Arts & Culture

Deep Rest Weekend Retreat

Join Jean Byrne and Amy Cleghorn for a weekend to rest deeply.This retreat is intended to support you to live your life fully, but with energy for what matters most to you. Too often we keep on pushing ourselves in life, always busy, until at some point our body tells us to stop. If you have found yourself in this space, sick often, with adrenal fatigue, tired, low on energy - then this retreat is for you. If you are glorifying busy, but in your heart know your current path is not sustainable, then be sure to take this weekend…

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Granny Squares are the New Black

Crochet begins with the Granny Square! You know the one, you’ve seen it in the pile of colourful blankets on your granny’s couch, or in the cheerful blanket that always hung over the back of your grandad’s favourite chair. But a granny square isn’t just a blanket. A basic crochet Granny Square can become anything you want! A cosy blanket? Sure. A bright cushion? Why not? A snuggly jumper? Now we’re talking! The end product is only limited by your imagination. In this three hour workshop, you will be provided with all the tools needed to create your first (of…

Drawing and Draughts

Some things just go together: wine and cheese, strawberries and cream, shoes and socks, macaroni and cheese, gin and tonic…. drawing and draughts. Beer that is! Sketching is so much more fun when you are allowed to drink and draw! Come and enjoy a Young Henry’s brew on us while learning from one of the freshest art talents in Perth, Rachelle Dusting. In this class, Rachelle will guide you through exercises and techniques designed to loosen you up and help you see things from an entirely new perspective! About the teacher: Rachelle graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts Degree…

Italian Film Festival Closing Night Event

Roberto Benigni’s Oscar-winning masterpiece returns to the big screen for its 20th anniversary. Join us for Campari Aperol Spritz, Stella Artois and Connoisseur gourmet ice cream in hand to close the 2017 festival. 6.30pm: Drinks on arrival.7pm: Film screening. There's really no way to adequately describe the deftly accomplished, Best Foreign Language Oscar-Winning Life Is Beautiful. Effervescent, uplifting, comedic and tragic, Life is Beautiful is an extraordinary film whose spirit explodes on screen like fireworks. Roberto Benigni, Italy's king of slapstick, plays Guido a young Jewish man who falls in love instantly with the beautiful Dora (NicolettaBraschi). Several years pass, it’s 1945, Guido and…

Kim Churchill

Internationally beloved indie singer-songwriter Kim Churchill returns to Australia with his latest album Weight Falls. Having toured the globe and played the likes of Falls Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Montreal Jazz, Telluride Blues and Glastonbury, Churchill has come a long way from busking in a campervan. Known for his fierce vocals and magnetic stage presence, Churchill is a force to be reckoned with.

Continuing Culture

Evidence continues to surface demonstrating that Aboriginal culture is well over 65000 years old . A constant in Aboriginal culture is the ancestral story telling that imparts knowledge not just about country and mapping, but includes law which instils a sense of place and identity.   This exhibition is a bold and colourful depiction of these stories from remote community art centres including om the very heart of the beginning of the contemporary Aboriginal art movement Papunya, Haasts Bluff, Balgo and the APY (Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara) lands.  

DIY Resin Art

Are you ready to create a masterpiece?! In this DIY Resin Art workshop, you will be guided through the entire process in a hands-on class and create your very own resin artwork. You will be provided with a 50cm round panel and all the dyes, pigments and pearlescent powders needed to create artworks with epoxy resin. Reba from Pretty Burd, Sydney will be demonstrating how to work with the epoxy resin and how to mix colours and techniques for applying and creating designs. Whether you've worked with resin before, or are a complete beginner, we'll make sure you leave this class…

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Ear Candy Workshop

Got a passion for fashion?! Show off your style with some glam statement earrings designed and made by you! In this three 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 fabulous…

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…

Pencil Portraiture

Do you love to draw but need help taking your work 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 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 quickly and simply grid a photograph and guide you through methods of thorough observation.…

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…

Make an Embroidered Necklace

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…

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.

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