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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,…

2017 Cunard British Film Festival

Exclusively at Luna Palace Cinemas, the Cunard British Film Festival is back for its fifth year from October 26 - November 15 at Luna SX. The festival brings with it a blockbuster line-up featuring a spread of British cinematic delights from sweeping romances and beloved book adaptations, to intriguing music documentaries and pulse racing thrillers – all featuring a variety of British cinema royalty, as well as the next wave of British talent lighting up the screen. The Australian premiere of actor Andy Serkis’ (The Lord of the Rings, Planet of the Apes) directorial debut, BREATHE will open the festival, coming…

Looking for Whales | An exhibition of photography

Wade and Robyn Hughes have been photographing sperm and humpback whales for more than 10 years and a selection of their spectacular images will be exhibited at Kidogo Arthouse from 26 October to 1 November. Internationally, Wade and Robyn’s whale photography has been described as “among the finest” by leading whale expert Dr Hal Whitehead, and “some of the best” by acclaimed American author and artist Richard Ellis. It has appeared in numerous magazines, and is becoming popular as home décor. The sperm and fin whales features in the exhibition were photographed during nine expeditions to the Azores-Portuguese islands in…

Freo Zombie Walk

Calling all freaks! Take a walk on the wild side through Freo on a Saturday arvo with us - all for fun! Dress yourself as a zombie, freak or suitable Halloween character.   3:00pm - Start at The Federal Hotel (23 William St) 4:00pm - Walk through Freo together 4:30pm - End up at The Norfolk Hotel (47 South Tce) Rainbow Tribe will offering freakie face paints for a donation, to go towards buying body paints for our theme camp at Blazing Swan 2018.Buy a drink at the pubs to say thankyou!Be a good zombie - no biting or scratching. Moaning…


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Salary | Sunday Music

Enjoy free performances by leading local and touring acts every Sunday throughout summer in Fremantle Arts Centre's idyllic Front Garden. Sunday 29 Oct: Cult-like in appearance, deep in the scene and charged with emotion, Salary weaves a brand of pop from influences as varied as Bowie, Springsteen and the idiosyncrasies of Fremantle. Fronted by singer, songwriter and “spiritual leader” Sean Gorman, they balance chilled-out rock humility and charm with evident emotion to create a soulful, intense and meaningful experience at every performance.

Mojo Juju

To celebrate the release of the pulsing new single Think Twice, Mojo Juju (VIC) hits the stage for an incomparable live show. As unpredictable and dynamic as ever, Mojo Juju trades the sounds that have long defined her for some energising new urban flavours, marking another stop on a musical odyssey from the Bayou to the heaving Nuyorican clubs of the ‘60s and ‘70s and the humidity of a Harlem summer. Juju draws on a heady mix of break beats, funk hooks, and hi-sheen pop, all locked into a groove that lifts up Juju’s political, rapid-fire lyrics. This event is part of the 2017 Fremantle Festival. View the full program at

Don Quixote

PAANDA PRESENTS: DON QUIXOTE by Larry Buttrose. Don Quixote is an aging landholder in a nondescript village in a dusty pocket of Spain. Inspired by romantic stories of knights rescuing maidens and vanquishing giants he sets out on the road with his squire, Sancho Panza, to defeat wrongdoing and injustice wherever he finds it. Soon all of Spain learns of his bizarre feats, and he gains an unlikely fame as an inspired lunatic.

Koi Child

Fresh from a massive US tour, Fremantle’s own hip-hop/jazz collective Koi Child descend on Fremantle Festival in a whirlwind of brass, sax, guitar and drums to play songs from their WAM-award winning and ARIA-nominated debut self-titled album, produced with Kevin Parker from Tame Impala.

Deadly Funny

Cheeky and loud, black and proud, Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s national comedy competition unearths the freshest and funniest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent from across the country. This local heat of Deadly Funny arrives in WA during Fremantle Festival and will feature a star-studded line-up of Australia’s best Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander comedians.

Steve Hensby | Sunday Music

Enjoy free performances by leading local and touring acts every Sunday throughout summer in Fremantle Arts Centre's idyllic Front Garden. Sunday 5 Nov: Steve Hensby is a multi-faceted, genre-hopping musician whose skillful guitar playing has featured in many Perth acts. For his first solo album, Hensby has conceived a circus of gypsy-tinged country songs, brimming with humour and upbeat arrangements. Stomp along to his colourful band before heading down to Kings Square to join the Fremantle Festival closing celebrations.

Criminally Good Great Big Book Read

Seven exceptional new books, one Criminally Good Great Big Book Read. Join us for an evening of giant poo balls, gun fights, chilling crimes, palindromes and a truckload of fences.Don’t miss the chance to celebrate our unique local books and the incredibly talented people who were inspired to create them.  Hosted by Sarah McNeill with readings by Jack Bradshaw, Alan Carter, Robert Edeson, James Foley, Andrew Frazer, Meg McKinlay and Dave Warner. This is a free event but places are limited. Books and refreshments will be available to purchase on the night.

The Bambuseae Rhythm Section | Sunday Music

Enjoy free performances by leading local and touring acts every Sunday throughout summer in Fremantle Arts Centre's idyllic Front Garden. Sunday 12 Nov: The Bambuseae Rhythm Section (WA) are a lively eight-piece fusing blues, funk, afrobeat, jazz and reggae. With their vivacious rhythms, pulsating baselines and raucous horns, they’re sure to get you up and dancing!

The Temper Trap and Jet

Two of Australia’s most loved bands, The Temper Trap and Jet, play FAC on Saturday 18 November for SNS Events‘ new series Reflections. The Temper Trap need little introduction with more than a million albums sold; over 150 million steams on Spotify; arena support tours with Coldplay and the Rolling Stones; performances at Glastonbury, Lollapalooza and Coachella; numerous ARIA Awards in Australia and a nomination for Best International Group at the BRIT Awards. Jet quickly conquered the world music world in 2003 with the release of their album, Get Born, which spawned the infectious hits; Are You Gonna Be My Girl and Roll Over DJ.

Fat Sparrow | Sunday Music

Enjoy free performances by leading local and touring acts every Sunday throughout summer in Fremantle Arts Centre's idyllic Front Garden. Sunday 19 Nov: Fat Sparrow (WA) are making a name for themselves as being something a little different on the Perth music scene. With top jazz pedigree, the band improvises on stage to construct experimental sonic landscapes which span several genres.

Natalie Gillespie | Sunday Music

Enjoy free performances by leading local and touring acts every Sunday throughout summer in Fremantle Arts Centre's idyllic Front Garden. Sunday 26 Nov: Natalie Gillespie (WA) is one of Perth’s most soulful singer-songwriters. Weaving her heart into each and every song, Gillespie takes audiences on a journey into her most vulnerable and joyful moments. She’ll be joined on stage by her all-star band.

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Fremantle arts organisation

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.