Public arts

The Fremantle story magazine | Autumn 2017

This edition:  It is all about festival & events, with a season that runs through autumn into winter We chat with Kate Hulett about the amazing MANY 6160 and discuss the transition to a new Many 2.0 space on Adelaide Street Enjoy cooking the chili and lemon prawns recipe from Bottega chef, Jamie Galloway Celebrate the internationally reknowned street art in Freo (on walls) Explore the urban wanderlust in Freo's malls, arcades and piazzas  Discover eight foodie delights you need to try when you’re next in Freo Plus discount coupons, Instagram captures and much more Enjoy  Look out for our printed magazine at…

Bizircus

Perth based stilt walking, street theatre, circus, comedy, fire acts and corporate entertainment.  Bizircus is an entertainment company, based in Western Australia, performing all over the world. Bizircus specializes in combining highly-skilled circus acts with hilarious comedy.

Fairground Production House

The Fairground Production House provides high calibre professional performers, trainers, MC's, workshops and production managers for all your event needs.

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…

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. 

Jenny Dawson Ceramics

Jenny Dawson is a ceramic artist, public artist, designer, teacher, consultant & project coordinator. Jenny has established a thriving studio that invites projects on a large scale and collaborations with artists from other disciplines. Opening hours - Wed to Friday 12-4pm all other times by appointment.

Nova Ensemble Inc

Nova Ensemble is a contemporary music group based in Fremantle, Western Australia. The group's music explores aspects of music technology, contemporary instrument design and building, cross-cultural music, collaborative composition and improvisation. The members of the group are all involved in creating repertoire for the group, and each brings a diverse range of skills to our performances.

Rainbow

At nine metres high, 19 metres long and tipping the scales at 66 tonnes, Rainbow is not your average public art piece. The sculpture, by prominent Perth artist Marcus Canning, is constructed from nine recycled sea containers joined to form an arch. Colourful and creative, the sea containers form the shape of a giant rainbow as a universal symbol of hope and inspiration as well as being a highly visible Fremantle welcome statement. The largest public art piece ever commissioned by the City of Fremantle, the $145,000 Rainbow is the jewel in the crown of more than 50 public art…

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!

Western Australian Maritime Museum

Located on Victoria Quay, Fremantle, perched overlooking the Indian Ocean and Fremantle Harbour, the Western Australian Maritime Museum displays some of Western Australia's most unique maritime pieces. Collected over many years the wide range of exhibits include the winning Americas Cup Yacht (Australia II), an Oberon class submarine - HMAS Ovens, the Welcome Walls, Jon Sanders' Parry Endeavour and many other iconic vessels from WA's maritime history. The Maritime Museum also hosts many exhibitions in their unique galleries throughout the year and is the perfect place to explore and learn about the history of the WA coastline. Also worth a visit and…

Western Australian Museum - Shipwreck Galleries

The Western  Australian Museum-Shipwreck Galleries is recognised as the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere. The Museum is housed in 1850s-era Commissariat building and has since been restored to its historic glory. Steeped in history, the galleries house hundreds of relics from ships wrecked along WA's treacherous coastline, including the original timbers from the Batavia (wrecked in 1629), the de Vlamingh plate, and also countless artefacts from the Dutch shipwrecks Zuytdorp, Zeewijk and Vergulde Draeck.


Public art in Fremantle

Fremantle is a dynamic centre for the arts and many visitors to the city are keen to access the stories of Fremantle that are revealed through public artwork. Spending time exploring public art in all its forms is one of the wonderful things to do in Fremantle. From trail markers acknowledging the indigenous history of the city to more temporary street art projects that have seen the creation of giant octopuses and buffalo on the side of buildings. These projects are insights into the cultural history of our wonderful city and are a great Fremantle attraction if you are looking for things to do in Fremantle.