25th September – 22nd November

2 New Exhibitions @ FAC

We are excited to announce two new exhibitions will open at Fremantle Arts Centre on Fri 25 Sep at 6:30pm.

Morphing figures, performing bodies and pop icons populate Bodywork, an exhibition that brings together mid-career Australian artists Amber Boardman (NSW), Tarryn Gill (WA), and Kaylene Whiskey (SA). Featuring soft sculpture, painting, and video, Bodywork focuses on the body as a site for experimentation and self-expression, while exploring ideas connected to body modification, the cult of celebrity, and female empowerment.

Are You Having A Good Night? is Victorian-based artist Michelle Hamer’s first solo exhibition in WA. For years, Hamer has documented aggressive and patronising language aimed at women. In this new series of intricate hand-stitched works and drawings, she continues her engagement with the threatening language many women face daily. Drawing on an archive of collected language, from her own experiences and those of other women, Hamer’s works highlight the pervasiveness of threats and the irony and complexity of language in the #metoo moment.

Plus those lucky enough to score tickets to this evening’s sold-out Gallery Sessions are in for a treat. Multi-instrumentalist Jay Watson will perform under his solo moniker GUM. A long-standing live band member in Tame Impala and one of the creative forces behind psych outfit Pond, he’ll perform material from his new solo album Out in the World. He’ll be joined by WA artist/musician/composer Rachael Dease, whose practice encompasses art music, film and theatre scoring, installation, and songwriting.

FAC: 1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle

Entry: Free

Go to the website for more information:

https://www.fac.org.au/