James Angus, Grow Your Own, 2011, Steel, aluminium, and polysiloxane paint, Forrest Place, Perth. Photo: Sebastian Adams. Image courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.Fremantle Festival, City of FremantleHOME TOWN: Artist and community ambition on an international stage

An Artsource and UWA Cultural Precinct Symposium

4 November 2017
HOME TOWN brings together internationally-renowned Australian artists and curators in this investigative symposium, exploring the relationship between artists and communities in the realisation of ambitious site-specific artworks.

It considers existing international and local projects; their history, impact and significance for local communities. The discussion will consider artist driven projects and the paradox of permanence for art in a shifting cultural context. The day also covers the local/global nexus and art experiences made extraordinary through the agency of communities. 

Speakers: Gary Dufour (Perth, WA), Margaret Moore (Perth, WA), Lisa Roet (Melbourne, VIC), James Angus (New York, USA), Ian Strange (New York, USA), Anne Loxley (Sydney, NSW), Jonathon Kimberley (Hobart, TAS), Curtis Taylor (Western Desert, WA), Tess Maunder (Brisbane, QLD). 

Home Town is presented by High Tide for the Fremantle Festival.

  • When: 9.00am to 5.30pm Saturday 4 November 2017 (8.30am registration)
  • Where: Tannock Hall of Education ND4/301, The University of Notre Dame, 19 Mouat Street, Fremantle
  • Tickets: $15 Early Bird until 30 July 2017. FREE for Artsource members and FOLWAG. $30 General, $15 Students, Artsource Associates and NAVA members.
  • Register: HERE

Eventbrite - Home Town


Artsource and UWA Cultural Precinct would like to thank the Ian Potter Foundation, The University of Notre Dame, Quest Fremantle and the City of Fremantle for their generous support of Home Town.

High Tide 2017 Fremantle Festival
The Ian Potter Foundation

About The Ian Potter Foundation
The Ian Potter Foundation is one of Australia’s major philanthropic foundations. The Foundation makes grants nationally to support charitable organisations working to benefit the community across a wide range of sectors including the arts, environment, science, medical research, education and community wellbeing. The Ian Potter Foundation aims to support and promote a healthy, vibrant and fair community for the benefit of all Australians. More >

About High Tide
High Tide is the first incarnation of the Fremantle Biennale, a unique event, hosting the best in site-responsive art. Situated in new and found sites around the west end of Fremantle, High Tide presents invited local and international artists who respond to and work with the rich landscape that is the tapestry of Fremantle. 28 October to 12 November 2017. More >

About Fremantle Festival
Fremantle Festival is a major celebration of Fremantle, its people and culture. The boutique ten-day Festival presents high quality and thought-provoking ticketed and free shows with a diverse program of music, comedy, performance, visual arts and talks. Centred around the festival hub at the Fremantle Town Hall and incorporating selected key venues such as the Fremantle Arts Centre, the ten-day festival presents a range of high quality and thought provoking ticketed and free shows. Fremantle Festival runs Friday 27 October to Sunday 5 November 2017. More >



Coming soon

Lisa Roet, Golden Monkey, 2016, mixed media inflatable installation, Chengdu. Image courtesy of the artist.     Ian Strange, FINAL ACT Number Twelve, 2013, Archival digital print. Image courtesy the artist.     Lena Nyadbi, Dayiwul Lirlmim (Barramundi Scales), 2012. Rooftop installation, Musée du quay Branly, Paris. Image courtesy of Jonathan Kimberley.