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Rachael Dease, Like Embracing Ice (Ytre Norskøya Votive #11) (detail), 2017. Photography by Rachael Dease

Sat 26 May – Sun 15 Jul

Rachael Dease: Like Embracing Ice


The human ability to deny death and mortality mirrors our denial of climate change and the rapid destruction of the earth’s ice covered poles. Accomplished WA sound artist and composer Rachael Dease spent a month in the Arctic Circle in 2017 during the midnight sun, sailing amongst the collapsing glaciers. For Like Embracing Ice she has scored a work with audio captured from the depths of the Arctic Sea, using hydrophones floating under drifting icebergs and microphones lowered into glacial cracks.


Sat 26 May – Sun 15 Jul

Caspar Fairhall: Nine times the space that measures day and night


Crisp, vibrant colour and rich surfaces characterise Caspar Fairhall’s (WA) paintings, which draw on both geometric abstraction and the often complex spatial structures of late Renaissance and Baroque art. The suite of large paintings in Nine times the space that measures day and night  is conceived as a meditation on the nature of landscape and our place in geological time.

Fremantle-based artists was presented to the City in recognition of her husband Chris Hill, who died suddenly in 2014. Chris Hill was a significant advocate and supporter of contemporary WA and Balinese artists.


Sat 21 Jul – Sat 8 Sep

Bush Women: 25 years on


25 years after the original exhibition, FAC restages the ground-breaking show Bush Women: Fresh Art from Remote WA. Bush Women was the first exhibition to focus on the practices of key Aboriginal artists in the Kimberley and Western Desert. The exhibition presented paintings by Paji Honeychild Yankkarr, Daisy Andrews, Queenie McKenzie, Kanytjuri Bates, Tjingapa Davies and Mary McLean.


Bush Women is co-curated by John Kean and FAC’s Erin Coates.


Sat 21 Jul – Sat 8 Sep

Running Deep: Holly Story and Kati Thamo

City of Fremantle Art Collection


Running Deep is an exhibition which looks at the practices of senior WA artists Holly Story and Kati Thamo through the lens of their enduring friendship and creative engagement with WA’s South Coast.

Mary McLean (Pantjiti), Yultukunpa tjikini (drinking honey Grevillea) (detail), 1990, felt pen on paper, 60 x 84cm,

Collection of the National Gallery of Australia

Paul Hinchcliffe, The infinite possibilities of a life not lived (project 12), 2004,

acrylic paint on calico, pine, 39 x 31 x 1.5cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

Donated by Mary Harrison Hill, 2016

Image: Tane Andrews, Untitled, 2016, white marble and sterling silver, 23 x 10 x 8 cm

Photograph by Anna Pogossova

Caspar Fairhall, Iceberg, 2017, oil on Belgian linen, 203 x 203cm each






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