Nigel Coates and Murray Smith at Smiths Beach, 1972 | NFS
Giclee print, 503x735mm
Artist | John Witzig is a pioneer of Australian surf photography, capturing the laid-back surfing culture of the 1960s and 70s, and co-founding surf magazine Tracks.
Artwork | Witzig took this photo in the water, struggling to maintain his own position close to the action. This, and more of Witzig’s photographs, is on display in Frontier Surfing, an exhibition exploring the history of big-wave surfing in WA,
at Fremantle Arts Centre.
The Survival, 2016 | NFS
Watercolour on paper, 56x76cm
Artist | Wayan Upadana is an Indonesian artist who works with drawing, painting, video and sculpture. His work reveals his critical eye and intelligent wit.
Artwork | This watercolour and the other works in Upadana’s exhibition Memory were produced during a residency at Fremantle Arts Centre. The show reflects on his experiences of being a tourist in WA, as a counterpoint to FAC’s 2014 exhibition BALI: return economy. Memory will be open from June 4 until July 19.
Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle
(08) 9432 9555, www.fac.org.au
Frontier Surfing Until May 22
Revealed Until May 29
Face Value June 4-July 19
Susan Flavell: The Dog’s Artist June 4-July 19
Kiana Jones: Freakmo June 4-July 19
Wayan Upadana: Memory June 4-July 19
Matthew Ngui: Stillness – a Movement in Shifting Perspectives July 30-September 17
Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award September 23-November 13
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