Events & Festivals

25 under 25 2017 Art Award | Call for entries

This annual award is open to all WA artists aged 14-25 years, so get your entry in now! Artworks entered can be any artform and aren’t limited by sizes or materials. There are two main prizes for the 25 under 25 Art Award; a first prize of $1500 cash with a Fremantle Arts Centre artist residency, and a $500 judges’ commendation prize with a portfolio mentorship session with Fremantle Arts Centre’s curator Ric Spencer. A people’s choice award will also be given to the artwork with the most votes. A judging panel will select 25 finalists from the entries to be exhibited at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery from July 14 – 23. There is no charge to enter this award, enter online at www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/25under25. For questions about the award or entry process please contact the coordinator Tom Freeman on 0407 814 507 or tomf@fremantle.wa.gov.au.  Image: Elizabeth Bills, 2016 finalist, photograph by Ocean Trimboli. Deadline for entries is May 14.

Gabriella Michelle Possum

Sisters Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi and Michelle Possum Nungurrayi have carried on the legacy of their father, the late artist Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, who died in 2002. Both these second generation artists have established their reputations painting the ancestral stories that have come down to them from their parents and grandparents. Gabriella and Michelle continue to use the references to the stories while building on the colour structures and extending the scope of their work to include aspects of Women’s Dreaming. These stories come from the homelands of Yuelamu near Mt Allan. This community was one of the early properties returned…

Insider Art Autumn 2017

Insider Art: Autumn 2017 showcases the creative achievements of incarcerated prisoners from across Western Australia.  A joint initiative of the Department of Corrective Services and Fremantle Prison, this quarterly exhibition will be on show in the old Print Shop (Fremantle Prison Gallery). These exhibitions are always diverse in style and ideas.  Pieces exhibited include those from traditional Aboriginal artists with 50,000 years of culture to draw upon; those created by prisoners engaged in tertiary courses in contemporary art practice; and everything in between.  Participation in the creative process offers prisoners more than simple education and recreation.  The production of artworks…

Made in Ochre

When, as in this new exhibition, the walls of Japingka’s upstairs galleries are covered with ochre paintings there is a deep hum of warmth and authority. This is a wonderful opportunity to view the finest work of the great ochre artists, past and present. Long-prized for its ceremonial significance and continually used to replenish images on sacred sites over the centuries, ochre remains the defining medium for many Kimberley painters. This exhibition presents artists working across distant settlements including Warmun, Kalumburu, Derby and Kununurra, each with their own distinctive styles. Ochre painters from the east Kimberley, including the late Rover…

Nature and art hub for kids and their grown ups

Nature play is here to stay! Moore and Moore Café, Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery  Paper Bird Children's Books and Art, Inkling Art Space and Nature Play WA have joined forces to create a beautiful hidden courtyard right in the heart of Freo.   A dream for people with little ones!  Here’s a hub where you can enjoy a coffee, fabulous food, art, the best children’s books, fantastic kids art classes and a gorgeous nature play area. You can relax with friends and your kids can be themselves: climbing, digging, swinging and creating.  

Roger Swainston Drawn to Water

Come and see Roger's amazing portraits of fish and life size coral reef drawings and paintings. An exhibition of underwater drawings and original portraits of fish at earlywork.gallery from the 8 April 2017 to the 7 May 2017. During the exhibition the artist will be working in the gallery, assembling more underwater drawings from his recent trip to Ningaloo. For a unique opportunity to visit the artist behind the scenes, to see his underwater drawing technique and talk to the artist about his current projects, drop in to the gallery during this month to see the work in progress.

Seed - Real House Music

SEED house parties were created to deliver nothing but the very best in house music and happy vibes. The launch in February saw a big turnout for this unique experience and they continue with the next instalment bringing to you DJ’s who travel the world to demonstrate their passion for electronic music. DJ’s- Dukes of Digital- The pioneers of the Seed sound system. Robbie Porter & Robin Verhaff are two DJ’s that began remixing music at the age of 16. Working at dance parties in the 90’s and going to clubs such as DC’s, Berlin and Frost bites paved the way…

The Fremantle story magazine | Autumn 2017

This edition:  It is all about festival & events, with a season that runs through autumn into winter We chat with Kate Hulett about the amazing MANY 6160 and discuss the transition to a new Many 2.0 space on Adelaide Street Enjoy cooking the chili and lemon prawns recipe from Bottega chef, Jamie Galloway Celebrate the internationally reknowned street art in Freo (on walls) Explore the urban wanderlust in Freo's malls, arcades and piazzas  Discover eight foodie delights you need to try when you’re next in Freo Plus discount coupons, Instagram captures and much more Enjoy  Look out for our printed magazine at visitor centres, cafés, galleries, cinemas, restaurants, bars, universities in Perth and Freo. 

Mysore Morning Ashtanga

The Mysore - Morning Ashtanga yoga course is a four week course, Monday to Friday starting at 5.30am.  Traditionally Ashtanga yoga is practiced at sunrise, every day, with one day of rest, enabling the student to observe the fluctuation of the mind and body, and work towards finding balance within, and building strength to face the adversities of life. Practicing yoga daily offers the opportunity to explore yoga in its traditional form, access the benefits more deeply and maintain health and wellness. The student learns a set sequence of postures that form a personal practice, the teacher guides the student giving specialised instruction and adjustments. Suitable…

Find your happy place at Gelatissimo

Enter the wondrous world of Trolls with two limited edition flavours and an in-store colour-in competition perfect for the little kids and big kids at heart. POPPY’S FROSTING – Bubblegum frosting gelato flavour topped with red sugar crystals and blue edible flowers. BRANCH’S CUPCAKE – Cupcake gelato flavour topped with blue sugar crystals and purple edible pearls. Try both flavours for the ‘Happiest Cupcake’, served in our Trolls cup! Plus enter the in-store colour-in competition for your chance to win a Trolls Entertainment Pack!  

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Revealed Exhibition New Emerging Aboriginal Artists

The Revealed Exhibition features works by more than 75 of the best new and emerging Aboriginal artists from all over WA, showcasing the diverse and vibrant state of contemporary Aboriginal art. Featuring paintings, prints, wood carvings, photography, textiles, video, weaving and more, this enticing and sometimes surprising exhibition presents the work of artists from extremely remote areas alongside those from regional towns and metropolitan Perth. All works in the exhibition are for sale. Opening Fri 7 Apr | 6:30pm | Free | Exhibition Runs Sat 8 Apr – Sun 21 May

Reform The History of Reformative Measures

Prisons serve four main functions in society. They punish offenders, protect the community from criminals, act as a disincentive to people considering crime and provide prisoners the opportunity to reform before their release back into the community. The exhibition Reform: A History of Reformative Measures at Fremantle Prison explores what strategies were employed at Fremantle Prison to control and change prisoner behaviour. While Fremantle Prison was at times a place of harsh punishment, it also provided prisoners with the opportunity to acquire new skills and reform. The exhibition explores the practice of religion, education, work and training at Fremantle Prison through its…

Wildlife Zoo at the Markets

We love having West Oz Wildlife, one of Perth’s leading wildlife petting zoos, at Fremantle Markets. They provide a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with native Australian animals such as koalas, snakes & dingoes. You can usually only glimpse such animals amidst big crowds in larger reserves or zoos. Our Wildlife Zoo offers a more intimate approach, allowing both children and adults to experience these animals in a smaller and more relaxed setting. Entry by Gold Coin Donation. Don't forget your camera!

Derby Show April 2017

Footy season has finally kicked off and the first Derby is coming close – so get your tickets now for the first Derby Show of 2017! We’re excited welcome Eagles Superstar Sam Mitchell, Dockers Favourite Lee Spurr for an entertaining afternoon of Footy, presented by MC of the day, Paul Hasleby. Get the latest insights into both teams, ask questions and be entertained! Tickets are $72 + bf and include a three hour beverage package, premium cocktail food and of course, Entertainment! There will be tables and High Top Tables available – first in, best dressed.

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Events and festivals

Fremantle has a legendary festival and events scene that stretches across the whole spectrum of music, arts, heritage, food and entertainment from the fantastic Fremantle International Street Arts Festival, St. Jerome's Laneway Festival and the biennial Sculptures @ Bathers. Plan your next visit to Fremantle by checking out what’s on in Freo today. And don’t forget to look at our eat and drink listings to find a great spot for dinner or a drink when you’re here.