From Ponte City to Perth

|| Connecting the Antipodes from South Africa to Australia ||Join Chair Professor Peter Beilharz in an engaging conversation about how the city, its planning and lived experiences, frame and shape culture and identity. With presenters Ivan Vladislavic, John Mateer, Sisonke Msimang and Meg Samuelson, he discusses the mega Johannesburg metropolis and its iconic cylindrical tower, Ponte City.Ponte City is a negative, sometime positive, architectural landmark of Joburg and is the departure point in exploring conversations between South Africa and Australia, connecting to issues of race, space, writing, memory, cities, the visual and the future. The presenters respond to the difficult…

Artist Talk with Kyle HughesOdgers

You’ll learn about Kyle’s practice as a children’s book illustrator as well as the processes behind his large scale wall works such as ‘From Above’ at Perth International Airport. There will be plenty of time at the end for you to chat with Kyle and ask some of your burning questions. Kyle Hughes-Odgers is a multi-disciplinary artist born in Perth Australia, 1981. He is well-known for his unique figurative and abstract based works. Kyle originally began creating artwork on the street across cities in Australia during the early 2000’s. Progressing his work both on and off the street, Kyle held his first major solo exhibition…


With a vibrant and diverse community that is passionate about sustainability, visual arts, music, writing, sustainability, heritage and more Fremantle regularly hosts a range of talks by experts in their field. Check our listings for talks presented by the City of Fremantle, University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Arts Centre, The Meeting Place, Fremantle Library and the WA Maritime Museum and keep up with what’s on in Fremantle.