ian de souza artwork

CELEBRATING CIRCUS - An aerialist view by Ian de Souza from Artsource to the Freo Big Top



Discipline, determination, persistance, passion. These qualities first drew artist Ian de Souza to circus over a decade ago when he settled into his studio at Artsource, Old Customs House Fremantle, also home to CircusWA at the time. Aspiring to the work ethos: "be the best you can be through discipline and hard work" , his fascination with the craft morphed into deep respect for the practitioners as he set about to capture their essence using a medium he was focused on taming: ink on rice paper. Performers and art practitioner have since moved on: CircusWA's transition from Old Customs House to the Freo Big Top in Princess May Park heralded a new opportunity for this community organisation to partner with DADAA and the City of Fremantle. De Souza reconfigured his home to better accommodate his arts practice as he works toward a major exhibition overseas next year. Celebrating Circus reunites these two old friends and offers the public an opportunity to observe the physical art of circus and to experience the workings and beauty inside a traditional Big Top through the eye of an artist. During the exhibition period, on two separate weekends,(Sunday 11 and Sunday 18 November) members of the public can observe or engage in drawing the movement of circus alongside Ian de Souza and other established and emerging artists.

Details: www.circuswa.com

NOTE: The MAIN HALL is not open to the public on SATURDAYS due to DADAA's special programs. DRAWING EVENT #1 : SUNDAY 11/11 10:00 - 13:00 Dadaa main hall Princess May Park DRAWING EVENT #2: SUNDAY 18/11 13:00 - 15:30 Freo big top Princess May Park drawing participants - $20 (bring own materials) viewing - free



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