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Fremantle Centre for Creative Photography

One day, three Fremantle-based photography educators got together for a coffee and The Fremantle Centre for Creative Photography was born!Based in the historic port city, the FCCP aims to deliver enriching photographic experiences and classes for photography enthusiasts, whether beginners or experienced photographers. We use Fremantle as the backdrop for our events, showcasing everything that's wonderful and eye-opening about Freo.If you're a keen photographer or even just a beginner, follow us here and join us for our events: workshops, photo walks, lessons, presentations and more!THE TEAMDale Neill - is one of WA's most beloved photography educators. Dale comes from a…

Fremantle Chamber Orchestra

FCO presents exciting classical music performances by some of WA's best young professional musicians Concerts are announced in the Fremantle Herald and Perth Voice.

Fremantle Fibonacci Centre

To make a city into a beautiful resonating magnet, we must nurture the Dreamers and the Makers.Dreamt and made by Robby Lang (and Friends!), the Fremantle Fibonacci Centre aims to do this, by allowing people a space to try out their ideas. It is an incubation chamber for ideas.A community of artists and makers creating and working together. Meanwhile, at the BLINCO ST CAFÉ, musicians and poets entertain diners whilst artists and dreamers discuss their visions over fine coffee, and the best Mango Lassi in the multiverse....Massive steel gates lead through to an amazing central creative space. Natural light cascades into the…

Fremantle Press

Fremantle Press is an independent not-for-profit publishing house renowned for producing books of high quality. Our publications include works by new and established Western Australian authors in the fields of poetry, literary fiction, non-fiction, creative non-fiction and children's literature. A key component of the Press' publishing program is our Indigenous titles list, which is highly regarded at a national and international level. Authors whose early books were published by Fremantle Press include Kim Scott, Sally Morgan, Craig Silvey, Gail Jones and many more.

Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison is one of WA's premier tourist attractions and in 2010 became the first building in Western Australia to be inscribed on to the prestigious World Heritage list as part of the Australian Convict Sites. In 2015 the Prison was announced as the gold medalist in the categories of Major Tourist Attractions and Cultural Tourism at the Western Australian Toursim Awards. Built by convicts in the 1850s, Fremantle Prison was used as a place of incarceration for 136 years before being decommissioned as an operating maximum security gaol in 1991. The empty prison with its solitary cells and gallows is a monument to a…

Fremantle's Leighton Indigenous Mosaic Artworks

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects once stated: " The Indigenous artworks at Leighton comprise of seven separate mosaic artworks depicting dreamtime stories and the local history of the Aboriginal people. The mosaics were designed in consultation with indigenous Elders and form part of the site's transition from a railway marshalling yard and container storage area to a vibrant beachside hub. These artworks record a small but important part of the local Aboriginal heritage for posterity and as such they provide added interest and value to the project. We also hope that they help provide a better understanding of Aboriginal…

Fremantles Windows on Art

In association with Silverleaf Investments, owner of properties in the area, this is the first in a project centred on creative artists around the Arthur Head reserve area. The inspiration is to bring these top-ranking works into otherwise empty shop windows to make a positive contribution to the city centre, while promoting the artists and their historic, attractive location. Those beach-front studios are transported to the city via their works and the CBD in turn is linked more closely with the so-close but often overlooked artists at J Shed-Fremantle, Kidogo Arthouse, the beach and adjacent to the Roundhouse. As a…

Freo's Street Artwork

You’ll notice Freo’s urban art as soon as you arrive in the city. Artwork adorns the sides of buildings, pubs, malls and unexpected places. The phenomena started in the 80’s when Western Australia’s first major community wall mural, Greenpiece was commissioned by PRAXIS, an artist collective based in Pakenham Street. The space hosted artist studios, exhibitions and performances and was one of Fremantle’s earliest warehouse conversions. It was around this time that local artists were creating colourful chalk paintings on walls of Fremantle’s cafés. International artists were also moving to Fremantle and new movements such as the Australian Centre for Concrete Art (AC4CA) were born over a coffee. AC4CA transformed uninspiring walls into large abstract paintings, including Queensgate Carpark.  Jump forward to 2013 and Fremantle was becoming renowned for a large collection of illicit art on warehouses and buildings forming colourful street-scapes. The City of Fremantle made a controversial decision to adjust their anti-graffiti stance to one that distinguishes between graffiti and street art.  Not only did it preserve existing work that contributes to the culture and vibrancy of the city, it’s resulted in the growth of Fremantle’s collection, with significant works commissioned and completed in public places, car parks, alley ways, fences and private homes. Highlights include the portrait of Dame  Dorothy Tangney etched onto the Norfolk Hotel by Vhils and the explosion of colour created by the FORM 2015 public art program.  The Explore Fremantle Street Art trail is a self-guided walking trail that catalogues much of the street art throughout the city.   NB You might need to hire a bike or jump on the free CAT bus to see them all. Share your favourites with us on Instagram (#Fremantlestory).

Fret Less Music School

Experienced, Friendly, Fun GUITAR LESSONS with Pete. All levels. Home studio. Most Days. Learn something new in a happy caring environment.

Galleria darte WEST nd

A new art gallery on Marine Terrace opposite The Esplanade Park featuring local artists work. Available for hire! Please contact galleriadartewestend@gmail.com. 

Galleria dell'arte

Handcrafted quality unique jewellery and leather bags and accessories hand made in Italy with Italian leather

Glen Cowans Studio at the Roundhouse

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.

Globe Town Project

Globe Town Project Inc believes that art and creative activity gives everyone the opportunity to express themselves in their truest sense.  We want being creative to be open to everybody and through their involvement develop the role of the arts to support positive change within our local community. 

Greg James Sculpture Studio and Gallery

Greg James is one of Western Australia's finest sculptors. He is renowned for his iconic public artwork, including The Fishermen, Bon Scott and Pietro Porcelli in Fremantle. Greg’s sculptures attest to his attention to detail and his ability to capture the essence of his subjects. His work is interactive and tactile, inviting participation from the public. His work celebrates the beauty and sensuality of the human form, and explores concepts of the human condition. View a range of Greg’s collectable works from his loft gallery that overlooks the busy studio where his unique sculptures are created. 

Hidden gems of Fremantle Festival

Okay, so you’ve booked your tickets to the big names at this year’s festival, the likes of Bernard Fanning, Waleed Aly or Dan Sultan but in true Freo style you only need to scratch the surface and there’s way more to discover. Fremantle Festival is moving to be a fully curated arts festival where all shows are selected to resonate with this place. In some cases the Fremantle Festival is the only place you can catch these quirky and unique performances. With that in mind we’ve found five hidden gems at stunning Fremantle venues that we think you need to see... The Secret in the Wings | 26 October–29 October Funny, fierce and fantastical, The Secret in the Wings is filled with stories of love, cruelty and transformation. Fusing drama, puppetry and live music into a highly visual performance framed by the classic story Beauty and the Beast, this visually-intriguing performance explores the most profound lesson of fairy tales: that you must love a thing before it is lovable. Race Against Time | Sunday 30 October Race Against Time presents the poignant times and moving music of a little known Great War soldier composer: Australian Frederick Septimus Kelly. A gold medal Olympian rower, awarded soldier, renowned pianist and brilliant composer–this performance will tell the story of how Kelly persisted with his composing before meeting his demise on the Somme. Letters and diaries sensitively woven with the sublime music Kelly composed at war will be presented at the Fremantle Town Hall at this Western Australian exclusive event. Songs, Travel and Journeys | Sunday 30 October Mezzo Soprano Linda Barcan and pianist Chris van Tuinen interlock poetry and music in a deeply moving song cycle of discovery, loss and redemption. Beautifully backgrounded by the resonant acoustics of St John’s Anglican Church, Songs, Travels and Journeys is a suite of classical music fit for a port town. Songs of the Suburbs, Songs of the Sea | Wednesday 2 November Kav Temperley (Eskimo Joe) fetches together some of Perth and Fremantle’s most distinguished tunesmiths and storytellers – amongst them MC Empty, the succulent Lucy Peach and legend Steve Parkin – for a profound and intimate night that weaves our streets, landscapes and lives together in a revealing musical portrait of a city. Mbira Masters of Zimbabwe | Friday 4 November Garikayi Tirikoti is a renowned master and innovator of the Zimbabwean thumb piano, the 'mbira'. Born into a family of traditional Shona healers in Zimbabwe, he began learning at a young age the cultural significance and application of the mbira through participating in all night 'bira' ceremonies with his elders. You can see Garikayi and his son Reason at the beautiful St John’s Anglican Church.   Fremantle Festival is on from 28 October through to 6 November. View a full program here.

Inkling Art Space

Art workshops for curious and creative kids! We run classes and workshops throughout the year with a focus on building art skills and critical thinking. We have lots of fun exploring different techniques, especially drawing. This term at the Inkling Art Space we will be painting, drawing, stitching and making a marvelous mess! Join in the fun at one of our excellent classes or workshops where professional artists will help you to build your art muscles. (The more art we make, the better we get!) There are sessions for children of all ages, and some for grown-ups too. We can't wait to…

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