Arts organisation

Kidogo Arthouse Fremantle

Kidogo is a living, bustling art centre. As well as having two busy galleries, Kidogo Arthouse is a popular venue for musicians, singer-songwriters, poets and authors to stage performances. Our art students will get to meet, observe, learn from and be involved in working along side professional artists in one of Perth's busiest art venues.

Luna on SX

Luna On SX is located midway along Essex St, which runs off Fremantle's famous café strip on South Terrace. Luna on SX has it's own unique Freo thing going on. Hidden down a laneway between Norfolk and Essex Streets, Luna on SX can sometimes feel like your own private movie house. Fully licensed with a comfortable outdoor sitting area you can sip and feel the Fremantle Doctor cooling you down. If you're coming down to a see a movie why not make a day of it and visit any number of the attractions in Fremantle. Markets, live music, art galleries,…

Marshall Arts Boutique Events

Marshall Arts Boutique Events specalise in the mangement, creation and presention of small to medium events. Working with community groups, and small business to achieve their event goals is a specialty.

Off grid - Fremantle's warehouse district

When sleuthing out the offbeat hubs of Fremantle, ask yourself this: where would the creative types be? Not the shiny places, probably. Not the gentrified bits. Set your GPS instead for the slightly grungy warehouse pocked area around Stack, Wood and Blinco Streets. The Fibonnacci Centre (affectionately The Fib) is downwind from Monument Hill on Blinco Street. Past the new housing development, behind funky wrought iron gates, the converted warehouse is home to artists’ studios and creative events. Concerts, uke jams, yoga and exhibitions all happen here; get the lowdown while soaking up the eclectic boho vibe at Roark and Co Café upstairs. Inspired and ready to kick start your own musical journey, wander around the corner to Penny Lanes Music Workshop where you can sign up for music lessons under the watchful eye of Richard Lane (Stems fame) and his team. The place has a friendly community feel with a constant flow of students and a must stop and peruse music shop stocking djembes, mandolin and everything in between.  The treasure trove effect inspires at Shedwallah on Stack Street, a vast shed festooned with colourful tiles, outsized pots, textiles and homewares with an old Empire feel. Try leaving without at least one funky door knob or cow bell. At Stackwood next door, there’s a light, minimalist aesthetic to the revamped warehouse. A constellation of creative businesses enhances the buzz brought by occasional workshops in the event space and a seasonal Made Local Market. The communal tables of Stacked Café mingle with the Stackwood shop, a garden-themed affair with lots of greenery. Speaking of, a short stroll away, abutting the public golf course, Booyeembara Park is an unsung oasis whose landscaped walk trails and bush tracks are seldom troubled by crowds. Think of it as further reward for exploring the path less trodden, and take a load off by the lake. Editor's note: find something you'd LOVE to add to your #freowishlist for Christmas? Check out our snap, tag & win competition. 

Performing Arts Association of Notre Dame Australia

We are an association dedicated to the performing arts, based at the University of Notre Dame Fremantle. The PAANDA team have all had extensive experience in the performing arts, both on and off the stage. PAANDA has allowed us all to express our creative ideas and desires in a space of which no judgement or 'rules' apply. Over the course of our involvement in this association, we have learned valuable lessons that have no doubt enriched our knowledge and standards at PAANDA. We are always open to letting people have a go, and we understand how rewarding it is to…

Rainbow Tribe

Rainbow Tribe is a community group of artists with a keen interest in body painting. Join us for body paint workshops and events. Our major event is a theme camp at the annual Blazing Swan in Kulin.

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is a driving force in the contemporary puppet theatre landscape in Australia. Our name reflects our ethos - to be inspired by many artists, artistic form and ideas and fuse them with puppetry to create theatrically exciting performances for adults and children alike.  We present four seasons a year at our home theatre in Fremantle, nurture the art form through our School of Puppetry and Emergent training program- FirstHand, perform in Festivals, corporate and community events and tour extensively through regional Western Australia and the world.

Suburban Vibes

Suburban Vibes supports local and interstate musicians by bringing you live music in backyards and secret locations in Fremantle and surroundings. These intimate gigs under the stars or in someones lounge room, really are something special. Purchase a ticket and you will be emailed the address on the day. Bring a cushion, BYO drinks, snacks and good vibes only.  All ticket sales go to the artists.

The Literature Centre

The Literature Centre is unique – a place to nurture young people’s interest in reading and writing, using innovative techniques to explore and interpret literature. Uniquely located within the walls of the Old Fremantle Prison, it is the only centre of its kind in Australia. Established in 1993, the Centre offers a diverse range of student programmes in metropolitan, rural and regional areas of Western Australia. We work with over 30,000 students each year, either at the centre or in schools. Experienced Education Officers, Authors and Illustrators conduct inspiring and interactive workshops, using a range of original manuscripts, preliminary drawings,…

Wasamba Carnival Drummers

What do you get when you combine LOUD Rio-Style percussion, a panoply of rainbow-hued circus costumes and the collective joy of many impassioned community members? The performance phenomena that is Wasamba!! Wasamba is a community driven drumming group based in the port city of Fremantle, Western Australia that begun early in 2003. It is a favourite of West Australian event organisers around Perth because of it's unique melange of drumming, dancing, theatre, circus and "portable party". Put simply, WASAMBA makes festivals festivals!

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Fremantle arts organisation

Fremantle is a centre for arts and culture. Arts organisations based in the port city represent many sectors of the Western Australian cultural community including Artsource – the peak membership body for artists, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle Literature Centre, Fremantle Press and the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra. Check our listings to find out what’s on in Fremantle in the arts & cultural community.