artwalk freo 2019
artwalk freo megan salmon

Studio 1: 55 queen victoria Street
megan salmon

Megan Salmon is a fashion designer with a fine art background who has been designing clothes for 20 years. She is particularly renowned for her expertise in creating original textiles and prints and has a wonderful understanding of creating clothing for women that mixes functionality with beauty. This ability has her customers treasuring her pieces for years.She designs her label from her Fremantle studio and practises ethical and sustainable methods of manufacture utilising a small team in Vietnam for her production. Her eponymous label is stocked extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand.

artwalk freo pippin drysdale

Studio 2: 22 tuckfield street
pippin drysdale

Pippin is a world renowned ceramic artist who in 2015 was awarded the Living Treasure Award, Western Australian Government and in 2011 an Artsource Lifetime Achievement Award, Art Gallery of Western Australia. She gained a Bachelor of Art [Fine Art], Curtin University of Technology, Perth, and a WA Diploma in Advanced Ceramics, Western Australian School of Art and Design. Pippin has travelled the world conducting international workshops and residencies. Her exquisite creations are held in prestigious corporate and private collections nationally and worldwide.

Photos by Robert Frith.

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Studio 3: 12 Holland Street
Michael Knight

Michael Knight has been a professional artist for 20 years, with solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Fremantle. He was a scholarship winner at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney and continues to use drawing and composition as fundamental tools in his creative practice. Michael is known for expressionistic portraits, landscapes and abstract pieces with a rich colour palette.

Visitors can see highlights of past work throughout his Fremantle home, and explore new creations in the enviable, purpose-built studio. Michael's work appears in private collections in New York, London, Houston, Hong Kong and around Australia.

guests include

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Annemieke Mulders

Ceramic artist Annemieke studied and worked in science while taking evening classes in art. About ten years of sculpture with Cor Dam in Delft, the Netherlands, various painting classes since her move to Australia in 1999, and more recently various pottery and ceramic classes. 

For her functional ware she develops glazes that remain vibrant after the high firing temperature. Her aim is to create a surface where the layered glazes interact with the carved surface and start to resemble an abstract painting. Using a palette that is inspired by the amazing coast and outback Australian landscape. 

With her sculptural works she aims to understand the tension between the orderly and the regular on one hand, and the chaotic and the extreme on the other. She seeks to create something meaningful by combining both.

Alongside Annemieke's work will be that of her current intern Sari Rikken, who has joined Studio Mulders from the Willem do Kooning Academy in the Netherlands. Sari and Annemieke have recently returned from an inspiring vist to the triennial Austrlain Ceramics Conference in Hobart.


harvey mullen
Harvey Mullen

Harvey Mullen is a painter and printmaker whose work revolves around the exploration of place and natural phenomena. Informed by his experiences as a surfer and mountaineer in remote and wild locations, the work articulates a sensitivity and deep connection to the environment. He has exhibited in a number of group and solo shows in Scotland and Australia with his work being held in public and private collections in Switzerland, the U.K. and Australia. He lives and works in South Fremantle.

artwalk freo ian de souza

Studio 4: 14b Blinco Street
Ian de Souza

Ian de Souza is a full time practicing artist and educator with an exhibition history spanning over 33 years. His approach to his practice is highly disciplined and includes weekly figure drawing sessions and teaching commitments.

The sustained force of Ian de Souza’s artistic exploration is the fluid connection between light, line, colour and movement, visual elements that are present in his living studio space. Represented in private and public collections worldwide, including Cathay Corporation Singapore, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Dept Culture and the Arts WA, the City of Fremantle, Town of East Fremantle, Voyager Estate, Evans and Tate, Pilbara Iron and Fremantle Ports.

Photos by Simon Cowling.

guests include

tom desouza
Tom de Souza

Tom de Souza tells stories. He has dedicated his life to the written word and captured image, seeking personal and professional freedom by pursuing a different kind of life along the road less travelled. Stories from the Scenic Route is his virtual home.  

Tom believes storytelling has the power to change the world, and he works to spark positive change through his stories. He travels regularly to capture unique yarns that inspire us to consider our relationships with one another, and to explore the world we inhabit.

On a trip to Morocco, aged 18 years, Tom began writing seriously and in 2016 he graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Journalism. A dedicated student, he honed his craft under the guidance of Walkley Award winner Adam Shand.

Tom's written work has also been published in leading national and international publications: The Australian, The BBC, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The West Australian, and his work as a journalist has earned him multiple WA Media Awards. His photography has been featured on ABC Television and various advertising campaigns, and garnered the international recognition of the Monster Children Photo Competition. A keen linguist, Tom is fluent in Italian and Indonesian. He is based in Margaret River in Western Australia.


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George Howlett & George Aitken

Graduating from the Central Institute of Technology Northbridge in 2015, with a Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Visual Arts, George Howlett works with neon and paint. His arts practice involves public murals and interventions and more recently, in neon sculpture and light installations in collaboration with George Aitken. Aitken's lengthy experience in neon and lighting coupled with Howlett's drawings and whacky imagination has formed an electrifying alliance with Aitken exploring his own artistic 'bent' in the process. The two Georges came together when Howlett's one-line pen drawings were converted into minute wire broaches that caught Aitken's eye on Instagram. He made a neon version larger than scale [1:1000] and surprised Howlett. It was a 'light bulb' moment for the two Georges as to forming a creative alliance.

George Howlett's studio is based at Artsource in Fremantle. His work is held in private and public collections. He enjoys an Art and Business mentorship and internships with Trevor Richards. This is George Howlett's second AWF event.


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