One Planet Fremantle Photography Challenge

 Can you capture the world at its most majestic and powerful? Can you see magic in the miniscule, or create order from the chaos? Then join the One Planet Fremantle Photography Challenge!

To be part of the challenge all you need to do is submit a ‘Fremantle’ photograph (must be your own) on the theme of ‘The Beauty I see in the World Around Me’.

The theme is flexible—and open to interpretation—so be creative!

Photographs must be submitted via email as jpegs and be sized between 1 and 1.5 MB for display as part of the virtual exhibition.

They must also include a title and name of entrant.

Entries open Monday 14th of April and close Friday 13th June.

Submissions to Melanie Bainbridge:

Virtual Exhibition and announcement of prizes to be held in the Reception Room, City of Fremantle , 12.30—1.30pm, Friday 27th June. Light snacks provided. If funds permit photographs will be included in a Beautiful Fre-mantle Photobook for sale to staff and family (with permission).

I can’t enter but thought I’d pop in a snap from Boo Park

Boo Park

Pecha Kucha Perth Vol. 14 at Fremantle Fibonacci Centre tonight

Come and join us for the first Pecha Kucha Perth Vol. 14 of 2014! Super excited to have our first pecha kucha at the Fremantle Fibonacci Centre. 

The theme is “revitalisation” so come on down to this hidden freo treasure and be inspired by people from many walks of life!


Toby Whittington- Green World Revolution
Aaron Bradbrook- Photographer 
Mayor Brad Pettitt
Dr Kate Raynes Goldie- Atmosphere Industries & Film & Television Institute 
Paul Pule- Men Alive Australia 
Robby Lang- Fremantle Fibonacci Centre
Haze Sulzberger- Carver & Painter
LADY Bananas
Higher Grounds
Sheree Dornan- Love in Tokyo


Public celebration of urban art hits Perth and Freo streets


This is a great project by FORM and will include a huge mural on 100 Hampton Road. Watch this space…

Public celebration of urban art hits Perth streets


Stormie Mills has been making his mark on the streets of Perth for 30 years.

Once restricted to working after dark to avoid being caught, today he is a celebrated artist who has travelled the world transforming spaces.

Mr Mills is also a vocal advocate for the controversial street art movement.

“Is it snails or escargot?” he said.

“Some people might call it vandalism and others will call it art, but the important thing is, there’s a discussion about it.”

This week Mr Mills has been joined by more than 40 artists from Australia and overseas as part of a program called Public.

It is a celebration of urban art run by not-for-profit arts organisation Form.

Form chairman Paul Chamberlain said the event was two years in the making.

“I’m originally from Bristol in the UK and Bristol is one of the centres for urban art,” he said.

“On a trip back there a few years ago, we visited a couple of different urban art festivals and one of my daughters mentioned it would be a fantastic thing to have happen in Perth.”

‘A more vibrant place to live’

Blank walls around the city will now be taken over by renowned street artists.

“We’ve got 45 artists from all over the world who’ve come to help us change the fabric here,” Mr Chamberlain said.

“This is all part of Perth’s growing-up pains and I think that a bit of urban art around the place will make it a much more vibrant place to live.”

Street art welcome in Fremantle

Attitudes towards street art do appear to be shifting, at least in some parts of Perth.

Last year, the City of Fremantle approved a new graffiti policy that would see works deemed to have cultural merit preserved.

Since then, cases of graffiti have decreased by 63 per cent.

Mr Mills said other councils could take a leaf out of Fremantle’s book.

“I think there’s a lot to be said about the care and attention that people put in to creating these works,” he said.

“So if they could understand and appreciate that a bit better and perhaps relinquish some of their want to control the way our city grows, I think it would lend to the creativity and vibrancy of our city.”

Unlike a lot of similar urban art festivals held around the world, the works created this week will be permanent.

Some of the visiting artists will also visit the Pilbara to take part in community art projects there and organisers are working to continue and expand the program over the next three years to cover other parts of the state.

A street festival will be held in Perth’s Wolf Lane on Friday April 11 and Saturday April 12 to showcase some of the works.

Youth plaza completed

Youth plaza looking good. Opens 13th