Beachside studios thrive

Magali Dincher at her new J Shed studio. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d409221
Magali Dincher at her new J Shed studio. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d409221

The artist and owner of Beau Est Mien print and design, is one of the latest tenants to move into the up-and-coming arts and cultural area at Arthur Head.

The area, an A class reserve, includes the Round House and adjacent cottages, Bathers Beach, J Shed and Kidogo Arthouse.

The City of Fremantle is in the process of turning Arthur Head into an arts hub, where the public can interact with artists based in the area, while promoting the history and heritage of Fremantle’s west end, as part of the City’s cultural development strategy.

Dincher was previously based in Hamilton Hill and is already benefiting from the new location.

‘The spacious beachside studio allows me to develop my designs, manage a gallery and shop space and also expand my educational workshop programs, while connecting with the public and community of Fremantle,’ she said.

Beau Est Mien produces limited edition handmade prints, using the techniques of collagraph, linocut, etching and screen printing.

The creative business has also recently produced a range of stationery products.

While some existing artists in the area had reservations about the new licence agreement, including having to share space with other artists, Dincher, who shares with four other artists, can only see it as a positive.

‘We are all so busy doing our own thing I don’t find it a problem at all. There’s so much inspiration here, the area has amazing potential it just needs a bit more promoting so people know we’re here.’

Dincher said there would be printmaking workshop program for children and adults over the summer and new Christmas products would also be available.