Arts & Culture

David Spencer Fine Artist

Acknowledged as one of Australia's collectable mid-career artists. David Spencer has held successful solo and group exhibitions across Australia for the past ten years. Spencer's vibrant and dramatic art is an observation of the modern industrial world. His paintings are emotionally charged with bright colour and are enlightened by pattern and reoccurring symbols. Constantly seeking new challenges in multi-disciplinary art practices including sculpture, fashion design, illustration, music and film production. Spencer looks to colour all areas of creativity with his own unique vision and style. With all these elements combined, we discover compositions that both dignify his imagination and the…

Duyfken Replica Ship

Take a step back in time aboard this amazing replica of a 16th century Dutch sailing ship. Embark on an audio guided or self-guided tour of this unique ship and discover the Dutch maritime story that saw the first Europeans make land fall on the shores of Australia in 1606. Duyfken conducts her sail on Swan River from December 2017 to March 2018 and will not be on exhibition to the general public.

earlywork gallery

A space dedicated showing local artists' work - early work, recent and new works. Feature exhibitions change regularly. Our stockroom includes work by Megan Anderson, Carole Ayres, Thomas Gare, George Haynes, Jane Martin, Roger Swainston and Ken Wadrop

Em McGuire Artist Architect PSAS Fremantle

Em McGuire is an artist, writer and architect based in Fremantle with a passion for drawing, materials, building, surfing, yoga, meditation, beetroot, travel, sound and nature. Em facilitates Find Your Flamingo Workshops to help people develop their creative pursuits; and works in both the creative and corporate fields on private art commissions; architectural designs; low CO2 emission geopolymer concretes; the titanium sphere project. Em also writes books and business plans. What do you want to create or build? Contact Em McGuire. M. 04123 44452.

Embody Wu Tao

Wu Tao is a dancing way to balance and flow.  By working with the five elements and meridians of traditional chinese medicine, this restorative sequence of dances reveals harmony & joy.

Experience Artist Open House Fremantle

Artist Open House Fremantle (AOHF) is an annual Fremantle event that connects people who are interested in art (and perhaps looking to buy artwork) directly with artists. It’s a lively and inspiring short walking trail starting at Ginger Morris on South Terrace finishing in King William Street–just down from The Local Hotel. Along the way you’ll meander through quirky streets and visit lovely private homes in South Fremantle that have opened their doors for the weekend 11-13 November.On show are quality, professionally hung artworks from 24 local and interstate artists including Theo Koning, Tony Jones, Becky Blair and Alessandra Rossi.…

Fenians, Fremantle and Freedom Festival

 As you wander through Fremantle in early January, make sure you listen carefully. You’ll hear the sweet sounds of one of Ireland’s greatest fiddlers, Martin Hayes and the echo back from his musical confidante, American guitarist Dennis Cahill as they capture the essence of traditional Irish music in a contemporary rhythm to uplift your spirits. Focus again and you’ll pick up the enchanting, rich melodious voice of gifted, Irish singer and songwriter Declan O’Rourke. If you know something about the hidden treasure spots of the West End, you might uncover the textured language of one of Ireland’s best loved poets, Tony Curtis.  There’s clearly something significant happening in Fremantle, to draw such fabulous Irish talent here. Indeed, there is! It’s a ten-day Irish cultural immersion, the first of its kind, called Fenians, Fremantle & Freedom Festival, commemorating a journey made 150 years ago by 62 Irish political prisoners – the Fenians. The Fenians were young men, between 19 and 30, who grew up in Ireland in a time of starvation, death and forced evictions - the years of the great famine. Having exhausted all attempts to gain self-government through political means, they decided to fight for independence and they staged a rising. Their plot was uncovered, they were arrested, sentenced for treason, exiled from their homeland and transported to Western Australia.  After spending months in solitary confinement, it was a bitter-sweet relief when they boarded the very last convict ship to Australia, the Hougoumont, where they shared stories, organised concerts, wrote a newspaper called the Wild Goose, and looked out for each other. You might recognise the name Hougoumont, it’s that funky hotel in Bannister Street. There’s clearly something significant happening in Fremantle, to draw such fabulous Irish talent here. Indeed, there is! It’s a ten-day Irish cultural immersion, the first of its kind, called Fenians, Fremantle & Freedom Festival... They also dreamed of escape. The most famous of the Fenians, John Boyle O’Reilly did escape a year later, on an American whaler. He became the editor of a Boston newspaper and together with supporters in the US and Ireland, organised a crowd funding venture to purchase a whaler, the Catalpa, and rescue his mates from the bottom of the world, out of Fremantle Prison. It’s a big story and there’s a big festival to commemorate and celebrate it. As well as the concerts, there’ll be a family day at the Maritime Museum, art exhibitions, Irish film, literature workshops, remarkable stories and of course, the Guinness …plenty of it on tap at the Festival Gardens and Kelp Bar at Kidogo Arthouse. But you won’t be sitting still, there’s music to get your feet tapping and a traditional Irish ceili dance with an Indian Ocean sunset as the backdrop. After 10 days of celebration and commemoration, you’ll have to get in quick to book a table at the primal food extravaganza and street party, the Feast of the Wild Goose, sponsored by Fremantle BID and supported by the Hougoumont Hotel and the Bannister St traders. This 150 year old story of valuing your culture and looking after your friends is the one we still strive for here in Fremantle. Fenians, Fremantle and Freedom Festival | 5-14 January 2018

Fly by Night Musicians Club

The Fly by Night Musicians' Club is a not for profit member based community arts organisation founded in 1986 by musicians' and music lovers. 'The Fly' as it is affectionately known, is now based at the stunning Victoria Hall on High Street. The Fly is an iconic Fremantle live music venue with a rich history of musicians, actors, comedians, and even circus performers who have showcased their talent on the Fly's stage over the last 28 years with thousands of local, national and international artists performing at the club. The Fly has provided a launch pad for many local bands…

Fremantle Arts Centre

The Fremantle Arts Centre offers both men, women and children a wide range of events, workshops and courses, music shows, art exhibitions plus a wide range of culturally diverse experiences throughout the entire year. The Fremantle Arts Gallery brings both an historical and beautiful atmosphere to each arts and cultural event that it hosts, no matter the genre. The Fremantle Arts Centre is an historic building which first opened its doors in 1864 as the convict established Fremantle Lunatic Asylum and Invalid Depot, offered support in WW1 and WW2 and then re-opening in 1972 to host exclusive and unique art…

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…

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