Arts & Culture

Marcus Beilby | Sightings – City of Fremantle Art Collection

Following 2014’s Fremantle Realists exhibition, Marcus Beilby returns to FAC to resume his quest to reveal the fabric of everyday life through a visual language of finely tuned realism. Sightings brings together a body of new paintings and artworks from the City of Fremantle Art Collection which set intimate moments against a backdrop of public settings. Marcus Beilby is an established Fremantle-based realist painter who forged a career with like-minded image makers Ray Beattie and Ken Wadrop and exhibited nationally under the moniker of the High Street Studio Realists in the early 1980s. The City of Fremantle Art Collection, established in 1958, is…

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…

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…

Lorna Fencer - Yam Dreamings + Warakurna Artists + Groote textiles

Lorna Fencer - Yam Dreamings 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 their close synergy with their land. Warlpiri people celebrate the Creation stories of the Yam, where the Ancestors drew it out…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Ian Strange ISLAND

Perth-raised, New York-based artist Ian Strange returns for the world premiere of his latest exhibition ISLAND. Continuing his investigations into architecture and the home ISLAND features large scale photographs of three interventions on foreclosed suburban houses in Ohio’s Rust Belt region. The home is a symbol of family, community and safety. Approaching it through the metaphor of the desert island, a place of refuge and sovereignty but simultaneously entrapment, Strange highlights how fragile and unstable home is in the wake of the GFC and the ensuing American housing crisis. Alongside the photographs, Strange presents a section of a now-demolished home…

July Voicebox

Voicebox Monday 31 July featuring Robert Wood, Roland Leach and Lucy Czerwiec + open mic @ Fremantle Fibonacci Centre, 19 Blinco St Fremantle.  Doors open 6:30 for 7pm start, $10/$6 cash only. Vegan offerings from Roark & Co (byo welcome) Don't miss your opportunity to listen, read... Desire, Despair, Delight ♥

The Gaslight Club

Fly By Night presents Freo’s newest Blues Club ‘for people with open minds’- The Gaslight Club! Named in honour of one of the most important venues in Perth in the 60s! Each and every Wednesday will be a new line up of blues artists, and when we say blues it includes African, Fado, Rembetika, Soul, Funk, Jazz etc... this will not be a club for purists! In an intimate and unique setting at the new Fly By Night Musicians Club in the Fly Trap, under the main stage at Victoria Hall. Check the website or Facebook for more details.

Wu Tao dance beginners course

Wu Tao - the dancing way to balance & flow Work with the elements and meridians in this restorative sequence of dances for harmony and joy. It’s easy to forget what’s really important to us in the midst of a busy life. We all need ways to help us maintain emotional balance, peace of mind AND a healthy body. Wu Tao is a powerful yet gentle way to achieve this. A unique dance as therapy modality, grounded in the proven system of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wu Tao is an easy and joyful way to bring yourself back to centre. This…

The Ahern Brothers Album Release

Both highly respected solo artists and songwriters in their own right, Steve Grady and Josh Rennie-Hynes formed The Ahern Brothers after an impromptu trip to the United States in late 2016, and are releasing their incredible self-titled debut album on June 23rd. Immediate comparisons to Simon and Garfunkel or The Everly Brothers in terms of storytelling and harmonies are to be expected - but this is an album that stands on its own. The singing and performances are world class, but freedom and playfulness are what make The Ahern Brothers incredibly refreshing. Organic, cohesive, pure and spacious, these are two incredibly…

Botanicals with Mekel

In this three hour workshop, suitable for all levels, industry expert Mekel will show you how to create your own set of beautiful gift wrap and cards to match in a botanical theme. Bring in your own flowers, leaves or photos as inspiration and learn how you can translate this into a beautiful, colourful work of art using ink and watercolour. Mekel is a commercial beauty and fashion illustrator, represented by the Jacky Winter Group. Known for her fashionable illustrations including work for Elle, Twinings, Revlon and TOPSHOP, you may have seen her lovely watercolour ladies on the walls of Westfield or your Betts…

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