Galleries and studios

Portside Exhibition

Rediscover Fremantle with this exhibition of paintings by Stacy Gardoll, of Fremantle City, the wharf, and surrounds. Exhibition runs from Sept 16th-22nd at Paperbird Gallery, above Paperbird Bookstore, 42 Henry Street, Fremantle.

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Sounding Art Exhibition and performance at PSAS

Decibel have commissioned a number of Australian visual artists to create artworks designed to be scores for performance. The artists have been chosen for their connection with music, rather than their abilities to ‘make scores’ - from artists that play in bands, or have featured musicians in their works, have worked with musicians on work or have works that can be read as music. A range of media will feature in the program - sculpture, painting, video and drawing. A book will be made to accompany the exhibition, which will include full colour reproductions of the works and a contextual…

The 2017 Donnelly Verandah Residencies exhibition

This exhibition features six well-known WA artists who each spent a week living in one of the workers cottages at the Donnelly River Village, responding to the iconic 1950s timber milling village in the WA's south west. While they were in residence these works were shown at weekly artist talks at the village General Store, an event which was part of the Bridgetown in the Winter Festival. The works are being exhibited in Perth for the first time this September, opening 22 September 2017, 6-9pm at Earlywork, Shop 9, 330 South Terrace (cnr Wardie St), South Fremantle, 6162. The gallery…

Damien & Yilpi Marks

Husband and wife team Damien Marks and Yilpi Marks collaborate to make colourful paintings of their Central Desert homelands. Damien grew up at Papunya and his early influences and learning came from senior artists Clifford Possum, Billy Stockman and Uta Uta Jangala. He was a young boy at Papunya School when the elders at Papunya were setting about creating the foundations of the Desert art movement. Damien has maintained much of the heritage of Clifford Possum, incorporating images of ceremonial artefacts and regalia into the paintings. Yilpi Marks grew up at Ernabella, where both her parents were artists. Later she…

Sarrita King & Tarisse King 2017

Images of Ancestors, Land, the elements and Indigenous heritage are at the core of paintings by sisters Sarrita King & Tarisse King. Sarrita King & Tarisse King share an Indigenous heritage connected to Gurrindji culture at Wave Hill in Central Northern Territory. They share this through their father’s line and combine this with their own upbringing in Darwin and Adelaide, and through travelling the continent and experiencing the great diversity it provides. Creating canvases that evoke the detail and elemental forces of the Land, the King sisters have paid tribute to their father’s artistic and philosophical ideas. Some of their…

DSLR Photography Classes

We run photography classes on Sunday afternoons, if you are interested please call and make a booking. We offer half day workshops from 1-5pm, which include catering, photography theory and a practical walkabout tour in Fremantle. Bring your own DLSR Camera and tripod (also a spare battery and card if necessary).  We do have a special: a person without a camera can join in for free, catering for these additional people is $12 per head.

Electric violinist Rupert Guenther presents Cosmology

The music performance of new work “Cosmology” by electric violinist Rupert Guenther takes us on an epic journey in space and time, to discover that we are not here on earth looking up, with all these stars and galaxies “out there” above us - rather that we and our planet and solar system are just shining specs in vast space just as all the other star systems are. We are ourselves “out there”, and are very much a part of “out there”. Using traditional and extended playing techniques on both acoustic and electric instruments and live electronic looping, Rupert Guenther…

David Giles Freedom School Painting Workshops

Do you dream of being an artist? Or just want to have fun painting? Join award-winning artist David Giles for his monthly one day painting workshops at Studio 11 in Fremantle. The workshops, held in a lovely cottage with courtyard/garden setting, run from 11am - 4pm on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday each month. You choose which day/s to attend. Suitable all levels, including complete beginner Focus on personal expression and connecting with your inner creative self Includes demonstration by David Giles​​ VENUE: Studio Eleven, 11 Captains Lane, Fremantle DATES: 7,8,9 or 10 September; 5,6,7 or 8 October; 2,3,4 or 5 November and 7,8, 9 or 10 December. TIME:…

With Attitude

A solo exhibition of paintings by Karin Morris. The focus of this exhibition will be the natural environment. Looking at the role of trees in shaping people's consciousness of the world around them. Morris has investigated the idea that specific trees possess individual characteristics. Through her paintings Morris has highlighted the uniqueness of each tree to heighten people's awareness of this factor and in the process hopes that this will increase people's connections to the natural environment. These trees with their individual personalities speak to the passer-by and invite them in to share their world. These trees add value, colour…

Aboriginart Indigenous Fine Art Gallery

Aboriginart specialises in ethically sourced indigenous paintings from the Central & Western Desert regions. These amazing contemporary pieces have been created by some of the most collectable artists in Australia today whose work has been extensively exhibited and collected both privately and publicly all over the world including many in the National Gallery in Canberra. These internationally revered artists include Kathleen Petyarre, Judy Watson Napangardi, Kudditji Kngwarreye, Mitjili Napurrula, Gloria Petyarre, and the late greats Minnie Pwerle, Dorothy Napangardi, Makinti Napanangka and Ningura Napurrula. We have a stunning range of diverse designs and sizes suitable for any domestic or corporate…

Art of Freo

Art of Freo has grown from a love of Fremantle and a desire to help boost public awareness of the many independent artists working within the greater Fremantle area.In the gallery we will feature art exhibitions and events from local artists and Fremantle based works of art.

Artitja Fine Art

Based in South Fremantle Artitja Fine Art is a private gallery specialising in Australian Indigenous Fine Art from remote and regional art centres and communities. We hold up to four specialised exhibitions a year and outside of those times we are available by appointment. Since 2004 the gallery has established itelf as one of Perth's most reputable and accessible Indigenous art galleries. Artitja Fine Art's aim is in connecting cultures through art.  Aboriginal art is not just aesthetically beautiful, it provides important insights into Indigenous stories and Tjurrkupa (dreamings). Within Australia and internationally, the art plays an important role as a medium for…

Barracuda Studio Gallery Design and Lifestyle Store

The Barracuda Studio Gallery has a broad aim to be a flexible space that facilitates and promotes artists/craftspersons and others in their sustainable entrepreneurial activity. The gallery encourages experimentation and the evolving of this artistic and sustainability minded spirit. Barracuda's brief is to respond to both the ethical commercial, retail and artistic needs of a community which depends on arts and culture to enrich, catalyse and improve the quality of the lives of those within it.We hope to inspire a sense of place and exploration in a changing world and a place or home for such artistic/creative exploration,purchasing,shopping and education.…

Bathers Beach Art Precinct

The Bathers Beach Art Precinct is part of the conservation and activation work around the historic Arthur Head area of Fremantle, Western Australia. The area is of historical significance for indigenous Australians and European settlement of Western Australia. The precinct is home to more than 20 established and highly respected sculptors, painters, photographers, Indigenous artists, a ceramic artist and designers, one of which is the famous sculptor Greg James who created the sculpture of the fisherman at Fishing Boat Harbour. Other artists include Joanna Robertson, Jenny Dawson, Peter Zuvela, Ann Land, Carol Hazel, Caroline Thompson and Tessa Joy. Studios Kidogo…

Bottleshots Photography

Bottleshots Photography is a full service commercial image service specialising in providing businesses with digital marketing images of wine and food products and their packaging, with an emphasis on glass and bottles, serving customers throughout Australia and Southeast Asia.

David Giles Art Gallery

The David Giles Art Gallery at 49B High St showcases a wide range of highly affordable art pieces by many talented Western Australian artists, including David Giles. Studio Eleven Art Gallery at 11 Captains Lane hosts a number of permanent artists in residence. You can meet the artists and purchase art, jewellery and gifts. Studio Eleven is also home to the David Giles Freedom School of Painting, which provides an opportunity to explore your inner creative self. The David Giles Art Gallery is open 11-5 Tuesday to Sunday and Studio Eleven is open 11-4 Thursday to Sunday.

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Galleries and studios in Fremantle

Fremantle has long been a centre for arts and culture and there is always a great program of exhibitions and events to discover at the many galleries and studios. If you are looking for what to do in Fremantle on the weekend or during the week check out our listings for studios, art spaces, pop up shops and art galleries in Fremantle