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,

Read more: Open Catalogue: Fremantle Realists

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Marcus Beilby and Ken Wadrop at Fremantle Arts Centre
720 ABC Perth: Emma Wynne

a story on the High Street Realists by Emma Wynne

"Ray Beattie, Marcus Beilby and Ken Wadrop had a breakthrough exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 1980. Thirty-four years later, their work is on show to a new generation in an exhibition at the Fremantle Arts Centre.

Read more: from ABC.net: Three significant West Australian artists reunite to exhibit realist works

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Ken Wadrop, left, Marcus Beilby and Ray Beattie outside their old High Street studio. Picture: Gerald Moscarda/WA News

Ken Wadrop, left, Marcus Beilby and Ray Beattie outside their old High Street studio. Picture: Gerald Moscarda/WA News

a story by Lyn Diciero on the history of the High Street Realists

"Their watershed exhibition High Street Studio Realists toured from the Art Gallery of WA to the State galleries in Sydney and Melbourne in 1980 to great acclaim.

Now Marcus Beilby, Ken Wadrop and Ray Beattie have been reunited for their first exhibition in 34 years, Fremantle Realists.

The trio shared a $15-a-week studio in the late 1970s above Archie Martin's in Fremantle's High Street, bouncing off each other as they explored realism and photorealism."

read more at the Western Australian by clicking here

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Marcus on ABC TV's The Mix

The Freemantle Art Center's stunning Fremantle Realists exhibition was featured on ABC's new arts program The Mix, you can watch it here, look for the Saturday June 28, 2014 show.

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smFremantle Realists poster

(from the Fremantle Arts Center website) Thirty-four years on from their watershed exhibition at the Art Gallery of WA, Fremantle Realists brings together the work of three significant artists who turned their gaze toward the port city and local subject matter.  

Read more: Fremantle Realists - 31 May - 17 July 2014 at the Fremantle Arts Center

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HighCourtfrom the High Court of Australia

The two large paintings which face each other on the landing outside Court 3 of the High Court building in Canberra represent two significant events in the life of the High Court. Marcus Beilby's painting represents the first sitting of the Court in Melbourne on 6 October 1903.

Read more: First sitting of the High Court of Australia

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