530Herofrom The Open Catalogue website, by Andre Lipscombe and Ric Spencer | Posted 12 Jun 2014

Ray Beattie, Marcus Beilby and Ken Wadrop shared a studio in High Street in the West End of Fremantle during the late 1970s. Part of a large bourgeoning scene of artist studios and artist run initiatives,

Fremantle’s West End at the time was a haven for creativity, socialism and artists tapping into global and current trends. The West End was also a juncture of wharfies, workers clubs and myriad bars – ideas and contested politics were everywhere.

- See more at: http://artguide.com.au/articles-page/show/open-catalogue-fremantle-realists#sthash.yj4LAwQr.dpuf

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