Fremantle Arts Centre has five brand new exhibitions opening, and there is something for everyone!
Acclaimed artist James Angus will present a series of works created from paper for his exhibition Papier Mâché for Beginners.
Beloved Fremantle artist Trevor Richard’s Ground Plane will take over FAC’s main gallery with a large geometric carpet installation inspired by mosaic tile patterning, architectural modelling and tessellations.
Dai-Rong Lee (Taiwan) will showcase a haunting collection of delicate ceramic sculptures in Traces of Wreckage. The exhibition is a celebration of the tenth exchange artist to visit Fremantle for the Asialink exchange between FAC and the Taipei Artists Village.
Safe Harbour will bring together a collection from Freo art alumni, all inspired by Fremantle Harbour.
And finally, Pilot Painter will offer viewers the chance to see paintings and works on paper by Capt. George A.D. Forsyth (1843–1894). An experienced seaman from humble beginnings, Forsyth was the first Chief Harbour Master for WA. See the Shipping News story on the recently published book on Captain Forsyth here.
All five exhibitions will open 6:30pm Fri 7 June and run until Sun 21 July.
Then at 2pm on Saturday, the Winter Exhibitions Artist Talks. Hosted by curator Dr Ric Spencer, hear from a selection of artists on their inspiration and processes. Dai-Rong Lee will chat about her time in WA and how she makes her intricate, fleshy forms. US-based artist James Angus will discuss the paper sculptures in his exhibition Papier Mâché for Beginners. Then Trevor Richards will talk about his love of patterns and the inspiration behind Ground.