Arts organisation

Marcus Beilby | Sightings – City of Fremantle Art Collection

Following 2014’s Fremantle Realists exhibition, Marcus Beilby returns to FAC to resume his quest to reveal the fabric of everyday life through a visual language of finely tuned realism. Sightings brings together a body of new paintings and artworks from the City of Fremantle Art Collection which set intimate moments against a backdrop of public settings. Marcus Beilby is an established Fremantle-based realist painter who forged a career with like-minded image makers Ray Beattie and Ken Wadrop and exhibited nationally under the moniker of the High Street Studio Realists in the early 1980s. The City of Fremantle Art Collection, established in 1958, is…

I WAS HERE

In I WAS HERE seven artists turn conventional history on its head. The world is flipped upside down, long held beliefs are disproved and fact replaces fiction as the artists grapple with what’s real, imagined or forgotten over time. Comprising photographic and sculptural works I WAS HERE is a fascinating commentary on history itself and our relationship to the past. Robyn Stacey (NSW) has used a camera obscura to produce rich and vivid images of the studios of iconic Australian artists. Emerging artist Tom Buckland (ACT) presents a constellation of imagined narratives that audiences view one at a time through…

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.

The (real) Machine Gun Preacher - an evening with Sam Childers

The Real Machine Gun Preacher is coming to Fremantle!  The reason Sam is here is to share his story – the journey that took him to Sudan to rescue child soldiers from rebel armies. Sam Childers has rescued over 1500 children and in 2013 he received the Mother Teresa Award for International Social Justice (the largest award of its type in the world for International Social Justice) and he’s the only American ever to be bestowed with that honour (the Dalai Lama and UK House of Lords rep, Baroness Caroline Cox were also bestowed with this award in previous years). In 1998, Sam arrived…

Gillian English | A Bitter Shrew

Gillian English has farted herself awake in a stranger’s bed, taken a pregnancy test in a food court bathroom, and watched her 26 year old boyfriend almost die from a heart attack. All the ingredients to make her …A Bitter Shrew! 

Pete Murray

Byron Bay singer-songwriter and one of Australia’s most loved musicians, Pete Murray has released his new single, Take Me Down, alongside the announcement of his sixth studio album, Camacho — available 2 June. With over one million album sales to his name, the quiet achiever of Australian music will showcase new tracks and old favourites on this epic national tour. This is an 18+ event. 

Comedy @ Kidogo

Comedy @ Kidogo Comedy showcase featuring... Tomás Ford (MC - direct from Edinburgh!!!!) Matt Storer, Gillian English, Alissia Marsh, Mickey J, and Lucy Ewing.

Tomas Fords Craptacular

International cabaret sex god Tomás Ford (Crap Music Rave Party) reaches for international stardom with his biggest, dumbest pop extravaganza yet. Hear the trashiest pop songs of all time in ways you never asked to hear them. Think Kylie, Madonna and Bieber in a unique mix of stadium spectacular and hostage situation. ‘It’ll leave you grinning from ear to ear’ ★★★★ (Scotsman).‘Marvellous and memorable’ Highly Recommended Show (FringeReview.co.uk).‘A thrilling performance… not to be missed’ ★★★★★ (West Australian).

The Black Sorrows Ft. Joe Camilleri

The Black Sorrows have earned the reputation as a dynamic live act. There is a level of accessibility to The Black Sorrows that can appeal to the newest of fan. At the helm, Camilleri steers the band through an energetic interplay of solid grooves and well- crafted songs that mix those well-worn ingredients of blues, soul, R&B, gospel, country and even Brill Building pop. Spontaneous (forget set lists) and emotionally driven, Joe ensures that no two performances are ever the same. Camilleri’s mantra is simple “we come to playand leave the audience feeling exhilarated”. Doors Open:Bar 6.00pmDoors 7.30pm

London Grammar

Brit Award-nominated three-piece London Grammar will be returning to Australia for a massive national headline tour throughout September. The tour will see Hannah Reid, Dan Rothman and Dot Major perform shows across four states in some of the country’s most esteemed venues and arenas, including Fremantle Arts Centre. The tour coincides with the release of their stunning, critically acclaimed second album Truth Is A Beautiful Thing.

Close

More event dates

2017 Lavazza Italian Film Festival

The 2017 Lavazza Italian Film Festival to wow audiences with the best new cinema from Italy. Screening at Luna Palace Cinemas this September and October. Presented by Palace Cinemas in association with Luna Palace Cinemas, the 18th Lavazza Italian Film Festival screens at Cinema Paradiso and Luna SX from September 21 to October 11 presenting over 30 of the best films from cinema masters and ground breaking new talent from Italy. Festival Director Elysia Zeccola said: “The Venice, Rome, Berlin and Cannes film festivals have featured an exciting range of star-studded Italian films in the last 12 months and we…

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,…

Kim Churchill

Internationally beloved indie singer-songwriter Kim Churchill returns to Australia with his latest album Weight Falls. Having toured the globe and played the likes of Falls Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Montreal Jazz, Telluride Blues and Glastonbury, Churchill has come a long way from busking in a campervan. Known for his fierce vocals and magnetic stage presence, Churchill is a force to be reckoned with.

Artsource

Artsource is the peak membership body for visual artists in Western Australia. We have over 1,000 members and provide them with professional services, opportunities and represent their interests. In addition to promoting our members and their work, Artsource champions the value of the visual arts to a growing audience across Western Australia, our nation and internationally. We are not-for-profit and supported by Government, businesses and many committed individual donors and Patrons.

Bathers Beach Art Precinct

The Bathers Beach Art Precinct is part of the conservation and activation work around the historic Arthur Head area of Fremantle, Western Australia. The area is of historical significance for indigenous Australians and European settlement of Western Australia. The precinct is home to more than 20 established and highly respected sculptors, painters, photographers, Indigenous artists, a ceramic artist and designers, one of which is the famous sculptor Greg James who created the sculpture of the fisherman at Fishing Boat Harbour. Other artists include Joanna Robertson, Jenny Dawson, Peter Zuvela, Ann Land, Carol Hazel, Caroline Thompson and Tessa Joy. Studios Kidogo…

Page 1 of 2

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.