Cheeky Dogs | Opening Night

Camp dogs, town dogs, fast dogs, playful dogs, long-legged dogs, short-tailed dogs, long-snouted dogs, short-eared dogs, happy dogs, and of course dangerous or Cheeky Dogs. Dion Beasley’s exhibition has opened and we’re celebrating with a party!

Dion Beasley is an Alywarr artist who lives in Tennant Creek. His artwork and Cheeky Dogs books are renowned worldwide, and in 2019 he was the recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts’ inaugural National Arts and Disability Award for an Emerging Artist. 

Beasley’s art and his award-winning books portray in vivid detail his life in the Northern Territory and the dogs that are characteristic of many remote communities. Presented by Perth Festival and DADAA in association with Salon Art Projects, this exhibition of prints and drawings captures Beasley’s fascination with these dogs and his distinct approach to mapping place.

To be opened by Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin, Deputy Chair, Australia Council Board

Exhibition opening night | Friday February 21, 6pm – 8pm

Exhibition runs | February 7 – April 1
DADAA Fremantle Gallery
92 Adelaide St, Fremantle
Opening hours Tues – Sat, 10am – 4pm

More information | www.perthfestival.com.au/event/cheeky-dogs

Dion Beasley will also be appearing with writer Johanna Bell as part of the Perth Festival Literature and Ideas program. Details here.

image: Dion Beasley, untitled, pencil and graphite on paper, 27 x 41 cm

No Fixed Address | Public Panel

As the built landscape of Fremantle’s East End begins to change, this public panel will bring together social impact researchers, urban planning experts, the St Pat’s community and artists to discuss the importance of social housing and building diversity in our urban centres.

This panel is presented as a part of DADAA’s No Fixed Address, a collaborative project between Perth contemporary artists, filmmakers and the St Pat’s community, based in Fremantle’s East End. Exploring themes of resilience, adaptation and displacement, No Fixed Address responds to the social and built environments of this radically changing part of the city and the significant role St Pat’s holds within our community.

Speakers:

Dr Mariana Atkins (Research Associate Professor at the Centre for Social Impact, The University of Western Australia and the UWA Living Lab). Mariana holds a PhD in Geography and Planning from UWA, a Master’s degree in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics. She has worked in research and planning across various developed and developing countries and has an interest in how the design of cities impacts on social life, active participation and social connection as we age.

Dr Holly Farley (Research Fellow, Fremantle School of Architecture, The University of Notre Dame Australia). Holly holds a PhD in Architecture and Anthropology from Curtin University and a Master of Architecture from Deakin University. Her research focuses on lived experience and architectural design for culturally inclusive built environments. She works with co-design and co-research methods.

Dr Shane Greive (Urban and Regional Planning, School of Design and Built Environment, Curtin University). Shane is a planning academic within the School of Design and Built Environment, at Curtin University. His research and teaching activities include central city planning, economic development, and housing. Outside of the university setting, Shane was employed as an urban planner in local government in Australia, UK and the USA. He has a long term association with Foundation Housing, a not-for-profit community housing provider and developer.

Michael Piu (CEO, St Patrick’s Community Support Centre) has had an almost 20 year association with the homelessness sector, and over 10 years working with St Patrick’s. Michael has degrees in Social Sciences and Law, and worked as a lawyer prior to joining St Patrick’s. Michael is passionate about breaking down the stereotypes surrounding poverty and homelessness in Western Australia; and advocating the importance of collaboration amongst all sectors of our community in working towards the goal of ending homelessness. To this end he is actively involved in a number of collaborations including the WA Alliance to End Homelessness, and the boards of peak bodies including Shelter WA, and the WA Council of Social Services, and locally, is the Chair of Imagined Futures, a collective social impact collaboration involving all tiers of government, NGOs and the broader community.

Heather Thompson (Senior Assertive Outreach Worker, 20 Lives 20 Homes Program, St Patrick’s Community Support Centre). Heather has worked in the Community Service sector for 16 years in a number of areas such as Mental Health Non-clinical support, Youth Drug and Alcohol, Family and Domestic Violence and Homelessness. She has been with  St Patrick’s Community Support Centre  for the past 10 years and is passionate about the work she does with those experiencing homelessness in the community.

Facilitator:

Lisette Kaleveld (Senior Consultant at the Centre for Social Impact, The University of Western Australia). Lisette has a background in anthropology, journalism, social research and evaluation. Her experience spans the arts sector, early years education, mental health and homelessness, and she has an interest in working with the lived experience voice to uncover blind spots without our systems, and to shape policy to be better able to respond to complex social problems.

FREE | RSVP essential https://bit.ly/2QwdepP

Refreshments provided. The No Fixed Address exhibition will be open from 5pm.

Image: Hannan Jones, Of an address, 2019, laser cut concrete slab. Installation view, No Fixed Address, DADAA Fremantle Gallery, photo: Jessica Wyld Photography, 2019

Carpe Noctem Walking Tour

The streets after dark are places of adventure and wonder. Let’s make them ours!

Carpe Noctem is a night walking tour created by artist Janet Carter. Presented by DADAA for the No Fixed Address project, this tour through Fremantle’s East End will address our fears of walking at night and interrogate who has the right to occupy urban spaces after dark.

Saturday 30 November and Monday 9 December, 8 – 10pm

Meeting Point: DADAA Fremantle Gallery

FREE | Bookings essential | TICKETS

ACCESS | This is a walking tour which will require participants to walk for approximately 1 hour. Please wear comfortable shoes. If you have any accessibility requirements or questions please contact DADAAA, info@dadaa.org.au.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Janet Carter’s practice embraces a range of practices and forms, including drawing, sculpture, performance, new media and installations. Since her involvement the Proximity Festival in 2012, she has been focused on creating collaborative, non-gallery based, transient participatory works that are concerned with building resilience in an increasingly precarious world. Her current work is concerned with unravelling conceptions around gender, sexuality, desire and embodied identity, with regard to how they impact vulnerable minorities.

Photo: Cam Campbell.

Artist talk: George Khut, Contemplative Interactions

Join us to hear artist George Khut discuss his current show at DADAA’s Fremantle Gallery, Contemplative Interactions, as well as his broader practice.

George Khut is a new media artist and interaction-designer working across the fields of electronic art and arts-in-health. He lectures in art and interaction design at UNSW Art & Design (University of New South Wales, Faculty of Art & Design).

His practice focusses on intimate body-focused artwork experiences which use immersive electronic soundscapes and visuals to respond to moment-to-moment changes in participating audiences’ nervous systems.

Presented as an interactive live laboratory, Contemplative Interactions invites us to reflect on the creative and transformative potential of artworks that trace the quality of our attention, breathing and emotional orientation.

If you have accessibility requirements, please email jacqueline@dadaa.org.au