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
Debra Corbett Studio is a treasure trove full of Debra's unique and original creations complemented by unusual and collectable decor items. Her Paintings adorn the walls. Hand Spun, Hand Dyed, Hand Made Garments are draped over Hand painted French Provincial furniture. Her burning, scented Soy candles (in Vintage glass and china) set the mood with their glow and delightful frangrance. Debra or her husband Mick are there to welcome customers and help them select the perfect gift. Be it for themself or a loved one. Debra Corbett Studio is proud to be part of the Fremantle experience.
Join us for a unique musical experience bringing together art and music as accomplished songwriters perform intimate, unplugged sets in FAC’s Main Gallery. With a diverse line up of local musicians including indie balladeer Peter Bibby, musical chameleon Todd Pickett, acclaimed blues guitarist Dave Brewer and legendary songwriter Paul McCarthy, this year’s Gallery Sessions will take place against a backdrop of Swimming; at least 8 points of view, a mesmerising projection that’s part of Matthew Ngui’s exhibition Every Point of View. For over three decades blues guitarist Dave Brewer has been the backbone of many of Australia’s seminal acts including The Elks, The Dynamic Heptonics, The Mighty Reapers and The catholics, and has played with some of the most respected musicians on the planet. Paul McCarthy has been a leading light in the WA music scene since coming to prominence as the songwriter for The Boys in the seventies and continues to be one of our most highly regarded solo performers. Doors 6pm | Gallery Tour 6.30pm | Show 7pm *Fremantle Arts centre is operated by the City of Fremantle.
After an eight year gap, Dave Dobbyn has released his 10th studio album, ‘Harmony House’, produced by Sam Flynn Scott and Luke Buda of The Phoenix Foundation, bringing new music to a catalogue that now spans 40 years. He’ll perform songs old and new at 7 Australian shows this coming August, accompanied by his rhythm section.
We are a community club run as a not for profit. We have live music, lawn bowls, futsal soccer, BBQ, kitchen facilities, full sound and lighting, wide open spaces and we are kid friendly. We back onto Gordon Dedman Park and there is a clear view to the playground and skate park. All our amazing staff volunteer their time to help make the club run and as such you will get the most helpful, friendly,caring staff possible for your upcoming event. In Summer we are open from 3pm – 7pm every Friday and Sunday for barefoot bowling. No need to book, just come down. For bowling on Saturday afternoons, we'll open up for bookings of 20 people or more if there are no exclusive bookings. North Fremantle Bowling Club is available for hire for Birthday's, Weddings, Engagement Parties, Corporate Functions, Band nights, Fundraisers and all other events.
Cafe 55's menu not only has some of the best selections of Vietnamese and Malaysian dishes but also has a great mix of Western foods such as; good old 'bacon and eggs' breakfasts, handmade meat and vegetarian pies and sausage rolls, gourmet sandwiches and rolls, made fresh daily salads and fruit salads to name just a few. The Cafe also specialises in gourmet Fiori coffee, fresh fruit smoothies, indulgent ice chocolates or mochas as well as having one of the coldest drinks fridges in the West End!