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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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Alejandro Tearney

Alejandro Tearney has been an artist for over 20 years, in that time always exploring new ways of creating and visualising work.

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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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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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Bernard Taylor

Bernard is a multi-award winning photographic and multi-media artist, designer, and educator whose work and creative practice focuses on using photography and photographic manipulation to bring the impossible to life.

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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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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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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 and hobby level.

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Danielle Stewart

Danielle Stewart is a fibre artist who is largely inspired by colour and texture. She enjoys exploring a variety of processes to incorporate within her work including weaving, dyeing, handspinning and knotting.

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David Hyams

David Hyams is one of Western Australia's most accomplished composers, producers, and multi - instrumentalists. Playing acoustic, electric and steel guitars, as well as mandolin, bass, dobro and harmonica, he has performed in a wide range of musical styles, from blues, pop/rock and country to the progressive folk of popular WA acts Devils on Horseback, The Press Gang and Reel to Reel. David has taught at Fremantle Arts Centre for a number of years passing on his extensive knowledge in his songwriting classes.

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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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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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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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Jacqueline Warrick

Jacqueline’s classes focus on the way in which a camera can be a tool to help us weave a narrative, capture a moment and explore new places.

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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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Jill Parnell

Jill Parnell has been teaching at FAC for over 15 years and her jewellery classes are still among the most popular in our learning program.

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Jo Darvall

Jo Darvall is a master of many mediums, including painting, sculpture, printmaking and even art writing.

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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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Ken Wadrop

Ken Wadrop returns to FAC as a painting tutor to bring his expertise as a painter of realism, Fremantle and the urban environment into the classroom.

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Kim Gillespie

Kim has been working in ceramics for many years, in her own practice and teaching both adults and children about working with clay. Having worked at Shenton College and more recently at Perth Studio Potters, Kim has a vast knowledge of different techniques for throwing, hand building and using various types of clay.

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Leanna Taylor

Over the recent years Leanna Taylor's artistic expression has been focused on the beautiful land and seascapes of Western Australia. Using Oil paint, charcoal and dry Pastels as mediums Leanna endeavours to capture the subtleties of colour and light in a semi impressionist manner.

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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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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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Natalie Zuchetti

Natalie is an experienced art tutor with over 20 years experience working with a variety of mediums.

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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, which leads to some intriguing finished paintings.

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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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Peter Walker

Peter Walker is a Fremantle Arts Centre veteran tutor and a much-loved figure in the WA art landscape.

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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 her classes are fun, colourful and inspiring.

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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, Perth Western Australia. Painting and drawing since childhood, he first studied Graphic Art and Illustration at Perth Technical College

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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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Sarah Elson

Sarah Elson’s jewellery work centres on the myriad ways that the bizarre and wonderful forms of plants and natural materials can be turned into jewellery pieces through the method of casting.

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Sarah Landro

Sarah completed her Postgraduate degree in Creative Industries, majoring in Photomedia in 2014. Sarah is passionate about photography and shares her knowledge through workshops, with kids and adults, run both through her own business Camera Story (with Jacqueline Warrick) and for other organisations around Perth.

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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. One thread of his current art practice explores representing and bringing attention to mundane objects, commonly overlooked.

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Shana James

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

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Shane Tholen

Shane Tholen is an artist with a wealth of experience in design and drawing and specializing in illustration and comic art.

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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 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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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. Her work is held in many public collections including the Art Gallery of Western Australia. In 2016 her project Talkback was exhibited at A.I.R Gallery in New York.

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Viktor Eszenyi

Viktor Eszenyi is a passionate advocate for sculpture, particularly the historical, nuanced process of hammer-and-chisel stone carving.

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