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2018 Lavazza Italian Film Festival Perth

With over 30 of the latest and greatest from Italy’s best filmmakers, there is no shortage of Italian passion, drama, romance and style for film lovers to enjoy! The 19th Lavazza Italian Film Festival comes to Luna SX, Fremantle 27 Sept - 17 Oct Strong dramas are aplenty with films from much-loved directors featuring famous faces straight from the international circuit. Actress and director Valeria Golino (Rain Man), returns with EUPHORIA, a riveting drama about two brothers forced back into each other’s lives, starring Riccardo Scamarcio (Dalida LIFF17) and Valerio Mastandrea (Perfect Strangers LIFF16 Opening Night). Acclaimed crime-drama BOYS CRY in which two boys who have…

Eleven Sons

A performative installation comprising eleven of Dale HIckey's discarded paintings based on Kafka's unpublished manuscripts provide the set and context in which the happening takes place. Recited by eleven males of various ages, backgrounds and ethnic provenance during the rising of the full moon, de Clario occupies a central position and embodies the father figure. Transporting the audience to an unknown place, Eleven Sons will shed unforgiving light on Kafka's work. De Clario presented his first iteration of Eleven Sons at the Muranushi Lederman Gallery in New York in september 1991 and consisted of eleven transparent large plastic rubbish bags filled with abandoned objects…

Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2018

Join us for the opening of the 2018 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award supported by Little Creatures Brewing. Now in its 43rd year, find out who has won the nation's richest and most prestigious print prize.With more than 50 finalists from around Australia, this is a generous showcase of the best prints and artists’ books. Featuring established, emerging and cross-disciplinary artists, the Award continues to present works that celebrate the traditions of printmaking while simultaneously looking towards the future of the medium.The winner will take home $16,000, with second place awarded $6,000. Massive thanks to Little Creatures for their ongoing…

French Explorers in WA

You are invited to view two exquisite exhibitions that celebrate Western Australia’s French connections. The Art of Science: Baudin's Voyagers 1800-1804 For the first time since they were completed over 200 years ago this exhibition brings original paintings and drawings from the Museum of Natural History in Le Havre, France to Australia. Baudin’s ships, Géographe and Naturaliste embarked from Le Havre in October 1800 carrying an impressive group of scientists. Lavishly funded by Napoléon Bonaparte, their agenda was the discovery and study of natural sciences, underpinned by the emergence of new ideas and philosophies of reason. Never seen before in Australia,…

Ikuntji Artists

Ikuntji paintings are highly recognizable for their broad planes of bold colour, often incorporating traditional motifs and figures. The experimentation and innovation for which the painting from Ikuntji is known has been received enthusiastically by collectors and galleries alike. The combination of rich cultural heritage and highly developed sense of artistic freedom has produced work that stands strongly in the context of international contemporary painting.

Painting on Country Utopia Artists

A mesmerising exhibition of fine dot work by artists from Utopia. The artists have asserted their artistic and cultural credentials since the 1980s when the elaborate stories and ceremonies of Alyawarr and Anmatyerre language groups were first painted on canvas. The use of finely dotted designs and detailed stories have bought Utopia artists into prominence in the Aboriginal art world. The shimmering and expansive paintings that are made of fine dots, reflect the desert homelands and the stories that give deep meaning to all elements of the land and its resources  

Alliance Francaise Classic French Film Festival 2018

The annual Alliance Française Classic Film Festival aims to rediscover masterpieces of French cinema, highlighting a talent, actor or director who has made an indelible contribution to France’s celebrated film industry. The 2018 season is focusing on the legendary Jeanne Moreau,  showcasing restored versions of 5 of her most famous films from 1958 to 1991. From Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 October the Festival will take place at the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle, presenting 5 films including an Opening Night with drinks, nibbles and an exceptional private tour of the French Explorers exhibition prior to the screening!  Buy your tickets here: http://museum.wa.gov.au/french_film_festival

Sunday Music

Sunday Music is Fremantle Arts Centre’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.

Sunday Music | Spacey Jane

With their infectious and charming garage pop Spacey Jane (WA) are known for expertly crafted songs performed with understated West Aussie bravado. See why they have quickly established themselves as one of WA’s favourite festival acts. 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.

Wu Tao Dance Beginners Course

Wu Tao - the dancing way to balance and flow. Work with the elements and meridians in this restorative sequence of dances for harmony and joy. It’s easy to forget what’s really important to us in the midst of a busy life. We all need ways to help us maintain emotional balance, peace of mind AND a healthy body. Wu Tao is a powerful yet gentle way to achieve this. A unique dance as therapy modality, grounded in the proven system of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wu Tao is an easy and joyful way to bring yourself back to centre. This…

2018 MINI British Film Festival Perth

The 2018 MINI British Film Festival returns to Luna on SX on October 25 for its sixth and biggest year yet. The festival program features some of the most eagerly anticipated British films of the year including powerful true stories, literary adaptations and biographies and modern classics starring some of Britain’s best known and beloved stars. In addition to the latest films, this year’s retrospective features a suite of films from the Swinging 60s with a spotlight on star Michael Caine. The festival will open with COLETTE, which stars Keira Knightley as French writer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, whose provocative debut becomes the toast…

Aurora Ailouros by Jarrad Seng and Prez Juan

Through a unique blend of aurora photography and acrylic paint on canvas, photographer Jarrad Seng and artist Prez Juan invite you to witness AURORA AILOUROS (aka alien cat overlords from outer space) 🐱For many millennia, an Ancient Egyptian prophecy has predicted the Aurora Ailouros - a catatonic cosmic event in which the veil between human and feline worlds is lifted, opening the sacred gateway for the first time.The scriptures describe an Aurora of a different kind, where colossal cat-like celestial beings transcend from above. What do they want? Why are they here? Are they friend or foe?No human documentation of…

Peter Zuvela Photography Courses

Peter Zuvela of J Shed Art Studio - Photography Courses LEVEL ONE 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 SUNDAY 28th of OCTOBER running for six weeks from 2PM to 4.30pm. or  WEDNESDAY starting 31st of OCTOBER running for six weeks from 2PM to 4.30pm. 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 Fremantle and…

Sunday Music | Marley Wynn

Marley Wynn (WA) is the musical alter ego of WA musical identity Adrian Hoffman, front man of Perth alt-rockers The Morning Night. Marley Wynn sees Hoffman take a giant leap forward musically, adding a glam rock flavour to his trademark chiming guitars and yearning vocals, backed by a stellar band. 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.

Disruptive Critters Alive

This sonically abstract and texturally rich project features a massive projection and a multi-touch table-top console by The Duckworth Hullick Duo. Real-time computer-generated virtual avatars (or critters) will roam the virtual performance space, responding to sound and movement. The critters, each with their own sound world, become autonomous co-performers in the work, interacting with performers and each other.Disruptive Critters (DC) is a concert and free play exhibition. The concert is a 40-minute performance by James Hullick and Jonathan Duckworth playing the DHD’s bespoke DC tabletop audio-visual interface in surround sound.This project is supported by RMIT University, Jolt, Australia Council of Arts,…

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