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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.

2017 Lavazza Italian Film Festival

The 2017 Lavazza Italian Film Festival is set to wow audiences with the best new cinema from Italy. Screening at Luna Palace Cinemas this September and October. Presented by Palace Cinemas in association with Luna Palace Cinemas, the 18th Lavazza Italian Film Festival screens at Cinema Paradiso and Luna SX from September 21 to October 11 presenting over 30 of the best films from cinema masters and ground breaking new talent from Italy. Festival Director Elysia Zeccola said: “The Venice, Rome, Berlin and Cannes film festivals have featured an exciting range of star-studded Italian films in the last 12 months…

Italian Film Festival Opening Night Reception

Get ready to let yourself go at the Opening Night Reception of the Lavazza Italian Film Festival at Luna on SX. Join us from 6pm for vino, Stella Artois and sparkling Valdo Marca Oro prosecco, a taste of Italy from Cafe D'Freo and live entertainment before the 6.45pm premiere of Italian Golden Globe winning Let Yourself Go! Winner of the 2017 Italian Golden Globe for Best Comedy, the hilarious new screwball comedy from director Francesco Amato (LIFF13 favourite Cosimo and Nicole) stars the phenomenal Toni Servillo as an uptight psychoanalyst whose life is upended when he becomes involved with an effervescent personal trainer, well-versed…

Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2017

The Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award supported by Little Creatures Brewing returns to showcase the best of contemporary Australian printmaking. With more than 50 prints and artists’ books ranging from traditional to boundary-pushing, selected from 300 entries, the exhibition presents established, emerging and cross-disciplinary artists from all over Australia. This highlight on the FAC exhibition calendar continues to celebrate the artistry, skill and craftsmanship of traditional printmaking alongside works which look towards the future of the medium. Join us at the exhibition opening on Thursday 21 September from 6:30pm for the announcement of this year’s winners and to view all of the…

Speaking Volumes

Speaking Volumes presents a selection of award winning artists’ books drawn from the City of Fremantle Art Collection. Acquired over the last twenty years, the exhibition includes works by Dianne Longley (SA), Jan Davis (VIC), Peter Charuk (NSW), Marieke Dench (VIC), Antonietta Covino-Beehre (VIC), Joel Gailer (VIC) and Damiano Bertoli (VIC). As an art form artists’ books provide an intimate way of experiencing and engaging with artworks. How you view, touch and navigate the pages creates a uniquely personal interaction. Combining a range of printmaking techniques, the artists’ books in Speaking Volumes take a variety of curious shapes, sizes and materials. They challenge the activity of reading and our understanding of what constitutes art. Exhibition opening: Thursday 21 September,…

Arcadia an Exhibition of New Works by Nyree Taylor

Piawaning artist Nyree Taylor is drawing from the simplicity of her surrounds and taking pause from the on trend world of social media. Her exhibition, an exploration of works on pastoral simplicity and happiness, is on at Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle from 28 Sep to 4 Oct 2017. www.furthermore.com.au  @furthermore_art

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.

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…

Bizircus

Perth based stilt walking, street theatre, circus, comedy, fire acts and corporate entertainment.  Bizircus is an entertainment company, based in Western Australia, performing all over the world. Bizircus specializes in combining highly-skilled circus acts with hilarious comedy.

Fly by Night Musicians Club

The Fly by Night Musicians' Club is a not for profit member based community arts organisation founded in 1986 by musicians' and music lovers. 'The Fly' as it is affectionately known, is now based at the stunning Victoria Hall on High Street. The Fly is an iconic Fremantle live music venue with a rich history of musicians, actors, comedians, and even circus performers who have showcased their talent on the Fly's stage over the last 28 years with thousands of local, national and international artists performing at the club. The Fly has provided a launch pad for many local bands…

Fremantle Arts Centre

The Fremantle Arts Centre offers both men, women and children a wide range of events, workshops and courses, music shows, art exhibitions plus a wide range of culturally diverse experiences throughout the entire year. The Fremantle Arts Gallery brings both an historical and beautiful atmosphere to each arts and cultural event that it hosts, no matter the genre. The Fremantle Arts Centre is an historic building which first opened its doors in 1864 as the convict established Fremantle Lunatic Asylum and Invalid Depot, offered support in WW1 and WW2 and then re-opening in 1972 to host exclusive and unique art…

Fremantle Chamber Orchestra

FCO presents exciting classical music performances by some of WA's best young professional musicians Concerts are announced in the Fremantle Herald and Perth Voice.

Fremantle Press

Fremantle Press is an independent not-for-profit publishing house renowned for producing books of high quality. Our publications include works by new and established Western Australian authors in the fields of poetry, literary fiction, non-fiction, creative non-fiction and children's literature. A key component of the Press' publishing program is our Indigenous titles list, which is highly regarded at a national and international level. Authors whose early books were published by Fremantle Press include Kim Scott, Sally Morgan, Craig Silvey, Gail Jones and many more.

J Shed Art Studio

The studio specialises in ceramic murals and it is run by Jenny Dawson. Jenny Dawson is a ceramic artist, public artist, designer, teacher, consultant and project co-ordinator. Jenny Dawson established the J Shed Art Studio in 1992 after completing residencies at the Hobart School of Art in Tasmania and at the Deruta Grazia Maiolica workshops in Italy. She runs a thriving studio situation that invites projects on a large scale.  Opening hours - Wed to Friday 12-4pm all other times by appointment

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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.