Arts & Culture

Damien & Yilpi Marks

Husband and wife team Damien Marks and Yilpi Marks collaborate to make colourful paintings of their Central Desert homelands. Damien grew up at Papunya and his early influences and learning came from senior artists Clifford Possum, Billy Stockman and Uta Uta Jangala. He was a young boy at Papunya School when the elders at Papunya were setting about creating the foundations of the Desert art movement. Damien has maintained much of the heritage of Clifford Possum, incorporating images of ceremonial artefacts and regalia into the paintings. Yilpi Marks grew up at Ernabella, where both her parents were artists. Later she…

Sarrita King & Tarisse King 2017

Images of Ancestors, Land, the elements and Indigenous heritage are at the core of paintings by sisters Sarrita King & Tarisse King. Sarrita King & Tarisse King share an Indigenous heritage connected to Gurrindji culture at Wave Hill in Central Northern Territory. They share this through their father’s line and combine this with their own upbringing in Darwin and Adelaide, and through travelling the continent and experiencing the great diversity it provides. Creating canvases that evoke the detail and elemental forces of the Land, the King sisters have paid tribute to their father’s artistic and philosophical ideas. Some of their…

Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2017

The Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award supported by Little Creatures Brewing returns to showcase the best of contemporary Australian printmaking. With more than 50 prints and artists’ books ranging from traditional to boundary-pushing, selected from 300 entries, the exhibition presents established, emerging and cross-disciplinary artists from all over Australia. This highlight on the FAC exhibition calendar continues to celebrate the artistry, skill and craftsmanship of traditional printmaking alongside works which look towards the future of the medium. Join us at the exhibition opening on Thursday 21 September from 6:30pm for the announcement of this year’s winners and to view all of the…

Speaking Volumes

Speaking Volumes presents a selection of award winning artists’ books drawn from the City of Fremantle Art Collection. Acquired over the last twenty years, the exhibition includes works by Dianne Longley (SA), Jan Davis (VIC), Peter Charuk (NSW), Marieke Dench (VIC), Antonietta Covino-Beehre (VIC), Joel Gailer (VIC) and Damiano Bertoli (VIC). As an art form artists’ books provide an intimate way of experiencing and engaging with artworks. How you view, touch and navigate the pages creates a uniquely personal interaction. Combining a range of printmaking techniques, the artists’ books in Speaking Volumes take a variety of curious shapes, sizes and materials. They challenge the activity of reading and our understanding of what constitutes art. Exhibition opening: Thursday 21 September,…

Continuing Culture

Evidence continues to surface demonstrating that Aboriginal culture is well over 65000 years old . A constant in Aboriginal culture is the ancestral story telling that imparts knowledge not just about country and mapping, but includes law which instils a sense of place and identity.   This exhibition is a bold and colourful depiction of these stories from remote community art centres including om the very heart of the beginning of the contemporary Aboriginal art movement Papunya, Haasts Bluff, Balgo and the APY (Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara) lands.  

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.

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Ear Candy Workshop

Got a passion for fashion?! Show off your style with some glam statement earrings designed and made by you! In this three hour class, you will learn basic jewellery making skills, including how to assemble hardware and decorative elements using pliers, jump rings and eye pins. You will also learn various techniques to make your own pom- poms and tassels out of yarn and leather: So NOW! You’ll be able to use your new skills to adorn future jewellery or craft projects. By the end of the workshop, you will walk away with one or two pairs of fresh and fabulous…

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…

Kaurna Cronin | Sunday Music

Enjoy free performances by leading local and touring acts every Sunday throughout summer in Fremantle Arts Centre's idyllic Front Garden. Sunday 22 Oct: Award winning folkster Kaurna Cronin (SA) is heralded as one of Australia’s most entertaining young performers, an acclaimed songwriter and an emotive and hilarious storyteller. Accompanied by his merry band of country and bluegrass inspired folk rockers, Cronin takes audiences on a thrilling and poetic musical journey.

Escape from Pompeii |The Sunday Seminar Series 34pm

From love and lust to food and wine…. This is a deep dive in to the world of history, science and culture in the Bay of Naples 2000 years ago. You’ll get expert, behind the scenes stories and insights that really bring this international exhibition to life. Tickets are just $10 and include free entry to the Museum and Escape from Pompeii exhibition on the day. To book your tickets visit: museum.wa.gov.au/pompeiiseminars or call 1300 134 081 After the lectures, you are invited to join us at La Sosta from the 29th for Italian style snacks, buffet and drinks –…

Morning Yoga Immersion

Looking to reinvigorate your daily practice? Re-commit to yoga or simply start a healthy new routine? Just as nature transforms and blossoms entering Spring, we too are moved to emerge from  hibernation with warmth and vigour – renewing our life force as the seasons cycle. Our 21 day Morning Yoga Immersion gives you the support, community and inspiration to commit to your personal practice. ☀️ Classes are Monday to Friday, 6.00am to 7.00am ☀️ Your teacher will guide you through a dynamic yoga practice, energising and heating the body ☀️ Classes on Saturday and Sunday mornings are included, or can be well earned…

Learn to Code and Build Your own Computer Game

Fremantle Maritime Museum workshop that will help them understand how computer games work! Aimed at 7+ year olds, Museum WA and Gizmo Cats will teach your children about electronics and coding in a fun and hands-on way. Develop a video game with external controls (make a working push-button controller to take home that will control a game character on a Raspberry Pi computer). Objective: To Have Fun! Develop an appreciation for creativity, reasoning, problem solving and collaboration. Understanding basic concepts of electronic circuits and input/outputs to/from a computer.  Prerequisites: None - all computer equipment and supplies are provided for the class. Optional: Purchase a Raspberry Pi computer…

Watercolour and Wine with Mekel

Join us for this relaxed watercolour workshop with renowned commercial illustrator and artist Mekel. Using botanicals for inspiration, you will learn how to use watercolour style inks and markers to create beautiful effects in a loose, flowing, abstract style. Enjoy some Stella Bella wine as you explore and experiment with the colours and graphic techniques for which Mekel is best known. Working across different types and qualities of paper, you will also have the option of using waterproof markers to create energetic mixed media works. You will walk away with a set of cards and swing tags designed and made…

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