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CIOMA by Jessee Lee Johns

In the year 2020, Western Australia will secede from the Commonwealth and become the Republic of Westralia. At which point it will promptly collapse under the weight of overwhelming incompetence and grift.In early 2020 CIOMA (2020) will be built. Utilising an exploit in the algorithm that runs the Department of Burnouts and Jetskis (and the arts), Jessee Lee Johns (2020) secures all W$200.42 of the last round of funding before the Westralian government slides into complete disfunction. He builds the gallery in a former industrial area on the southern coast of Perth, completing it just prior to being summoned back…

Land and Sky Warlpiri Artists of the Tanami Desert

The paintings in this exhibition refer to different Jukurrpa related to aspects of the land and the sky. As many senior and well-known artists of the Warlukurlangu art centre have passed on, the younger artists are starting to make their mark and continue the culture of their forebears. Generations of Warlpiri artists have carried on the traditions of their culture and and the preservation of Jukurrpa - now new artists at the community of Yuendumu are coming forward to take their place in culture and Law. Paintings are grounded in the Jukurrpa or Dreaming Law of the Country, and this…

Omie Barkcloth Art Papua New Guinea

Japingka Gallery is proud to present exquisite barkcloth textiles of the Omie Artists from Oro Province in Papua New Guinea.  The traditional textiles called barkcloth, which are decorated and painted with family and tribal designs are used during important ceremonies and are also part of everyday life in villages. These have been produced by Ömie women for gallery exhibitions since the cooperative was founded in 2004.

Exhibition Structural Dependency by Matthew Thorley

Matthew Thorley is a visual artist investigating positive and negative space in the built environment. He is inspired by contemporary architecture’s dynamic form and focuses on elements concerned with the study of light interacting with reflective surfaces. Structural Dependency suggests movement or rather the desire for movement. Thorley constructs objects that encourage a state of flux and invite the viewer to respond physically. The subtle movement that takes place between the object, the viewer and this immersive space constructed by the artist; creates a tension and a desire to participate in this dance. These artworks prompt the viewer to practice a…

25 under 25 2018 Art Award exhibition

2018's finest selection of young West Australian creative talent.25 under 25 showcases an amazing and inspiring group of artists aged 14 - 25. The exhibition opens at 6pm on Friday 24 August 2018 at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, 46 Henry St Fremantle. The exhibition runs until Sunday 2 September, open 10:00am-4:00pm daily. Come along and hear the award announcements on the opening night; with over $2000 and industry prizes up for grabs. Full details are at https://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/25under25 image credit: Chris Hyland, Fog (I & II), winner of the 2017 25 under 25 Art Award.

Aboriginart Indigenous Fine Art Gallery

Aboriginart specialises in ethically sourced indigenous paintings from the Central & Western Desert regions. These amazing contemporary pieces have been created by some of the most collectable artists in Australia today whose work has been extensively exhibited and collected both privately and publicly all over the world including many in the National Gallery in Canberra. These internationally revered artists include Kathleen Petyarre, Judy Watson Napangardi, Kudditji Kngwarreye, Mitjili Napurrula, Gloria Petyarre, and the late greats Minnie Pwerle, Dorothy Napangardi, Makinti Napanangka and Ningura Napurrula. We have a stunning range of diverse designs and sizes suitable for any domestic or corporate…

Art of Freo

Art of Freo has grown from a love of Fremantle and a desire to help boost public awareness of the many independent artists working within the greater Fremantle area.In the gallery we will feature art exhibitions and events from local artists and Fremantle based works of art.

Artitja Fine Art

Based in South Fremantle Artitja Fine Art is a private gallery specialising in Australian Indigenous Fine Art from remote and regional art centres and communities. We hold up to four specialised exhibitions a year and outside of those times we are available by appointment. Since 2004 the gallery has established itelf as one of Perth's most reputable and accessible Indigenous art galleries. Artitja Fine Art's aim is in connecting cultures through art.  Aboriginal art is not just aesthetically beautiful, it provides important insights into Indigenous stories and Tjurrkupa (dreamings). Within Australia and internationally, the art plays an important role as a medium for…

Barracuda Studio Gallery Design and Lifestyle Store

The Barracuda Studio Gallery has a broad aim to be a flexible space that facilitates and promotes artists/craftspersons and others in their sustainable entrepreneurial activity. The gallery encourages experimentation and the evolving of this artistic and sustainability minded spirit. Barracuda's brief is to respond to both the ethical commercial, retail and artistic needs of a community which depends on arts and culture to enrich, catalyse and improve the quality of the lives of those within it.We hope to inspire a sense of place and exploration in a changing world and a place or home for such artistic/creative exploration,purchasing,shopping and education.…

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…

Bottleshots Photography

Bottleshots Photography is a full service commercial image service specialising in providing businesses with digital marketing images of wine and food products and their packaging, with an emphasis on glass and bottles, serving customers throughout Australia and Southeast Asia.

David Giles Art Gallery

The David Giles Art Gallery at 49B High St showcases a wide range of highly affordable art pieces by many talented Western Australian artists, including David Giles. Studio Eleven Art Gallery at 11 Captains Lane hosts a number of permanent artists in residence. You can meet the artists and purchase art, jewellery and gifts. Studio Eleven is also home to the David Giles Freedom School of Painting, which provides an opportunity to explore your inner creative self. The David Giles Art Gallery is open 11-5 Tuesday to Sunday and Studio Eleven is open 11-4 Thursday to Sunday.

David Spencer Fine Artist

Acknowledged as one of Australia's collectable mid-career artists. David Spencer has held successful solo and group exhibitions across Australia for the past ten years. Spencer's vibrant and dramatic art is an observation of the modern industrial world. His paintings are emotionally charged with bright colour and are enlightened by pattern and reoccurring symbols. Constantly seeking new challenges in multi-disciplinary art practices including sculpture, fashion design, illustration, music and film production. Spencer looks to colour all areas of creativity with his own unique vision and style. With all these elements combined, we discover compositions that both dignify his imagination and the…

earlywork gallery

A space dedicated showing local artists' work - early work, recent and new works. Feature exhibitions change regularly. Our stockroom includes work by Megan Anderson, Carole Ayres, Thomas Gare, George Haynes, Jane Martin, Roger Swainston and Ken Wadrop

Em McGuire Artist Architect PSAS Fremantle

Em McGuire is an artist, writer and architect based in Fremantle with a passion for drawing, materials, building, surfing, yoga, meditation, beetroot, travel, sound and nature. Em facilitates Find Your Flamingo Workshops to help people develop their creative pursuits; and works in both the creative and corporate fields on private art commissions; architectural designs; low CO2 emission geopolymer concretes; the titanium sphere project. Em also writes books and business plans. What do you want to create or build? Contact Em McGuire. M. 04123 44452.

Experience Artist Open House Fremantle

Artist Open House Fremantle (AOHF) is an annual Fremantle event that connects people who are interested in art (and perhaps looking to buy artwork) directly with artists. It’s a lively and inspiring short walking trail starting at Ginger Morris on South Terrace finishing in King William Street–just down from The Local Hotel. Along the way you’ll meander through quirky streets and visit lovely private homes in South Fremantle that have opened their doors for the weekend 11-13 November.On show are quality, professionally hung artworks from 24 local and interstate artists including Theo Koning, Tony Jones, Becky Blair and Alessandra Rossi. AOHF was founded following the decline of Perth art spaces which resulted in many artists being without a venue to exhibit their work and unable to connect with a market. Some also lacked knowledge and skills to market their work. Artists are selected to be part of AOHF through an application process with a curatorial panel whittling down the selection based on artistic merit, commercial viability, price point and diversity of the show as a whole. This year artist Abdul-Rahman Abdullah was guest curator. AOHF aims to expose the work of artists to a new and diverse audience, similar to a gallery. Having 4000 people see your work in one weekend is every artist’s dream! But in every other way AOHF is different from a gallery. Most artists are onsite to chat with buyers, the audience and other artists. Many get commissions for work after the event. Ceramicist Dale Frances for example, designed and supplied ceramics for every room of the new Alex Hotel after meeting the hotelier at AOHF. The open house weekend is a more relaxed, festive environment than a gallery and the homes are lively with conversation. Visitors also embrace the idea of seeing art in a home, getting a feel for the scale of artworks, how art can be hung and styled, as well as the confidence to mimic a look in their own home. For lesser-known artists, it is a terrific opportunity to raise their profile and the public certainly enjoys chatting with artists, learning about their techniques or the inspiration behind a piece.Since AOHF is a walking trail, many visitors make a ‘weekend of it’ and the vibe on the streets is undeniable. Family and friends bump into each other, kids run cake stalls, grandparents, students, professionals and young couples come from all over Perth. Artist Open House Fremantle is on from 11-13 November 2016. Pick up a copy of your event guide at one of the homes (soon to be in shops and cafes) or download a copy here. Entry is $5 per person, payable at the first home or pre-register online. You can catch the free blue CAT bus that leaves from Fremantle CBD every 10 minutes–hop off at Wardle Street stop # 9.

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Galleries and studios in Fremantle

Fremantle has long been a centre for arts and culture and there is always a great program of exhibitions and events to discover at the many galleries and studios. If you are looking for what to do in Fremantle on the weekend or during the week check out our listings for studios, art spaces, pop up shops and art galleries in Fremantle