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Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition celebrates the natural heritage of the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea bioregions. Professional, emerging and junior photographers alike have shown impeccable timing, patience, artistry and technique to capture superb moments in time. Beyond showing us the unique beauty of the flora, fauna and landscapes of our own backyards, this breathtaking exhibition provokes us to explore the changing nature of regional ecology. View the 2017 display at the WA Shipwrecks Museum in our new multipurpose space. This is a free exhibition. Feature Image: ' WINDBLOWN EGRET'  LITTLE EGRET, EGRETTA GARZETTA by…

Edward Blitner | Freshwater Billabongs

Edward Blitner is an artist from Ngukurr in southern Arnhem Land. Edward paints the rarrk cross-hatchstyle, developed from ancient rock art tradition using traditional earth colours that are found in the rock art sites, and ocassionally adds small amounts of colour to wáter lilies or other bushplants.The artist brings alive the freshwaterbillabong country that is the source of his people's survival over the millenia. 

Fiona Omeenyo and Rosella Namok

Contemporary Indigenous artists: Fiona Omeenyo and Rosella Namok from Lockhart River community on Cape York in Northern Queensland, show paintings that reflect the stories, people and landscape of their coastal homeland. Their unique style of thick layers of paint overlaid and scraped back to reveal earlier layers, gives a sense of the lush tropical landscape and bright light. It also reflects the importance of the meanings and stories associated with the land, the sea and the ceremonies that connect all together.

Mono Freo Book Launch

MONO FREO 2 is a book of black and white photography by James Kerr set in and around Fremantle WA. The book will be launched at 6pm, Friday 17 August 2018 at Earlywork, Shop 9/330 South Terrace (cnr Wardie St), South Fremantle. This book is a sequel to the original MONO FREO. The launch will feature an exhibition of images from the book as well as a selection of previous photographs. The exhibition will also open 10am-4pm Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August 2018. http://jameskerrphotography.com

Destabilising Walls

Five mature women artists are responding to Laura Mitchell’s provocation to destabilise the idea of a wall. The collaborative exhibition emerges from discussions between Laura Mitchell, Sarah Robinson, Annette Nykiel, Gale Thackeray and Tania Ferrier concerning the notion of ‘wall’. In the last five years, the wall has become a prominent International symbol, for example Trump’s US-Mexico wall, the ruined walls of Syria and the Middle East and those that impede migration across Europe. However, the wall need not be a physical barrier as gender, age, class, cultural and social beliefs and economic circumstances are also barriers that may create…

Songs of the Future

Perth-based international concert violinist and composer Rupert Guenther, and South African born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Valanga Khoza, present a unique collaborative show “Songs Of The Future” at the Fremantle Fibonacci Centre on Friday 17 August.Two gifted musicians from very different backgrounds, coming together again for the first time in 30 years to share their humanitarian ideals for friendship between nations through their music.It is a concert of original and traditional music, which travels through a fascinating and evocative journey of sounds, stories, and influences, from classical music traditions from Western Europe to jazz, folk, blues and world music influences, including…

Macrame Plant Hangers

Learn to make a beautiful macrame plant hanger for that special piece of greenery. In this three hour workshop, Sam Pace from The Threaded Wall will guide you through the art form of knot tying to create a striking, wall art style design. This is not your average macrame plant hanger! You will have the option to include beads and if you're feeling confident, to bring your own ideas into the work. You will be using beautiful sustainable, recycled t-shirt yarn for this project and complete your work with a wooden hanger, ready for installation.  About the Artist:Sam is a…

Ban the Bag Crochet Edition

Plastic bags have just been banned in WA from July 2018! Hurrah! Not only are they horrendous for the environment but they are an abomination to fashion. In this workshop you will learn how to crochet a basic shopping bag using yarn made from 100% recycled products. Suitable for both beginners and the more advanced crochet lover, you will learn to follow a basic crochet pattern as well the 3 basic stitches used throughout the pattern. We will spend time practicing these stitches before moving on and creating our beautiful shopping bags. About the Teachers: Cass and Maddy met as…

Alcohol Inks with Monique Ford

In this three hour workshop, art practitioner and teacher Monique Ford will introduce you to working with alcohol inks. A beautiful, free flowing and fun medium, alcohol inks can be used to create luminous, layered artworks emphasising colour, composition and balance. You will explore the properties of the ink and specialised papers, and learn to achieve vibrant effects with translucent and metallic colours . The possibilities are only limited to what you are willing to try!What you will learn:-The application of different alcohol ink colours and effects (including metallics)-How to create a successful, balanced composition-How to use layers to create depth…

Make Your Own Ceramic Mugs with Sarana Haeata

Learn to hand build and glaze your very own ceramic mugs with artist Sarana Haeata across two-weekend sessions. In the first session, students will learn a slab technique to create the unique shape of their mugs. By the end of this session each student will have at least four cups ready for firing. In the second session, Sarana will guide the group through glazing techniques that will best achieve each participant’s individual design. Collect your mugs from Stackwood the following week ready for you to sip your morning coffee out of. This skill is easily transferable to your home space so you can keep…

25 under 25 2018 Art Award exhibition

2018's finest selection of young West Australian creative talent.25 under 25 showcases an amazing and inspiring group of artists aged 14 - 25. The exhibition opens at 6pm on Friday 24 August 2018 at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, 46 Henry St Fremantle. The exhibition runs until Sunday 2 September, open 10:00am-4:00pm daily. Come along and hear the award announcements on the opening night; with over $2000 and industry prizes up for grabs. Full details are at https://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/25under25 image credit: Chris Hyland, Fog (I & II), winner of the 2017 25 under 25 Art Award.

Biophilia inside and out

Kate Floyd and Karina Buckingham, through their shared love of paint, create two distinctive interpretations of biophilia, within the context of contemporary Australian living.  Karina’s motivation is outside, painting Western Australian landscapes that focus on the restorative power of our suburban green spaces and precious coastline. Kate explores a more intimate connection with plants. Her botanical still life paintings celebrate the colour and vibrancy of Australian flora.  Kate and Karina juggle their painting practices with managing busy families, both working from their own home studios. The artists use their shared profession of painting and affinity with nature, as a way…

Metaphor by Peter Usher

‘Metaphor’ is Peter Usher's tenth solo show within a decade. It is his first mid-career retrospective. This milestone mid-career retrospective showcases a large body of new work alongside an array of key paintings drawn from his formative artistic periods. ‘Metaphor’ is an exhibition that connects multiple threads that run through Usher's career to date.

Flight Facilities

After confirming their now legendary status by instantly selling out a run of dates earlier this year, Australia’s favourite electronic producers Flight Facilities have announced another huge national tour in support of gorgeous new single All Your Love. Still riding high on the back of the success of recent release Need You, the boys will be showing off their much loved back catalogue and a red hot string of new hits at shows all across the country this August and September. Four years on from debut album Down To Earth, Flight Facilities could be forgiven for taking some time off…

Peter Zuvela Photography Courses

Peter Zuvela of J Shed Art Studio - Photography Courses Level 1 for beginners SPRING series enroll now. 6 Week Course for a very cool $290.00. Spring is a wonderful time to take photos in Fremantle. Classes will start WEDNESDAY 5th of SEPTEMBER running for six weeks from 10am to 12.30 noon. or  THURSDAY evening starting 6th of SEPTEMBER running for six weeks from 5.30pm to 8.00pm. Experience Digital photography classes in small groups with tutor and freelance photographer Peter Zuvela (with an Adv Dip. in Photography). Very practical courses with fun excursions with your camera around beautiful Bathers Beach…

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