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2017 Alliance Francaise French Film Festival

Now in its 28th season, the festival will showcase a host of thrilling, contemporary movies and documentaries exemplifying the very best of France’s vibrant film industry with a programme that will celebrate both established and emerging talent. This tantalising feast of French cinema, proudly presented by the Alliance Française in association with the Embassy of France in Australia, Unifrance Films and the generous patronage of distinguished Principal Sponsor, Renault Australia, promises to captivate audiences by transporting them to an idyllic sojourn with this evocative and most romantic of cultures. Brimming with highlights, the 2017 festival presents over 40 films, unveiling the…

Paintings by Noongar Artist Rod Collard

Nyoongar artist Rod Collard's exquisite paintings of his "Hotham Valley Boodja" (Country) opens this eve at 6pm and runs to 23 March and Resumes 31st April - 12th April (11am - 4pm).  Rod is a very well known artist and has been painting and exhibiting for 17 years, but this is his first "Solo Show". Paintings range in price from $100 to $3,900.

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

Orange: Sannyas in Fremantle Artist talks

Join Orange: Sannyas in Fremantle co-curators Sohan Ariel Hayes and Dr Ric Spencer as they lead a tour of the exhibition alongside a number of the contributing artists. FAC Artist Talks are a great way to learn more about an exhibition in a relaxed, informal environment. They are your opportunity to ask questions, hear about the artists’ processes and meet the people who bring the FAC exhibition program together.

Ian Moss

Featuring songs from Matchbook and his classics. Opener support by Helen Shanahan. Awarded ‘Album Of The Year’ at the 1990 ARIA Awards and going on to win a total of 5 ARIA Awards that night is one thing, but one could easily be forgiven for thinking ‘Matchbook’ was the Greatest Hits album of the legendary Ian Moss! ‘Tuckers Daughter’, ‘Telephone Booth’, ‘Beautiful Thing’, ‘Out of the Fire’, and ‘Mr Rain’ all feature on the 1989 solo debut album from the enigmatic Cold Chisel guitarist and singer. Produced by Chris Lord-Alge and released in August 1989, Matchbook spent three consecutive weeks at…

Revealed WA Aboriginal Artists In Conversation

Our Story, Your Story is a rare chance to participate in powerful Aboriginal artist-led conversations about the importance and diversity of art and culture with senior and emerging artists from unique communities and regions across WA. These short, lively conversations will reveal new and unexpected insights into the ever-changing nature of Aboriginal cultural and artistic expression. The artists will discuss the new techniques and technologies being harnessed to produce textiles, fashion, experimental video, animation and preservation of language. Full program available at Fri 7 Apr | 10am–12pm | Inner Courtyard | Free


Have you ever loved an animal? Have you ever wondered why they are so loyal? Based on a true story from Japan, Hachikō is a theatrical celebration of the remarkable joy and companionship that an animal can bring to our lives and a perfect family outing. Simplicity, beauty and gentle poetic storytelling in this carefully crafted Spare Parts production ensures both children and adults alike will be drawn into the true story of a dog that waited at a Tokyo train station every day for nine years for his master to return. Time: 10am & 1pm Daily plus 6.30pm performance…

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

Revealed WA Aboriginal Art Market

Revealed returns to FAC in 2017. On Saturday 8 April, Aboriginal art centres from across the state will be selling original, affordable works at the Revealed WA Aboriginal Art Market. Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to buy works directly from emerging and established Aboriginal artists. With works starting at $50 and 100% of profits from sales returning to the makers and art centres, this is a great chance to acquire a range of quality new works. Revealed brings together artists from the Kimberley, Pilbara, Mid-West, Goldfields, Western Desert, Great Southern and metropolitan areas to showcase the vibrant diversity of WA…

Desert Child

Formed in 1995 – Desert Child comprising the guitar talents of Guy Ghouse & Damian Watkiss Their music is a blend styles to create instrumental music which defies all contemporary genres. Both Guy’s and Damian’s parents played music together back in the early 1970’s and now the tradition continues. The catalyst for their music was the formation and cultivation in the Kimberley town of Broome in North Western Australia. “Broome being such a tourist mecca, saw us exposed to a variety of people from all over the globe, we listened to so much music and were fortunate enough to jam…


Eight years since they last toured Oz, London legends Madness are set to make a very welcome return, touring in celebration of their latest studio album Can’t Touch Us Now. Nothing quite compares to the six-piece ska ensemble from Camden Town, London’s punk capital. Madness seamlessly swings from one iconic hook to the next captivating melody, the kick drum vigorously chasing the darting brass section across their trailblazing catalogue of hits. These lively lads will showcase tracks from Can’t Touch Us Now, as well as iconic hits such as Our House, Baggy Trousers and It Must Be Love. Fremantle Arts…


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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)

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)

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…

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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.