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The Staircase Gallery_ASCENDING WA Artists on the Rise

  • The National Hotel 59 High Street Fremantle, WA, 6160 Australia (map)

A collaborative exhibition with myself and nine other West Australian artists.

Melanie Breese_Gina D’Allessandro_Teresa Fernandez_David Harrison_Sue Jarrad_Chris LeFraucher_Carmen McFaull_ Di Parsons_James Walker and me!

In the magnificently restored National Hotel, right in the heart of Fremantle. The paintings will be hung over all the floors of the commanding staircase.

Don’t worry..there is an elevator.

Have a day out in our port town. Please come and view my work and tell your friends too. A good opportunity to see my work without a trip to the hills.

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In Western Australia we are absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to art, we have an abundance of talented artists! But what if you are an artist and want to get your work out in front of the public? One group of artists are using an unconventional way to exhibit their work, by hanging it in a staircase in a heritage hotel in the centre of Fremantle.

The exhibition titled ‘ASCENDING, W.A. artists on the rise’, features the work of ten up and coming artists all with very different styles, subject matter and personalities. ‘The group is exhibiting together but they are all very individual in their work’, said Teresa Fernandez who curates the gallery exhibitions. ‘This exhibition has adopted the approach of something for everyone with variety being the key, so you can just enjoy the exhibition or support a local artist and take one home.’

Recently an exhibition artwork literally walked out the front door of the gallery under the arm of a patron. We know how it feels to find something you really love and want to take it home. This exhibition has that type of work in spades, come and find your ‘must have’ piece and let us wrap it for you. It’ll be a steal!

‘The National Hotel is dedicated to promoting and supporting local artists which is why we established the gallery, and having a fabulous heritage building as the backdrop makes it very special indeed’ said Karl Bullers owner of the National Hotel and Staircase Gallery. ‘It also potentially opens the art experience to a whole new audience because of the relaxed nature of a gallery inside a hotel.’

The exhibition space occupies the central staircase and landing areas of the hotel making the viewing experience quite different to a regular gallery. Perfectly suited to relaxed viewing, the exhibition starts at the entry to the hotel, winding its way up and around the stairs to finish at the rooftop bar where you may choose to indulge in a drink whilst enjoying 360 degrees view of Fremantle.


Opening Night:

20th November, 2019

Venue: The Staircase Gallery at the National Hotel Fremantle

Doors: 6pm

Opening Address: 7pm


Exhibition Continues:

20 November 2019 until 20 January 2020

Open Thursday to Sunday 12pm until late

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Earlier Event: November 2
Darlington Arts Festival
Later Event: November 24
Juniper Gallery_Christmas Miniatures