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Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse

Address: 9 Captains Lane, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9433 6617
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Ranked #9 of 52 things to do in Fremantle
Type: Art galleries, Museums, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: Open Hours: 10:30 - 4pm Thursday through Sunday and Monday public holidays.Visit the gallery to...
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Type: Art galleries, Museums, Shopping & Fashion
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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This artist has an uncanny ability to capture extraordinary images within images that are already special. His underwater close-ups give a insight into the underwater world that is rarely equaled. About 10 years ago I purchased some of Glens earlier prints and they have pride of place in the hallway of my house. Although they are some of his first... More 

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

Thanks so much Ozmalone. I could not quite see you from the photo in your profile but I think you have the Gorgonian prints. Always wonderful to receive such a review and such recommendation. More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Thank you Mr & Mrs Glen Cowans for your love of underwater nature and your gift of photography. As I browse your exhibits in your gallery, I give thanks to God for His marvellous creations. Your gift to capture the most spectacular marine images from waters of Australia to oceans around the world gives me the inspiration to want to... More 

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

Thanks for coming through the gallery and for your lovely words. Delighted that you enjoy my work and even more delighted that you wish to bring people back with you. More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Glens' Studio is full of colour and would brighten any day on entry. The underwater scenes that are captured by his photography are amazing and the perspective is wonderful.

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

Thank you for your lovely review and taking the time to write it. I am delighted that you enjoy my work. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Hi, I always pop in when I'm down in Freo to see the studio. The studio is a lovely adjunct to visiting the Round House. The photos are spectacular.

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

Thanks Amanda for your review, delighted that you enjoy coming down to the gallery. More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've followed Glen's work since falling in love with it at a Fremantle Markets stall back in 2009. Back then it was hard to track him down. I was so excited to discover he had a permanent gallery, but even more impressed by how beautiful it is. So glad he has the gallery as I can tell all my local... More 

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

Thanks Captain Cackle for such a lovely review, glad you have rediscovered us! More 

Seattle, Washington
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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 

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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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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 

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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 

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