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Exhibition Structural Dependency by Matthew Thorley

Matthew Thorley is a visual artist investigating positive and negative space in the built environment. He is inspired by contemporary architecture’s dynamic form and focuses on elements concerned with the study of light interacting with reflective surfaces. Structural Dependency suggests movement or rather the desire for movement. Thorley constructs objects that encourage a state of flux and invite the viewer to respond physically. The subtle movement that takes place between the object, the viewer and this immersive space constructed by the artist; creates a tension and a desire to participate in this dance. These artworks prompt the viewer to practice a…

Indoor Plant Knowhow with Sharon Barbera

It’s back! Join plant guru Sharon Barbera for this session covering the basics of indoor plant care such as light, water and position, basically everything you need to know to keep your green friends healthy and happy.  This seminar will cover all these topics, plus when and how to feed your plants as well as common pests and other health complaints. In addition, Sharon will provide more specific details relating to popular varieties like the fiddle leaf fig, cactus and ferns. Sign up and turn your home into a green oasis! Date and time:Saturday 7th of July, 10:00am - 11:00am…

Victorian Headpieces

In this workshop you will create a very fashionable Victorian style headpiece using a supply of natural feathers, lavish style brooches, beads, chains, bird wings and other preserved items. There will be a demonstration of bird wing preservation techniques, where you can ask questions. And a discussion of the history of Victorian era fashion, in particular their fascination with natural history. Make your very own personalised fashion piece.  If a head piece isn't you're thing, perhaps create an usual brooch or piece of wearable art. CLASS INFORMATION For: adultsDate: 08/07/2018Time: 1 day workshop starts @ 10.00 am - 2.00 pm (4 hours).Fee: $360 (This fee covers all supplies and tuition.) USEFUL INFORMATION - Chemicals, glue. - Please bring your own lunch. - All materials are ethically sourced, where possible. - Please bring a box or bag to carry your work home in.- Our studio is behind Paper Bird, go through the shop and down the alley to the Nature Play Courtyard.

Rev Music Days

The Revelation Music Days presents a selection of local and national acts who are kicking up a storm around the country and on the verge of busting out and breaking though. They’ll be unleashed at Mojos on Friday July 13th and Sunday July 15th with 4 bands on each showcase bill and an “I was there that night” reward guaranteed.

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Christmas in July Ceramic Decorations Workshop

Learn to create personalised impressed Christmas decorations with Philippa Gordon, experienced artist (ceramicist) / art educator.   The workshops run over two consecutive Saturdays: July 21 (making) 10 am-2 pm at STACKWOOD Fremantle July 28 (glazing) 10 am-12 pm at Clay Space WA Studio Wembley Downs. Materials and firing included. Bookings / info: Pip 0405 478 093 clayspacewa@gmail.com

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Make Your Own Leggy Planter with Sarana Haeata

Learn to hand build and glaze your very own leggy planters with artist Sarana Haeata across two-weekend sessions. In the first session, students will learn a slab and coiling techniques to create the unique shape of their planters. By the end of this session, each student will have one or more forms ready for firing. In the second session, Sarana will guide the group through glazing techniques that will best achieve each participant’s individual design. Participants can collect their creations from Stackwood the following week and will get to choose an indoor plant to complete their work. This skill is easily transferable to your home space…

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Diaphonize wet specimen workshop

Learn this very unusual but eye catching method of preserving wet specimens.  Students will be working with fish, eels or pinky mice using diaphonization techniques. This new technique, established in the 70s, involves the staining of muscles and cartilage, rendering them transparent.All students will receive their own diaphonizing kits to take home. You will begin the process of preservation in class, and continue at home following detailed instructions. You will also receive the gift of a ready-made specimen displayed in a glass vial. CLASS INFORMATION For: adultsDate: 22/07/2018Time: 1 day workshop starts @ 10.00 am - 3.00 pm 5 hours.Fee: $370 (This fee covers all supplies and tuition.) USEFUL INFORMATION - Chemicals, distilled/deionized water, formaline, glacial acetic acid, ethonal, potassium hydroxide, sodium borate, hydrogen peroxide, thymol, trypsin, glycerin/glycerol. - Please bring your own lunch. - All materials are ethically sourced, where possible. - Please bring a box or bag to carry your work home in. - Our studio is behind Paper Bird, go through the shop and down the alley to the Nature Play Courtyard.

Embroider a tee with Sally from Deli

Sally Bower from local Fremantle label Deli will be joining us for a special Summer workshop. Sally makes-to-order clothing from Fremantle focusing on simple shapes and lines with a distinctly fun feel. You will learn how to design your own embroidered scene to be transferred onto any piece of clothing that you desire. Take inspiration from Sally's pre-illustrated designs or create your own scene. Think Fremantle summer, sea creatures, items from the supermarket shelf or the leaves of your favourite plant.  You will come away with a piece of clothing that you have customised yourself and the confidence to keep embroidering at home. We…

Fremantle Ball 2018

Join us for another night of fun and dancing celebrating community spirit in Fremantle. Your night of fun and thrills will include: A delicious Fremantle inspired three course meal, local craft beer & West Australian fine wine Live music from Perth’s best party band, Darren Reid and the Soul City Groove Thrilling Live and Online Silent Auction with one-of-a-kind experiences and items And so, so much more… Book your table before 31st May, 2018 and receive an Early Bird Discount.   Funds raised from the Fremantle Ball will support the ongoing capacity fo the Fremantle Foundation. 6.30PM, Friday 3rd August 2018Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges

Ready to Sail

Kidogo Arthouse 7pm Saturday 4th August.   The Lost Quays are ready to man the capstan to raise the anchor, as we are about to depart for a European tour!  Come along before we set sail to hear traditional shanties and other songs of the sea, with some originals and local Australian tales.  We sing largely a cappella but with some guitar, mandolin and accordion.  We perform with energy and good humour, and relish a strong audience connection - join in with the chorus!  Our recent performances include festivals in Fremantle and regional WA, with most-recently a sell-out show in Perth’s Fringe World at the Maritime Museum.  Of course, if you are in Appingedam in The Netherlands, we will be performing at the Bie Daip Shanty Festival in a couple of weeks' time!

Stitch Your Own Clutch with Kristy from Farlands

In this 3 hour workshop, you will learn the basics of hand stitching your very own leather clutch. There will be at least 3 colours of premium leather to choose from and many customising options including stamping, painting, monogramming and of course stitching. There will also be a cork option to choose from too which is a natural vegan option which is as durable as leather.  This class is of a moderate crafty level. All materials are supplied.   Date and time: Sunday 5th of August, 10am - 1pm About Kristy:  Farlands is owned and operated by Kristy Scaddan. She is the head creator,…

Notre Dame Open Day

Discover the Notre Dame difference while exploring our Campus in Freo’s West End on Open Day. There will be delicious eats, live music, course advice and more!

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.

Make Your Own Macrame Hanger with Erin Oliver

Learn the basics of macrame and create a beautiful modern plant hanger for your home with Erin Oliver. Macrame hangers are the perfect addition to your home decor whether your space is clean and sleek or bohemian in style. Discover the different ropes, materials and knots that can be used to make macrame pot hangers and make your own unique piece, or take inspiration from Erin's designs.  The class is suitable for those with no experience at all, or for those wanting to advance their skills.  Each participant will take home their own macrame pot hanger, made from organic Australian cotton,…

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Events and festivals

Fremantle has a legendary festival and events scene that stretches across the whole spectrum of music, arts, heritage, food and entertainment from the fantastic Fremantle International Street Arts Festival, St. Jerome's Laneway Festival and the biennial Sculptures @ Bathers. Plan your next visit to Fremantle by checking out what’s on in Freo today. And don’t forget to look at our eat and drink listings to find a great spot for dinner or a drink when you’re here.