Arts & Culture

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 ♥

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…

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…

Flash Fiction Workshop

Flash, or micro-fiction, is a fast-paced genre for a fast-paced world. With a recent boom in online and print journal publications dedicated to spreading the (limited) word, now is the time get your dribble and drabble on. In this three hour workshop, Michael Buckingham Gray, a published flash fiction writer will speed you through a history of the genre, explain some of the structures and techniques used and assist participants to write and workshop their own pieces. As you approach the finish line, you will be supplied with some useful information about where you may publish them. About the teacher:  Michael…

Dreamy Hoops Workshop

Wear your art on your sleeve! Or failing that, why not wear it around your neck? Embroidery is no longer your nanna’s domain. In this three hour workshop, you will learn the basics of embroidery and how to apply it to fabrics to make your own wearable piece of art. Your nan would be proud! In this class, you will learn the basics of decorative embroidery, including how to set up your fabric, hoop and floss. You will also learn and practice common embroidery stitches before applying your skills to a fabric of your choice. By the end of the…

Pencil Portraiture

Do you love to draw but need help taking it to that next level? Perhaps you would like to refresh your skills? Maybe you’re a complete beginner but have always wanted to try portraiture? Rachelle Dusting will help you overcome the technical challenges of drawing and help to demystify the process for you! In this three hour workshop, you will gain an understanding of the tonal scale, its relationship to light and shadow and how to utilise hatching, cross hatching and scumbling. Rachelle will teach you how to grid a photograph and guide you through methods of thorough observation. Using…

Ear Candy Workshop

Got a passion for fashion?! Show off your style with some glam statement earrings designed and made by you! In this two hour class, you will learn basic jewellery making skills, including how to assemble hardware and decorative elements using pliers, jump rings and eye pins. You will also learn various techniques to make your own pom- poms and tassels out of yarn and leather: So NOW! You’ll be able to use your new skills to adorn future jewellery or craft projects. By the end of the workshop, you will walk away with one or two pairs of fresh and…

Art and Food by the Season

Experience the magic of watching an artist create a painting using colours of the season, while enjoying a lunch menu which draws inspiration from seasonal colours and produce, and is prepared specifically for you. The event is held in the artist’s home (which is also her Gallery) in the vibrant City of Fremantle.  Numbers are kept intentionally small (no more than six) to encourage participation and enhance the experience. Andriana and Gina met 25 years ago and knew that one day they would collaborate and combine their shared passions of art and food.  Finally that time has come and they…

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Escape from Pompeii: the Untold Roman Rescue

A new international exhibition Escape from Pompeii: the Untold Roman Rescue reveals the story of the dramatic rescue attempt following one of history’s most devastating natural disasters – the eruption of Mt Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii in 79 AD. While many know of the tragic eruption that buried the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, very few know that the Roman Navy attempted to evacuate people affected by the eruption or of the navy’s important role in the success of the Roman Empire. The exhibition features rare artefacts from Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Bay of Naples in a breath-taking…

WAYJO Signature Series WAYJO Swings

It’s swing time in the Port City! Fremantle is set to jump and jive as WAYJO delivers a set designed to get your toes tapping, your feet moving and your heart pumping. The Tuesday Night Orchestra will be lighting up the stage of the Fly By Night Musicians Club while you burn up the dance floor. Frock up, shine your shoes, and grab a partner for the most fun you can have on two legs. WAYJO Swings!Fri 6 Oct, 7.30pmFly By Night Musicians Clubflybynight.org

With Attitude

A solo exhibition of paintings by Karin Morris. The focus of this exhibition will be the natural environment. Looking at the role of trees in shaping people's consciousness of the world around them. Morris has investigated the idea that specific trees possess individual characteristics. Through her paintings Morris has highlighted the uniqueness of each tree to heighten people's awareness of this factor and in the process hopes that this will increase people's connections to the natural environment. These trees with their individual personalities speak to the passer-by and invite them in to share their world. These trees add value, colour…

Aboriginart Indigenous Fine Art Gallery

Aboriginart specialises in ethically sourced indigenous paintings from the Central & Western Desert regions. These amazing contemporary pieces have been created by some of the most collectable artists in Australia today whose work has been extensively exhibited and collected both privately and publicly all over the world including many in the National Gallery in Canberra. These internationally revered artists include Kathleen Petyarre, Judy Watson Napangardi, Kudditji Kngwarreye, Mitjili Napurrula, Gloria Petyarre, and the late greats Minnie Pwerle, Dorothy Napangardi, Makinti Napanangka and Ningura Napurrula. We have a stunning range of diverse designs and sizes suitable for any domestic or corporate…

Army Museum of Western Australia

The Army Museum of WA has a collection that encompasses material from the pre-federation period through to the present day, covering both peace-time army units as well as the involvement of West Australians in all major conflicts and operations that Australia was engaged in throughout this period including the South African War, World War 1, World War 2, the Korean War, South Vietnam and the more recent operations such as East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. The role of women's services in many of these major conflicts and operations is also integrated with the museum's displays covering these. Highly recommended as one…

Aromatic School for Aromatherapy

At Aromatic Notes, School for Aromatherapy. The mission is to further the education standards in all aspects of Aromatic Studies. Learn how to use Aromatherapy holistically & professionally! We offer education designed to give you a level of training so that you can confidently add the practice of Aromatic Medicine to your chosen speciality.

Art of Freo

Art of Freo has grown from a love of Fremantle and a desire to help boost public awareness of the many independent artists working within the greater Fremantle area.In the gallery we will feature art exhibitions and events from local artists and Fremantle based works of art.

Artitja Fine Art

Based in South Fremantle Artitja Fine Art is a private gallery specialising in Australian Indigenous Fine Art from remote and regional art centres and communities. We hold up to four specialised exhibitions a year and outside of those times we are available by appointment. Since 2004 the gallery has established itelf as one of Perth's most reputable and accessible Indigenous art galleries. Artitja Fine Art's aim is in connecting cultures through art.  Aboriginal art is not just aesthetically beautiful, it provides important insights into Indigenous stories and Tjurrkupa (dreamings). Within Australia and internationally, the art plays an important role as a medium for…

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