Here at We Love Perth we’re big fans of original art, so we were excited to discover Artfinder, an online marketplace for art that supports local artists on a global scale.
We’re beaming with homegrown pride that Perth artist Damien Venditti is one of the top selling Australian artists on the platform. We spent some time getting the low-down on how he began his career in art, and what he loves about Perth.
Revealed hits Fremantle Arts Centre this weekend, with a celebration of Aboriginal art in Western Australia. With an exhibition running from 8 April to 21 May, visitors have a chance to see paintings, prints, wood carvings, photography, textiles, video, weaving and more by over 75 of the best new and emerging WA Aboriginal artists. Plus, the annual Revealed WA Aboriginal Art Market will transform the Fremantle Arts Centre Front Garden into a bustling marketplace this Saturday 8 April with Aboriginal art centres from across the state selling original, affordable works.
One of the artists involved in Revealed Exhibition is young Noongar man Peter Farmer. Claire caught up with Peter to chat about his two passions – art and footy.
Two of Western Australia’s most talented artists – photographer Jarrad Seng and visual artist Amok Island – have come together in a collaborative exhibition, Parallels, showing at PS Art Space from 9-22 December. The show features aerial photographs of Rottnest Island’s coastline by Jarrad alongside paintings by Amok Island (moniker of Xander Rood) of the same landscapes.
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.
The all new Kaleidoscope Festival will light up the Joondalup City Centre from 10 to 13 November and shine a light on some of Australia’s most dynamic creatives – including musician, filmmaker and all-round rad guy Sam Price.
Fremantle homeowners will open their doors this weekend, 11-13 November, for the third annual Artist Open House Fremantle. Showing and selling art in private homes, this is an annual community event that aims to make affordable art accessible to everyone. It is $5 to attend the event, where guests are invited to enter 6 homes in the Fremantle area that are all within walking distance of one another.
One of the amazing homes that will be open this year is Scott Street Residence
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.
Snapcat is a collaboration between artists Renee Coles and Anna Dunnill which focuses on bravery and feminism through production and performance pieces. They have exhibited at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Fremantle Arts Centre, free range gallery, Paper Mountain and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Art in Perth.
Their current project is The Lightning Furies – a bike gang of tough women and non-binary people.
The York Festival will hit the town of York from 10-11 September 2016, taking place at the York Town Hall on Avon Terrace and other locations around the town.