Arts & Culture

2017 Alliance Francaise French Film Festival

Now in its 28th season, the festival will showcase a host of thrilling, contemporary movies and documentaries exemplifying the very best of France’s vibrant film industry with a programme that will celebrate both established and emerging talent. This tantalising feast of French cinema, proudly presented by the Alliance Française in association with the Embassy of France in Australia, Unifrance Films and the generous patronage of distinguished Principal Sponsor, Renault Australia, promises to captivate audiences by transporting them to an idyllic sojourn with this evocative and most romantic of cultures. Brimming with highlights, the 2017 festival presents over 40 films, unveiling the…

Kurun Warun

Kurun Warun's paintings of culture and environment use colours inspired by natural resources and cultural body markings.  Kurun Warun continues the great Aboriginal tradition of telling stories of the people and their environment, how they lived in their country and managed its resources. Kurun Warun refers to his work as “living culture – our story”. His use of colour reflects the primary resources of the people – red, black and white are used to convey cultural body markings and structures found in nature.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

SPAN

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…

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…

Special Event 2017 Alliance Francaise French Film Festival

Screening in partnership with the Conservation Council of Western Australia, Tomorrow sheds a new light on the environmental issues of our time. In this inspiring and essential César award-winning documentary, beloved French actor-filmmaker Mélanie Laurent (Boomerang, AF FFF16) teams with ecological rights advocate Cyril Dion to address the world’s grand environmental problems, and to explore how local communities across the globe are creating solutions. In 2012, a study was published that announced the impending potential demise of the human race. Unable to ignore the hard facts that food, water and oil would be scarce within the lifetime of their children, directors…

Eddi Reader

Acclaimed Scottish singer Eddi Reader returns to Australia in March 2017 for an extensive tour that marks a high point in her towering career. ‘One of the great voices in British music’ Acoustic magazine. Featuring material from across Eddi’s remarkable 30 year recording career the new album includes the charming acoustic pop of 1988’s beloved chart topper Perfect (with Fairground Attraction), right up to her remarkable 2015 versions of the standard Moon River and Amy Winehouse’s Love Is A Losing Game. This tour promises to again fulfill the close relationship that Eddi has with her loyal Australian audience. ‘I like…

Brilliant. Home

Brilliant. Home showcases new works from multi-disciplinary established and emerging artists and makers who have a cultural connection with Fremantle. The show is the inaugural exhibition in an intended annual series, which will see a new curatorial theme explored each year. Opening Fri 24 Mar | 6pm

Photography Classes

We run photography classes on Sunday afternoons, if interested please call in and make a booking. It's a half day workshop from 1 pm to 5 pm, which includes catering, photography theory and practical walkabout tour in Fremantle. It is $180 per person, must bring your own DLSR Camera and tripod (also a spare battery and card if necessary).  We do have a special and a tag along person without a camera can join in for free, catering for tag alongs is $12 per head.

Sunday Music

Bring a picnic and enjoy free performances by leading local and touring acts every Sunday throughout summer in the idyllic Front Garden.  Bar and woodfire pizza available for purchase.   19 Feb: Hear stories of sleepy coastlines, chaotic boom towns and the people caught in-between as Davey Craddock & The Spectacles (WA) bring their folk rock, alt-country sounds to FAC. 26 Feb: Joel Barker & The Low Company (WA) flit between melodic indie songs, rollicking country lilts and powerful rock n'roll. 5 Mar: Toby (WA) melds roots, rock and reggae in her infectiously energetic live shows, with powerhouse vocals and…

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Therapeutic Restorative Yoga

Therapeutic yoga combines restorative poses that are soothing and supporting, offering the chance to be still and quiet, leaving us rested, nourished and nurtured. When we relax, we have the opportunity to go deeper without tension or strain , the immune and digestive systems improve, nervous system is calmed, the body and energy channels can open up so that the whole body can receive more goodness and full energy. It is also a wonderful time for emotional healing. Busy lives can become hectic and we can find ourselves spending most of our time rushing and doing, rather than stilling and…

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