Fremantle Arts Centre’s intimate winter music program Gallery Sessions returns each Thursday night in August. Each show features a double bill of Perth’s most talented songwriters performing up-close and stripped back in FAC’s Main Gallery and Pavlich Room. With a small, cosy crowd and the beautiful backdrop of artworks from our latest exhibition Panacea, Gallery Sessions is a unique and unforgettable return to live music.

Multi-instrumentalist Jay Watson has released five brilliant albums under his solo moniker GUM. What’s even more impressive is that he’s done so while being a long-standing live band member in Tame Impala and one of the creative forces behind psych outfit Pond. For Gallery Sessions he performs material from his new solo album Out in the World. For Gallery Sessions GUM performs as a duo.

Rachael Dease’s practice encompasses art music, film and theatre scoring, installation and songwriting. She won the inaugural Martin Sims Award at Fringe World, the Melbourne Fringe Music Award and received critical acclaim at New York Fringe Festival for her contemporary song cycle City of Shadows. Her composition and sound design for theatre include the Helpmann Award-nominated It’s Dark Outside (The Last Great Hunt), Sunset (Strut Dance/Maxine Doyle) and Rest (WAYTCO). She’s performing with longtime collaborator and Schvendes bandmate Tristen Parr.

Gallery Sessions begins with a guided tour of Panacea before audiences take their seats for the cabaret style show of songs and stories. Enjoy a heartfelt set from one artist before moving to the other performance space and doing it all again for the second half of the show.

Please note that the audience will be split into two groups so purchase tickets together in Audience Group 1 or 2 to ensure you’re seated with your friends or family.


FAC is a heritage listed building with access limitations. One of the Gallery Sessions sets takes place in a part of the building accessible by stairs only. If you have any special requirements regarding accessibility, please phone FAC Events Coordinator David Craddock on 9432 9568 or email [email protected] as soon as possible so that we can facilitate alternative arrangements.

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