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Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse

9 Captains Lane, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
+61 8 9433 6617
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Ranked #2 of 12 Shopping in Fremantle
Type: Art Galleries
Owner description: Open Hours: 10:30 - 4pm Thursday through Sunday and Monday public holidays.Visit the gallery to view Glen Cowans’ photography of marine images... more » Owner description: Open Hours: 10:30 - 4pm Thursday through Sunday and Monday public holidays.Visit the gallery to view Glen Cowans’ photography of marine images inspired by the waters of Western Australia and oceans around the world. His subjects are the seascapes within and the breathlessly beautiful life forms that live there. Cowans' images allow us to contemplate the wondrous life of the oceans. His lens is our microscope, exposing colour and species with a complexity and sculptural form not normally visible to the naked eye. « less
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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

What a great surprise to find Glen Cowan’s lovely studio while visiting the Round House. It was so much fun wandering from room to room finding a new favorite photo each time I turned a corner! I love the close ups of fish that look more like modern art than a fish. And I really love the photos of shadows... More

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Glen C, Owner at Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. For some reason I seemed to have missed replying to it at the time. Delighted you enjoyed my work and I hope you enjoy the book! Regards Glen More

Geraldton, Australia
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157 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Apart from the historical aspect of the Roundhouse there is this little gem. The Glen Cowan Studio is full of lovely marine shots - especially underwater photography - and is sure to please even people who aren't especially fond of photography due to the very nature of the subject matter. Scuba divers and snorkelling fans will love it though it... More

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Glen C, Owner at Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse, responded to this review

Thanks Paul for your review, delighted you enjoyed the gallery and my work! Glen More

Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

As a volunteer tourguide at the Fremantle Round House I have been to the Glen Cowans underwater photography gallery many times. I take all my overseas and interstate visitors there because the photos are sublime. The close ups are pure art and the colours are so vibrant. For someone like me who does not dive or snorkle it is my... More

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UWphotoWA, Owner at Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse, responded to this review

Roel, always lovely to hear the Roundhouse Guides doing their job out the come rain hail or shine and thanks so much for a lovely review. More

Perth, Australia
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We just wandered in while we were having a walk along the waterfront, and we were so pleased we did. The photography is stunning. Glen was there and was happy to take the time to talk to us about his work. We bought one of the photographs and as we were taking it overses as a gift he went to... More

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Glen C, Owner at Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review, delighted that you enjoyed my work and your visit to my gallery! More

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I was lucky enough to stumble across Glen's studio whilst visiting Fremantle last week, and I am so pleased I did! His work is breathtaking and inspiring, magical and awesome, I've never seen anything like it. Fortunately for me Glen was actually manning the front desk that day and it was so lovely to meet him and have the opportunity... More

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UWphotoWA, Owner at Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse, responded to this review

Hi Michelle Thank you so much for your lovely review. I remember meeting you and was delighted to spend time talking with you. All the best - Glen More

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We came across Glen Cowans' studio by chance. What a fabulous place. His photographs are certainly very special and wonderful pieces of art. I particularly loved how he managed to make beautiful abstract art from amazing views of sea creatures and fish. What a great view from his studio all the way up the High Street.

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UWphotoWA, Owner at Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review and I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to the gallery. I hope either myself or Louise had a moment to chat with you and please come back again some time in the future. More

Perth
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32 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Amazing and breathtaking. Saw Glen's underwater photographic images at his studio via the Fremantle Festival last Sunday. His photos made me feel like I was swimming with the dolphins or the stingray, etc.and also that I was a part of the beautiful creatures of the sea. One of the image I liked in display, was just a light streaming through... More

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UWphotoWA, Owner at Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We know people's lives are busy, so when someone takes the time to review us, especially in such a positive way we feel very honoured. Delighted you enjoyed your visit. More

Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

For fans of sea life this gallery is a must. Located in what has to be one of Fremantle/Perth's best positions the exhibits here are incredible. Not just another of the myriad underwater and landscape photographers around , Glen's attention to detail and patience in getting the right shot must be appreciated and commended. From various locations around the globe,... More

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Glen C, Owner at Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review. I had a quick think to try and decide who you were, I think I have guessed but not sure. Anyway, delighted you enjoy the gallery and have become collectors of my work. More

Perth, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I discovered this gallery about 15 months ago, and have been back several times. It is refreshing and unique in that from the moment I stepped inside on a sweltering summer day, I was transported to the cooling, colourful atmosphere of the ocean and life under the waves. Beautiful photography revealing the magnificence of Nature's design through amazing close-up detail... More

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Glen C, Owner at Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse, responded to this review

Thank you Noella for such a wonderful review, delighted that you have enjoyed my work so much. We look forward to seeing you back at the gallery. More

Adelaide, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

I happened upon the studio as I was about to go to the train out of Fremantle, and so easily could have missed this highlight of my time in W.A. After only a few minutes of viewing the photos, I became unexpectedly and uncharacteristically emotional, as I was overwhelmed by the sheer artistic beauty of the work. I felt that... More

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UWphotoWA, Owner at Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse, responded to this review

Hi Tracey, I think I remember talking with you and enjoyed it very much. It is oh so wonderful when people have emotional responses to my work, I think that is the high point for any art or artist to achieve and each time it happens I am flattered that it is so. Humans are such emotive creatures and if... More

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