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Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse

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Address: 9 Captains Lane, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9433 6617
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10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sun 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Visit the gallery to view Glen Cowans' photography of marine images...

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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Amazing! A beautiful space not to be missed.

We came across this gallery whilst visiting Freemantle today. It was free to visit and contained the most beautiful photographs I have ever seen. If you love amazing photography... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Julie S
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Newport, England, United Kingdom
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Newport, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came across this gallery whilst visiting Freemantle today. It was free to visit and contained the most beautiful photographs I have ever seen. If you love amazing photography and marine life you cannot miss this. Glens photos are also on sale here and range from postcards to large stunning canvas .I cannot recommend a visit to this gallery highly... More 

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

Hi Julie Thanks so much for your lovely review, so glad you managed to come across my gallery and enjoyed my work. It is so rewarding when people make the time to write a review. Regards Glen More 

Fremantle, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The photos, the creatures, the gallery and the location of this ongoing exhibition space is absolutely magnificent. I am a diver and a conservationist and am very worried about the effects of climate change and ocean acidification on the coral reefs of the world. Glens beautiful photos of the marine world work shows us the detail and in a way... More 

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

Hi Andy Thanks so much for the review! The state of the oceans is a conversation I have nearly every day with people. A lot of people are concerned so I am hoping the groundswell to protect our oceans will keep building. So glad you enjoyed my work. Regards Glen More 

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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59 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This gallery is a must see if you like underwater photos at its best .The photography is just mind blowing ,beautiful and amazing .The photographer is at times in studio to chat with .The location is right next to the ROUND HOUSE at the end of HIGH Street in Fremantle .Its free to enter ,No photography is allowed other than... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review of my Gallery Allan. Delighted that you enjoy my work. Regards Glen More 

Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

I couldn't believe my eyes when I got into this place (which is for free). Basically you feel yourself underwater staring and those beautiful canvas-printed photographies from all around Aussie coasts, Micronesia, Red Sea and more and more. Must visit when in Fremantle.

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

Thanks so much Emiliobarbieri for your review. I am not sure if I was there when you came in but I hope I managed to meet and chat with you. Regards Glen More 

Moreton Bay Region, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

What a wonderful exhibition of under water beauty. Glen Cowans ability to show case the wonderful world of the ocean and its inhabitants, it's truly a gift . The love that he has for our underwater world shines through every one of his photos. It's nature at its best. Thank you Glen for giving people the opportunity to see a... More 

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

Thanks so much for your review Sally, I am so delighted that you enjoy my work and visited the gallery. Regards Glen More 

Secret Harbour
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Glen gives a view of another world, one that cannot even be seen with the naked eye below water. His work is striking and impressive. He is obviously a very talented fellow who spends time and effort to get it right.

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

Thanks so much Norm for taking the time to write your review. Was great meeting you and am delighted you enjoyed my work. Regards Glen More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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81 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We happened across the studio while exploring Freemantle. It is just adjacent to the Round House on the waterfront. You need only spend 10-20 minutes, but you will be astounded by the imagery Glen Cowan has created from around the world. I don't know how often this is the case, but Glen and his wife were at the studio that... More 

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

Hi Chip Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review. Louise and I are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and that you followed that up with this review. We hope you enjoy your travels. Regards Glen More 

Sherborne, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Glen Cowan is an accomplished award winning underwater photographer and his exhibition is a joy to view. How he manages to capture these exquisitely observed images is a story in itself, but what really stands out is his eye for detail and artistry under the waves. Meeting him at his studio was a highlight of our visit to Fremantle.

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

Hi David Thanks so much for the review, it is always very nice to get such a response from a master photographer such as yourself. Regards Glen More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Glen's studio is next door to the Round House in Fremantle. It is only a few steps from this historic building and is certainly worth the effort to go and see. Glen was in the studio at the time of our visit and was happy to chat about his work. We couldn't decide what photos to buy so we bought... More 

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

Hi Bill Just returned from a trip overseas to shoot more photography and returned to find your review. Thank you so much for taking the time to write it, delighted we met and glad you enjoyed my work. Regards Glen More 

Fremantle, Australia
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17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Glen's stunning Underwater Photography takes you to another world. An extraordinary view, of the colour and wonder, that lies beneath the waves... and the opportunity to see things that I will probably never get to witness for myself, in my lifetime. Glen's images are just stunning; and are a reminder of just how incredible the underwater world really is... You... More 

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