Arts & Culture

Another Antipodes | Urban Axis Exhibition

In an Australian first, the Another Antipodes Exhibition Urban Axis is poised deliver the freshest of new art from Africa this winter in Fremantle and one of the largest contemporary African art exhibitions in the world this year. The exhibition presents over 100 works by more than 40 Southern African artists, spanning all media from painting to video and performance, who assert themselves not just as important new voices in the world of art, but also important interlocutors for cultural engagement and dialogue between our two continents. Artists like Mary Sibande, Athi-Patra Ruga, Mohau Modisakeng, Larita Engelbrecht, and others, who…

Pilbara Country Yinjaa Barni Artists

Yinjaa-Barni artists from the Pilbara region of Western Australia tell the traditional stories of their homelands along the Fortescue River. Their paintings tell of the great Marrga or Creation era when the land was formed from the smoke of the Ancestors fires. They recognise and record the transformations of the Land as it goes from parched landscape to green bushland after torrential summer rainstorms. Abundant water forms creeks in the gorges, and the bush blossoms and the wildlife regenerates. The cycle repeats as the land dries out again in the long wait for the next rains. The artists carry the…

Right Wrongs 67 Referendum WA 50 years on

On 27 May 1967, Australians recorded the largest ever ‘Yes’ vote in a referendum to change the constitution. After a decade of campaigning, the 'Right Wrongs, Write Yes' catch-cry  led to a symbolic victory for political and social recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 50 years on, we are challenged to consider just how far we have come, and where we are going.  Through a unique partnership, Right Wrongs: '67 Referendum explores the significance of this anniversary within the complex history of the ongoing struggle for Aboriginal rights in Western Australia. Satellite displays at the Western Australian Museum's…

Rivers of the Desert | Anna Petyarre

Central Australia has some extraordinary river channels that feed into the Lake Eyre basin, causing the rivers to run inland rather than towards the coast. The Utopia Homelands are placed within this massive inland river system and the artist Anna Petyarre records the terrain of her country in her paintings. The large swathes of sandy desert country are marked by the flood patterns of the river system, leaving myriad winding lines across the landscape. The rivers are dry for the vast majority of the time, remaining as dry sandy river beds surrounded by the sandhills that follow their contours. But…

Voyage to the Deep

Voyage into a mysterious and marvellous undersea world with multi award-winning and record-breaking exhibition Voyage to the Deep. Based on French author Jules Verne’s 1870 classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the exhibition brings to life the deep-sea adventures of Captain Nemo, his legendary submarine Nautilus and the world of wonders he lived in. Release your inner aquanaut At the centre of this fantasy world: a giant replica Nautilus. Kids can climb aboard and discover the inner world of a deep-sea submarine. Take up the controls at the helm, peer through the periscope, crank the propeller, test out the bunks…

Mysore Morning Ashtanga

The Mysore - Morning Ashtanga yoga course is a four week course, Monday to Friday starting at 5.30am.  Traditionally Ashtanga yoga is practiced at sunrise, every day, with one day of rest, enabling the student to observe the fluctuation of the mind and body, and work towards finding balance within, and building strength to face the adversities of life. Practicing yoga daily offers the opportunity to explore yoga in its traditional form, access the benefits more deeply and maintain health and wellness. The student learns a set sequence of postures that form a personal practice, the teacher guides the student giving specialised instruction and adjustments. Suitable…

The King of the Hearts | Greg Barr Solo Exhibition

The first solo exhibition of local Noongar artist Greg Barr, featuring a body of new inspired works, at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery.  Open daily 10am-4pm Sat 17 June to Sun 2 July. Greg, who has an intellectual disability, has been a practicing artist since 2009 and has been working towards his goal of having his first solo exhibition for the last 18 months.   The title of the show takes inspiration from Greg’s endearing referral to himself as ‘the king’ of his house, and also from the place from which he paints, his heart. The exhibition features 40 of…

Voicebox June

Special guests ​Kevin Gillam, Francesca Sasnaitis​​ ​&​ JP Quinton (unofficially) launching his creative biography ​‘Bad Boy Boogie: The Adventures of Bon Scott’ + open mic. Doors open 6:30 for 7pm start.Vegan menu by Roark & Co (byo welcome).

Another Antipodes Exhibition 2017

URBAN AXIS | CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART EXHIBITION + PUBLIC PROGRAM  Opens: 9 June 2017 | 5.30pm   Exhibition Runs: 10 June - 22 July 2017 | PS Art Space | Open Tues - Sat 10am - 8pm Immerse yourself in one of the largest contemporary African art exhibitions to take place globally in 2017 and the first such exhibition to take place within Australia. The Another Antipodes : Urban Axis Exhibition promises to vigorously challenge preconceptions of Africa and nurture cross-cultural discovery. Utilising Southern Africa as a touchstone for engagement the curious are set to be rewarded with an exciting range of new African views, voices and perspectives, highlighting the contemporary…

The Gaslight Club

Fly By Night presents Freo’s newest Blues Club ‘for people with open minds’- The Gaslight Club! Named in honour of one of the most important venues in Perth in the 60s! Each and every Wednesday will be a new line up of blues artists, and when we say blues it includes African, Fado, Rembetika, Soul, Funk, Jazz etc... this will not be a club for purists! In an intimate and unique setting at the new Fly By Night Musicians Club in the Fly Trap, under the main stage at Victoria Hall. Check the website or Facebook for more details.

The Arrival

Adapted from the award winning book by Shaun Tan. Follow Aki as he starts life amidst the extraordinary inhabitants of this new land. Will he find a place to live? Will he find a job and make friends? Most of all, will Aki ever see his family again? The absence of words not only makes this story perfect for puppetry but also emphasises the isolation experienced by many people arriving in a new place. The Arrival is a fusion of Tan’s beautiful and surreal illustrations with exquisite puppetry, haunting music and fine acting. This ground-breaking production blurs the boundaries of performance,…

Underwater Craft

Assemble and decorate your own old-fashioned hard-hat diver helmet, craft your own squiggly squid or bouncing octopus. And colour in your own sea creature and bring it to life on our amazing digital animation screen!See our website for more information. WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply for accompanying adult.  Ages 4+ Bookings required for groups 10+ by calling 1300 134 081

Dreamscape Lower Primary Art Class

How can you capture a dream? What shape is it? What does it smell like?This term we will be exploring our dreams and creating a fantastical dreamscape in the Inkling studio. We will be writing poetry, painting and embroidering our dreams. We will install a fabulous floating dream city and create a short film.This 6 week course will work on developing creative skills in drawing, painting and sculpture.                                 CLASS INFORMATIONFor students in year 1 to 3For students interested in painting, making and creating imaginary worlds.6 week course starts 20 May90 minute workshopSaturdays @ 10.30 am to 12 pmTeacher: Samantha HughesFEES $155 for…

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Wild Teens Art Class

Imagine you are Sir Joseph Banks seeing Australian flora and fauna as though for the first time, but instead of having to traverse the wilderness to find these creatures, we will bring them to you, here at Inkling. We will learn about, observe and document live Australian reptiles and insects through drawing, watercolour and collage. We will also use a variety of preserved specimens, such as birds and small mammals, for our investigations. 8 week course for school years 6 to 12. CLASS INFORMATIONFor students aged 12 to 16For students interested in the natural world, building art skills and learning advanced techniques.8 week course starts Saturday…

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Fremantle Arts Centre Kids Holiday Courses 5-8yrs

FAC's Kids' Holiday Program has heaps of great options for kids this school holidays with courses including animation, creative clay, drawing, sewing, printmaking, urban art and more! Spread over two weeks with short courses running each weekday, kids are able learn in small groups under the guidance of experienced artists and tutors. Kids' holiday courses run from Monday 3 – Friday 14 July with a select range of courses available during term time. For more information and full program details visit: https://www.fac.org.au/courses/kids/?cat=76 Watch FAC's Kids' Courses video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DNhoW4OAx8

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