Showing in the order they open:
- Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) – Hijacked
- Gadfly Gallery – Collected Works by Samantha Everton
- Council House, City of Perth – Seven from Five: Photographic Works by Christopher Young
- Perth Centre of Photography – Alter Ego by Robbie Cooper, and A New Kind of Beauty by Phillip Tolenado
- Turner Galleries – There is unrest in the forest; there is trouble in the trees by Rebecca Dagnall and reConstruction of Memory by Bronek Kozka
- Shop windows of Fremantle - WA Life
- Fremantle Arts Centre – The Portrait: Contemporary Indian Photography, a group exhibition by five Indian photographers, including Dileep Prakash, Gauri Gill, Ketaki Sheth, Vidura Jang Bahadur and Bharat Sikka, Fair Game by Eric Bridgeman, Salt by Murray Fredericks and Richard and Famous by Richard Simpkin
- Fremantle Markets - Fremantle Markets Project by Bo Wong
- Fremantle Prison - 10 x 10 Australian Photographers, including Tim Page, John Ogden, Jack Picone, Brad Rimmer, Max Pam, Marian Drew, Narelle Autio, Lee Grant, Heidi Smith and Louise Whelan.
- Fremantle Prison - Inner Self an exhibition by Norwegian photographer, Helene Fjell.
- Western Australian Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay - No Worries: Martin Parr by Martin Parr and My India by Raghu Rai
- John Curtin Gallery – FutureGen 2012, with participating Australian institutions including: Australian National University, School of Art (ACT); Central Institute of Technology (WA); Edith Cowan University (WA); Griffith University (Qld); Monash University (Vic); Photography Studies College (Vic); Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Vic); TAFESA, Adelaide College of the Arts (SA); University of Melbourne, Victoria College of the Arts (Vic); University of NSW, College of Fine Arts (NSW); University of South Australia, SA School of Art (SA); University of Tasmania (Tas)
- Gallery Central - SIXTH SENSE: Contemporary Photography in Western Australia, including Patrick Brown, Eva Fernandez, Mike Gray, Kate McMillan, Flavia Schuster and Juha Tolonen
- Japingka Gallery - Munda ungai Munda (Earth to Earth) by Wayne Quilliam
- Venn Gallery - Selected Works by Petrina Hicks
- Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery - A Sporting Life and Nikon Walkleys Award
Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA)
Hijacked III: Contemporary Photography from Australia and the UK.
Curated by Louise Clements, Mark McPherson and Leigh Robb, the exhibition coincides with a simultaneous exhibition at QUAD Gallery, Derby, UK and the launch of an 400 page publication featuring 32 artists.
PICA is located in the Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Northbridge
Exhibition from 18 February - 8 April
Gallery open Tuesday - Sunday 11.00 am - 6.00 pm
Telephone: + 61 8 9228 6300; Email: email@example.com
Collected Works by Samantha Everton
This exhibition of collected works brings together key pieces from two bodies of work which share some common themes and ideas: Vintage Dolls (2009) and Marionettes (2011).
With Vintage Dolls, I was inspired by the innocent act of children playing dress ups and the way they re-enact adult behaviour, concepts and themes, without preconceptions or judgement. The images give physical reality to a child’s fantasy of adult life and discussion. I wanted to present a child’s perspective about adult subject matter, particularly race and culture, much of which came about because of the personal discovery of my own upbringing in a multicultural family.
As with Vintage Dolls, and some of my earlier series of work, Marionettes accesses realms of the uncanny that I call “magic realism”, but the focus has shifted from that of the child’s, to ‘grown-up’ issues of isolation and loss of control, under the weight of daily life. These works show women caught in moments of silent implosion. The pace, pressures and rigours of daily life have reached a crisis point. Although the Marionettes scenarios illuminate women’s sociological and psychological isolation, they also hint at something extraordinary in these captured moments of implosion. Whilst illustrating important and weighty themes, the images are made accessible by a pervading sense of situational comedy.
IMAGE: Masquerade © Samantha Everton
Gadfly Gallery is located at 131B Waratah Avenue, Dalkeith
Exhibition from 9 – 25 of March
Open Wednesday - Friday, 11.00 am - 5.00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays, 2.00 - 5.00 pm
Closed Monday, Tuesdays and Public Holidays
Telephone: +61 8 9386 8369; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Council House, City of Perth
Seven from Five: Photographic Works by Christopher Young from the City of Perth Art Collection
Christopher Young’s photographic series Five provides the viewer with an entry point to explore the disused spaces documented in this body of work. The photographs raise questions about what lies beyond the frame and allude to the past functionality of the spaces. When viewing these works the past becomes blurred as the purpose of the buildings are no longer defined. This is the first public display of the seven photographs from the series Five acquired by the City of Perth in 2010.
IMAGE: Five #45 © Christopher Young 2009; lightjet photographic print, 80 x 64 cm, City of Perth Art Collection
Council House is located at 27 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Exhibition from 14 March - 15 June
Open Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 5.00 pm
Also open 10.00 am to 4.00 pm on the weekend of March 17 and 18, opening weekend of the FotoFreo 2012 Festival.
Telephone +61 8 9461 3333; Email: email@example.com
This FotoFreo project is supported by the City of Perth.
Perth Centre of Photography
Alter Ego, by Robbie Cooper
Robbie Cooper’s Alter Ego exhibition explores personal and social identities being shaped in the meta verse at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Portraits of online gamers and virtual-world participants from America, Asia and Europe are paired with images of their avatars, with profiles of their real-world and virtual self-created characters. This exhibition is both an entertainment and a serious look at a phenomenon that is shaping the future of human interaction.
IMAGE: Jason-Rurouni © Robbie Cooper
A New Kind of Beauty, by Phillip Tolenado
“I’m interested in what we define as beauty, when we choose to create it ourselves. Beauty has always been a currency, and now that we finally have the technological means to mint our own, what choices do we make? Is beauty informed by contemporary culture? By history? Or is it defined by the surgeon’s hand? Can we identify physical trends that vary from decade to decade, or is beauty timeless? When we re-make ourselves, are we revealing our true character, or are we stripping away our very identity? Perhaps we are creating a new kind of beauty. An amalgam of surgery, art, and popular culture? And if so, are the results the vanguard of human induced evolution?”. Phillip Tolenado.
IMAGE: Ava © Phillip Tolenado
Perth Centre for Photography is located at 100 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge
Exhibition from 16 March - 20 May
Opening night – 15 March, 6.00 pm with meet the artist preview drinks at 5.30 pm
Opening days and hours: Thursday and Friday, 12.00 – 5.00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 12.00 – 4.00 pm
Telephone: +61 8 9328 1728; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website URL www.pcp.org.au
There is unrest in the forest; there is trouble in the trees by Rebecca Dagnall
This series of images is an exploration of the iconography of evil in the suburban cultural realm. The work draws on the clichéd images of traditional landscape, fantasy poster art and the dark imagery of heavy metal culture to create images that are somewhat uncomfortable yet inviting.
IMAGE: Untitled © Rebecca Dagnall from the series There is unrest in the forest; there is trouble in the trees
reConstruction of Memory by Bronek Kozka
“Constructed carefully in studio spaces or lit locations, my photographs become ‘home’ to a cast of actors and models who act out a series of stories created from story boards. These stories are assembled from fragments of film references, other peoples’ experiences of spaces they inhabit, and my own memory of spaces I have inhabited.” Bronek Kozka.
Turner Galleries is located at 470 William Street, Northbridge
Exhibitions will be open to the public 9 March – 7 April
Opening night, Thursday, 15 March at 6.30 pm with artist talks on the same evening commencing at 6.00 pm
Wheelchair access is though the rear door and there is a wheelchair accessible toilet.
Telephone +61 8 9227 1077; Email: email@example.com
Fremantle Arts Centre
The Portrait: Contemporary Indian Photography, a group exhibition, curated by Devika Daulet-Singh.
The portraits that make up this body of work reflect the current approaches and pre-occupations of contemporary Indian photographers, and whom, in this group exhibition, include Dileep Prakash, Gauri Gill, Ketaki Sheth, Vidura Jang Bahadur and Bharat Sikka.
IMAGE - Christine Fernandes, Khurda Road © 2005 Dileep Prakash/Photoink
Fair Game by Eric Bridgeman
The exhibition ‘Fair Game’ surveys Bridgeman’s photographic and video practice from the beginning of his professional career in 2008 to the present. Photographic portraiture and performance-for-video have been the primary areas of focus in his short career, although throughout the years he has also developed and produced works in the fields of live performance, sculpture, installation and painting.
Bridgeman’s Australian and Papua New Guinean heritage has been a constant driving force behind his practice; two nations of extreme difference that have motivated his interests in social and cultural critique. The title ‘Fair Game’ has been chosen to summarise his practice to date, using satire and humour as a way of responding to real and experienced scenarios of hyper tension, predominantly in matters of race, sexuality, cultural performance and representation.
IMAGE: I want to break free © 2011 Eric Bridgeman
Salt by Murray Fredericks
The photography of Murray Fredericks is strongly influenced by his time spent in awe inspiring and monumental landscapes. It is the essence and the spirit of these places that his photographs seek to capture. Fredericks describes his work as "derived from a perspective that views culture as something that cannot be wholly accounted for through social construct."
This exhibition showing at Fremantle Arts Centre is a selection of work from several projects he has undertaken over the last decade and most of which are ongoing.
IMAGE: Salt 8 © Murray Fredericks
Richard and Famous by Richard Simpkin
Richard Simpkin started his Richard and Famous project in 1989 when he was just 15, for 23 consecutive years he has documented his life in photos, and that in itself is impressive but then you add the celebrity aspect to it and the project evolves into a unique piece of art. It is still ‘a work in progress’.
IMAGE: Michael Jackson © 1996 Richard Simpkin
Fremantle Arts Centre is located at 1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle
Exhibitions open to the public 17 March – 13 May
Official opening of the Festival and the exhibitions: Friday,16 March at 6.30 pm. To be opened by Martin Parr
Open 7 days, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Telephone +61 8 9432 9555; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shop Windows of Fremantle
WA Life, a FotoFreo photographic competition.
WA Life is an open photographic competition where the theme is to capture some aspect of life in Western Australia - living in WA; at work in WA; in our leisure time in WA, etc.
Exhibition venue - the shop windows of Fremantle - map available.
Exhibition opens Saturday, 17 March - Sunday, 15 April
Announcement of the $10,000 prize pool winners on Sunday, 25 March, 6.30 pm at the Moores Building.
This FotoFreo project is supported by Nikon Australia, Epson and Team Digital.
Fremantle Markets Project by Bo Wong
This body of work is a special photographic project undertaken for FotoFreo 2012 under the direction of Bob Hewitt. The Fremantle Markets have a history of change, upheaval, revival and survival. The Fremantle Markets Project marks a summer in its history, through the eyes of WA photographer, Bo Wong.
Rather than focussing on the objects for sale and the selling, the project is a meditation on the quiet, quirky objects that make up this peripheral visual feast – a ‘reading between the lines’ of sorts. Outside the historic walls of the markets, Bo Wong photographs people emerging into the hard, unmistakeable West Australian light from the cool inner sanctum of the Fremantle Markets.
IMAGE: Red dress © Bo Wong 2011
The Fremantle Markets are located at the Corner of Henderson Street & South Terrace, Fremantle.
The exhibition will run from 17 March – 15 April
Official opening of the exhibition is Saturday, 17 March at 11.00 am in the Yard.
The Fremantle Markets are open Friday, 9.00 am – 8.00 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Telephone +61 8 9335 2515; Email: email@example.com
This project is supported by Fremantle Markets and Camera Electronic
10 x 10 Australian Photographers
10 x 10 Australian Photographers is an exhibition of 100 exceptional images from 10 leading Australian photographers including Tim Page, John Ogden, Jack Picone, Brad Rimmer, Max Pam, Marian Drew, Narelle Autio, Lee Grant, Heidi Smith and Louise Whelan. What do they have in common? The photographs were all shot with the same camera! A book of the exhibition will be launched at the opening.
IMAGE: Mark © Brad Rimmer
Fremantle Prison is located at 1 The Terrace, Fremantle
Exhibition from 17 March – 15 April Official opening is Saturday, 17 March at 6:30 pm
Open 7 days from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Telepnone +61 8 9336 9200; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Inner Self, an exhibition by Norwegian photographer, Helene Fjell.
In her artist's statement Helene says, "Inner Self is a project where I work in the space between the world outside me, and the world I feel inside. In this space I try to sense the moment.
“Life itself is a project that contains a lot of wonders and mysteries I know nothing about. My goal is to reach the place where I can feel safe and at home in my soul. On my way, I wish to be open for the small moments and the misunderstandings that push me over the edge. In every corner on my journey there may be someone or something I can learn from. So I try to stop, as often as I can, and take that with me.”
These quietly reflective black and white portraits convey the feelings expressed in the artist’s statement.
This exhibition is a part of a special exchange between FotoFreo 2012 and the Nordic Light International Festival of Photography, an annual event organised by the International Centre of Photography in Kristiansund, Norway. As part of this cultural exchange Fotofreo commissioned artist, Bo Wong, has been invited to exhibit her newly completed Fremantle Markets Project at Nordic Light.
IMAGE: Sisters © Helene Fjell
The exhibition will be officially opened on Wednesday, 21 March from 7.00 - 8:30 pm.
The exhibition is supported by DOF Subsea
Western Australian Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay
No Worries: Martin Parr by Martin Parr, a special photographic project undertaken for FotoFreo 20112 under the direction of Bob Hewitt.
This photo essay is of people at work and at their leisure in a number of port towns and cities along the coast of Western Australia, in Broome, Port Hedland and Fremantle. The photographs are about people and not about the place – the places are in fact, the ‘backdrop’. Western Australians are essential coast dwellers (as are most Australians) and Parr’s images reveal something about Western Australian life.
According to Robert Cook (Curator of Modern and Contemporary Photography and Design Art Gallery of WA), “Martin Parr is one of the most important and maybe most notorious photographers of our time.”
Thomas Weski (an international curator and a professor at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig) says, “Martin Parr is a chronicler of our age. In the face of the constantly growing flood of images released by the media, his photographs offer us the opportunity to see the world from his unique perspective” and “Parr enables us to see things that have seemed familiar to us in a completely new way.” These sentiments in part explain why Martin Parr was asked to undertake this special project for FotoFreo.
Martin Parr commenced his career in photography after graduating from the Manchester Polytechnic in 1973. Apart from his photographic work Martin has been an Artistic Festival Director, Festival Director, curator, teacher and along the way published more than 60 books. Martin Parr became a full member of Magnum Photos in 1994
A book entitled NO WORRIES Martin Parr will be published in conjunction with the exhibition and will be launched at the opening (see details).
IMAGE: Russian Sailor, Flying Angel Club, Fremantle © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos 2011
This project and exhibition has been support by FORM.
My India, by Raghu Rai
Raghu Rai commenced his photographic career in 1965 and the focus of his work since then has been primarily on India and, in particular, its people. His photographs are very much centred on the nature of humanity and the spirit within.
While Raghu is well known for his work in colour this exhibition of black and white images from the period 1964 through until the recent past reveals he is a master of ‘street photography’ through his innate understanding of the subjects he photographs and his love of it all.
He is arguably the most renown and influential Indian photographer alive today.
In the last 20 years, Rai has specialized in extensive coverage of India and has produced more than 18 books, including Raghu Rai’s Delhi, The Sikhs, Calcutta, Khajuraho, Taj Mahal, Tibet in Exile, India, and Mother Teresa. Raghu Rai became an associate of Magnum Photos in 1977, nominated by Henri Cartier-Bresson and who became a lifelong friend. Raghu is still an Associate of Magnum Photos.
IMAGE: Mother © Raghu Rai
The WA Maritime Museum is located at the Western end of Victoria Quay, Fremantle
Exhibition from 17 March – 15 April
Official opening of the exhibition is Sunday, 18 March at 6.30 pm
Open daily: 9.30 am – 5.00 pm
Closed: Good Friday
Telephone: +61 8 9431 8334
John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University
An exhibition of the work of the best graduating and undergraduate photography students from the leading tertiary institutions teaching photography in Australia, together with the best student and graduate student photography from the leading teaching institutions in China.
Sam Stourdzé, Director of the Musee de l’Elysee, will open the exhibition. He will then select the work of six Australian photographers from FutureGen 2012 to be shown at the Pingyao International Festival of Photography in September of this year.
Participating institutions include:
- Australian National University, School of Art (ACT)
- Central Institute of Technology (WA)
- Edith Cowan University (WA)
- Griffith University (Qld)
- Monash University (Vic)
- Photography Studies College (Vic)
- Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Vic)
- TAFESA, Adelaide College of the Arts (SA)
- University of Melbourne, Victoria College of the Arts (Vic)
- University of NSW, College of Fine Arts (NSW)
- University of South Australia, SA School of Art (SA)
- University of Tasmania (Tas)
This is a special FotoFreo project in partnership with the John Curtain Gallery and will become a regular event at future FotoFreo Festivals.
The John Curtin Gallery is located on the Bentley Campus of Curtin University, building 200A (opposite Café & Bookshop), Kent Street, Bentley
Exhibition from 17 March – 11 May
Official opening will be on Monday, 19 March at 6.00 pm
RSVP essential 9266 4155; or email email@example.com
Exhibition opening hours: Monday – Friday, 11.00 – 5.00 pm; Sunday, 1.00 – 4.00 pm. Gallery will also be open on Saturday, 17 March, 1.00 - 4.00 pm
Free parking opening at night and Sundays. At all other times metered visitor parking available in areas P3 and P31.
Taxi Stand No.2 is located near the flagpoles at the front of the Gallery.
Telephone: +61 9266 4155; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This exhibition and project is supported by Fuji Australia.
Gallery Central, Central Institute of Technology
Contemporary Photography in Western Australia
The first in a series of exhibitions for FotoFreo showcasing the development of photography in Western Australia, Sixth Sense is curated by Paola Anselmi and Rebecca Dagnall. The 2012 exhibition presents recent work by six photographers - Patrick Brown, Eva Fernandez, Mike Gray, Kate McMillan, Flavia Schuster and Juha Tolonen.
Through the work of each photographer we are drawn into a space where unease is shrouded in beauty. As we look further, we are transported beyond the literal image. We are invited to see what is not there - an insight into narratives beyond our senses, a world observed and explored through the lens, that is in this case, the sixth sense.
IMAGE: Untitled © Kate McMilan 2011
Gallery Central is located at 12 Aberdeen St Northbridge
Exhibition from 17 March – 5 April
Official opening Tuesday, 20 March at 7.00 pm
Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 10.45 am - 4.45 pm; Saturday, 2.00 - 4.45 pm
Telephone +61 8 9427 1318
Munda ungai Munda (Earth to Earth) by Wayne Quilliam
“Regeneration of mind and body is a conceptual experience each and every human being considers during their existence. The perception of creation, the belief in a divine entity an eon old debate, reality, we are born of the earth, we walk the earth and we return to the earth.
“The creation of Munda ungai Munda is an exploration of mysticism, of fact, of myth, a contemporary view of ancient beliefs cultivated by the oldest living culture, Aboriginal Australia.
“These images are a symbolic combination of true stories and mythical representations that have merged artistic conjecture with a universal need to understand the concept of existence. Each artwork is a foundation to challenge the perception of truth by constructing realities from the artist subconscious; do they represent a believable truth that questions the practicalities of a physical existence compared to one of enlightenment. “Munda ungai Munda commands viewers to reconsider their perceptions of reality and challenges the notion of Heaven and Hell when we have Mother Earth.” Wayne Quilliam.
IMAGE: Untitled © Wayne Quilliam, from the Lowanna series
Japingka Gallery is located at 47 High Street, Fremantle
Exhibition open from 20 March - 24 April
Opening night Tuesday, 20 March at 7.00 - 8.30 pm
Gallery open 7 days Monday – Saturday, 10.00 am – 5.30 pm and Sunday 12.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Telephone +61 8 9335 8265; Email: email@example.com
Petrina Hicks - Selected Works
Venn Gallery presents a number of selected works by leading Australian artist, Petrina Hicks. The exhibition includes photographic prints and video from Hicks' series, Beautiful Creatures, Every Rose Has its Thorn, The Descendants and Untitled 2005. Each of the works continue to explore the artist's fascination with utilising the seductive and glossy language of commercial photography to create artwork that probes the false promise of perfection.
Over the last decade, Sydney based Hicks has exhibited extensively throughout Australia and held numerous solo and group shows. Petrina Hicks - Selected Works is the artist's first solo exhibition in Perth and will allow viewers the opportunity to experience significant works from her practice to date.
The Venn Gallery is located at 16 Queen Street, Perth CBD.
Exhibition Friday, 23 March – 28 April
Opening hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm and on Friday, 10.00 - 7.00 pm
Opening night Thursday, 22 March at 6.00 - 8.00 pm. RSVP essential to firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone +61 8 9321 8366; Email: email@example.com
Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
A Sporting Life
An exhibition of sporting photography selected from the photo libraries of Australian newspapers and wire services by the picture editor to illustrate why Australian photographers are considered among the best sporting photographers in the world.
IMAGE: Magical Moments 4 © Michael Dodge
The exhibition is supported by Nikon Australia, ImageLab and Epson.
Nikon-Walkley Photographic Awards
The images selected for this exhibition feature the best photographic moments in sport, daily life and reportage, as captured by Australia’s leading photojournalists. The photographs are not just visually arresting; they are also important historic records.
The special skill of the press photographer is to capture the essence of a complex story in a single image. The photographs on display here were taken across Australia and around the world. They cover the biggest stories of the year and the full spectrum of human emotions.
The Moore's Building is located at 46 Henry Street, Fremantle
Exhibition runs from March 17 – April 15
Open 7 day from 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Telephone +61 8 9335 3519; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Nikon-Walkley Photographic Awards have been supported by Nikon Australia.