Arts & Culture

Spinifex Arts Project 20th Anniversary

Japingka Gallery presents Spinifex Artists from the remote Pitjantjatjara lands in WA. Artists Ngalpingka Simms, Kanta Donnegan and Tjaruwa Woods will attend the opening on Friday 10 November.   Twenty years ago the Spinifex People of the Great Victoria Desert began an epic journey of recovery and restoration. Moved off their ancestral lands by missile and nuclear tests of the 1950s, they had determined to relocate to the homelands. They moved back in the 1980s. Then in 1987 Spinifex Arts Project was established to map the connections between the people and their lands. Their Native Title claim was successful and…

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WA Circus School Summer School Holiday Program

Do you  fancy learning how to juggle, walk a tight rope, climb a silk or swing on a trapeze?  Now is your time to experience CircusWA.  Join one or more of our progressive workshops, where you will learn a variety of circus skills and then get to showcase them on the last day. CircusWA will be running a series of workshops for ages 5+ years. Our progressive workshops are 3 and 4 sessions. These programs are structured to be progressive, to allow each student to be able to  display their newly learnt skills at the end.  Specialist Intensive Workshops  Please note: Limited to 10 students, book now…

Xmas Elf Garden Art Workshop

Sculpt tiny Xmas elves and creatures out of polymer clay, paint a terracotta pot and assemble a magical garden to keep or give as a gift.CHOOSE ONE OF THESE DATES, OR BUY A DOUBLE PASS... CLASS INFORMATIONFor students: Aged 6 to 12 years oldDate: Monday December 18thTime: 90 minute workshop starts @ 9amFee: $30 (This fee covers all art supplies and entry for 1 child) USEFUL INFORMATIONThis class is messy. Please wear old clothes or bring an art shirt.Sometimes we make art outside. Please bring a hat. Everyone is welcome - physical and neurological diversity is beautiful. Please let us…

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Christmas Collection 2017

Japingka Gallery has put together a special collection of paintings by Aboriginal artists that have brought us joy & surprise in 2017 – we hope you will find this selection a rich source of inspiration. As a big THANK YOU to everyone who has followed our exhibitions throughout the year, we have put together a broad sample of inspiring paintings that may give you as much joy and excitement as us. Our web site collections are one of the ways we enjoy showing the work by the artists we are proud to represent. We hope you will get the same sort of…

In Cahoots: artists collaborate across Country

In Cahoots: artists collaborate across Country is an expansive exhibition of new work taking over FAC’s galleries. The works are the result of 18 months of artists’ residencies in remote and regional Aboriginal art centres across Australia. Artists from six key Aboriginal art centres have invited leading independent artists – both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal – from around the country to work with them. The resulting collaborative artworks are significant, striking and bold in their inventive use of materials. Featuring sculptural works, installations and films drawing together the ideas of artists from diverse backgrounds, In Cahoots presents the fascinating, potent collaborations…

Eco Xmas Art Workshop

Create beautiful decorations and garlands out of natural objects and recycled materials. Make gumnut reindeer, twig and twine stars and jingle bell sparkly garlands. CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING DATES, or book a double pass... FIRST CLASS INFORMATIONFor students: Aged 6 to 12 years oldDate: Friday December 15thTime: 90 minute workshop starts @ 9amFee: $30 (This fee covers all art supplies and entry for 1 child) SECOND CLASS INFORMATIONFor students: Aged 6 to 12 years oldDate: Monday December 18thTime: 90 minute workshop starts @ 11amFee: $30 (This fee covers all art supplies and entry for 1 child) USEFUL INFORMATIONThis class…

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Summer Holiday Baba Lala Musical Playtime Sessions

Baba Lala Musical Playtime = Music, Movement, Rhythm & Rhyme for babies, toddlers & little kids. A joyous celebration of early childhood, music & community. Tuesday to Friday every week of the year (except the Christmas to New Year's 'funny week') Casual sessions, pay as you go, $15 per child, sibling rates & the whole family is welcome! Held at Penny Lane's Music Workshop in Freo's cool warehouse district. Come along and start your day with song, dance & play :) <3

Carols by Candlelight

Join us for this beautiful service of Christmas carols by candlelight in St John's Church Fremantle. A chance to sing your favourite carols and get into the festive spirit! Followed by seasonal refreshments!

Gaslight Club

Fly By Night presents Freo’s newest Blues Club ‘for people with open minds’- The Gaslight Club! Named in honor of one of the most important venues in Perth in the 60s! The Gaslight Club is an intimate venue directly under the main stage of Victoria Hall. Check our website for performance times and artists.  

Wu Tao Dance Beginners Course

Wu Tao - the dancing way to balance and flow. Work with the elements and meridians in this restorative sequence of dances for harmony and joy. It’s easy to forget what’s really important to us in the midst of a busy life. We all need ways to help us maintain emotional balance, peace of mind AND a healthy body. Wu Tao is a powerful yet gentle way to achieve this. A unique dance as therapy modality, grounded in the proven system of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wu Tao is an easy and joyful way to bring yourself back to centre. This…

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Term 4 at Inkling Art Space

Come and join us for fun and creative activities at Inkling Art Space in Henry St, Fremantle, behind Paper Bird bookshop. We have lots of different workshops for you to explore your artistic passions, your drive to make things and to get really messy while doing it! NATURE CLUB Art + Nature = Amazing Art Adventures Join Teori - Wildlife & Nature Specialist, and Brigid - Teaching Artist & Textile Specialist for learning and making inspired by our natural world. Each class starts with exploratory drawing and scientific investigation. Every week we use a new medium to explore our topic.…

Christingle and Nativity Service

Join us for this Christmas celebration for the whole family. Come dressed as your favourite character from the Nativity, and take part in our telling of the story. 

Timothy Nelson | Sunday Music

Enjoy free performances by leading local and touring acts every Sunday throughout summer in Fremantle Arts Centre's idyllic Front Garden. Sunday 24 Dec: Timothy Nelson (WA) has established himself as one of Perth’s premier songwriters over the past decade, deftly forging his own sound. Combining elements of power-pop, alt-country and classic rock, Nelson’s music is diverse, enigmatic, refreshingly rebellious and heavily introspective.  

Boom! Bap! Pow! | Sunday Music

Enjoy free performances by leading local and touring acts every Sunday throughout summer in Fremantle Arts Centre's idyllic Front Garden. Sunday 31 Dec: Boom! Bap! Pow! (WA) are known for their energetic live shows combining pop, soul, funk and sass. Start your New Year’s celebrations early and enjoy singer Novac Bull’s velvety vocals and the band’s cheeky and playful sounds.

Martin Hayes Dennis Cahill | Fenians Festival

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill are two of the world’s leading artists in traditional Irish music. Their adventurous, soulful interpretations of traditional tunes are recognized all over the world for their exquisite musicality and irresistible rhythm. For over two decades, the Irish fiddler and American guitarist have performed at major concert halls and festivals around the globe. Support Act: Kavisha Mazzella is an Aria award winner, songbird and folkloric explorer. Kavisha's original songs contain lyrical ingredients including humour, poetry, social justice and the spiritual. She will take you on an uplifting journey of well-crafted stories and songs ringing with echoes…

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