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2019 Alliance Franaise French Film Festival Perth

Each New Year heralds a sense of excitement and never more so than 2019 which marks the 30th anniversary of Australia’s most tantalising multi-cultural movie event, the Alliance Française French Film Festival. Screening at Palace & Luna Palace Cinemas from 13 March – 10 April, this cherished celebration of French culture will be presented by the Alliance Française in association with the Embassy of France in Australia and Unifrance Films. This very special Festival edition, which will showcase its innumerable delights across 12 distinct categories with self-explanatory titles ranging from “Paris Snapshots,” “Summertime,” “Lighten Up,” and “Critically Acclaimed,” will also present a selection of…

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.

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…

Defying Gravity Under the Stars

WAAPA’s beloved percussion ensemble returns to FAC for another magical night of music under the stars. Percussion virtuosi Callum Moncrieff (VIC) and Pavan Kumar Hari (WA) lead the skilled group in a repertoire covering ancient and modern percussion masterworks. Peter Sculthorpe’s How the Stars were Made fills the air with energy and rhythm, Hari’s own A Little Touch of India reveals a dazzling world of sound and action, and Astor Piazzolla’s Tango Suite brings the magic of Latin American dance to life. Join us for an unforgettable evening of rapturous, energetic percussion.

Selfless Orchestra: Great Barrier

Selfless is a Post-Rock Orchestra that unites an armada of Perth musicians on guitars, pianos, strings, drums, vocals and more. They will live score a video installation exhibited upon multiple surfaces in an intimate setting. Challenging conventions of traditional music and art in an immersive performance that breaks the fourth wall Great Barrier is a new work based around the plight of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Selfless features musicians from the Perth Symphony Orchestra and contemporary acts including Injured Ninja, Last Quokka, Mile End, Karnivool, Usurper of Modern Medicine, Weapon is Sound and many more, collaborating with video artists and…

Sunday Music | Riley Pearce + Grace Armstrong

Perth alt-folk star Riley Pearce’s chilled coastal vibes and reflective songwriting have garnered him a huge legion of fans worldwide. Riley and his band are joined by songwriter extraordinaire Grace Armstrong (WA) in duo mode. Sunday Music is FAC’s free weekly live music program.Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided.

Young Writers Development Program

If you’re a keen writer aged 8-14 this program will stretch and challenge your imagination as well as giving you tips on perfecting your style, editing your work and improving the flow of your story. Our program offers support, motivation and guidance from award winning author, Deb Fitzpatrick, as well as your fellow writers within the group. The aim is for each writer to submit a 700-word piece for publication by the end of the program.

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Fat Freddy's Drop

Widely wowed as one of the best live experiences in the world, perennial soul shakers NZ’s Fat Freddy's Drop are making a long awaited return to Australia in March 2019. The band’s first Headline Australian Tour since 2016 comes hot on the heels of the release of new single Trickle Down an electronic-driven reaction to global economic theory, a voice of hope for those still “waitin for the rain to fall”. The single shot to #1 on the NZ Top 20- Hot Singles Chart and is a tantalising taste of a new album in the making from the band that’s…

Revealed: WA Aboriginal Art Market

The Revealed WA Aboriginal Art Market has quickly become one of the must-attend events on the Perth art calendar. This is the only day of the year that Perth art lovers can buy original, affordable works by Aboriginal artists from all over the state in one place. The one-day market features stalls from regional Aboriginal art centes and independent Aboriginal artists, with many traveling huge distances from remote parts of WA to take part. Works start from as little as $50 and all profits from sales return to the artists and art centres. There will be a great range of…

Amy Shark

After taking over the airways, charts and our hearts for almost all of 2018, Australia’s reigning queen of pop Amy Shark will captivate WA fans when she takes to FAC’s South Lawn stage on Sat 4 May. Hear tracks from her debut, award-winning album Love Monster, which took out four ARIA awards last year including Album of the Year, Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release and Best Producer. Amy Shark will be supported by special guests Slowly Slowly and Erthlings.

Artsource

Artsource is the peak membership body for visual artists in Western Australia. We have over 1,000 members and provide them with professional services, opportunities and represent their interests. In addition to promoting our members and their work, Artsource champions the value of the visual arts to a growing audience across Western Australia, our nation and internationally. We are not-for-profit and supported by Government, businesses and many committed individual donors and Patrons.

Bathers Beach Art Precinct

The Bathers Beach Art Precinct is part of the conservation and activation work around the historic Arthur Head area of Fremantle, Western Australia. The area is of historical significance for indigenous Australians and European settlement of Western Australia. The precinct is home to more than 20 established and highly respected sculptors, painters, photographers, Indigenous artists, a ceramic artist and designers, one of which is the famous sculptor Greg James who created the sculpture of the fisherman at Fishing Boat Harbour. Other artists include Joanna Robertson, Jenny Dawson, Peter Zuvela, Ann Land, Carol Hazel, Caroline Thompson and Tessa Joy. Studios Kidogo…

Bizircus

Perth based stilt walking, street theatre, circus, comedy, fire acts and corporate entertainment.  Bizircus is an entertainment company, based in Western Australia, performing all over the world. Bizircus specializes in combining highly-skilled circus acts with hilarious comedy.

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 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 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.

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Fremantle arts organisation

Fremantle is a centre for arts and culture. Arts organisations based in the port city represent many sectors of the Western Australian cultural community including Artsource – the peak membership body for artists, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle Literature Centre, Fremantle Press and the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra. Check our listings to find out what’s on in Fremantle in the arts & cultural community.