Arts & Culture

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…

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…

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…

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…

Orange: Sannyas in Fremantle

Orange: Sannyas in Fremantle revisits a highly controversial period in Fremantle’s social history, presenting a range of contemporary responses to the spectacular events surrounding the emergence of the Sannyasins in the 1980s. Artists include Poppy van Oorde-Grainger, Joshua Webb, Bevan Honey, Joseph London, David Brophy and Loren Holmes. Orange is co-curated by artist and Sannyasin child Sohan Ariel Hayes and Fremantle Arts Centre Curator Dr Ric Spencer.  Image: Photography by Diti

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

Blowflly's Ball

Is it too early to call it the biggest show of the year? Six of WA’s best and ballsiest rock, blues and psych outfits on the same bill for one memorable night–the Blowfly’s Ball. They’re coming up from the delta, rising up from the swamp and drifting down from the Hairy Mountain…they’re tripping out and tuning up for the inaugural Blowfly’s Ball. All the bands you love, in one place on one night, owning the Fly By Night Club’s iconic stage in Fremantle’s Victoria Hall under a spectacular, uniquely created psychedelic light show. It promises to be a smashing night…

Ash Grundwald

Legendary Australian roots troubadour Ash Grunwald returns with a vengeance in 2017, opening a new chapter in his fifteen-year career with the release of blues/rock stomper ‘Hammer’ and a tour announcement. Special guest opener support  Michael Triscari. Taking cues from classic bluesmen including R. L Burnside and John Lee Hooker and old prison work songs, Grunwald drags the genre into the 21st century, adding a twist of classic rock, neo soul and a hat-tip to roots contemporaries including Butler, Rudd and Harper. ‘Hammer’ is Grunwald’s most accomplished track to date, showing an artist emerging with a confidence and resolve of a…

Beginner Yoga Course

One class a week for six consecutive weeks. This course focuses on introducing the foundations of your yoga practice in a safe and nurturing environment. Suitable for all levels of ability and body types. To secure your place for $99, please visit our website.

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.

Bush Jewellery

Explore your creative spirit with support from a Nyoongar artist to create your own piece of bush jewellery. These classes are designed to carefully craft a fine piece of jewellery out of bush nuts and or seeds. You may bring in your own treasures from the bush or use bush nuts already collected. You will learn how to carefully select the bush material then drill, decorate and prepare the nuts for use on jewellery.  All skill levels are encouraged. All welcome and all materials provided.

The Merindas

The Merindas are Australia’s premier Indigenous soul duo bringing Motown’s biggest booty-shakin’ hits with REAL booty shaking by special guest dancers from Burlesque Beats. On May 6th at the Flyby Night Musicians Club, The Merindas are hitting the stage in sequins with their full Live Motown Band. Supported by Jamie Maika who has a voice of true soul. Enjoy hits from The Supremes, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Contours, Stevie Wonder, Jackson 5 and more. Get your tickets now, you won’t want to miss this show, ‘Get Ready’ cause here we come!

For The Lonely

FOR THE LONELY is a deeply personal body of work rooted in the artists’ subjective experience of loneliness. Eight Perth-based artists explore the often unacknowledged, yet communally shared weight of loneliness on the human conscious. FOR THE LONELY aims to challenge the traditional reliance on passive and visual-based engagement. In a ground breaking exhibition for Perth, accessibility is at the forefront of FOR THE LONELY. Artworks will be tactile, interactive and immersive.  FOR THE LONELY invites you to step into a space where confrontation is welcomed and personal connection celebrated.   Exhibiting artists: Elizabeth Bills, Mark Wahlsten, Toni Lynn Avis, Erica Clarke,…

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