Amnesty International Fremantle presents “BEATS FOR BRAVERY” at FAC this Saturday

Introducing BEATS for BRAVERY – WA’s top human rights music festival.

2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This declaration has enshrined freedom and justice for many throughout the world. However, still today there are many BRAVE activists being punished, imprisoned and even killed for speaking out against injustice, and standing up for their rights.

This year the Amnesty International Fremantle Group invites you to stand with them at Beats for Bravery.

Featuring live music, a limited edition art auction and guest speaker Kate Kelly of the Save Beeliar Wetlands movement, Beats for Bravery will give you the perfect opportunity to take action for Write for Rights.


Grievous Bodily Calm | Lucy Peach | Ru | Jack Davies and the Bush Chooks | Priscilla


David Spencer | Jo Darbyshire | Rebecca Cool | Kate Floyd | Joanna Brown | Holly O’Meehan | Shokoofeh Azar

WHERE Fremantle Arts Centre

WHEN November 24, 2018, 6:00 pm

Kraken and Karla-k Koorling: Freo Festivals Fiery Close

The Freo Festival come to a fiery close this Saturday afternoon and evening

Kraken is a blaze on Bather’s Beach centered around the Kraken effigy – a sea monster emerging from the sands.

Kraken is a free community event that delivers a small taste of the Blazing Swan Festival presented by the Fremantle based Blazing Swan Inc. Each year this not-for-profit organisation produces the regional Burning Man in Kulin, Western Australia.

Surrounding Bather’s Beach the Blazing Swan theme camps offer entertainment and food.

Karla-k Koorling: As the sun sets over the Indian Ocean we will light fires to bring together the 
people of Fremantle.  Between the river and sea we will gather, the fires will light 
the way, keep us warm and centre our community stories. 

Each fire will host a performance of song, spoken word, puppetry or dance. 
You are invited to wander the fires enjoying the elements and the voices of Fremantle.


ART IN THE WEST END is on today (Friday the 2nd) from 4-7pm in our beautiful West End.

  • Artsource in Phillimore Street,
  • Level Up Studios in Cliff Street,
  • PSAS in Pakenham Street a
  • gallery in the National Hotel

‘Anemoi’ – the Amazing New Liv Apartments Public Artwork

It is worth checking out the Liv Apartments in Freo’s West End not just for their design but also for the exciting new public artwork acclaimed Perth visual artist Rick Vermey has designed and installed.



The art was commissioned in Liv’s entrance as part of the City of Fremantle Percent for Art scheme, which specifies developers contribute to the city’s public art. As part of the creative process Mr Vermey partnered with emerging computational design specialist and architect, Daniel Giuffre to come up with the impressive winning design.

The tunnel-like structure is very striking and is visible from the Queen Victoria and Quarry Street entrances and is illuminated from within, creating a rather special space for Liv’s residents and the wider Fremantle community to enjoy.

The geometric design concept takes inspiration from the city’s rich shipping port history, weather elements such as the ‘Freo Doctor’ feeding into the after-dark presence created by the wind-animated dynamic lighting.

In line with Liv Apartment’s prestigious One Planet Living accreditation, the proposed design also meets a range of important sustainability criteria, including the use of natural wood fibres and bio-renewable cladding material.

Born and bred in Perth, Mr Vermey is an artist whose practice embraces painting, drawing, sculpture/ installations, design and public art commissions. His winning design was just one of many considered by the selection committee, which consisted of representatives from DHA, Liv architects – Hassell and a member of the City of Fremantle’s Public Art Advisory Panel.

As EYE See It Exhibition

Last week I went to the launch of an a very special new photo exhibition by Minister Simone McGurk at the Fremantle Shipwrecks Museum

As Eye See It Photographic Exhibition asked young people living in care in Western Australia to express what is important to them through photography.

Participants were encouraged to take a series or four photographs of things which hold a special significance for them. The photo s and text is very moving and provide an insight into what it means to live in out-of-home care.

This free exhibition is at the WA Shipwrecks Museum in our their multipurpose community space which is really worth a look in its own right. It was the first time I had been there.

25under 25 art exhibition

This Friday I will opening the 25under 25 art exhibition is at the Moores Building Art Gallery in Henry Street.

The exhibition runs until September 2 and is open daily from 10am to 4pm.

Rock Rover: Freo’s newest live music venue

Freo’s got a new room… Rock Rover is the type of live music venue that could only happen in Fremantle.

A collaboration between local culture creators (and the people behind Mojo’s bar) Cool Perth Nights and the grassroots legends at South Fremantle Football Club, Rock Rover is exactly like the football position its named after. A rover changes direction fast. A rover is unpredictable. A rover is charming despite its muddy knees. A rover knows how to party. From producers to rockers, comedians to dancers, rappers to balladeers – everyone gets a guernsey at Rock Rover. See below for their first round of fixtures. Tickets on sale now.