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A Dark and Quiet Place | David Noonan

London-based artist David Noonan has made his name internationally as an assembler of black and white photographic images. Collected from found books and periodicals, the images are juxtaposed, edited and collated to conjure a range of possible narratives. For his first exhibition in WA David Noonan has created an immersive installation that invites viewers into an atmospheric ‘dark and quiet place’. Bringing together in dialogue major new works rendered in film and tapestry, this strangely cinematic and poetic world offers a meditative space of wonder and intrigue. A Dark and Quiet Place is part of the 2019 Perth Festival.

Fenians Festival Presents - OReillys Escape

Fenians Festival 2019 presents -  O'Reilly's Escape - a celebration of the life and works of John Boyle O'Reilly. The inaugural Fenians Festival, held in January 2018, was an outstanding success particularly with Irish immigrant families, young children, descendants of the original Hougoumont Fenians and the local Fremantle community.  We are proud to now present Fenians Festival 2019 - O'Reilly's Escape from 22nd to 24th February 2019. This is an opportunity to further celebrate and honour one of the most famous of the Hougoumont Fenians - John Boyle O'Reilly - who escaped custody in February 1869, hid in the sand dunes near Australind until he escaped on the whaling ship 'Gazelle' bound for the US where he become the editor of the Boston Pilot newspaper and advocated for human rights for the marginalised including African Americans, Jewish and Chinese people. He also argued against the destruction of Native American culture through the westward expansion. John Boyle O'Reilly never forgot his friends back in Fremantle and became the central architect of an audacious plan to rescue them by 'crowd-funding' the purchase and commission of the whaling ship 'Catalpa' which sailed to Fremantle from New Bedford and rescued the remaining six Fenian prisoners. This 'great escape' created headlines around the world and put the global spotlight on the little known colony in Western Australia. Most importantly for Western Australia, John Boyle O'Reilly wrote 'Moondyne' which is believed to be the first novel published about Western Australia in 1880 and is an early chronicle of Aboriginal and settlor culture of that time. We are delighted to invite you to join us to honour the life and works of John Boyle O'Reilly. Festival Program: Music: The opening concert features Irish music legend Sharon Shannon in concert with Susan 0'Neill at the John Curtin College of the Arts Theatre.  The closing event features a Gaelic Gumbo concert on the lawns of Kidogo Arthouse with Lucky Ocean, The Zydecats, Fiona Rea and Tommy O'Brien. Family day activities: the WA Maritime Museum will host a full day of free activities for families including model boat building, story telling, a shamrack trail, irish dancing displays and children's film sessions.  Literature: Reading O'Reilly's novel Moondyne. This is an all day public reading of the entire novel written by John Boyle O'Reilly about Western Australia and published in Boston in 1890. It will be  read at various historic locations throughout Fremantle. More details soon.   Fenians Fremantle and Freedom (FFFInc) is an incorporated association established by a group of passionate and committed individuals whose purpose is to honour the Fenians, their arrival in and departure from Fremantle, and the impact their lives had on Irish, Australian and US culture and history; and to celebrate their lives through art, literature, history, music, dance and film events and festivals.

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Idols | Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran & Renee So

Idolatry and mythological archetypes are reimagined in the ceramics and wall works of Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran and Renee So in Idols. Working primarily in figurative ceramics, both artists aim to challenge and overturn old perspectives on gendered power structures and the aesthetics of spiritualities. Nithiyendran creates rough-edged, vibrant, new-age sculptures that are at once enticing and confronting. He experiments with form and scale in the context of figurative sculpture to explore the politics of sex, monuments, gender and religion. He draws on his Hindu and Christian heritage as reference points, as well as the internet, fashion and art history. In hand-built stoneware sculptures and machine knitted textile works, Renee So also explores constructions of masculinity, femininity and gender-based power structures. Underpinning these works is a deep interest in the history of art, craft and design, and a considered irony. The pairing of So with Nithiyendran makes for an energetic ‘face-off’ about gender, power and their signifiers. Nithiyendran’s works form a chaotic shrine that will be anchored and thrown into relief by So’s enigmatic yet authoritative male and female figures. Idols is part of the 2019 Perth Festival.

Landscape Colours

In this exhibition Indigenous artists portraying their Country in the assorted colours of memory and season have pooled their collective output to present a rich and diverse view of their Homelands. The colours represent landscapes from the coast to the desert, from the north to the south.

Pintupi Artists of the Western Desert

Pintupi artists have had a profound influence on the development of the Western Desert art movement since it emerged at Papunya in 1971. Contributing artists for this exhibition include George Hairbrush Tjungurrayi, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Warlimpirnnga Tjapaltjarri and his brothers Walala and Thomas Tjapaltjarri, George Ward Tjungurrayi and Jake Tjapaltjarri. The combination of Tingari or Dreaming motifs used to describe the culture and Country of these senior men formed the basis of the abstracted dot designs that both described and disguised some of the great creation narratives from their heritage. With changes to the style and colours use by the desert artists over the past 45 years, the Pintupi artists have essentially stayed with the geometric structures and Tingari references that formed in the early years of the art movement.  

TGIF at The Monk

Your Fridays will never be the same again!!  start your weekend right. ALL DAY FOOD + DRINK SPECIALS  $10 Esspresso Martinis & Aperol Sprits $5 Vodka $35 Select Wines by the bottle $65 Prosecco & Dozen Oyster Package $5 Chips ** LIVE DJ** **TERRACE PARTY** THANK GOD ITS FRIDAY #FRIENDS #FUN #THE MONK #LOVEFREO #EVERYFRIDAY

Brewery Tours at Little Creatures

One shared belief when Little Creatures was just a twinkle in our eyes was that breweries over the years have hardly been the most romantic of places. Hidden behind big brick walls and imposing gates, very little was visible to the passing community. It is our ambition to change all that, to become an open and transparent Brewery that welcomes all walks of life to experience the wonder of brewing. Come on down, say hi and explore our little piece of brewing happiness. Not sure what style of beer is for you? Want to learn about all things brewing along with the Little Creatures story? Brewery Tours with one of our resident hop heads include learning about all the great ingredients we use and the brewing process, along with a guided tasting of all of our beers and ciders. Tours run daily at 12, 1, 2 and 3pm.  To join, head on into the Brewhouse (located directly inside our brewery) before we start and sign up. Must be 18yo to join a brewery tour. We also offer free bike hire. Grab a bike for the day and explore our community. The Brewhouse is also the place to grab some crafty gear and pick up a six-pack of your favourite beer. There's a great outdoor area and since we welcome all walks of life, feel free to bring your pooch down too.

Free Film Fridays

Relax and learn through aboriginal film at at Free Film Fridays at the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre from 12-2pm. Bookings essential. Friday 8 February - Mabo Friday 15 February – Deadly Yarns 3 Friday 22 February - Deadly Yarns 4 Friday 1 March - Deadly Yarns 5 Friday 15 March - Zach's Ceremony Friday 22 March - Sisters, Pearls and Mission Girls Friday 29 March - The Last Tasmanian * Films may be subject to change  

NowHere exhibition at Staircase Gallery at the National

Nowhere: The Decisive Moment is an art exhibition with a difference AND a conscience. The National Hotel on High St hosts the new exhibition by Gwen Velge and Dr Neville Ellis. Don’t miss it! Runs from February 20 to May 20 Thursday through Sunday 12pm to 8pm. Come travel through deep geological time, all the way to the rooftop! A different way to experience an exhibition……. the gallery is located in the staircase, spans four levels and is in the centre of Fremantle at the beautiful heritage National Hotel. The top of the staircase opens to the new rooftop bar with fabulous views over Fremantle. What’s not to like.  

Wildlife Zoo at the Markets

We love having West Oz Wildlife, one of Perth’s leading wildlife petting zoos, at Fremantle Markets. They provide a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with native Australian animals such as koalas, snakes & dingoes. You can usually only glimpse such animals amidst big crowds in larger reserves or zoos. Our Wildlife Zoo offers a more intimate approach, allowing both children and adults to experience these animals in a smaller and more relaxed setting. Entry by Gold Coin Donation. Don't forget your camera!

The Magic Squirrel

Rethink what it means to go for a drink at this unique and strictly limited cocktail experience at Fremantle Prison. With a twist at every turn, follow The Magic Squirrel through to his immersive and theatrical world and allow your senses to soak up an experience where nothing is quite as it seems.  This unique bar experience combines sound and light installations, a breathtaking set imagined by WAAPA graduates and a cocktail list curated by award winning London bar, Evans & Peel. Come join us on our journey, after all……...The Magic Squirrel Has Been Expecting You (Chapter 1) themagicsquirrel.com.au / #hesbeenexpectingyou / #themagicsquirrel Buy your tickets at moshtix: www.moshtix.com.au/v2/search?query=the+magic+squirrel&v2=1 

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