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The Silkstitched Lavaliere

A Lavaliere.. is an ornamental pendant worn around the neck. The pendant could likewise easily find a home as a brooch.. or small artwork.This beautiful specialised signature stitch has been a part of Trish Bygott's distinctive approach for over 30 years.As seen in our collection for last year's Fremantle fashion Collective, it lends itself deliciously to the application of personal adornment..  Develop your own magical symbol.. or talisman of sorts..  to pair with any outfit.. for casual or inspired wear. This technique produces a richly textured.. lustrous piece of cloth.. with which to fashion your own unique pendant.. wearable.. or otherwise. A  3 week…

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FRAME OF NO MIND

Artist Ebony Blackley paints from a state of presence hoping to awaken the viewer to the space between thoughts.  Exhibition opens 7 June 6.30 pm at Kidogo Arthouse Fremantle. Not being tied to a concept allowed a freedom for a vast array of painting techniques to arise. Contrasting colours play with the eye, lines twist and fray, shapes become sculptural and repetition lives in rhythm. ​The artist asks you to forget what you know and see what you see. The painting becomes the catalyst to create a “frame of no mind”. There is something for everyone at this experiential exhibition.  Kidogo Arthouse - Rear 47 Mews Rd   Bathers Beach   Fremantle Opening Thursday 7 June 6.30 pm -9.30 pm ( Fri 11am-4pm)  -  (Sun 11am-4pm) - (Mon  11am-4pm)  -  (Tue  11am-4pm) -  (Wed  11am-4pm) *Closed Saturday   

Songs of land and sea

‘Songs of land and sea’ is an integrated exhibition of sculptural clay objects and paintings inspired by the oceans and landscape.The exhibition features a small group of local artists includingRobyn Varpins (www.robynvarpins-artist.com)Jillian Kurz (www.jilliankurz.weebly.com)Kate Stevens (www.ceramicsnippets.com) andLucy Henry (www.lucyhenry.com.au)whose work ranges from abstract through to realistic.‘Songs of land and sea’Open and staffed: Daily 8th - 24th June 2018Venue: Moores Contemporary Art Gallery, 46 Henry Street, FremantleOpening night event: 8th June, 6pm onwards, full details on the event facebook page.EFTPOS available onsite. Questions regarding exhibition details or media enquiries are welcomed and can be directed to Kate Stevens at ceramicsnippets@gmail.com.

ALcohol Inks

In this three hour workshop, art practitioner and teacher Monique Ford will introduce you to working with alcohol inks. A beautiful, free flowing and fun medium, alcohol inks can be used to create luminous, layered artworks emphasising colour, composition and balance. You will explore the properties of the ink and specialised papers, and learn to achieve vibrant effects with translucent and metallic colours . The possibilities are only limited to what you are willing to try!What you will learn:-The application of different alcohol ink colours and effects (including metallics)-How to create a successful, balanced composition-How to use layers to create depth…

Beginners taxidermy workshop

Students will learn the strange but beautiful art of taxidermy. Preserving their very own hatchling chicken to be displayed in a glass dome.  In this two-day, hands-on workshop students will learn this practical method of taxidermy.  Learn about skinning, washing, defleshing, preserving the inside of the skin, and making a body form using plumbers hemp. You will also have the option to add some ethically sourced stick insect wings to you're creation. (optional) CLASS INFORMATION For: adultsDate: 10/06/2018 - 17/06/2018Time: 2 day workshop starts @ 10.00 am 5.30 pmFee: $460 (This fee covers all supplies and tuition.) USEFUL INFORMATION - Chemicals, borax, acetone, formaldehyde, detergent.  - Please bring your own lunch. - All materials are ethically sourced, where possible. - Please bring a box or bag to carry your work home in. - Our studio is behind Paper Bird, go through the shop and down the alley to the Nature Play Courtyard.

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Fremantle Chamber Orchestra Emily Leung Paul Wright

Violinist Emily Leung returns from her studies in America to perform with the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra. She will be performing Beethoven's Two Romances and Mozart's rarely-performed first violin concerto, in an all-Classical concert directed from the violin by Paul Wright. The rest of this exciting programme includes Boccherini's Symphony 'La Casa del Diavolo' and Haydn's Symphony no.6, 'Le Matin'. Paul Wright will further showcase the classical world of violin writing with the extensive violin solos in this sixth symphony of Haydn.  

Bib Tucker 2018 Winter Series Rooftop Garden

Following a sold-out opening event, Rooftop & Garden will see a focus on all things homegrown and harvested by the team at Bib and Tucker for the second round of their 2018 Winter Series.  Fresh meets foraged with executive chef, Scott Bridger using produce from his North Fremantle kitchen garden as the focus of five special courses. The drinks list for the evening will feature house-made kombucha, jun and a unique beer produced by local Nowhereman Brewery using Bib & Tucker’s very own rooftop hive produced honey.  With last year’s honey degustation event selling out, Rooftop & Garden is sure…

Riverside Sessions

Join us for the first of many Riverside Sessions at The Left Bank by Suburban Vibes!Every second Wednesday of the month, we'll feature two amazing local singer-songwriters with original sets for a cosy chilled out night in our upstairs River Bar.So pour yourself a red, pull up a Chesterfield, enjoy the sunsets and fall in love with some new artists. Doors open at 6 pm / music from 7 pmKicking off our first Riverside Session - Helen Shanahan and Valentine Music OfficialTickets $10 on the door.

Monks Table

CELEBRATE EOFY IN STYLE!!!.4 Courses-4 Beers-4 Wines.Meet and greet the Monk Brewer and Thompsons Estate Winemaker.**BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL**

THREE SECRETS performance piece

Returning to Perth after successful productions overseas EXISTENCE THEATRE directed by Fremantle artist Bello Benischauer (AUS/AT) invites you to immerse yourself in emotionally guided situations that comment on the many secrets that we hold on to. Three characters touch on issues concerning their gender, expressing how they deal with pain, self-doubts and fragility caused by societal and cultural standards whilst remembering their childhood. Regardless of wether being seated as a spectator on the sides, or choosing to be in the middle of the action around you with overlapping monologues, everyone in the audience gets a different close-up story to take home.  In this not to be missed performance boundaries between performers and audience collapse.  Performers: Helah Milroy, Nathalie Boukpeti, Aska Siragusa in English with small parts spoken in French and Japanese dramaturgy and development - elisabeth m eitelberger written, directed, video & live sound composition - bello benischauer Duration: 84 min - no interval Info: http://www.artinprocess.com/three-secrets/ After the PSAS performances we invite the audience members to join us in the bar and to share a vegetarian meal. This is a great opportunity to meet cast and crew and to exchange experiences about the work. 

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Relax Kids 2 Day Training

Ignite your passion, become a Relax Kids coach! Are you passionate about children’s feelings and happiness? Do you feel the education system is letting children down? Would you like the flexibility to spend more quality time with your family?   Uncover your brilliance and join our fun-filled two-day training:      •    Teach children positivity      •    Help them be happier      •    Support them to become more confident      •    Inspire them to feel calmer      •    Show them how to face life     •    Spread the Relax Kids magic!   “Do it, it will be the best thing you ever do. The course is well organised, clearly teaching you all  aspects of the course to confidently deliver the class.” — Sarah  A Relax Kids class includes warm up and movement, fun drama-based games, relaxing mindfulness games, stretching and breathing exercises, massage, affirmations and visualisations.  Classes take children from a high energy to a low energy and encourage them to relax while developing their creativity and imagination. Sessions support children’s mental and emotional well-being and give them tools manage stress and be more resilient, calm and confident. This course is suitable for those wanting to set up classes teaching Relax Kids, but also teachers, therapists, parents, yoga and dance teachers and anyone who works with children.  Start creating a happier generation with your FREE information pack: (http:// www.relaxkids.com/training-info-pack.aspx) 

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Make Your Own Woven Vessel with Sian Boucherd

Explore the ancient craft of basket weaving and take home your own functional work of art. Weaving is a wonderfully meditative practice that allows you to unplug, slow down and craft something with your own hands. In this workshop you will learn techniques to build and shape your own unique vessel to take home. We will be using ethically sourced raffia and other natural fibres such as cotton, wool and feathers allowing you to personalise your vessel. This workshop is perfect for those just starting out as well as those with some experience who want to expand on their skills…

Watercolour Succulents

The colours and sculptural structure of succulents make them the perfect subject matter for a gorgeous watercolour painting! In this three-hour workshop, artist, illustrator and surfer Hannah Katarski (aka Mermaid's Coin) will teach you the fundamentals of using watercolours and how to apply them in a quirky, illustrative style. In this fun and relaxed class, You will learn how to handle your brush to create crisp edges, mix and layer colours and apply line as an after effect. Inspired by the colours and textures of succulents, you will also experiment with wet-in- wet techniques and incorporate 'happy accidents' into a successful…

Liquidbred Beer Education Appreciation

Our 3 hour Masterclass is specifically intended for those wishing to expand their knowledge of what we have generally come to refer to as ‘craft beer’, while not excluding those who perhaps are coming to ‘craft’ beer as a potential novice. We will aim to demystify the primary differences between ale and lager and thereafter highlight the range of various expressions of both these major beer ‘families’. In a nutshell, this course is for those who have had their curiosity aroused and want to learn more. As with any course we offer, discussing and elaborating on what we are tasting…

City Calm Down at Metropolis Fremantle

With their highly anticipated second album Echoes In Blue due for release on Friday 6 April via label I OH YOU, Melbourne four-piece City Calm Down today announce they're set to undertake their biggest Australian shows to date in June 2018. Presented by triple j, the Echoes In Blue Tour will see City Calm Down hit the road for nine massive shows - all before they venture across the seas to perform two special headline dates in New Zealand, their time in the country.Watch the new short film for 'Joan, I'm Disappearing' hereCity Calm Down are one of the most dynamic…

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Events and festivals

Fremantle has a legendary festival and events scene that stretches across the whole spectrum of music, arts, heritage, food and entertainment from the fantastic Fremantle International Street Arts Festival, St. Jerome's Laneway Festival and the biennial Sculptures @ Bathers. Plan your next visit to Fremantle by checking out what’s on in Freo today. And don’t forget to look at our eat and drink listings to find a great spot for dinner or a drink when you’re here.