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Festival Initiate: Fibre

Initiate VERB to introduce someone to a skill, subject, or activity and teach them about it. Fibre; proudly presenting a selection of local artists who manipulate and create, exploring the physicality, social and cultural heritage inherent in this medium. You are invited to garner a privileged insight into individual artists’ practice as they share histories, ideas and skills in a workshop and artist talk format. Nationally recognised feature artist and Bathers Beach Art Precinct resident, Fiona Gavino will facilitate an open access installation, free for those who wish to learn the basketry technique of random weaving and contribute to this community artwork. Fiona’s work will respond to the site in and around her studio The Lab, 13 Mrs Trivett Place. Explore the many artist studios and galleries along Captains Lane, Mrs Trivett Place, downstairs to J Shed (where you may wish to pause for a coffee), then along the beachside pathway to Kidogo Arthouse. To close Festival Initiate: Fibre we invite you to join us at Kelp Bar, open 5-8pm and celebrate the end of an epic day of learning and sharing. WHERE: Various venues Bathers Beach Art Precinct, Arthur Head & Bathers Beach, Fremantle WHEN: Sunday 27th May 9am–8pm BOOKINGS: Workshops are designed for adults and bookings are essential. $50 three-hour morning workshop / $70 four-hour afternoon workshop   SCHEDULE: COMMUNITY ART INSTALLATION: RANDOM WEAVING WITH FIONA GAVINO 9am–5pm The Lab, 13 Mrs Trivett Place Free, all ages (children must be assisted by an adult).    ARTIST TALKS & WORKSHOPS: WALYALUP ABORIGINAL CULTURAL CENTRE 9am–12pm Lea Taylor: Coiling & Basket Making 1pm–5pm Kelsey Ashe Giambazi: Illustration & Textile Pattern Design WORKSHOP FREO 9am–12pm Sian Boucherd: String Making, Twining, Wrapping & Knotting 1pm–5pm Ariane Palassis: Totem Vessels - Crocheting & Shaping ART OF FREO 9am–12pm Louise Snook: Felting 3D Forms 1pm–5pm Sheree Dornan: Drawing on Japanese Boro – Hand Painting, Staining & Stitch  J SHED COLLECTIVE 9am–12pm Trudi Pollard: Shibori & Natural Indigo Dyeing 1pm–5pm Trudi Pollard: Shibori & Natural Indigo Dyeing KIDOGO ARTHOUSE 9am–12pm Holly O’Meehan: Netting & Interlocking Fibres 1pm–5pm Olga Cironis: Introducing Meaning - Embroidery & Stitching   OPEN STUDIOS/GALLERIES: 9am–5pm Glen Cowans Studio & Gallery City of Fremantle Studios Program, Tanya Schultz, Angela Ferolla & Rebecca Baumann Studio Eleven, David Giles and resident artists The Lab, Mark Welsh & Fiona Gavino J Shed Art Studio: Jenny Dawson & Peter Zuvela Greg James Sculpture Studio Kidogo Arthouse   FESTIVAL CLOSE: 5–8pm Kelp Bar, Kidogo Arthouse Festival Initiate: Fibre sits within the City of Fremantle’s Heritage Festival 2018.


Winterworld Fremantle is back, Australia’s largest ice rink returns to Freo from 23 June to 15 July! Enjoy falling snow, open fire pits, giant slide, winter markets and of course ice skating. There’s just snow place like it!  Celebrating the true magic of a European winter, in the heart of Fremantle. Winterworld features Australia's largest outdoor ice skating rink, a real snow pit, giant inflatable slide, kids craft activities, The National Hotel's warm cosy pop up bar serving mulled wine and warm winter beverages, blazing fire pits scattered around a themed outdoor area with bespoke furniture and soft rugs. A vibrant community market space will be there for skaters and visitors to meet, connect, eat and play during winter. Relax with family and friends, be inspired by mesmerising fires and warm the soul with delicious winter foods by local producers, artisans, businesses and brands. Winterworld outdoor ice skating experience now in its 4th year. It will once again be located in the car park next to the skate park adjacent to the Esplanade Reserve Fremantle. Based on previous years it is expected to attract well over 60,000 visitors over the 24 days. Tickets and fabulous accomodation packages on sale soon!   

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