(Fremantle Arts Centre, 2018)
There’s a lot going on down in Fremantle! Over the next few months, the Fremantle Arts Centre will be lit up with events, ranging from interactive art exhibitions for kids, to concerts and markets. So, if you’re after an artistic and engaging day out, look no further!
26th October: Wardarnji
Head down to Fremantle tomorrow to hear the oldest songs and languages in the world as people come together to experience and celebrate the culture of Indigenous Australians. You’ll be treated to singing, dancing, and a dynamic experience of Noongar storytelling, and will be thrown into a unique cultural event!
14th September – 4th November: Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award Supported by Little Creatures
For the 43rd year, the Fremantle Arts Centre is holding their premier showcase of prints and artists’ books returns. There will be selections of works from many cross-disciplinary artists from all over Australia. Check out the works before the exhibition closes!
14th September – 4th November: Being There – Kathleen O’Connor in Paris
Experience this stunning exhibition following Kathleen O’Connor, a New Zealand woman who, before her death in 1968, made a professional career in Paris, embracing the artists’ lifestyle. A prolific artist, she independently uprooted herself to pursue a creative life far from home. This exhibition is a true representation of her journey and surely not one to miss!
8th November: Movies Making a Difference
Come down to the Centre’s front garden to see the hit-film Wonder, a heart-warming film based on the New York Times bestseller. Fremantle Rotary and Bendigo Bank Fremantle Community Branch are working together to create a family-friendly event for kids, teens, and adults of all ages!
17th November – 23rd January: Animaze: Amazing Animals for Kids
This will be a fun time for kids of all ages! More than 40 artists have collaborated to create an art exhibition just for kids where they can explore the world of amazing animals and art. Events throughout the exhibition will include play spaces, animal story readings, hands-on workshops, and the chance to see artist Ross Potter developing his life-size drawing of the famous Tricia the elephant from Perth Zoo!
30th November, 1st December, 2nd December: Bazaar
The Bazaar markets are back for three full days of retail heaven! 50 of WA’s talented designers and makers will create a retail experience not to be missed. Surrounded by the beautiful front garden of the Fremantle Art Centre, as well as amazing food and tunes provided by talented DJ’s, the stalls will be selling everything from textiles, jewellery, fashion, and sculptures, so there’s sure to be something for everyone.
On top of these stunning events, Fremantle will also be home to many tours and musical performances in the next few months! These will include performers such as Rufus Du Sol, Ian Moss, Xavier Rudd, The Cat Empire and Fat Freddy’s Drop, as well as the Sunday Music program running every week until March, and the Beats for Bravery festival, which celebrates brave Human Rights defenders.
Comedy more your thing? Why not check out Deadly Funny, a festival with a hysterical line up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander comedic talent?
No matter what you’re on the look out for, Fremantle will give it to you!