For those of us who have had the privilege of growing up with the beach at our front door and the Australian bush at our back door we may underestimate the influence this freedom has on shaping and moulding us as we grow. For those with an artistic eye, natures influence becomes a constant visual stimulus to create. Darrell Thornton Hick (1941-2013) always delighted in scouting about for beach flotsam and finding ‘useful things’. He described himself as an artist and traveller, becoming a designer in the 1960’s which permitted him to design, create and travel throughout his working life. Sailing and a family history based in shipping out of Scarborough in the UK led to history writing and travel throughout Europe and Australia but always, always Thornton painted in his spare time. Exhibiting his artworks, sculptures and contemporary furniture since 1990, this exhibition, Sea Salt & Red Dirt, is the first exhibition of Thornton’s work since his passing. Presented upstairs at Little Creatures, the exhibition is a rare opportunity to glimpse the wondrous influence the Australian landscape had on this creative, inquisitive, gentle man who captured the weather, the tides and the character of our country in gouache, pastel, ink, charcoal or watercolour in every moment he could take.
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.
Enjoy a 300gm T-Bone steak with beer battered chips, pepper sauce and salad, together with a pint of your choice for $17 - every Thursday evening throughout winter from 5pm.
Enjoy the widest range of Matilda Bay Craft beer on tap for only $7 or a wide range of spirits or a fine glass of wine at Fremantle's newest old pub, Ball & Chain for only AUD$5 per glass every Monday - Friday 5-6pm.
The best hotel bars for happy hour in Fremantle (Western Australia) Whether it's the amount of work we need to do, conflicting priorities, or just too many... stepping into a bar that offers HAPPY HOUR EVERYDAY, 5-6pm, is just what you need to relax after a long day trying to multitask. The choice is yours! Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges introduces happy hour with a variety of drinks on special at Marine Lounge Bar and Ball & Chain to cater for whatever mood you're in. Marine Lounge Bar Happy Hour Fremantle Selected wines & draught beers $4; standard spirits $5; cocktail of the week $10. If you're into jazz music and prefer to hide away from the crowd, open a bottle of wine, uncover all the exuberance of musical tornado while you sit back and relax in a comfortable armchair... then the Marine Lounge Bar should be your pick to enjoy the genre over a few drinks. Ball & Chain Happy Hour Fremantle Matilda Bay Craft Beer on tap $7; selected wines & spirits $5. On the other hand, the Ball & Chain offers a more casual backyard hipster hangout atmosphere along with the widest range of Matilda Bay Craft beer on Tap and one of the most geographically extensive, epic whiskey menus in Fremantle. For a casual afternoon or evening we recommend you head to the historic pub – Ball & Chain. The Poolside Bar $7 pints, $5 glass of wine, buy one cocktail get the second half price. It’s twice as nice at The Poolside Bar with great offers Happy Hour Thursday to Saturday, 1pm to 2pm & 6pm to 7pm throughout summer. Want more? As you know the silly season is just around the corner... we are giving away great prizes at the Marine Lounge Bar including your chance to WIN AN OFFICE PARTY and/or WIN A COMPLIMENTARY DINNER ON US at The Harbour Master! Simply drop your business card at the bar to be in the draw to win these great prizes, valid for redemption Monday - Thursday.
Join us at Creatures NextDoor every Thursday from 6pm for live music! Wrap up the day (or kick off the evening) with some eclectic sounds, a meal or nibbles, one of our own craft beers or a wine. Located just around the corner from the brewery, Creatures NextDoor is a cosy, relaxed lounge with a little bit of spunk. It boasts some serious views of the Fishing Boat Harbour – a perfect location for sunsets. Our menu is a sharing style menu and is accompanied by Little Creatures beers, ciders and a great selection of Australian wines. Love your music? We also host live Jazz every Sunday from 4:30-7:30. All the makings for a great Sunday in Freo.
Want the perfect way to finish off the day? Then relax and unwind with the jazz/pop sounds of Perth songstress Minky G and guitarist Rosco Dwyer. The duo has been playing their brand of chilled acoustic music both nationally and internationally, with catchy originals, and a few well chosen covers. Minky G is making her mark as a quality local singer-songwriter. She’s studied jazz guitar at WAAPA, has played for UK artist Passenger, and once for the American ambassador! Rosco Dwyer compliments her work with his considerable skill as a guitarist, completing the WAAPA Jazz Bachelor course in 2003 and working as a professional musician ever since, including being involved in various national and state tours as well as playing on cruise ships overseas. Minky G & Rosco played their first music tour of the UK (including London) during 2012, and even played some tunes at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations on the Thames!
2016 proved to be a massive year for Ruby Boots winning the esteemed Australia Council Songwriting Residency and relocating to Nashville. A successful Americana Festival showcase followed, where renowned US magazine American Songwriter named her in their ‘8 Showcasing Artist to Watch’. Armed with all this immense US based momentum and inspiration, Ruby Boots is excited to be coming back to WA for a quick-fire visit. Album number two, produced by Beau Bedford (Paul Cauthen / The Texas Gentlemen), has been recently completed in Dallas, Texas. Ahead of it’s release on Universal later this year, Ruby will perform a one-off preview show at Mojo’s on April 27 before touring Europe in May/June. Special guests to be announced. With special supports Davey Craddock and Lucy Peach
SEED house parties were created to deliver nothing but the very best in house music and happy vibes. The launch in February saw a big turnout for this unique experience and they continue with the next instalment bringing to you DJ’s who travel the world to demonstrate their passion for electronic music. DJ’s- Dukes of Digital- The pioneers of the Seed sound system. Robbie Porter & Robin Verhaff are two DJ’s that began remixing music at the age of 16. Working at dance parties in the 90’s and going to clubs such as DC’s, Berlin and Frost bites paved the way for them to remain passionate to this day about music and continue providing these quality house nights. So bring your dancing shoes and a smile and be part of this unique experience. Discova- Hailing from London, UK, Discova is a feature artist on RTR FM’s Looney Choons radio show and is in high demand for parties around the country. He has built up a strong reputation for delivering exciting tune section with a technical ability not often seen in Perth. Expect nothing but the best grooves to keep you on the dance floor. A.N.D- When you see A.N.D live you will understand why he travels the globe to demonstrate his skills behind the decks. A true house music artist who brings his “A” game every time. It is a privilege to have him on board.
We love having West Oz Wildlife, one of Perth’s leading wildlife petting zoos, at Fremantle Markets. They provide a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with native Australian animals such as koalas, snakes & dingoes. You can usually only glimpse such animals amidst big crowds in larger reserves or zoos. Our Wildlife Zoo offers a more intimate approach, allowing both children and adults to experience these animals in a smaller and more relaxed setting. Entry by Gold Coin Donation. Don't forget your camera!
Footy season has finally kicked off and the first Derby is coming close – so get your tickets now for the first Derby Show of 2017! We’re excited welcome Eagles Superstar Sam Mitchell, Dockers Favourite Lee Spurr for an entertaining afternoon of Footy, presented by MC of the day, Paul Hasleby. Get the latest insights into both teams, ask questions and be entertained! Tickets are $72 + bf and include a three hour beverage package, premium cocktail food and of course, Entertainment! There will be tables and High Top Tables available – first in, best dressed.
Mix and match any pizza with any pint for only $17 every Friday Night from 5pm! Margarita, Continental Meats, Peri Peri Prawn pizza...Swan Draught, James Squires 150lashes or maybe a pint of Somersby!? This and more to choose from! Enjoy it together with live music in the Beer Garden - perfect way to start the weekend.