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Kylie on Stage

Are you ready for behind-the-scenes access to one of Australia's biggest icons? Kylie on Stage celebrate the extravagant costumes and magical moments from superstar Kylie Minogue's 25 year international concert career. With more than 250,000 people visiting this major exhibition in Melbourne, it is now time for Western Australians to experience the glitz and glamour of Australia's Princess of Pop. See the work of international designers including Dolce and Gabbana, John Galliano, Julien Macdonald, Karl Lagerfeld and Jean Paul Gaultier, as well as local designers such as Peter Morrissey and Mark Burnett. You'll also get access to a selection of…

A Dark and Quiet Place | David Noonan

London-based artist David Noonan has made his name internationally as an assembler of black and white photographic images. Collected from found books and periodicals, the images are juxtaposed, edited and collated to conjure a range of possible narratives. For his first exhibition in WA David Noonan has created an immersive installation that invites viewers into an atmospheric ‘dark and quiet place’. Bringing together in dialogue major new works rendered in film and tapestry, this strangely cinematic and poetic world offers a meditative space of wonder and intrigue. A Dark and Quiet Place is part of the 2019 Perth Festival.

Idols | Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran & Renee So

Idolatry and mythological archetypes are reimagined in the ceramics and wall works of Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran and Renee So in Idols. Working primarily in figurative ceramics, both artists aim to challenge and overturn old perspectives on gendered power structures and the aesthetics of spiritualities. Nithiyendran creates rough-edged, vibrant, new-age sculptures that are at once enticing and confronting. He experiments with form and scale in the context of figurative sculpture to explore the politics of sex, monuments, gender and religion. He draws on his Hindu and Christian heritage as reference points, as well as the internet, fashion and art history. In…

Landscape Colours

In this exhibition Indigenous artists portraying their Country in the assorted colours of memory and season have pooled their collective output to present a rich and diverse view of their Homelands. The colours represent landscapes from the coast to the desert, from the north to the south.

Pintupi Artists of the Western Desert

Pintupi artists have had a profound influence on the development of the Western Desert art movement since it emerged at Papunya in 1971. Contributing artists for this exhibition include George Hairbrush Tjungurrayi, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Warlimpirnnga Tjapaltjarri and his brothers Walala and Thomas Tjapaltjarri, George Ward Tjungurrayi and Jake Tjapaltjarri. The combination of Tingari or Dreaming motifs used to describe the culture and Country of these senior men formed the basis of the abstracted dot designs that both described and disguised some of the great creation narratives from their heritage. With changes to the style and colours use by the desert…

Free Film Fridays

Relax and learn through aboriginal film at at Free Film Fridays at the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre from 12-2pm. Bookings essential. Friday 8 February - Mabo Friday 15 February – Deadly Yarns 3 Friday 22 February - Deadly Yarns 4 Friday 1 March - Deadly Yarns 5 Friday 15 March - Zach's Ceremony Friday 22 March - Sisters, Pearls and Mission Girls Friday 29 March - The Last Tasmanian * Films may be subject to change  

No Parking

This artist curated collective exhibition takes its cue from the PS’ former use as a car park. Fuelled by this departure point, select Fremantle based artists have been invited to respond, intervene and revisit the building's ground floor. With installation, performances, sound and other disciplines ‘NO PARKING’ is a light hearted and open ended approach to place through contemporary practice. Marcel Christobal, Bevan Honey, George Howlett, Jessee Lee Johns, Tom Mùller, Ron Nyisztor, Ric Spencer, Andrew Sunley Smith, Alexander Tandy RSVP essential for opening on 1 Feb 2019.

Boomerang Throwing

Join former Fremantle Docker, Scott Chisholm for a cultural activity that will teach you a new skill! Boomerang throwing is not as easy as it looks, but Scott will make sure you hear a little of his story and show you how to make the boomerang come back!

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Cultural Storytelling Activity

Join Justin Martin, a qualified tour guide and Aboriginal artworks specialist as he shares his culture through story telling, talks about seasons, symbols and tools, language and local knowledge. Justin’s traditional lands stretch over the Perth metropolitan region and a large part of the mid-west of Western Australia. These tribes are formally identified as the Wadjuk, Ballardong, Widi and Budimia people.

Sunday Music

Sunday Music is Fremantle Arts Centre’s free weekly live music program every Sunday from 2-4 pm. Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided.

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Sunday Music | Bluegrass Parkway

Hold onto your hats, FAC is celebrating all things bluegrass. Led by renowned mandolin maker Paul Duff, Bluegrass Parkway (WA) is highly respected in the bluegrass world and regularly charm festivals of twang around the globe. Sunday Music is FAC’s free weekly live music program. Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided.

Harbour Sundays 2019

After a wonderful third season, Harbour Sundays is back for 2019 for your perfect Sunday night local music fix at one of Perth’s most picturesque venues, the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle. Join us on the Museum’s balcony at Victoria Quay for four weeks throughout February for local music, DJs, drinks, and the best spot in Perth to watch the sun go down. The 2019 season kicks off on Sunday February 3 with psyche rock styling’s of Fuzz Toads, alongside the legendary sounds of Dom Mariani and The Majestic Kelp, plus DJ Jamie Mac of Homegrown. On Sunday February 10, we are blessed with the talents of singer songwriter Grace Armstrong and the…

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Aboriginal River Stone Painting

Activate your creativity and decorate river stones with Nyoongar symbols and words, dot designs or design your own unique Aboriginal inspired rock art.  Materials supplied  

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Propagation Knowhow with Claire Greenhill

Why buy when you can propagate? Join plant guru Claire Greenhill for this session covering the basics of plant propagation for common house plants such as devils ivy, ficus, monstera, succulents, and pilea.  This seminar will cover how to choose the right indoor plants, what you need to create the ideal environment for propagation and tips for growing in water, soil and air layering.  Perfect for the plant obsessed and those wanting to learn a new skill. Sign up and turn your home into a green oasis!  Date and time:    Saturday 2nd of March, 10:00am - 11:00amSaturday 25th of May, 10:00am - 11:00am 10% off plants at…

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WACC 5th Anniversary Canvas

Join us for this exciting collaboration to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Participants are expected to come and go and are not expected to stay for the entire duration. Please note that children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Procession | Soft Soft Loud

Analogue, digital, acoustic and synthetic sounds seamlessly combine in Procession, a luminous collaboration between Atlanta-based vocalist and composer Hanna Benn (Son Lux, Boots) and percussionist, composer and producer Deantoni Parks (The Mars Volta, Sade, Flying Lotus). Direct from its world premiere in the US Procession explores the spiritual and emotional core of ceremonial music in the form of a song cycle. Benn’s ethereal vocal textures are elevated by electronic flourishes and anchored by Parks’ ceaselessly kinetic rhythms. The pair will be accompanied by an ensemble of Australia’s finest players. Join us to experience this sublime sanctum of sound.

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