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Chunky Choc Nougat

Indulge in Gelatissimo's latest flavour of the month! A creamy Milk chocolate gelato loaded with crunchy pieces of choc coated honey and almond nougat, all rippled with a white chocolate sauce.  Available for a limited time only from 21st July till end of August!

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.

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

Nature and art hub for kids and their grown ups

Come and enjoy a refreshment in peace whilst your children explore, create and play in our nature play area. Here at Moore & Moore our Café is 60% farm-to-table and we pride ourselves in supporting local farmers to bring you a range of fresh and organic options. We are firm believers that a healthy diet as well as the opportunity for unstructured natural play can be hugely beneficial in the development of children.Benefits of nature play: • Children who play regularly in natural settings are sick less often. Mud, sand, water, leaves, sticks, pine cones and gum nuts can help to stimulate children's immune system as well as their imagination.• Children who spend more time outside tend to be more physically active and less likely to be overweight.• Children who play in natural settings are more resistant to stress; have lower incidence of behavioural disorders, anxiety and depression; and have a higher measure of self-worth.• Children who play in natural settings play in more diverse, imaginative and creative ways and show improved language and collaboration skills. Single use, repetitive play equipment becomes boring quickly.• Natural, irregular and challenging spaces help kids learn to recognise, assess and negotiate risk and build confidence and competence.• Children who play in nature have more positive feelings about each other.• Bullying behaviour is greatly reduced where children have access to diverse nature-based play environments.• Symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder are reduced after contact with nature.

Plastic Free July

Choose to refuse single use plastic this July! Start by saying NO to plastic bags, coffee cups, straws and plastic bottles. Try these handy hints to get you started.... Head to one of Fremantle's Responsible Cafes, and receive a discount on your coffee when you BYO cup. Check out www.responsiblecafes.org for your closest cafe. Take your reusable water bottle to one of the City of Fremantle's two ProAcqua machines and fill up your water bottle - save plastic and money! The ProAcqua machines can be found in Esplanade Park and King's Square. Get rewarded for recycling! Take your used plastic bottles and aluminum cans to the City of Fremantle's reverse vending machine in Esplanade Park, and choose one of six coupons from local businesses. Coupons currently on offer include:  Ohana Acai Bar – get a free coffee when you BYO cup – limited time only! Boost Juice – buy one juice, get one for $1 Coffee Club – buy one small coffee, get one free San Churros – buy one get one free churros for one WA Maritime Museum – 20% off Museum and Exhibition Entry Time Zone – 10% off when you purchase a timed play package.

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

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. 

Voyage to the Deep

Voyage into a mysterious and marvellous undersea world with multi award-winning and record-breaking exhibition Voyage to the Deep. Based on French author Jules Verne’s 1870 classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the exhibition brings to life the deep-sea adventures of Captain Nemo, his legendary submarine Nautilus and the world of wonders he lived in. Release your inner aquanaut At the centre of this fantasy world: a giant replica Nautilus. Kids can climb aboard and discover the inner world of a deep-sea submarine. Take up the controls at the helm, peer through the periscope, crank the propeller, test out the bunks and explore Captain Nemo’s mysterious Cabinet of Curiosities: find out how hard a whale tooth is and handle a real-life harpoon! There’s even a bubbly pipe organ to play and a galley full of strange and disgusting foods to discover. Underwater adventures Dress up in a dive suit and venture through a magical world beneath the waves. Hunt for treasure in the wreck of a Spanish galleon. Explore the lost world of Atlantis. Stomp through the octopus's garden with its giant clam shell, wander through a maze of sea weed in the life-size kelp forest - and then slide down a giant squid! It’s an interactive, immersive, hands-on experience with opportunities to touch, explore and play. The exhibition is aimed at children under 12, and encourages learning through interaction.

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

Insider Art Winter 2017

Insider Art: Winter 2017 showcases the creative achievements of incarcerated prisoners from across Western Australia.  A joint initiative of the Department of Corrective Services and Fremantle Prison, this quarterly exhibition will be on show in the old Print Shop (Fremantle Prison Gallery). These exhibitions are always diverse in style and ideas.  Pieces exhibited include those from traditional Aboriginal artists with 50,000 years of culture to draw upon; those created by prisoners engaged in tertiary courses in contemporary art practice; and everything in between.  Participation in the creative process offers prisoners more than simple education and recreation.  The production of artworks can be an important component in their rehabilitation as it allows them space for creativity and personal development.  This can help prisoners to reframe their identity in positive ways. For many, it becomes a connection to family, culture and country.  Entry to the exhibition is free, and many of the works are available for purchase.

School Holiday Baba Lala Holiday Sessions

Fremantle's most loved & fun-filled early childhood music program continues on over the Winter School Holidays. Music, Movement, Rhythm & Rhyme for little ones. Baba Lala Musical Playtime is a joyous celebration of life, created to nurture a strong connection between music, family & community. For babies, toddlers & little ones up to 4 yrs old & their families. Held at Penny Lanes Music Workshop, 1 Holdsworth St, Fremantle. Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fri  9am & again at 10am.  $15 - pay as you go, siblings half price. All classes are casual, no need to book.

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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