The Creative: Shakey Jakey

Published on October 25, 2018
Categories - Blog, Featured, Homepage, Q&A, The Creative

Jacob Butler is a North Fremantle artist who has made a name for himself through his unique,
self-taught painting style. Dubbed ‘Shakey Jakey’ due to a tremor he has had since birth, despite this
Jacob can paint with amazing life-like detail. He has been commissioned to create a Fremantle-inspired mural on the iconic North Fremantle liquor store, Old Bridge Cellars. Kira had a chat with Shakey about painting, community engagement and Bon Scott.

Fremantle Festival: Come to the Fire

Published on October 24, 2018
Categories - Blog, Events, Homepage, Q&A, Read About

This year Fremantle Festival is a series of free events bringing people together in a celebration of community. Immerse yourself in the pageantry of the Blessing of the Fleet, discover the beauty of Australian Indigenous culture at Wardarnji, bring the family down to a blaze on the beach at Kraken and enjoy the sunset fires of Karla-k Koorling. Kira caught up with the new Manager of Culture and Arts at the City of Fremantle, Destry Puia, to find out more about this annual event, now in its 113th year!

Q&A: Revealed Curator Erin Coates

Published on April 5, 2018
Categories - Blog, Events, Featured, Q&A

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.

The Creative: Art Photographer Marika Brock

Published on November 30, 2016
Categories - Blog, Read About, The Creative

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.

Bathers Beach is Licensed!

Published on November 17, 2016
Categories - Blog, News, Read About

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.

Fremantle Festival 2016

Published on October 18, 2016
Categories - Blog, Events, Read About

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.

Ross Potter: WOOD

Published on October 10, 2016
Categories - Blog, Events, Read About

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.

Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series

Published on June 28, 2016
Categories - Blog, Events, Read About

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.

A Tour of Freo with Amber from Happy Pilgrim Walking Tours

Published on June 27, 2016
Categories - Blog, Guest Bloggers, My Perfect Day in Perth, Read About

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…

Treats for Your Thursday

Published on May 26, 2016
Categories - Blog, Read About, Treats for your Thursday

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.

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