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Peter Zuvela Photography Courses

Peter Zuvela of J Shed Art Studio - Photography Courses Level 1 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 WEDNESDAY 5th of SEPTEMBER running for six weeks from 10am to 12.30 noon. or  THURSDAY evening starting 6th of SEPTEMBER running for six weeks from 5.30pm to 8.00pm. 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…

Survivor Skills Circus Workshop

Roll, balance, juggle and jump! Are you ready to face some physical challenges? Then come and explore the wonderful world of circus in our Survivor Skills workshops! Join members of the Yip Yip Circus as they put you through a course of tricky acrobatic manoeuvres and teach you some new handy skills! Sessions for Ages 4-7 Dates: Wednesday 26 September - Friday 28 SeptemberTimes: 10am-11amCost: $7.50. WA Maritime Museum adult entry fees apply.Age: 4-7 (participants must be accompanied by an adult)Bookings: Essential. Book by calling 1300 134 081 or visit  Sessions for Ages 8-15 Dates: Wednesday 26 September - Friday 28 SeptemberTimes: 11.30am-12.30pmCost: $7.50. WA Maritime Museum…

Printmaking for kids 5-8 year olds

Learn about the art of printmaking using our big printing press. Using kid-friendly inks and materials learn about some different types of printmaking. Collect leaves and flat objects to roll through the press with the help of the tutor to create fun pictures as well as drawing onto printing foam to create fun prints. Frame your favourite picture to take home.

2018 Italian Film Festival Opening Night Reception

Directed by Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty,The Young Pope) and starring Toni Servillo (The Great Beauty) as the controversial Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi - the most anticipated Italian film of the year, LORO, will open the 19th Lavazza Italian Film Festival in Perth. Split into two parts for its Italian release, the Festival is proud to present the project in single epic form, within days of its premiere screenings at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.  Tickets for the Opening Night events are now on sale, and are expected to sell out!  OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION  - LOROThursday 27 SeptemberLuna SX -…

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…

Contemporary Hand Stitching Teens

Join us for a creative and inspirational contemporary workshop, suitable for teens looking for new creative expression. We’ll learn the art of ‘Slow Stitching’ to create some really unique and funky hand stitched artwork to hang on the wall.

Museum After Dark Vive La France

Want to explore the Museum after-hours with a drink or two? You are invited to our first Museum After Dark event for the season! We are celebrating the opening of our new exhibition program French Explorers in WA with a French-inspired Museum night for over 18s. Charcuterie platter on arrival, live entertainment, cash bar, and 'off-the-panel' exhibition tales and tours with Museum curator Dr Michael McCarthy. Doors open exclusively for ticket-holders at 6pm. Space is limited, so book now to guarantee entry. Event Overview After-hours access to the WA Maritime Museum and our two new exhibitions, The Art of Science: Baudin's Voyagers 1800-1804 and Return to Australia: Freycinet 1818…

DIY Resin Art

Are you ready to create a masterpiece?! In this DIY Resin Art workshop, you will be guided through the entire process in a hands-on class and create your very own resin artwork. You will be provided with a 50cm round panel and all the dyes, pigments and pearlescent powders needed to create artworks with epoxy resin. Reba from Pretty Burd, Sydney will be demonstrating how to work with the epoxy resin and how to mix colours and techniques for applying and creating designs. Whether you've worked with resin before, or are a complete beginner, we'll make sure you leave this class…


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Propagation Knowhow with Sharon Barbera

Why buy when you can propagate? Join plant guru Sharon Barbera for this session covering the basics of plant propagation for common house plants such as devils ivy, ficus, and succulents.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 29th of September, 10:00am - 11:00am Saturday 8th of December, 10:00am - 11:00am 10% off plants at the…


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Drawing Workshops with Ross Potter

Join artist Ross Potter in a fabulous drawing workshop where you will contribute to a wonderful mural of life-size animals. Using a grid system to combine small observational drawings into a large mural, Ross will teach you drawing and shading skills while you contribute your own patch to a spectacular large artwork. Dates: Monday 1 October - Thursday 4 OctoberTimes: 10.15am, 11am, 11.45am, 1pm, 1.45pmCost: Free. WA Maritime Museum adult entry fees apply.Age: All agesBookings: Essential. Book by calling 1300 134 081 or visit

Photography Workshops

Come and explore the 'As Eye See It' exhibition at the WA Shipwrecks Museum, and find out about the wonderful world of photography with expert photographer Kingsley Klaus. Develop your photography skills, train your eye and piece together your photos to make a wonderful record of your world as you see it. The best photograph will receive a wonderful D3400 camera prize from Nikon!Dates: Monday 1 October – Wednesday 3 OctoberTimes: 10.30am and 11.30amCost: $7Age: 8-14 (participants must be accompanied by an adult)Bookings: Places are limited, so bookings are essential. To book call 1300 134 081 or  visit


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Explore Discover Cook Eat

Join us on an exploration of how fish work–both inside and out! A Museum scientist will dissect a fish to show you the amazing biology that lies under its skin. Then a visiting chef from the National Hotel in Fremantle will prepare a delicious fish recipe to share with you! Dates: Tuesday 2 OctoberTimes: 11am and 1pmCost: Free. WA Maritime Museum adult entry fees apply.Age: 7+Bookings: Essential on 1300 134 081 or visit Explore, Discover, Cook, Eat! workshops are kindly supported by Kailis’ Fish Market and The National Hotel, Fremantle.

Junior Drones Workshop

Explore engineering and aerodynamics for youngsters with mini-drones! These holidays Firetech’s young engineers will embark on an adventure to learn how to fly, using physics principles, scientific testing and plenty of crashing and flying! Taught by a Firetech trained tutor, kids will learn the basics of engineering, robotics and flight by building, crashing and flying exciting mini-drones. It’s the perfect opportunity to have fun with science principles in an environment like no other, with great new tech. Course runs from 10am-4pm with a break for lunch and morning/afternoon tea. Please bring a packed lunch and a bottle of water. Session…


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Kaarla Kaatijin Performance

Kaarla Kaatijin (which in Noongar means to 'understand fire') will use Noongar knowledge and storytelling to deliver traditional stories about fire in an exciting and engaging way. Come on a journey into the lives of Djitty Djitty (Willy Wagtail), Kulbardi (Magpie), Yonga (Kangaroo) and many more familiar friends as they explore the importance of Kaarla (Fire) in the next chapter of Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company’s immersive Kaatijin series. Dates: Saturday 6 OctoberTimes: 10am and 12pmCost: Free. WA Maritime Museum adult entry fees apply.Age: All agesBookings: Essential. Book by calling 1300 134 081 or by using the below links

Comic Book Detectives

You’ll need creative writing skills and comic arts skills to solve this collection of quirky clues! Session 1: 11am-12:30pm Learn how to create mysterious and suspenseful storylines and start mapping your comic panel by panel. Session 2: 1pm-2:30pm It’s time for the Comic Book Detectives to close the case!  Learn how to create an ending with a BANG! To help you finish your comic book. Workshop led by local illustrator and comic artist Soolagna Majumdar

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