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Doing One Thing At A Time

Doing One Thing at a Time is a performance and installation, occurring and displayed within The 1897 Window Gallery. Over two months Fiz Eustance will spend an hour or more every day within the gallery space (which will be set up as a studio), crocheting. When Fiz is not within the gallery the space will be on display in its studio form, and viewers will be able to watch as the crocheted object gradually evolves. This work is an attempt to spend time consciously, to escape from the idea that we must multitask in order to be productive, and to sit and make without distraction.  Fiz Eustance is an artist living and working in Fremantle, Western Australia. She is interested in creating art that is personal, poignant, and relevant to the people in her community - Art that encourages meditation on time, emotions, and interpersonal connections/disconnections.

Fiona Omeenyo Ancestors Spirits

Fiona Omeenyo draws on the culture and story-telling of her home community at Lockhart River in northern Queensland to make paintings of the spirits of both living and past occupants. Her approach is highly individualistic, creating amorphous figures that merge into the environment and the background. A room full of her paintings creates the sense of movement and activity, the ongoing world of spirit forms and human endeavours. Fiona’s style uses figurative elements that have a mythical, abstracted feeling, where the figures are carved or etched into the background layers of paint to become part of the landscape. She bases many of her paintings around the ancestral Creation stories of her homelands, as told to her by her uncle. Fiona defines these ancestral stories as “true stories ... things that really happened … before time.” Fiona says of her paintings that show images of birds – “Elders say that when we pass, our spirits leave us and fly into the sunset.” In the paintings from this series the Elders have taken an ethereal bird-like form as they fly over the sun-kissed land, their wings gilt with light, towards the rich red sunset.

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Fremantle Women in Fashion

Celebrating 10 years of fashion in Fremantle,Velvet Sushi Luxury Loungewear presents a striking photographic exhibition in her new street art gallery in Bannister Street, adjoining the Velvet Sushi salon. Designer and art director, Deborah Mckendrick, was inspired by the settings of film Noir and the exhibition stars our very own Melissa Parke who is luxuriosly and seductively wrapped in the made to order velvet collection. A must see, touchy, feely kind of exhibition. Runs until October 30th

Freo Art Movement brings Art to life in the Brewery

Fremantle Art Movement (FAM) is a collective of emerging and established artists whose mission is to provide a platform for local artists to engage with the community and promote the enjoyment of all forms of art in multiple environments. This winter, FAM will be joining the Little Creatures team to bring some artistic cheer and animation to the Brewery through art, live painting, workshops, markets and art exhibitions. The Fremantle Art Movement winter residency will be on display June, July and August with art, live painting,  workshops and pop up markets.  Stop by and see what some of Fremantle's finest artists are up to. Workshops on offer are;   Short Post Figure Drawing with Ben Sherar 7-9pm, doors open 6:30pm Creatures NextDoor Red Room Thursday 29th June Thursday 13th July Thursday 27th July  Thursday 10th August  Thursday 24th August  $25 per session.  For tickets and more information please follow click here.   Techniques with David Green  1-4pm Saturday 8th July Satuday 5th August $25, for tickets and more information please follow click here.   For more information on Fremantle Art Movement workshops and events, please visit the FAM Facebook page @fremantleartmovement or www.fremantleartmovement.com.au

Remnants

Remnants : The History of Ideas Project 1997-2017New works from Series VI (2013-2017) & selected works from Series 1-VI (1997-2012)John Teschendorff This exhibition, the first in WA for five years, includes twenty one works on paper and canvas selected from the artist’s studio & family collection, and thirty new drawings made at the Can Serrat International Arts Centre El Bruc Barcelona Spain (2013), the NES Residency Skagastrond Iceland (2016) and in Fremantle. John Teschendorff has used the History of Ideas project to examine aspects of border conflict, war, religious bigotry, democratic process & guilt…even terror, torture and death are interrogated beneath deceptively seductive abstracted surfaces. A small collection of collaborative works with Annette Seeman (WA) and Stephen Spurrier (Qld) will also be exhibited.John Teschendorff was born in Melbourne & moved to WA in 1985, serving as head of the Curtin School of Art 1987-1995 & leaving that university in 2013. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Visual Art in the School of Design at UWA. An internationally recognised artist, his work is represented in major public, institutional and corporate collections in Australia, UK, USA, Malaysia, Thailand, Israel, Peru, Spain & Indonesia.This project is supported by the WA Government through a Department of Culture & the Arts Creative Development Grant.Image courtesy of John Teschendorff 'DERIVE REYKJAVIK' (2017) OPENING28 July 2017, 6.30pm-8.30pmRSVP EssentialTo be opened by Jenepher Duncan Senior Curator Contemporary Art/Art Gallery of WA.EXHIBITION29 July - 26 August (Closed Sat 12)Tue-Fri, 10am-4pm, Sat, 10am-2pm

Term Classes

Ever wanted to run away and join the Circus? Do you fancy learning to walk a tight rope, climb a silk, circus acrobatics or maybe just to brush up on your already acquired Circus skills? Come on down to CircusWA and join in one of our fabulous term classes. Term 3 runs from Monday 17 July through until Friday 22 September. The term has already started, however you can enrol at any time throughout the term.  http://www.circuswa.com/classes/

The Fremantle story magazine | Winter 2017

Kaya, Wanju. Hello, welcome... our Nyoongar greeting for this edition to celebrate NAIDOC Week with its theme this year of ‘our languages matter’. You can sign up for a Nyoongar language class as part of the Djeran seasonal program at The Meeting Place (page 12). Our Freo story writers have picked out six cosy corners and inspired winter reading to warm your insides. And no languishing over winter, the Freo Clubs story offers inspiration to seek out a local haunt for a game of darts, billiards or lawn bowls. Or maybe live music and dancing is more your thing? We’re excited to add another self–guided walking trail to the Explore Fremantle bag. It’s the ultimate vintage shopping trail to help you find an undiscovered retro gem. We recommend adding a few comforting cake stops along the way.  The Fremantle story team Look out for our printed magazine at visitor centres, cafés, galleries, cinemas, restaurants, bars, universities in Perth and Freo. 

Yam Dreaming

Yam Dreaming, the great Dreamtime saga of the Central Desert, about food, survival, celebration, & harmony – as represented by major artists at Japingka The importance of the Yam Dreaming narratives of Central and Western Deserts reflects the crucial role this food source played in the lives of traditional people. The Yam is presented in ceremonies through song cycles and dance performances. Alyawarr women pay homage to its life-giving role, and entreat good harvests on their Country in upcoming seasons. The Yam is seen as a symbol of the well-being of their own Country, sustaining the people in close synergy with the land. Warlpiri people celebrate the Creation stories of the Yam, where the Ancestors pulled out the yam from an underground spring in the Tanami Desert. The Jukurrpa Dreaming story narrates how local warfare followed, as people fought over ownership of the main types of Yams, and warns of the dire consequences for the people when the food resources are not equitably shared. At the centre of these ceremonies is the message of sustainability and social harmony in the appropriate management of the Yam resources, which were sown and harvested across western and central Australia. Paintings reflecting these great sagas of Yam Dreaming have been created by Warlpiri, Alyawarr and Anmatyere artists including Lorna Napurrula Fencer, Emily Kngwarreye, Minnie Pwerle, Rosemary Petyarre and Galya Pwerle

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I WAS HERE

In I WAS HERE seven artists turn conventional history on its head. The world is flipped upside down, long held beliefs are disproved and fact replaces fiction as the artists grapple with what’s real, imagined or forgotten over time. Comprising photographic and sculptural works I WAS HERE is a fascinating commentary on history itself and our relationship to the past. Robyn Stacey (NSW) has used a camera obscura to produce rich and vivid images of the studios of iconic Australian artists. Emerging artist Tom Buckland (ACT) presents a constellation of imagined narratives that audiences view one at a time through a series of peepholes. Alex Seton (NSW) continues his work with marble, creating sculptures which highlight our transient impact on the world around us. He also disproves the existence of an island which has been included on maps for many years. Amy Spiers (VIC) looks at how Joan Lindsay’s famous Australian novel Picnic at Hanging Rock and the 1975 film adaptation has, in the public consciousness, robbed Hanging Rock of its true history. Kokatha and Nukunu artist Yhonnie Scarce (VIC) reflects on lost connection to place for Aboriginal people forcibly removed from their homelands through a series of delicate hand-blown glass sculptures. Kate McMillan (UK) presents a series of photographs based on the intriguing and often forgotten history of The Buried Village in New Zealand. Lake Tarawera was the site of a devastating volcanic eruption in the late 19th century that buried villages surrounding the lake. Wanda Gillespie (NZ) amalgamates mythologies to create exquisite handcrafted objects which bear all the hallmarks of cultural artefacts but are in fact completely made up. Imagining societies that could have existed, her works are without history. I WAS HERE is curated by Anna Louise Richardson (WA). Opening Fri 21 Jul | 6:30pm | FreeExhibition runs Sat 22 Jul – Sat 16 Sep

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