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Nature and Art Hub for kids and their grown ups

Nature play is here to stay! Moore and Moore café, Moores Building Contemperary Art Gallery  Paper Bird Childrens 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.  

Ships that Pass

Jo Darbyshire and Penny Coss PS Art Space is a project space and experimental platform for contemporary art. Large in scale, the two storey brick and iron building is rare as one of the most intact examples of its former use for the Fremantle Port as a major centre for trade and commerce. West Australian artists, Jo Darbyshire and Penny Coss will show new work that responds to the site with Darbyshire’s imagined relationship with the WA coast: local islands, ships in the Port and the traces of colonial life she observes in the material fabric of Fremantle. Coss imagines the landscape as a backdrop for cultural migration and the thresholds between the familiar and unfamiliar . She references geology, biology and the gravitational forces of water.OPENING17 March, 6.30pm-8.30pmRSVP Essential : March - 7 April (Closed Sat 1 April)Tue-Fri, 10am-4pm, Sat, 10am-2pmARTIST TALK25 March, 1-2pmRSVP Essential :

Smarter Rider 2017

Become a Smart(er) Rider and be rewarded for cycling around Fremantle. Ask for your Smart(er) Rider card from any of the participating locations listed below and collect a stamp each time you ride to a participating venue. Once you have collected 10 stamps enter the draw to win an overnight Bed & Breakfast voucher in a Superior room, thanks to the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle. We would love to see the advetnures that you have while completing your cards so get riding and snapping today. Don't forget to tag #freosmartrider for your chance to win a range of other great prizes kindly donated by local business, which include original artworks, bike equipment and store vouchers. Competition runs from 17 March - 18 April 2017. Smart(er) Rider Locations The Meeting Place Fremantle Leisure Centre Fremantle Library The One Stop Shop Fremantle Arts Centre Signatures of Australia Ohana Acai Bar The National Hotel Oxfam Boost Juice Natural Light Photography Parlapa WA Maritime Museum Spare Parts Puppet Theatre Studio 37 Anytime Fitness Missy Moos Chai Baba SOS Surf Co Harpers Food Market Margaret River HempCo Old Bridge Cellars Compendium Design Store Future Common Valentine's Camera House Pirates Backpackers Flipside Burgers Propeller Abhi's Bread Fremantle Chiropractic Free Choice Fremantle Luce Del Sol Chic Pea Vegan Cafe Amaize Homewares Glen Cowans' Studio David Giles Artist South Beach Cycles  

Tanami Desert Artists Yuendumu Nyirripi

Tanami Desert artists of Yuendumu & Nyirripi tell the great Warlpiri stories of Jukurrpa Dreaming sites. Warlpiri artists from Yuendumu in the Tanami Desert were amongst the first community groups to take up the desert art movement that spread from Papunya.The stories of the Warlpiri Jukurrpa traditions have remained strong and artists of the community have continued to paint and record the traditions of their ancestors. Artists from the smaller outlying community of Nyirripi have joined with Yuendumu artists and from 2010 they have brought a new and fresh layer of storytelling to the great Warlpiri stories that they share with their neighbours. The current exhibition includes works by Shorty Jangala Robertson, Liddy Napanangka Walker, Alma Nungurrayi Granites and Murdie Nampijinpa Morris, along with other artists from Nyirripi and Yuendumu.

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.

Travellers and Traders in the Indian Ocean World

Merchants and sailors have crossed the Indian Ocean for thousands of years and 70% of the world’s goods continue to do so today. This vast expanse of water was the world’s first highway and has been the centre of world economy for millenia, but how well do we know it? This exhibition takes you on your own journey across the Indian Ocean to discover its rich history through ancient objects and stories about its traders, explorers and the many different peoples who inhabit its shores.

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!  

Getting real: an exhibition of new work by Jill Daisy

This exhibition presents Jill’s journey towards realism and her ambition to capture moments in time truthfully, in exact detail. The collection of over 40 landscape, still life and trompe l’oeil paintings demonstrates Jill’s disciplined ability to capture her subjects with precise expertise and her increasing skills as a realist painter. Jill Daisy Wood was born Cambridgeshire, UK. All her working life has involved various fields of precision artwork. At sixteen she began her training in an engineering drawing office and later worked as an illustrator, producing, among other things, highly-technical illustrations of sidewinder missiles for training manuals for the Royal Air Force. She moved to Perth in 1983, and worked as a graphic artist in local government before starting her own design company. Parallel to her working life, her own time was spent studying and practicing fine art. Originally she worked in pen and ink and watercolor and showed and sold these works in local exhibitions. She began working in oils about seven years ago, for the last two years studying under the guidance and encouragement of Perth artist Ken Wadrop.  Opens: 6:30pm Friday 10 March 2017


In a world full of movement the space between two points is constantly being traversed. SPAN brings together five WA artists whose work reaches out – transitioning across margins which are personal and global, political and geographical – between self and others, artist and viewer. Comprising work from Susanna Castleden, Olga Cironis, Tanya Lee, Clyde McGill and Andrew Sunley Smith, SPAN traverses the connection and disconnection of boundaries while mapping the passage of the journey. A life-size print of a cruise ship gangway, a series of sculptured industrial engine parts, human hair woven on a loom, neighbours grooming each other over the fence and a musical performance based on asylum seekers – the works in SPAN link personal body space, encroach on the neighbours, and consider decisions of travel and where and how we live. Presented by FAC & Perth International Arts FestivalOpening Fri 3 Feb | 6:30pm | Free | Exhibition Runs Sat 4 Feb – Sun 26 Mar

Paintings by Lawrence Easton

A new solo art exhibition comes to Kidogo Arthouse in March. From Thursday 16th through to Wednesday 22nd in the Large Gallery, oil painter Lawrence Easton presents a selection of his more recent works. Mostly known for his portraits and evocative landscape paintings he has recently added a series of bird paintings to his portfolio and several of these will be on show, along with a number of West Australian landscapes, and some others from further afield, e.g. Tasmania, New Zealand. Also showing are reproductions he has painted of some famous master works – Vermeer’s “Girl With a Pearl Earing” and Sargent’s “Lady Agnew”. Lawrence will be in the gallery all week so you will have the chance to chat, and most likely, observe him in the process of working on a new painting. The Large Gallery, Kidogo Arthouse, Bathers Beach, Fremantle, 16th to 22nd March.

Reform The History of Reformative Measures

Prisons serve four main functions in society. They punish offenders, protect the community from criminals, act as a disincentive to people considering crime and provide prisoners the opportunity to reform before their release back into the community. The exhibition Reform: A History of Reformative Measures at Fremantle Prison explores what strategies were employed at Fremantle Prison to control and change prisoner behaviour. While Fremantle Prison was at times a place of harsh punishment, it also provided prisoners with the opportunity to acquire new skills and reform. The exhibition explores the practice of religion, education, work and training at Fremantle Prison through its 136 years of operational history. A number of original documents, artworks and objects from the Fremantle Prison Collection illustrate this reformative process.