The Revealed Exhibition at Fremantle Arts Centre features works by more than 80 of the best new and emerging WA Aboriginal artists, showcasing the diverse and vibrant state of contemporary Aboriginal art. All works in the exhibition are for sale.
Erin Coates is in charge of coordinating and curating Special Projects at Fremantle Arts Centre. This year it includes coordinating the entire Revealed event. Kira caught up with Erin ahead of the exhibition and WA Aboriginal Art Market.
This weekend, WA’s best Christmas market returns to the Fremantle Arts Centre. Carefully curated to contain a collection of unique and innovative Western Australian designer products, the market is a must visit if you are looking for clever gifts with a local focus. One of the artists popping up at the market is Marika Brock, an art photographer who produces colourful and striking prints, often featuring iconic places around Freo and Mt Lawley. Marika is today’s creative.
In an Australian first, Bathers Beach in Fremantle now has a licensed area, where guests can recline on a deckchair while ordering food and drink from Bathers Beach House’s new beach menu.
For 10 days the the heart of Fremantle will be transformed into a display of vibrant culture and thought-provoking events. The 2016 Fremantle Festival will run from 28 October to 6 November with a series of ticketed and free shows. Below we have listed all our top picks from this year’s program, and you can browse the full program of events of here.
Well-known for his detailed sketches of historic, Fremantle buildings, visual artist Ross Potter has turned his focus to the organic world in a new solo exhibition entitled WOOD.
Each winter, five unique venues in the west end of Fremantle come together to give you an excellent reason to get out of the house and kick off the weekend early. The Hidden Treasures Winter Music Festival takes place every Thursday night in July and will see 45 different local acts take to the stage, all of whom have a close tie with the port city.
Amber King is a Fremantle local who loves where she lives. She knows every nook and cranny of her town and wants to share her favourite spots with you! Amber has launched The Happy Pilgrim Walking Tours where she helps people discover Freo’s best small bars, while they learn a bit about the history, culture, street art and architecture along the way.
The tours kick off from the Bon Scott memorial before dropping into three small bars where guests can sample some delicious food, tasty beers and wines and finish up with a cocktail. Amber joins us today for a virtual tour of Freo! Pour yourself a glass of wine and settle in for the ride…
1. Like You Webseries
Like You is a six part web series that is a modern, feminist take on romantic comedies. Body and sex positive, the series explores dating, friendship and struggling up the career ladder through the eyes of Elliot, a 20-something living in Perth.
Captain Cook Cruises take ferries out on the Swan River for all sorts of events – chances are you will have been on one before. Wine tasting, private parties, sightseeing tours and more are on offer, and they’ve recently launched a Fremantle Craft Beer tour – right up our alley!
1. Mike Goldstein Comedy Ticket Giveaway
American born Mike Goldstein is a funny guy who performs all over town – from mine sites to cruise ships. For Fringe World he has a new stand-up comedy show, Mike Goldstein Does Words Good, showing at the Elephant and Wheelbarrow at 630pm nightly from 27-31 January, and then at Midlandia at 720pm nightly between 4-6 February.