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Eat No Evil

Eat No Evil is a catering business redefining event food. We believe food is so much more than a necessity. It's a way for us to connect with each other and to celebrate and we believe life is worth celebrating.Eat No Evil is committed to serving up incredible food, creating good vibes and making extraordinary experiences. Eat No Evil is Eating Amplified. We’ve created our own unique cuisine we like to call ‘Coastal Food’. Taking inspiration from South American and South East Asian food and using local and seasonal produce our food is super fresh, colourful and herbaceous. We know…

2019 Alliance Franaise French Film Festival Perth

Each New Year heralds a sense of excitement and never more so than 2019 which marks the 30th anniversary of Australia’s most tantalising multi-cultural movie event, the Alliance Française French Film Festival. Screening at Palace & Luna Palace Cinemas from 13 March – 10 April, this cherished celebration of French culture will be presented by the Alliance Française in association with the Embassy of France in Australia and Unifrance Films. This very special Festival edition, which will showcase its innumerable delights across 12 distinct categories with self-explanatory titles ranging from “Paris Snapshots,” “Summertime,” “Lighten Up,” and “Critically Acclaimed,” will also present a selection of…

Transportation Exhibition

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Hougoumont, the last convict ship to arrive in Australia, Fremantle Prison’s new exhibition Transportation examines the forced migration of convicts from Britain to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries. Transportation presents the stories of men, women and children forcibly sent to convict sites around Australia, exploring the social tragedy of the convict system as a whole as well as individual stories of personal achievement. Exhibiting convict material from the Mitchell Library (State Library of New South Wales), Western Australian Museum and the Prison’s own collection, Transportation demonstrates the impact…

Kylie on Stage

Are you ready for behind-the-scenes access to one of Australia's biggest icons? Kylie on Stage celebrate the extravagant costumes and magical moments from superstar Kylie Minogue's 25 year international concert career. With more than 250,000 people visiting this major exhibition in Melbourne, it is now time for Western Australians to experience the glitz and glamour of Australia's Princess of Pop. See the work of international designers including Dolce and Gabbana, John Galliano, Julien Macdonald, Karl Lagerfeld and Jean Paul Gaultier, as well as local designers such as Peter Morrissey and Mark Burnett. You'll also get access to a selection of…

A Dark and Quiet Place | David Noonan

London-based artist David Noonan has made his name internationally as an assembler of black and white photographic images. Collected from found books and periodicals, the images are juxtaposed, edited and collated to conjure a range of possible narratives. For his first exhibition in WA David Noonan has created an immersive installation that invites viewers into an atmospheric ‘dark and quiet place’. Bringing together in dialogue major new works rendered in film and tapestry, this strangely cinematic and poetic world offers a meditative space of wonder and intrigue. A Dark and Quiet Place is part of the 2019 Perth Festival.

Artitja Fine Art Marina Strocchi Desert Women

 MARINA STROCCHI, Coastal – DESERT WOMEN, Cultural Expression  A solo exhibition of paintings by Marina Strocchi with reference to coastal themes, paired with new paintings from Ninuku in the APY lands and Warlukurlangu in the western desert. Opening on International Women’s Day both exhibitions are an interpretation of the artists’ environment, and a celebration of women artists working in the desert. Please join us at the exhibition opening. Marina Strocchi will be present.Friday 8th March, 6.30pm – 8.30pm To be opened by Connie Petrillo, St John of God Health Care Group Art Curator Exhibition Dates & Times: 8th – 24th March 2019, 10am – 4pm Wednesday – Sunday SPECIAL EVENT Saturday 9th March 2-3pm IN CONVERSATION: Join visiting guest artist Marina Strocchi in conversation with Anna Kanaris and hear a fascinating story about the artistic and cultural influences which have shaped Marina’s practice.  Bookings essential: artitja.eventbrite.com.au or directly to anna@artitja.com.au

DESERT WOMEN Cultural Expression

Opening on International Women's Day this exhibition is a celebration of desert women artists with their interpretation of  environment. Marina Strocchi is a Melbourne born, Alice Springs painter and printmaker who has over several decades been a mentor to Aboriginal artists whilst continuing to develop her own artistic career.  Internationally exhibited and collected, this will be the artists first solo exhibition in Perth, and is paired with new paintings from artists in the remote community art centres; Warlukurlangu Artists in Yuendumu, NT and Ninuku Artists in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands near the triborder states of WA/NT/SA.  It also celebrates Artitja…

Idols | Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran & Renee So

Idolatry and mythological archetypes are reimagined in the ceramics and wall works of Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran and Renee So in Idols. Working primarily in figurative ceramics, both artists aim to challenge and overturn old perspectives on gendered power structures and the aesthetics of spiritualities. Nithiyendran creates rough-edged, vibrant, new-age sculptures that are at once enticing and confronting. He experiments with form and scale in the context of figurative sculpture to explore the politics of sex, monuments, gender and religion. He draws on his Hindu and Christian heritage as reference points, as well as the internet, fashion and art history. In…

Landscape Colours

In this exhibition Indigenous artists portraying their Country in the assorted colours of memory and season have pooled their collective output to present a rich and diverse view of their Homelands. The colours represent landscapes from the coast to the desert, from the north to the south.

Look Think Smile by AbstractFreo

Abstract Freo is a series of whimsical designs, capturing the well know icons and heart and soul of Fremantle.  Each design is a twist of imagery and words, inviting you to see things differently.How well do you know Fremantle? Cranes, majestic port machinery or birds?  When did we “Fre the ‘O’ from Prison?  Where is the eye?Look, Think, Smile.  An exhibition about seeing things differently, engaging in what's around us, having the courage to step away from societal norms and conformity.  It is designed in a light hearted way and encourages smiling. Exhibition on until 30th March 2019, with a meet the artist session on Saturday 16th March 1.30pm to 3.00pm and Saturday 30th March 1.00 to 2.00pm.

Pintupi Artists of the Western Desert

Pintupi artists have had a profound influence on the development of the Western Desert art movement since it emerged at Papunya in 1971. Contributing artists for this exhibition include George Hairbrush Tjungurrayi, Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Warlimpirnnga Tjapaltjarri and his brothers Walala and Thomas Tjapaltjarri, George Ward Tjungurrayi and Jake Tjapaltjarri. The combination of Tingari or Dreaming motifs used to describe the culture and Country of these senior men formed the basis of the abstracted dot designs that both described and disguised some of the great creation narratives from their heritage. With changes to the style and colours use by the desert…

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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.