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Alana McVeigh

Alana McVeigh is a premier Western Australian ceramicist whose delicate porcelain vessels focus on simplicity and form.

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Alister Yiap

Alister Yiap’s unusual approach to design has seen him create everything from contemporary rings to gemstone-shaped public seating in the Perth CBD

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Amy Perejuan-Capone

Amy Perejuan-Capone is a multidisciplinary artist based in Fremantle working in media as diverse and weird as ceramics, snow, watercolour, video, and old aircraft.

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Angela Ferolla

Angela is a warm, inspiring tutor with an enviable wealth of practical knowledge and skills that she is all too ready to share.

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Angela Stewart

Angela Stewart is practising visual artist with a passion for drawing, completing a Doctorate of Creative Arts at Curtin University in 2011.

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Annick Akanni

Annick Akanni is a textile artist specialising in printed and woven textile design. Annick explores her rich heritage and love for the natural world, expressing her art through colour, pattern and texture, sharing her love for textiles through storytelling.

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Ben Crappsley

Since completing his Masters degree in visual art at Curtin University in 2011 Ben Crappsley has continued to develop his arts practice, contributing to numerous group exhibitions, awards and three solo exhibitions.

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Beverley Jackson-Hooper

Bev Jackson-Hooper is a drama, history and literature aficionado who has taught at many schools across Perth as well as running her own drama school Kidact.

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Bori Benko

Bori Benko, a multidisciplinary artist and art educator, holds a Master in Fine Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest.

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Brooke Dunnell

Brooke Dunnell is a writer, editor and workshop facilitator whose short stories have been published in a range of anthologies and commended in various competitions. She loves discussing writing skills and techniques and helping students improve their craft.

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Caspar Fairhall

Caspar Fairhall’s multidisciplinary art practice over more than 25 years incorporates painting, video and interactive video art — all with a foundation in observational drawing.

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Cathy Schultz

Cathy Schultz has been an artist for over 30 years, exploring many mediums during this time. She has a passion in enabling would-be creatives to find their own creative spark.

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Claire Townsend

Claire lives and works in The Perth hills, surrounded by nature and her family. Claire has been a jewellery educator for the past 15 years, working at University & TAFE.

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Debora Gregorio

Debora Gregorio is a professional Manga Art Illustrator based in Perth. She has had a passion for Manga since childhood, professionally drawing manga for the past 12 years. Debora studied manga drawing at the European Manga Academy in Italy, where original manga drawing skills, as those taught in Japanese schools, are taught.

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Dee Jaeger

Dee Jaeger is a passionate about all aspects of pottery, from the properties of wet clay, to the colours and effects of glazing, to the firing itself.

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Desmond Sweeney

Desmond Sweeney is a visual artist creating landscape paintings and seascape murals with 20 years experience in the arts and creative industries.

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Finn Anderson

Finn Anderson is an artist  whose work combines elements of traditional pottery with modern design.

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Fiona Gavino

Fiona Gavino is an artist who works with a broad range of textiles, fibres and natural or found materials to create sculptural, woven artworks that are beautiful as well as environmentally sensitive.

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Gera Woltjer

Gera Woltjer is a multi-award winning and multidisciplinary artist, originally from the Netherlands who is currently based in Perth.

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Grant Donald

Grant is a Landscape Architect and Garden Designer who has created gardens and landscapes all over the world. From working on Palaces and Waterfronts to designing for Mr and Mrs Smith backyard paradise next door.

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Greg Crowe

Greg Crowe has a long history with Fremantle Arts Centre, having exhibited here in the 1980s and 1990s. He has more than 40 years experience in making ceramics and over 30 years of teaching in Perth, Sydney and many other national and international locations.

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Greg Miller

Greg is a Cabinetmaker/Joiner, with a lifetime of experience working with wood and working with people.
While he loves working on old and heritage buildings, his real passion is teaching traditional woodworking hand skills and techniques to people of all ages, which he has been doing now for over 12 years.

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Holly O’Meehan

Holly O'Meehan is an emerging West Australian artist whose practice focuses on combining ceramics with textiles.

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Holly Watson

Holly Watson's studio practice centres around painting and drawing from real life and photographed subject matter with a deep focus on observational skills.

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Jay Heifetz

Jay Heifetz has loved taking pictures starting when he was in grade school in Southern California.

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Jenessa King

Jenessa King is a multidisciplinary artist whose work spans across illustration, graphic design, typography and watercolour.

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Jim Buchanan

Jim Buchanan is an artist, designer and tutor who has taught in the Perth metro area and remote WA. He is passionate about creating art in soft pastel and charcoal mediums, Jim explores the interplay of light and colour in the natural and built landscapes. 

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Joanne Bowman

Jo Bowmann's work varies in style & medium, from sculptural to stitched forms, large knitted works using surveyor's tape and jute and assembling found pieces of timber into house forms and icons. Jo's work ethic arises from growing up in the Eastern Wheatbelt on a farm observing her family work.

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Joss Gregson

Joss Gregson is a prominent WA artist and a popular tutor at Fremantle Arts Centre.

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Julie Holmes

Julie Holmes is a jewellery designer and maker. Tribal and ancient cultures and their customs are the main influence of her work.

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Kate Sale

Kate studied Jewellery at NMIT in Melbourne.  She enjoys using traditionally taught jewellery techniques but pushes the boundaries to create modern, unique and very colourful pieces. 

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Lee Woodcock

Lee Woodcock is fascinated with all things clay, creating and experimenting with all forms of the medium, from making his own clay from nature and creating glaze formulas to his own handmade wood fired kiln which spans over two hundred cubic feet.

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Leslee Rowlands

Leslee Rowlands is an Art educator with over 30 years of experience teaching students of all ages. Her aim is to offer a supportive learning environment in which the participants are inspired and can develop the confidence to explore and pursue their artistic side.

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Lesley Munro

Lesley Munro is a West Australian artist working in Fremantle. She has had a diverse art practice over 40 years with an extensive history of exhibitions and teaching painting, drawing, and printmaking.

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Louise Snook

Louise Snook is a prominent artist in WA for her work with textiles, whether as fashion pieces or as 3D art installations.

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Lucy Aboagye

Lucy started pottery after leaving the fashion industry. She found working with ceramics a sanctuary where she could find some peace and tranquillity. Lucy has been teaching pottery for a number of years and is passionate about sharing her skills with her students.

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Marlish Glorie

Marlish Glorie is a novelist and playwright. She is a popular teacher of creative writing and mentors young and emerging novelists.

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Max Butcher

Max Butcher is a qualified master trade jeweller with 40 years experience making for the fine jewellery market.

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Meredith Higgins

After 20 years performing around Fremantle and Perth, Meredith has been teaching music to all age groups and levels using the easy methods she has developed.

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Michael Alvares

Growing up in Bombay, Michael flew kites as a child and developed his skills in kite design and kite making after he completed studies in 1980. He uses innovative teaching and learning approaches to promote the understanding of the mythology, aero-dynamics and cultural history of kites.

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Miles Carpenter

Miles is a passionate tutor, his classes are an encouraging, practical introduction to possibilities of painting.

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Monia Allegre

Monia is originally from France and studied at the Parsons School of Design in Paris.

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Nathan Hoyle

Nathan Hoyle is a visual artist working with mixed media. When teaching, he enjoys introducing students to new and sometimes strange ways of making art - including using spray paint, power tools and household objects. He always encourages experimentation and curiosity.

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Nicole Lance

Nicole's flexible and informative teaching style puts an emphasis on careful design and her classes will equip newcomers with both contemporary and traditional techniques.

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Padma Hamilton

Padma is a practicing watercolour artist, specializing in capturing the essence of the human body from observation (life model). A passionate outdoors sketcher who loves to create quick watercolour impressions from life.

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Regina Noakes

Regina Noakes has had a very international art education, having studied painting in Boston and Singapore before returning to Perth to develop her practise

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Renae Martin

Renae's classes provide a fun and inspiring introduction to the world of mosaics that will equip students with the skills to undertake their own mosaicing projects.

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Richard Gunning

Richard Gunning has a broad knowledge of art and art history and has taught at many tertiary institutions and universities in WA

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Rima Zabaneh

Rima Zabaneh is an award winning artist. Her work explores the methods and processes artists use to propel everyday materials into the realm of wonder, using found, recycled & repurposed materials in interesting ways.

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Roberta Leary

Roberta Leary knows textiles and colour. With over 25 years of teaching experience and success as a freelance designer specializing in hand painted and screenprinted textiles for interior design and fashion garments.

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Robyn Varpins

Robyn Varpins has been working with clay as a sculptural material for over 25 years.

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Rodney Sinclair

Rodney Sinclair is a practicing WA artist living in Wembley, Western Australia. Painting and drawing since childhood, he first studied Graphic Art and Illustration at Perth Technical College

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Ruby Talbot-Dunn

Ruby Talbot-Dunn is an artist and textile designer with a focus on screen printing, block printing and painting. Ruby completed her BA Textile Design Degree at RMIT Melbourne in 2015 and also has a Diploma in Visual Arts.

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Sandra Black

Sandra Black’s delicate, hand-detailed porcelain pieces are distinctive and well known in Western Australia for their refinement.

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Sandy McKendrick

An artist, performer and puppeteer living near the coast in Fremantle, Sandy McKendrick has spent most of her artistic life developing and collaborating on largescale community arts projects and performances both city-based and regionally.

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Sean Wain

Sean Wain has been teaching drawing and painting since 1986. He first exhibited at the FAC in 1993 with oil and watercolour paintings, exploring pattern, colour and architectural space.

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Shana James

Shana James is known for her narrative style in both painting and printmaking.

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Stephanie Hammill

Stephanie Hammill is a local, Fremantle based ceramic artist. She is passionate about all things ceramic and runs a successful ceramics business creating works of art, both functional and beautiful.

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Stephanie Hammill (Kintsugi)

Stephanie has studied the technique of Kintsugi for 7 years and is a leading English speaking expert in the use of Urushi lacquer in ceramic repairs.

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Stephanie Reisch

Born in Belgium and based in Perth, Stephanie Reisch is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, researcher and arts educator. Her practice references prehistory and natural phenomena through drawing, painting, sound and digital media.

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Steven Aiton

Steven Aiton’s classes are by far the quickest to book out in each school holiday program. His knack for getting the best out of a room full of cameras, kids and plasticine results each term in a treasure trove of weird, wonderful and wacky animations.

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Stewart Scambler

Stewart Scambler is one of WA’s most prolific and respected ceramic artists. His studio produces Bohemian Ceramics produces both fine art sculptures and useable domestic wares.

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Susie Blatchford

Susie Blatchford is a Perth-based photographer, designer and creative specialist with over ten years’ experience in the field. She specialises in portrait, lifestyle and art photography.

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Tania Ferrier

Tania Ferrier’s painting practice has expanded into the use of video to explore race relations in installations that transgress the boundaries between the art gallery and museum.

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Tegan Jenkins

Tegan Jenkins works in the areas of paint, drawing, 3D textiles and sculpture. She is always experimenting with new materials, techniques and modes. In her works Tegan is interested in the intimate exploration of nature and of our selves within it.

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Trudi Pollard

Trudi Pollard has been working, studying, lecturing and teaching in the areas of fibre arts and ceramics for over 40 years. She works predominantly in natural dying, crafting dyes and fabrics using native plants and propagated species around where she lives.

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Tyler Ray Michie

Tyler Ray Michie is currently one of Perth's most in demand drummers. Having received his bachelor in Jazz Studies from WAAPA in 2013, Tyler has gone on to cement himself as one of Perth's most reliable sidemen across a myriad of musical styles and genres.

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