traditional themes that reflect on the significance of ochre colours that have such importance in ceremonial life. Recently Maria Josette Orsto’s work has been included in the travelling exhibition Being Tiwi created for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. Contemporary carvings painted in ochre are exhibited by Tess Tipunwuti, Immaculata Tipiloura, Thomas Munkanome and Jock Puautjimi. The exhibition is presented in association with Tiwi Design, and can be viewed at Japingka Gallery from 22 July to 24 August 2016.
Join Max for an intense Vinyasa flow style yoga. This is a strong class best suited for those keen to increase strength, muscle tone and flexibility students. Vinyasa Yoga will help you improve supporting muscles, balance and concentration. You will also learn to control the fluctuations of the mind and thus bring more peace and joy in to your life.
HOYTS Millennium is located in the heart of Fremantle, just off the popular Café Strip and screens the latest blockbuster releases. HOYTS Millennium showcases 4 cinemas including two 3D auditoriums. It is home to a 500 seat capacity Xtremescreen, with a big screen and big sound, movies are better in HOYTS Millennium's Xtremescreen!
Elizabeth's Bookshops are one of Australia's largest second-hand bookshop operations, with 6 stores on both sides of the Australian continent. Established in 1973, Elizabeth's Bookshops are now in Perth, Fremantle and Subiaco (WA) and Sydney CBD and Newtown (NSW). Our Fremantle stores are on South Terrace (opposite Gino's) and our largest WA bookshop on Queen Victoria Street. For over 40 years, Elizabeth's have been major dealers in second-hand books and out-of-print titles. They concentrate on finding "quirky" titles that are not run-of-the-mill and generally not easily available. They also carry a limited range of new books, including the complete "Asterix" and "Tintin" titles. Although we certainly have areas of particular interest (e.g. History, Military, Literature, Children's Books, etc.), the general nature of our bookselling usually makes our in-store prices very competitive with those of our specialist and antiquarian colleagues.