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Artists of Ampilatwatja | Welcome to Paradise

‘Welcome to Paradise ’ reveals the traditional country of Alyawarr people of Central Australia. The community of Ampilatwatja is north-east from Alice Springs, and its art centre has operated there since 1999. The paintings focus on the landscapes of locations that form the ancestral grounds of the people. Many artists depict Arreth, the bush medicine plants traditionally harvested by the people. The reflections of the artists and the on-going ties to the land are seen in the paintings, which are formed by the use of tiny dots that create the features of the country. Traditional knowledge is viewed through the…

Horrible Histories - Pirates: The Exhibition

Batten down the hatches! A gruesome band of horrible pirates will be taking over WA Maritime Museum in March 2018 when it presents this interactive, hands-on exhibition based on the bestselling Horrible Histories books: Horrible Histories – Pirates: the exhibition.Discover if you have what it takes to be a really horrible pirate. Take command of a pirate ship, design your own pirate flag and try out different weapons – from cutlasses to cannons. Along the way, you’ll discover why pirate women were just as wicked as the men and practise talking the patter of a pirate. You’ll also learn about…

Tom Vickers and the Extraordinary Adventure

Lace up your shoes and prepare to embark on an extraordinary adventure! The WA Museum and Spare Parts Puppet Theatre present you the world premiere of Tom Vickers and the Extraordinary Adventure of his Missing Sock. You can expect hands-on fun as you are taken through a sensory feast of sights, sounds, tastes, and smells. Adventurers will follow a trail through public and private spaces within the Museum and be transported around the world with this unique experience. At the heart of the work is an invitation to consider how small acts of kindness can have a great impact over time…

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Warakurna Artists Welcome to Paradise

Warakurna artist Eunice Porter Yunurupa says, “We’re painting about our country, our home. About the places we go hunting, and where we were born. These places are like paradise to us.” Gallery1 exhibition features work from Warakurna community located near the Rawlinson Ranges on Ngaanyatjarra lands in Western Australia, close to the Northern Territory border. For these artists the role of the art centre is to contribute to cultural maintenance. They want to ensure that traditional practices and culture are kept alive and strong. This provides an avenue for educating younger people through stories and paintings, passing down important Tjukurrpa…

Built to Last

‘Built to last' by Jenn Garland is an investigation of once prosperous places founded on free trade and the extraction of commodities. The legacy of history is explored in a mixed-media installation inspired by archival records, satellite imagery, and scientific research. Now in decline, these places are filled with unsettling omens which offer projections of possible futures. The exhibition reimagines histories and makes connections across time in order to examine nature in an era defined by its absence. The central themes of Garland’s art are connected to her scientific background researching sustainability. This involves a focus on the ways people…

Contemporary Hand Stitching for Teens

Join us for a creative and inspirational contemporary workshop, suitable for teens looking for new creative expression. We’ll learn the art of ‘Slow Stitching’ to create some really unique and funky hand stitched artwork to hang on the wall.

Fuzzy Felted Friends 5-8 years

Kids working with an adult. Design your own colourful toy, from a shark to an elephant, snake or bird, then make it come alive in felt. A fun way for kids and adults to learn feltmaking techniques.  This is a class for parents and kids to do together, each child must be accompanied by an adult.Friday 27th April | 10am-3pm | $92

Pirates Ahoy

Get your hands on our Wicked Weapons touch-table and explore fascinating facts with our Pirates Ahoy cart. Craft a pirate hat to take home, or show stamping good style in our Me Fierce Pirate Stamping Book and decorate it with stripes, skulls, swords and other fancy stuff. Swashbuckle your own pirate design and watch what happens on our digitally animated screen. Listen to some salty pirate stories and learn how to load a cannon to ward off pirate marauders. Pirate storytelling at 10:30am Cannon loading demonstration at 11am Activities free.  WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply

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Open Studios at PS Art Space

Meet the artists inhabiting the PS Art Space building as they open their studios to the public over two days. The upstairs gallery will also be showcasing the art created within the walls of heritage building.

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Hemispheres Music Series | The Lost Brothers

The Hemispheres music series is back in 2018 with two special performances by Fairbridge Festival favourites, on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 April.Friday, join us for a special concert by Irish singer/songwriter duo The Lost Brothers. Having toured the world and opening for the likes of Elvis Costello and Brendan Benson, The Lost Brothers will perform songs from their critically acclaimed albums. Their harmonies go places never ventured before where the blend is subtle yet razor blade sharp. “The Losties are easily one of the best bands of the last ten years. Everything good I could say about Simon and Garfunkel or…

Term 4 at Inkling Art Space

Come and join us for fun and creative activities at Inkling Art Space in Henry St, Fremantle, behind Paper Bird bookshop. We have lots of different workshops for you to explore your artistic passions, your drive to make things and to get really messy while doing it! NATURE CLUB Art + Nature = Amazing Art Adventures Join Teori - Wildlife & Nature Specialist, and Brigid - Teaching Artist & Textile Specialist for learning and making inspired by our natural world. Each class starts with exploratory drawing and scientific investigation. Every week we use a new medium to explore our topic.…

Concrete Pot Workshop

Join us as we teach you how to make your own concrete pot! You will spend two hours making, painting and planting two concrete pots of your own!   Date: Saturday the 28th April 2018 Time: 9am - 11am (please arrive 5 minutes before for a prompt 9am start) Address: Little Space, Unit J Shed, 4 Fleet St, Fremantle The workshop will be held at Little Space Fremantle!   Please wear clothes that can get a little dirty/ covered in concrete dust or dirt! If you get dirty it will come out in the wash, but just in case.  Included in the ticket price is: - The…

Ban the Bag Crochet Edition

Plastic bags have just been banned in WA from July 2018! Hurrah! Not only are they horrendous for the environment but they are an abomination to fashion. In this workshop you will learn how to crochet a basic shopping bag using yarn made from 100% recycled products. Suitable for both beginners and the more advanced crochet lover, you will learn to follow a basic crochet pattern as well the 3 basic stitches used throughout the pattern. We will spend time practicing these stitches before moving on and creating our beautiful shopping bags. About the Teachers: Cass and Maddy met as…

Wu Tao Dance Beginners Course

Wu Tao - the dancing way to balance and 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…

StoryLab Young Writers Development Program

If you’re a keen writer aged 9-14 StoryLab will stretch and challenge your imagination as well as helping you understand writing as a craft; giving you tips on perfecting your style, editing your work and improving the flow of your story. Our program offers support, motivation and guidance from award winning author, Deb Fitzpatrick, as well as your fellow writers within the group.

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Semiconductor

In partnership with the Revelation Perth International Film Festival, UK artists Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, better known as Semiconductor, bring two of their works Brilliant Noise and Black Rain to FAC. Semiconductor have garnered international attention for their distinctive, innovative works which push the boundaries of moving image as a visual language. They seek to extend our experience of the natural world, delving into and creating visual interpretations of unseen worlds by transforming and stitching together images of scientific data. Brilliant Noise offers a glimpse of solar astronomy, revealing some of the sun’s finest unseen moments. The images, mostly collected from ground based observatories and satellites, are…

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