What's On: Artsource Old Customs House
Artsource has been housed in Old Customs House since 1986. Throughout our thirty year history in our flagship building, we have provided services extending to our many artist members and associates to support the practice of professional artists and provide work and development opportunities through Western Australia.
In 2018, we have the opportunity to showcase exhibitions in our light-filled atrium space on the ground floor, providing new impetus for artists and the public to engage with arts in Fremantle's West End.
LOCATION: 8 Phillimore Street, Fremantle WA 6160. Opposite the Fremantle CAT bus stop 2/18.
Don't Look Down
A series of new works by 2017 Global City Residency Basel recipient, Brad Rimmer. From ancient times to the present, the Alps have had mythological, spiritual and romantic significance. Recognisable peaks like the Matterhorn have become trademarks for chocolate companies and the like and their rugged profiles have filtered into our everyday lives in places far away. In the past century, advances in engineering in the Alps have made access to viewing platforms easy and now thousands of tourists line up to photograph these scenic vistas every day. Brad has altered these views to question the experience of what we already know in our collective memories.
OPENING: 6.30pm Wednesday 30 May 2018
WHEN: 2pm to 5pm, Wednesdays to Sundays, 31 May to 15 June 2018
WHERE: Artsource Old Customs House, 8 Phillimore Street, Fremantle WA 6160
REGISTER: Free entry. To register for updates about this event CLICK HERE
ABOUT BRAD RIMMER
Raised in Wyalkatchem in the Central Wheatbelt region of WA, Fremantle based photographer Brad Rimmer seeks to uncover the human within often alienating everyday environs. He continues to use his artistic practice to probe at the essence of rural Australia and the emotional impact of the natural landscape upon individual psyches.
His work has been shown in numerous local and international solo exhibitions, including PIAF 2005; the 2004, 2005 and 2008 Pingyao and the 2006 Lianzhou International Photo Festivals in China; the 2006 Brighton Photo Biennial in the United Kingdom; Kaunas Photo 08 in Lithuania and Photoforum PasquArt in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.
In 2009 he was awarded a Mid Career Fellowship from the Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts in order to publish Silence in 2010.
His photographs are held in numerous national and corporate collections, including the National Gallery of Australia and The Art Gallery of Western Australia.
Opening event sponsors
False Alarm by Alex Tandy opened from 23 March to 8 April 2018 at Artsource Old Customs House. His solo exhibition is an array of "considered mess" from spending time on site to work with a variety of media he calls "ways, feelings, sights and sounds".
Everything all at once.
Everything is everywhere.
Every minute, In every direction are decisions, doings, choices.
Happening all at once.
All types of possible considered consequences.
Like a hand basin that is constantly filling to the brim and emptying,
All at the same time,
Staying at the same level.
by Alexander Tandy
Opening event sponsors
HIGH VISIONS features new work by George Howlett (AUS), Zora Kreuzer (GER) and Joshua Webb (AUS). Known for their many experiments with light, colour and geometric form, these artists are linked by the use of natural, fluoro, neon or custom LED lighting within their sculptural installations. Each uses one or more of these materials to create various abstracted fields of light and colour. Responding directly to the site of Old Customs House, Howlett, Kreuzer and Webb have devised several new works that make inventive use of the many unique features of expansive ground floor space in this heritage building. Supported by Artsource.
EXHIBITION DATES: 12 January to 11 February 2018.
Image: (left) Joshua Webb, Solaris 2, 2018. (top) Zora Kruezer, Skylight, 2018. (right) George Howlett, Power Ballads Spotify Playlist, 2018. High Visions exhibition at Artsource Old Customs House. Photographer: Christophe Canato.
Artsource Talks: If less is more, how are you keeping score?
Join us as visiting artist Jochen Kitzbihler discusses his environmental sculptural works.
Artsource welcomes back the 2013 Basel Residency exchange artist, who is back in Fremantle for several months, retracing footsteps and connections from his previous time with us. Celebrating the long standing artist exchange between Artsource in Fremantle and Atelier Mondial in Switzerland, this talk gives Artsource members the chance to hear about Jochen’s fascinating art practice, as he moves between gallery and public art making throughout his career.
As an original stone sculptor Jochen moved between a transdisciplinary field, either in exhibition work/Installations as also environmental public art work. In his talk he will show an overview of his constantly work development of 22 years from early stone sculptures to conceptual Imageworks and Installations in brilliant documentary material.
DATE/TIME: 6pm Thursday 8 February 2018
COST: Free entry
REGISTER: CLICK HERE
Jochen Kitzbihler, ABSENCE, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist.
Artsource Talks: Global City Residency artist reflection
Join 2017 Global City Residency Basel recipient, Brad Rimmer, in a discussion about his six week residency in Basel Switzerland. Read Brad's Residency Reflection, Don't look down, in the Artsource Magazine >
COST: Free entry
Brad Rimmer, Rhone Glacier, Don't look down, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.