At nine metres high, 19 metres long and tipping the scales at 66 tonnes, Rainbow is not your average public art piece. The sculpture, by prominent Perth artist Marcus Canning, is constructed from nine recycled sea containers joined to form an arch. Colourful and creative, the sea containers form the shape of a giant rainbow as a universal symbol of hope and inspiration as well as being a highly visible Fremantle welcome statement. The largest public art piece ever commissioned by the City of Fremantle, the $145,000 Rainbow is the jewel in the crown of more than 50 public art pieces throughout Fremantle, a city with a rich arts culture and well-known as a city for artists. In a complex engineering feat, the massive artwork was pieced together by cranes one container at a time on-site in Fremantle on Friday 12 August. Read more on the Fremantle story blog. See it for yourself at Beach Reserve adjacent to Canning Highway, overlooking the Swan River and the port! There’s plenty of parking at East Street Jetty. Rainbow... in the words of the artist “Rainbow is a new iconic entry statement for the portside City of Fremantle - visible from a range of major entry arteries - from the water, from the air, from rail as well as car. Its presence is as architectural as it is sculptural, awe inspiring for the pedestrian to engage with, a beacon of welcome that is instantly recognisable from afar.” Marcus Canning Music by Fait “Slow Glow”
In 2016, the Fremantle Festival will continue its evolution to become a fully curated arts festival highlighting Fremantle’s vibrant culture and providing inspiration for festival goers and artists alike. Centred around the festival hub at the Fremantle Town Hall and incorporating selected key venues such as the Fremantle Arts Centre, the ten-day festival presents a range of high quality and thought provoking ticketed and free shows. Festival favourites Wardarnji aboriginal cultural celebration, Children's Fiesta and the Street Parade will all be making a comeback alongside highlights of this year's program including speakers Waleed Aly, Clementine Ford and Stan Grant, music from Bernard Fanning, CW Stoneking and The Drones, a boundary pushing classical music program, a range of original theatre productions and much, much more! Tickets on sale and full program available in August.
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A Night Time Tour of Fremantle Creepiest Places that includes a Fish and Chip Supper! Join us every Friday night as we take a torchlight tour of Fremantle's oldest buildings, with the tram seating converted to dining car style. With other stops and surprises along the way your driver will entertain you with the historic background of the buildings and tales of some of Fremantle's earliest residents, some of who may choose to put in an appearance! At each stop we take a torchlight walking tour of the grounds*. Included in your evening is a Cicerellos fish 'n' chip supper** and a soft drink served at your table. Tour Highlights: Fremantle Prison (A full Torchlight Tour with a prison guide) The Roundhouse - The first prison in WA Fremantle Arts Centre* (the Old Asylum) or Fremantle Cemetery (the final resting place of some notorious gaol residents)
FAC offers adult night classes on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings throughout the term. With a number of classes specifically tailored to beginners, these are a great starting point if you're looking to try your hand at something new, with more advanced options to work up to if you discover a passion. Night classes include: screen printing on paper, machine sewing for beginners, posibilities in metal casting, clay-sculpture forms, drawing for the absolute beginner, linocut, jewellery, painting - realism, the nuts and bolts of writing a novel, acrylic painting for beginnes, working with pastels, life and portrait drawings, throwing and handbuilding, art history - art ideas and shibori, dyeing and discharge techniques. For full class information visit this link https://www.fac.org.au/night-courses
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 since 1986 including some of WA's biggest exports... John Butler Trio, The Waifs, Eskimo Joe, San Sisco, The Panics, Tame Impala, End Of Fashion... and many more who have started off their careers with the assistance of the club's facilities.
The 2016 Printmakers Association of WA Awards is a diverse selection of fine art prints and printmaking techniques that delves into the contemporary print media field. PAWA aims to embrace new technologies while creating an environment in which traditional printmaking skills remain highly valued. Opening night Friday 19 August | Exhibition runs Saturday 20 August to Sunday 28 August *Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery is operated by the City of Fremantle.
Insider Art: Winter 2016 will showcase the creative achievements of Western Australian prisoners from across the State. The quarterly exhibitions of prisoner art held in the old ‘Print Shop’ at the Fremantle Prison heritage site are diverse in style, with a strong representation of Aboriginal painting and art objects. Participating in the creative process offers prisoners more than simply education and recreation. For many prisoners it becomes a connection with family, culture and country. The production of artwork can also be an important component in prisoner rehabilitation, enabling prisoners to reframe their identities in positive ways through creativity and personal development. Entry to the exhibition is free, and many of the works will be available for purchase. The Insider Art series of exhibitions are a joint initiative between the Department of Corrective Services and Fremantle Prison (a division of the State Heritage Office).
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Treat your Dad (or husband, grandfather or friend!) to a special champagne buffet breakfast this Father's Day at Tradewinds Hotel, overlooking the sparkling Swan River! Bookings are essential, prices are $35 for adults and $17.50 for children. Bookings are available anytime between 6am and 10.30am. If you'd like a slower start to the day, a la carte lunch bookings are also available from 11am. To book please phone (08) 9339 8188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Tradewinds Hotel enjoys sweeping views of the sparkling Swan River, with outlooks to the bustling Fremantle port and Indian Ocean. The East Fremantle establishment houses a casual, friendly and comfortable environment and is just a minute's stroll from the buzzing George Street precinct - perfect for a spot of shopping after brunch or lunch!
Mezzo Soprano Linda Barcan and Pianist Chris van Tuinen interlock poetry and music in a deeply moving song cycle of discovery, loss and redemption. Vaughan-William’s Songs of Travel and Schubert’s Winterreise (Winter Journey) are a conjoined atlas of the heart through which these fine artists survey a woman’s perspective on what it means to love. Beautifully backgrounded in the resonant acoustics of St John’s Anglican Church, Songs, Travels and Journeys is a suite of classical music fit for a port town. Doors open: 2.30pmShow starts: 3pm