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David Spencer Fine Artist

Acknowledged as one of Australia's collectable mid-career artists. David Spencer has held successful solo and group exhibitions across Australia for the past ten years. Spencer's vibrant and dramatic art is an observation of the modern industrial world. His paintings are emotionally charged with bright colour and are enlightened by pattern and reoccurring symbols. Constantly seeking new challenges in multi-disciplinary art practices including sculpture, fashion design, illustration, music and film production. Spencer looks to colour all areas of creativity with his own unique vision and style. With all these elements combined, we discover compositions that both dignify his imagination and the…

earlywork gallery

A gallery space dedicated to showing local artists' work. Feature exhibitions change regularly. Our stockroom includes work by Megan Anderson, Carole Ayres, Thomas Gare, George Haynes, Jane Martin, Roger Swainston and Ken Wadrop

Elizabeth Mavrick Artist Studio

I am a full time artist working in glass/painting/sculpture and jewellery.  My studio is in South Fremantle and I have operated my Studio/Gallery in this location for the past twenty years.  I am located amidst cafes/restaurants and a variety of interesting shops, with South Beach a block away, so if you are coming to my studio make sure you have a little extra time to enjoy the surrounds.  

Em McGuire Artist Architect PSAS Fremantle

Em McGuire is an artist, writer and architect based in Fremantle with a passion for drawing, materials, building, surfing, yoga, meditation, beetroot, travel, sound and nature. Em facilitates Find Your Flamingo Workshops to help people develop their creative pursuits; and works in both the creative and corporate fields on private art commissions; architectural designs; low CO2 emission geopolymer concretes; the titanium sphere project. Em also writes books and business plans. What do you want to create or build? Contact Em McGuire. M. 04123 44452.

Embody Wu Tao

Wu Tao is a dancing way to balance and flow.  By working with the five elements and meridians of traditional chinese medicine, this restorative sequence of dances reveals harmony & joy.

Experience Artist Open House Fremantle

Artist Open House Fremantle (AOHF) is an annual Fremantle event that connects people who are interested in art (and perhaps looking to buy artwork) directly with artists. It’s a lively and inspiring short walking trail starting at Ginger Morris on South Terrace finishing in King William Street–just down from The Local Hotel. Along the way you’ll meander through quirky streets and visit lovely private homes in South Fremantle that have opened their doors for the weekend 11-13 November.On show are quality, professionally hung artworks from 24 local and interstate artists including Theo Koning, Tony Jones, Becky Blair and Alessandra Rossi. AOHF was founded following the decline of Perth art spaces which resulted in many artists being without a venue to exhibit their work and unable to connect with a market. Some also lacked knowledge and skills to market their work. Artists are selected to be part of AOHF through an application process with a curatorial panel whittling down the selection based on artistic merit, commercial viability, price point and diversity of the show as a whole. This year artist Abdul-Rahman Abdullah was guest curator. AOHF aims to expose the work of artists to a new and diverse audience, similar to a gallery. Having 4000 people see your work in one weekend is every artist’s dream! But in every other way AOHF is different from a gallery. Most artists are onsite to chat with buyers, the audience and other artists. Many get commissions for work after the event. Ceramicist Dale Frances for example, designed and supplied ceramics for every room of the new Alex Hotel after meeting the hotelier at AOHF. The open house weekend is a more relaxed, festive environment than a gallery and the homes are lively with conversation. Visitors also embrace the idea of seeing art in a home, getting a feel for the scale of artworks, how art can be hung and styled, as well as the confidence to mimic a look in their own home. For lesser-known artists, it is a terrific opportunity to raise their profile and the public certainly enjoys chatting with artists, learning about their techniques or the inspiration behind a piece.Since AOHF is a walking trail, many visitors make a ‘weekend of it’ and the vibe on the streets is undeniable. Family and friends bump into each other, kids run cake stalls, grandparents, students, professionals and young couples come from all over Perth. Artist Open House Fremantle is on from 11-13 November 2016. Pick up a copy of your event guide at one of the homes (soon to be in shops and cafes) or download a copy here. Entry is $5 per person, payable at the first home or pre-register online. You can catch the free blue CAT bus that leaves from Fremantle CBD every 10 minutes–hop off at Wardle Street stop # 9.

Fenians, Fremantle and Freedom Festival

 As you wander through Fremantle in early January, make sure you listen carefully. You’ll hear the sweet sounds of one of Ireland’s greatest fiddlers, Martin Hayes and the echo back from his musical confidante, American guitarist Dennis Cahill as they capture the essence of traditional Irish music in a contemporary rhythm to uplift your spirits. Focus again and you’ll pick up the enchanting, rich melodious voice of gifted, Irish singer and songwriter Declan O’Rourke. If you know something about the hidden treasure spots of the West End, you might uncover the textured language of one of Ireland’s best loved poets, Tony Curtis.  There’s clearly something significant happening in Fremantle, to draw such fabulous Irish talent here. Indeed, there is! It’s a ten-day Irish cultural immersion, the first of its kind, called Fenians, Fremantle & Freedom Festival, commemorating a journey made 150 years ago by 62 Irish political prisoners – the Fenians. The Fenians were young men, between 19 and 30, who grew up in Ireland in a time of starvation, death and forced evictions - the years of the great famine. Having exhausted all attempts to gain self-government through political means, they decided to fight for independence and they staged a rising. Their plot was uncovered, they were arrested, sentenced for treason, exiled from their homeland and transported to Western Australia.  After spending months in solitary confinement, it was a bitter-sweet relief when they boarded the very last convict ship to Australia, the Hougoumont, where they shared stories, organised concerts, wrote a newspaper called the Wild Goose, and looked out for each other. You might recognise the name Hougoumont, it’s that funky hotel in Bannister Street. There’s clearly something significant happening in Fremantle, to draw such fabulous Irish talent here. Indeed, there is! It’s a ten-day Irish cultural immersion, the first of its kind, called Fenians, Fremantle & Freedom Festival... They also dreamed of escape. The most famous of the Fenians, John Boyle O’Reilly did escape a year later, on an American whaler. He became the editor of a Boston newspaper and together with supporters in the US and Ireland, organised a crowd funding venture to purchase a whaler, the Catalpa, and rescue his mates from the bottom of the world, out of Fremantle Prison. It’s a big story and there’s a big festival to commemorate and celebrate it. As well as the concerts, there’ll be a family day at the Maritime Museum, art exhibitions, Irish film, literature workshops, remarkable stories and of course, the Guinness …plenty of it on tap at the Festival Gardens and Kelp Bar at Kidogo Arthouse. But you won’t be sitting still, there’s music to get your feet tapping and a traditional Irish ceili dance with an Indian Ocean sunset as the backdrop. After 10 days of celebration and commemoration, you’ll have to get in quick to book a table at the primal food extravaganza and street party, the Feast of the Wild Goose, sponsored by Fremantle BID and supported by the Hougoumont Hotel and the Bannister St traders. This 150 year old story of valuing your culture and looking after your friends is the one we still strive for here in Fremantle. Fenians, Fremantle and Freedom Festival | 5-14 January 2018

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 Art Movement

We connected in Fremantle. Together our Art exploded. Flames burned, energy flowed. We painted, we played, we laughed. Our talents grew……Fremantle Art Movement was born. One of FAM's besties - 'Little Creatures Brewery' have generously supplied an area on the mezzanine level at LC's Fremantle, to exhibit our artists work. Grab yourself a tasty Ale and a delicious meal, rub shoulders with the artists and let us know what you think of our art. It comes from our heart. FAM is a collective of emerging and established artists. Our mission is to provide a platform for our Australian Artists, to engage with the community and…

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 Centre for Creative Photography

One day, three Fremantle-based photography educators got together for a coffee and The Fremantle Centre for Creative Photography was born!Based in the historic port city, the FCCP aims to deliver enriching photographic experiences and classes for photography enthusiasts, whether beginners or experienced photographers. We use Fremantle as the backdrop for our events, showcasing everything that's wonderful and eye-opening about Freo.If you're a keen photographer or even just a beginner, follow us here and join us for our events: workshops, photo walks, lessons, presentations and more!THE TEAMDale Neill - is one of WA's most beloved photography educators. Dale comes from a…

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 Fibonacci Centre

To make a city into a beautiful resonating magnet, we must nurture the Dreamers and the Makers.Dreamt and made by Robby Lang (and Friends!), the Fremantle Fibonacci Centre aims to do this, by allowing people a space to try out their ideas. It is an incubation chamber for ideas.A community of artists and makers creating and working together. Meanwhile, at the BLINCO ST CAFÉ, musicians and poets entertain diners whilst artists and dreamers discuss their visions over fine coffee, and the best Mango Lassi in the multiverse....Massive steel gates lead through to an amazing central creative space. Natural light cascades into the…

Fremantle Pottery Classes

Casual pottery classes running weekdays and weekends, mornings, afternoons or evenings.Classes are not linked to school terms or times. Can be one off or multiple and do not need to be consecutive.If you have already booked a date / time, happy to change either if something prevents you from being able to come as planned. Usual times available are:9-12noon, 10-1pm, 12-3pm, 1-4pm, 2-5pm or 3-6pm. Standard classes are for 3hrs and includes for all tools, clay & bisque (1st) firing.Discounts available for multiple sessions, groups, students / concession / low income and, parent / child sessions.

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.

Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison is one of WA's premier tourist attractions and in 2010 became the first building in Western Australia to be inscribed on to the prestigious World Heritage list as part of the 'Australian Convict Sites'.  Built by convicts in the 1850s, Fremantle Prison was used as a place of incarceration for 136 years before being decommissioned as an operating maximum security gaol in 1991. The empty prison with its solitary cells and gallows is a monument to a system of punishment that is uncomfortably recent. Visitors can "step inside and do time" with Fremantle Prison's experienced guides on a range…

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