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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…

The Night Zoo

Jamie lives in a concrete jungle, a fast-paced and busy city. From her window high above the city Jamie dreams of making friends with animals, but Mum and Dad won’t let her have a pet in the apartment. Tonight, her dreams will take her on a one-of-a-kind visit to the zoo, where she discovers the remarkable joy an animal can bring into her life. The Night Zoo explores the special connection between humans and animals and the importance of caring for another living thing.  “Nothing is spared to bring together all parts of this enchanting piece of theatre. The Night Zoo reminds…

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.

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

Spoken Word Warriors

Learn how to use rhythm, improvisation, rhymes and word play to make your writing come to life! Led by spoken word poet, poetry slam champion and internationally published author, Maddie Godfrey.

ComedyLab

Crash course in the FUNdamentals of making people laugh! Get to grips with Improv and Sketch Comedy with the help of critically acclaimed, award nominated comedian, Nadia Collins.  

Ball Park Music & San Cisco

Two of Australia’s most celebrated indie outfits, Ball Park Music and San Cisco, are thrilled to be joining forces for a co-headline tour this spring. It’ll be an unique east-meets-west affair that will see both bands playing some of the biggest venues of their career - from the Riverstage in Ball Park Music’s hometown, Brisbane, to Melbourne’s Festival Hall, and San Cisco’s local Fremantle Arts Centre. triple j Unearthed's J Award nominee Ruby Fields  will be chucking on her ‘P Plates’ and bringing her relatable alt-rock to all shows as main support. 2018 has been another bumper year for Ball Park Music. January saw their feel…

House on The Hill

The House on the Hill is a bespoke theatre work created by the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts’ second year Performance Making students in response to Fremantle Arts Centre’s unique architecture and rich history.The audience will be guided through FAC’s many rooms and studios in a promenade-style performance, enjoying a series of moving vignettes.The House on the Hill is directed by internationally acclaimed guest Nona Shepphard, visiting from RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) in London.4 performances only. This will sell out so book now to avoid disappointment.

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…

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,…

Gang of Youths

After their electric European tour and sold out North American tour, Sydney five-piece Gang Of Youths will return home this November for their ‘Say Yes To Life Tour’. The 4x ARIA Award winners will perform an intimate show at Fremantle Arts Centre.Following the release of the 2017 ARIA Apple Music ‘Album of The Year’, GO FARTHER IN LIGHTNESS, and their immensely successful international shows, this will be their final tour for the album. Gang Of Youths recently made their U.S late night television debut with the single, “What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?” on Late Night With…

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Fremantle is a centre for arts and culture. Arts organisations based in the port city represent many sectors of the Western Australian cultural community including Artsource – the peak membership body for artists, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle Literature Centre, Fremantle Press and the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra. Check our listings to find out what’s on in Fremantle in the arts & cultural community.