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
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, email@example.com.
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.
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.
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