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25 under 25 2017 Art Award | Call for entries

This annual award is open to all WA artists aged 14-25 years, so get your entry in now! Artworks entered can be any artform and aren’t limited by sizes or materials. There are two main prizes for the 25 under 25 Art Award; a first prize of $1500 cash with a Fremantle Arts Centre artist residency, and a $500 judges’ commendation prize with a portfolio mentorship session with Fremantle Arts Centre’s curator Ric Spencer. A people’s choice award will also be given to the artwork with the most votes. A judging panel will select 25 finalists from the entries to be exhibited at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery from July 14 – 23. There is no charge to enter this award, enter online at www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/25under25. For questions about the award or entry process please contact the coordinator Tom Freeman on 0407 814 507 or tomf@fremantle.wa.gov.au.  Image: Elizabeth Bills, 2016 finalist, photograph by Ocean Trimboli. Deadline for entries is May 14.

Gabriella Michelle Possum

Sisters Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi and Michelle Possum Nungurrayi have carried on the legacy of their father, the late artist Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, who died in 2002. Both these second generation artists have established their reputations painting the ancestral stories that have come down to them from their parents and grandparents. Gabriella and Michelle continue to use the references to the stories while building on the colour structures and extending the scope of their work to include aspects of Women’s Dreaming. These stories come from the homelands of Yuelamu near Mt Allan. This community was one of the early properties returned to ownership of the local people, when it was transferred in 1976. Much of the iconography employed by Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi and Michelle Possum Nungurrayi in their paintings have a clear stylistic connection to the devices created by their father and uncle. The tradition therefore is closely linked to the beginnings of the Papunya desert art movement. As Anmatyerre speakers, both Gabriella and Michelle have close associations with the Creation stories that took place across their country. The Seven Sisters Dreaming story is one of the powerful myths around the constellation of the Pleaides, and is beautifully rendered in Gabriella’s paintings. In other complex paintings the artists have followed in the footsteps of their father, amalgamating aspects of several adjoining stories, such that they tell of the interwoven Jukurrpa strands that criss-cross their country.  

Insider Art Autumn 2017

Insider Art: Autumn 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.

Made in Ochre

When, as in this new exhibition, the walls of Japingka’s upstairs galleries are covered with ochre paintings there is a deep hum of warmth and authority. This is a wonderful opportunity to view the finest work of the great ochre artists, past and present. Long-prized for its ceremonial significance and continually used to replenish images on sacred sites over the centuries, ochre remains the defining medium for many Kimberley painters. This exhibition presents artists working across distant settlements including Warmun, Kalumburu, Derby and Kununurra, each with their own distinctive styles. Ochre painters from the east Kimberley, including the late Rover Thomas, Jack Britton and Freddie Timms, tend to use a planar perspective with minimal blocks of colour representing aspects of their country, sometimes outlined with white dots in the way ceremonial body painting used dots to embellish and outline designs. Artists from the West Kimberley refer to the great rock art galleries showing the Wandjina and Gwion Gwion spirits, the oldest artforms found in the world. Images relating to these are seen in the outstanding works of Lily Karadada, Jack Dale, Regina Karadada and Mercy Fredericks.

Nature and art hub for kids and their grown ups

Nature play is here to stay! Moore and Moore Café, Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery  Paper Bird Children's Books and Art, Inkling Art Space and Nature Play WA have joined forces to create a beautiful hidden courtyard right in the heart of Freo.   A dream for people with little ones!  Here’s a hub where you can enjoy a coffee, fabulous food, art, the best children’s books, fantastic kids art classes and a gorgeous nature play area. You can relax with friends and your kids can be themselves: climbing, digging, swinging and creating.  

Roger Swainston Drawn to Water

Come and see Roger's amazing portraits of fish and life size coral reef drawings and paintings. An exhibition of underwater drawings and original portraits of fish at earlywork.gallery from the 8 April 2017 to the 7 May 2017. During the exhibition the artist will be working in the gallery, assembling more underwater drawings from his recent trip to Ningaloo. For a unique opportunity to visit the artist behind the scenes, to see his underwater drawing technique and talk to the artist about his current projects, drop in to the gallery during this month to see the work in progress.

The Fremantle story magazine | Autumn 2017

This edition:  It is all about festival & events, with a season that runs through autumn into winter We chat with Kate Hulett about the amazing MANY 6160 and discuss the transition to a new Many 2.0 space on Adelaide Street Enjoy cooking the chili and lemon prawns recipe from Bottega chef, Jamie Galloway Celebrate the internationally reknowned street art in Freo (on walls) Explore the urban wanderlust in Freo's malls, arcades and piazzas  Discover eight foodie delights you need to try when you’re next in Freo Plus discount coupons, Instagram captures and much more Enjoy  Look out for our printed magazine at visitor centres, cafés, galleries, cinemas, restaurants, bars, universities in Perth and Freo. 

Mysore Morning Ashtanga

The Mysore - Morning Ashtanga yoga course is a four week course, Monday to Friday starting at 5.30am.  Traditionally Ashtanga yoga is practiced at sunrise, every day, with one day of rest, enabling the student to observe the fluctuation of the mind and body, and work towards finding balance within, and building strength to face the adversities of life. Practicing yoga daily offers the opportunity to explore yoga in its traditional form, access the benefits more deeply and maintain health and wellness. The student learns a set sequence of postures that form a personal practice, the teacher guides the student giving specialised instruction and adjustments. Suitable for all levels, including the complete beginner, no prior experience necessary.

Find your happy place at Gelatissimo

Enter the wondrous world of Trolls with two limited edition flavours and an in-store colour-in competition perfect for the little kids and big kids at heart. POPPY’S FROSTING – Bubblegum frosting gelato flavour topped with red sugar crystals and blue edible flowers. BRANCH’S CUPCAKE – Cupcake gelato flavour topped with blue sugar crystals and purple edible pearls. Try both flavours for the ‘Happiest Cupcake’, served in our Trolls cup! Plus enter the in-store colour-in competition for your chance to win a Trolls Entertainment Pack!  

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Revealed Exhibition New Emerging Aboriginal Artists

The Revealed Exhibition features works by more than 75 of the best new and emerging Aboriginal artists from all over WA, showcasing the diverse and vibrant state of contemporary Aboriginal art. Featuring paintings, prints, wood carvings, photography, textiles, video, weaving and more, this enticing and sometimes surprising exhibition presents the work of artists from extremely remote areas alongside those from regional towns and metropolitan Perth. All works in the exhibition are for sale. Opening Fri 7 Apr | 6:30pm | Free | Exhibition Runs Sat 8 Apr – Sun 21 May

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