We’ve been waiting for the sun to come out to take some photos of this and we’re glad we waited. How can you not smile when you see this as you drive into Fremantle.
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Around Hilton today or tomorrow? There’s a pop-up shop selling lovely handmade homewares and wears open for the school holidays. Hand-crafted clothes and pottery, see for yourself…
Where: 24 Chadwick Street, Hilton.
When: July 7-9th
Web: You can follow Simone and her beautiful ceramic creations on Instagram @WinterWares.
Christian iconography and science fiction fill the heritage-listed Cliff Street Façade.
MYRE doors have been opened to the public for just over a week and you really pay the great folk inside a visit. We were impressed with the undertaking. This is NOT a pop-up shop, but a really cool new venue for fashion and accessories, art and design, salons and beauty, and food and drink. Everything is locally designed, planned, made and sold. It’s a place to hang out, nurture individual style, to dare and be different. You can look forward to meeting the designers, makers and doers, who have managed to make this space more inspiring and welcoming than it has ever been.
There’s a thing going on in and around Perth at the moment called the Totally Huge New Music Festival and quite a few of the events are being held in Fremantle.
From today (Wednesday) there are events every day at the Kidogo Art House and Packenham Street Art Space, while this weekend sees some live music performance in the renovated B-Shed in Fremantle Port. There’s a lot of info on their website and it should be worth checking out.
Where: Kidogo, PSAS, B-Shed
When: now until Sunday
Last weekend saw the opening party of a new exhibition of local street style art at the Fremantle Fibonacci Centre on Blinco Street. My workshop is a stone’s throw from there; the music and free drinks sounded more appealing than working until 10pm so I dropped in to check it out.
Our favourite Arts Centre – Fremantle Arts Centre – is turning 40. Come along this Friday night to celebrate at the FAC ‘Mad About You’ gala party. The evening includes the opening of four exhibitions plus performances from the Zydecats and others.
What Mad About You: 40 Years of Fremantle Arts Centre
When Friday 12 April, 6:30pm
Where Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty Street
Behind the picturesque layers of Freo, the docks and shops, the cappucciono strip and the skinny strip of funky Freo houses, lies the sleepy old badlands of Fremantle’s old industrial area, Area X, a land full of semi derelict factories and warehouses. The land of the Zombie woof, broken streetlights, discarded sofas, and wild foxes, roaming the deserted streets at night, with still twitching chickens dangling from their hungry dribbling gobs. This land is the home of the true life Steam Punks, the gruzzly and grungy creators of wild beauty and madly stupid never ending restoration, The Knutsford Precinct Knutters or The PKP.
You may know Shaun Tan, the illustrator. That’s the Shaun Tan, who won an Oscar for ‘Best Animated Short film’ for The Lost Thing. You may have also seen some of his beautiful work here in Freo at Spare Parts Puppet Theatre. Now Fremantle Arts Centre invites you the meet the other Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan the painter. It’s the very first exhibition of Shaun’s stunning paintings, which show Perth’s suburbia, where Shaun grew up.
Although I’m often recognised as an illustrator of stories, in private I see myself primarily as a painter of landscapes, particularly the suburban streets in which I grew up and continue to spend most of my time. This world is the bedrock of my imagination – a shoreline of light, space, restless silence – and my suburban paintings of the past twenty years are perhaps more self-defining than anything else I’ve created as a book or film maker. Collecting them together under the roof of Fremantle Arts Centre (a place I visited often in my youth seeking inspiration and direction) is a terrific privilege and opportunity. I hope that exhibition visitors might enjoy the same realisation as I have during my local wanderings with a sketchpad or paint-box: that the most ordinary places can also be the most mysterious. Shaun Tan, 2012