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Orange: Sannyas in Fremantle

Orange: Sannyas in Fremantle revisits a highly controversial period in Fremantle’s social history, presenting a range of contemporary responses to the spectacular events surrounding the emergence of the Sannyasins in the 1980s. Artists include Poppy van Oorde-Grainger, Joshua Webb, Bevan Honey, Joseph London, David Brophy and Loren Holmes. Orange is co-curated by artist and Sannyasin child Sohan Ariel Hayes and Fremantle Arts Centre Curator Dr Ric Spencer.  Image: Photography by Diti

Revealed Exhibition New Emerging Aboriginal Artists

The Revealed Exhibition features works by more than 75 of the best new and emerging Aboriginal artists from all over WA, showcasing the diverse and vibrant state of contemporary Aboriginal art. Featuring paintings, prints, wood carvings, photography, textiles, video, weaving and more, this enticing and sometimes surprising exhibition presents the work of artists from extremely remote areas alongside those from regional towns and metropolitan Perth. All works in the exhibition are for sale. Opening Fri 7 Apr | 6:30pm | Free | Exhibition Runs Sat 8 Apr – Sun 21 May

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…

Seed - Real House Music

SEED house parties were created to deliver nothing but the very best in house music and happy vibes. The launch in February saw a big turnout for this unique experience and they continue with the next instalment bringing to you DJ’s who travel the world to demonstrate their passion for electronic music. DJ’s- Dukes of Digital- The pioneers of the Seed sound system. Robbie Porter & Robin Verhaff are two DJ’s that began remixing music at the age of 16. Working at dance parties in the 90’s and going to clubs such as DC’s, Berlin and Frost bites paved the way…

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…

The Gaslight Club

Fly By Night presents Freo’s newest Blues Club ‘for people with open minds’- The Gaslight Club! Named in honour of one of the most important venues in Perth in the 60s! Each and every Wednesday will be a new line up of blues artists, and when we say blues it includes African, Fado, Rembetika, Soul, Funk, Jazz etc... this will not be a club for purists! In an intimate and unique setting at the new Fly By Night Musicians Club in the Fly Trap, under the main stage at Victoria Hall. Check the website or Facebook for more details.

The Merindas

The Merindas are Australia’s premier Indigenous soul duo bringing Motown’s biggest booty-shakin’ hits with REAL booty shaking by special guest dancers from Burlesque Beats. On May 6th at the Flyby Night Musicians Club, The Merindas are hitting the stage in sequins with their full Live Motown Band. Supported by Jamie Maika who has a voice of true soul. Enjoy hits from The Supremes, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Contours, Stevie Wonder, Jackson 5 and more. Get your tickets now, you won’t want to miss this show, ‘Get Ready’ cause here we come!

The Broadway with upfront Chris Ross

The band recently re formed ( after a short 10 year break ) and the lineup includes stalwarts Greg Schultz on piano mark underwood on trumpet Simon Stiles on saxaphone and still pays tribute to the swing of Frank Sinatra…. Bobby Darin….Tony Bennett and such, with songs of the great american songbook

Lisa Hannigan

Following earlier collaborations with Damien Rice, Hannigan has proven to be one of the most transfixing artists in modern folk with her blend of raw emotion and enthralling guitar. She has made a name for herself as a beguiling performer, recently performing a sold out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom, before which she played an enchanting NPR Night Owl session – Watch here. Hannigan similarly captivated Billboard’s New York office when she stopped by for Live session earlier this month. The UK’s Telegraph wrote of Hannigan’s “uncanny capacity to set a reverential yet joyful mood,” in a recent 4-star review. “…the night…

Sleep

A series of wildly creative and beautifully realised puppetry works inspired by the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty, devised and performed by the final year Performance Making students at theWestern Australia Academy of Performing Arts. WAAPA Students will work with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s Associate Director, Michael Barlow. This magical show of edgy adult puppetry poses questions about suppressed sensuality, vengeance for social exclusion and the occasional murderous instinct! A night of strange figures, objects and dreams – go to Sleep. This show was developed as part of Spare Parts’ Tertiary Partnerships program.        

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Sacred Earth - Music for inner peace

Sacred Earth are one of Australia’s  musical success stories. Having sold more than a quarter of a million albums, they’re Australia’s top selling artists in the sacred music music genre and the second you hear their sound, it’s easy to see why. Sacred Earth’s music is nothing short of spellbinding. Prem’s captivating vocals have an other-worldly quality, encapsulating the depths of human emotion with striking clarity as she sings sacred mantras and heartfelt lyrics that resonate with people of all ages and from all walks of life. While Prem plays her keyboard with a gentle touch, Jethro adds vocal harmonies…

Wamed Festival

Orientele Expression (Friday)  All aboard for an evening of Eastern Dreaming. Delight in bellydance performances from the Middle East in a technicolor explosion of talent, featuring international, interstate and local dancers in an eclectic mix of styles and disciplines. Tribal Odyssey (Saturday) Hear the rhythm, join the caravan and feel the fusion descend with this heady evening of tribal, experimental and fusion performances, from the earthy goddesses to the serpentine. Join local and interstate artists for an exploration of cutting edge fusion and tribal dance.  

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The Arrival

Adapted from the award winning book by Shaun Tan Follow Aki as he starts life amidst the extraordinary inhabitants of this new land. Will he find a place to live? Will he find a job and make friends? Most of all, will Aki ever see his family again? The absence of words not only makes this story perfect for puppetry but also emphasises the isolation experienced by many people arriving in a new place. The Arrival is a fusion of Tan’s beautiful and surreal illustrations with exquisite puppetry, haunting music and fine acting. This ground-breaking production blurs the boundaries of performance,…

Artsource

Artsource is the peak membership body for visual artists in Western Australia. We have over 1,000 members and provide them with professional services, opportunities and represent their interests. In addition to promoting our members and their work, Artsource champions the value of the visual arts to a growing audience across Western Australia, our nation and internationally. We are not-for-profit and supported by Government, businesses and many committed individual donors and Patrons.

Bathers Beach Art Precinct

The Bathers Beach Art Precinct is part of the conservation and activation work around the historic Arthur Head area of Fremantle, Western Australia. The area is of historical significance for indigenous Australians and European settlement of Western Australia. The precinct is home to more than 20 established and highly respected sculptors, painters, photographers, Indigenous artists, a ceramic artist and designers, one of which is the famous sculptor Greg James who created the sculpture of the fisherman at Fishing Boat Harbour. Other artists include Joanna Robertson, Jenny Dawson, Peter Zuvela, Ann Land, Carol Hazel, Caroline Thompson and Tessa Joy. Studios Kidogo…

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Fremantle arts organisation

Fremantle is a centre for arts and culture. Arts organisations based in the port city represent many sectors of the Western Australian cultural community including Artsource – the peak membership body for artists, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle Literature Centre, Fremantle Press and the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra. Check our listings to find out what’s on in Fremantle in the arts & cultural community.