Fremantle Arts Centre presents,

I WAS HERE

Date & time

18th of August 2017 at 10:00am
until 5:00pm

Additional dates

  • 19th Aug 2017 10:00am
    until 5:00pm

  • 20th Aug 2017 10:00am
    until 5:00pm

  • 21st Aug 2017 10:00am
    until 5:00pm

  • 22nd Aug 2017 10:00am
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  • 23rd Aug 2017 10:00am
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  • 24th Aug 2017 10:00am
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  • 26th Aug 2017 10:00am
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  • 27th Aug 2017 10:00am
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  • 28th Aug 2017 10:00am
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  • 29th Aug 2017 10:00am
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  • 30th Aug 2017 10:00am
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  • 31st Aug 2017 10:00am
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  • 1st Sep 2017 10:00am
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  • 2nd Sep 2017 10:00am
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  • 3rd Sep 2017 10:00am
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  • 4th Sep 2017 10:00am
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  • 5th Sep 2017 10:00am
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  • 6th Sep 2017 10:00am
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  • 7th Sep 2017 10:00am
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  • 8th Sep 2017 10:00am
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  • 9th Sep 2017 10:00am
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  • 10th Sep 2017 10:00am
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  • 11th Sep 2017 10:00am
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  • 12th Sep 2017 10:00am
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  • 13th Sep 2017 10:00am
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  • 14th Sep 2017 10:00am
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  • 15th Sep 2017 10:00am
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  • 16th Sep 2017 10:00am
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  • 22nd Jul 2017 10:00am
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  • 23rd Jul 2017 10:00am
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  • 24th Jul 2017 10:00am
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  • 25th Jul 2017 10:00am
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  • 26th Jul 2017 10:00am
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  • 27th Jul 2017 10:00am
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  • 28th Jul 2017 10:00am
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  • 29th Jul 2017 10:00am
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  • 30th Jul 2017 10:00am
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  • 31st Jul 2017 10:00am
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  • 1st Aug 2017 10:00am
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  • 2nd Aug 2017 10:00am
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  • 3rd Aug 2017 10:00am
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  • 4th Aug 2017 10:00am
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  • 5th Aug 2017 10:00am
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  • 6th Aug 2017 10:00am
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  • 7th Aug 2017 10:00am
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  • 8th Aug 2017 10:00am
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  • 9th Aug 2017 10:00am
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  • 10th Aug 2017 10:00am
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  • 11th Aug 2017 10:00am
    until 5:00pm

  • 12th Aug 2017 10:00am
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  • 13th Aug 2017 10:00am
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  • 14th Aug 2017 10:00am
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  • 15th Aug 2017 10:00am
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  • 16th Aug 2017 10:00am
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  • 17th Aug 2017 10:00am
    until 5:00pm


Contact

Address

1 Finnerty Street 
Fremantle  
WA 6160
  • Fremantle

Overview

In I WAS HERE seven artists turn conventional history on its head. The world is flipped upside down, long held beliefs are disproved and fact replaces fiction as the artists grapple with what’s real, imagined or forgotten over time.

Comprising photographic and sculptural works I WAS HERE is a fascinating commentary on history itself and our relationship to the past. Robyn Stacey (NSW) has used a camera obscura to produce rich and vivid images of the studios of iconic Australian artists.

Emerging artist Tom Buckland (ACT) presents a constellation of imagined narratives that audiences view one at a time through a series of peepholes.

Alex Seton (NSW) continues his work with marble, creating sculptures which highlight our transient impact on the world around us. He also disproves the existence of an island which has been included on maps for many years.

Amy Spiers (VIC) looks at how Joan Lindsay’s famous Australian novel Picnic at Hanging Rock and the 1975 film adaptation has, in the public consciousness, robbed Hanging Rock of its true history. Kokatha and Nukunu artist Yhonnie Scarce (VIC) reflects on lost connection to place for Aboriginal people forcibly removed from their homelands through a series of delicate hand-blown glass sculptures.

Kate McMillan (UK) presents a series of photographs based on the intriguing and often forgotten history of The Buried Village in New Zealand. Lake Tarawera was the site of a devastating volcanic eruption in the late 19th century that buried villages surrounding the lake.

Wanda Gillespie (NZ) amalgamates mythologies to create exquisite handcrafted objects which bear all the hallmarks of cultural artefacts but are in fact completely made up. Imagining societies that could have existed, her works are without history.

I WAS HERE is curated by Anna Louise Richardson (WA).

Opening Fri 21 Jul | 6:30pm | Free
Exhibition runs Sat 22 Jul – Sat 16 Sep


  • Free!
    • Youth
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    • Adult
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