Arts & Culture

Junior Fishing Clinic

Join one of Recfishwest’s popular and free SunSmart fishing clinics at the WA Maritime Museum. Participants will learn how to be SunSmart while learning some fishing basics like casting and fish handling, as well as how to fish sustainably and look after their fishing environment.All participants must be directly supervised by a parent or guardian. Fishing rods and equipment will be supplied. Ages 8 - 14.    

A night of Ska and British music

Kick off your Easter long weekend with a night of ‘Ska and British Music’ at the Fly by Night. Featuring little Pedro, Dillip n the Davs and DJ Upfront Ska and British Music Events are coming to Fremantle’s premier music venue with their show featuring two headline acts; Fremantle Ska band ‘Little Pedro’ and local music favourites ‘Dilip n the Davs’ playing a night of SKA and British music to get you Skankin the night away. On the decks for the night will be eye candy RTR’s DJ Upfront (AKA Ian Davies) who will be pumping out tunes from Prince Buster,…

Play in a Day

Your chance to let your imagination run wild!  Work with actor Nichola Renton and musician Zal Kanga-Parabia to make a play in a day and perform it in front of your family and friends. (Ages: 8-12 years)

Marine animals inside and out Plus a tasty treat

Join a Museum scientist to take a closer look at how fish are suited for a life beneath the waves. Staff will dissect a fish to lead an exploration of how fish work, both inside and out. Then join a chef from the National Hotel, Fremantle, who will prepare a fish recipe and share it with you! See our website for more information. WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply for accompanying adult.  Ages 4+ Bookings required for groups 10+ by calling 1300 134 081

Story Lab Creative Writing with Deb Fitzpatrick

Come and write with award winning author Deb Fitzpatrick; short pieces, longer pieces, funny pieces and serious pieces.  Share and workshop your efforts like ‘real’ writers do!  (Ages: 8-12 years)

Tiny Art Class | Sensational Snow

Make icy cold art! Paint with ice, create a pretend snow-storm and make colourful artworks using sensory art supplies. For students aged 3 to 5 (Adults stay and join in the class). This is a 90 minute class.  

Tony Joe White - the swamp fox and blues icon

An intimate evening with, TONY JOE WHITE As part of our 30th year anniversary. Support act “Lightning Jack” The Swamp Fox, Tony Joe White, is to put it simply a Bonafide Legend of the music game and at the age of 73 he just keeps getting better. Tony Joe White was literally born for the blues, the part-Cherokee musician being brought up as part of a big brood on a cotton farm in Louisiana, raised on a diet of Lightnin’ Hopkins and local bluesmen, an upbringing reflected to this day in his evocative, haunting music and adding a veneer of…

Sonic Sessions: Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg (UK) is known for his songwriting and activism. His music blends folk, punk rock and protest with lyrics that focus mainly on political and romantic themes. In addition to his South Lawn concert on Fri 28 April, fans have the chance to get up close and personal with Bragg when he sits down with host Lucky Oceans to perform a very special Sonic Session. Part performance, part conversation, this show is a chance for a small audience to hear the songs and stories from a career that spans five decades. For the Bragg faithful, this show is not…

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg – orator, musician, entertainer, rabble-rouser, activist, negotiator, pamphleteer, the fabled ‘big-nosed bard from Barking’ – is making the trip Fremantle Arts Centre in April 2017. Drawing from a body of work stretching across four decades, Bragg’s career has been marked by numerous milestones, both political and personal. After 13 studio albums, eight compilations, two box sets, and countless tours across countless international borders, the elder statesman of today refuses to slip into the dotage of self-parody. In his fifties, neither the fight nor the fight songs have left Billy Bragg.  “Take it from someone who knows the glass is…

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…

For The Lonely

FOR THE LONELY is a deeply personal body of work rooted in the artists’ subjective experience of loneliness. Seven 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…

Tommy Fleming -The Voice of Ireland

‘The Voice of Ireland’ – Tommy Fleming, returns to Australia for a national tour in support of his new album due for release in early 2017. One of the best entertainers working today, Tommy has earned a stellar reputation as a live performer. Through constant touring of Ireland’s pub, club and festival in the early 1990’s, Tommy was heard by the legendary Phil Coulter, and within days he was guesting with Phil and his Orchestra at the Cork Opera House, the National Concert Hall in Dublin and The University Concert Hall in Limerick. Before long he was touring North America,…

Another Antipodes Exhibition 2017

Immerse yourself in the largest contemporary African art exhibition to take place globally in 2017 and the first such exhibition to take place within Australia. The Another Antipodes Exhibition promises to vigorously challenge preconceptions of Africa and nurture cross-cultural discovery. Utilising Southern Africa as a touchstone for engagement the curious are set to be rewarded with an exciting range of new African views, voices and perspectives, highlighting the contemporary discussions and multicultural diversity of the region. Coupled with an exciting program of talks, screenings, school programs, masterclasses, workshops and music events this inaugural exhibition is set to be one of Australia's finest.

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…

AcroYoga Perth

AcroYoga combines acrobatic concepts with a yogic consciousness. Acro Yoga Perth brings people together, feeling the connection of energies. Develop the physical body and at the same time strengthen the emotional and spiritual bodies. Stretch, balance, trust, laugh, love. Awaken and balance your energies and share together. Feel your heart open and fill with goodness as you laugh, stretch, twist, balance, fly, nurture, embrace. We will also combine some wonderful Thai Yoga massage techniques in the class to stretch, nourish and nurture which is something that Jo brings as a separate offering to the classes and workshops, this is an…

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