Events & Festivals

FREE Bike Hire Little Creatures Brewery

March 17- March 26 is BIKE WEEK!  Join the fun by picking up a Litle Creatures bike for the day and exploring the Fremantle Community.   Check out all the City of Fremantle events happening for Bike Week HERE.  Bike Rental is FREE.  Just pop by the Little Creatures Brewhouse and ask a Creature to help you out (Photo I.D. and Credit Card details are needed as deposit).

Insider Art Autumn 2017

Insider Art: Autumn 2017 showcases the creative achievements of incarcerated prisoners from across Western Australia.  A joint initiative of the Department of Corrective Services and Fremantle Prison, this quarterly exhibition will be on show in the old Print Shop (Fremantle Prison Gallery). These exhibitions are always diverse in style and ideas.  Pieces exhibited include those from traditional Aboriginal artists with 50,000 years of culture to draw upon; those created by prisoners engaged in tertiary courses in contemporary art practice; and everything in between.  Participation in the creative process offers prisoners more than simple education and recreation.  The production of artworks…

Kurun Warun

Kurun Warun's paintings of culture and environment use colours inspired by natural resources and cultural body markings.  Kurun Warun continues the great Aboriginal tradition of telling stories of the people and their environment, how they lived in their country and managed its resources. Kurun Warun refers to his work as “living culture – our story”. His use of colour reflects the primary resources of the people – red, black and white are used to convey cultural body markings and structures found in nature.

Nature and Art Hub for kids and their grown ups

Nature play is here to stay! Moore and Moore café, Moores Building Contemperary Art Gallery  Paper Bird Childrens Books and Art, Inkling Art Space and Nature Play WA have joined forces to create a beautiful hidden courtyard right in the heart of Freo.   A dream for people with little ones!  Here’s a hub where you can enjoy a coffee, fabulous food, art, the best children’s books, fantastic kids art classes and a gorgeous nature play area. You can relax with friends and your kids can be themselves: climbing, digging, swinging and creating.  

Ships that Pass

Jo Darbyshire and Penny Coss PS Art Space is a project space and experimental platform for contemporary art. Large in scale, the two storey brick and iron building is rare as one of the most intact examples of its former use for the Fremantle Port as a major centre for trade and commerce. West Australian artists, Jo Darbyshire and Penny Coss will show new work that responds to the site with Darbyshire’s imagined relationship with the WA coast: local islands, ships in the Port and the traces of colonial life she observes in the material fabric of Fremantle. Coss imagines…

Smarter Rider 2017

Become a Smart(er) Rider and be rewarded for cycling around Fremantle. Ask for your Smart(er) Rider card from any of the participating locations listed below and collect a stamp each time you ride to a participating venue. Once you have collected 10 stamps enter the draw to win an overnight Bed & Breakfast voucher in a Superior room, thanks to the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle. We would love to see the advetnures that you have while completing your cards so get riding and snapping today. Don't forget to tag #freosmartrider for your chance to win a range of other great prizes kindly donated by local business, which include original artworks, bike equipment and store vouchers. Competition runs from 17 March - 18 April 2017. Smart(er) Rider Locations The Meeting Place Fremantle Leisure Centre Fremantle Library The One Stop Shop Fremantle Arts Centre Signatures of Australia Ohana Acai Bar The National Hotel Oxfam Boost Juice Natural Light Photography Parlapa WA Maritime Museum Spare Parts Puppet Theatre Studio 37 Anytime Fitness Missy Moos Chai Baba SOS Surf Co Harpers Food Market Margaret River HempCo Old Bridge Cellars Compendium Design Store Future Common Valentine's Camera House Pirates Backpackers Flipside Burgers Propeller Abhi's Bread Fremantle Chiropractic Free Choice Fremantle Luce Del Sol Chic Pea Vegan Cafe Amaize Homewares Glen Cowans' Studio David Giles Artist South Beach Cycles  

Tanami Desert Artists Yuendumu Nyirripi

Tanami Desert artists of Yuendumu & Nyirripi tell the great Warlpiri stories of Jukurrpa Dreaming sites. Warlpiri artists from Yuendumu in the Tanami Desert were amongst the first community groups to take up the desert art movement that spread from Papunya.The stories of the Warlpiri Jukurrpa traditions have remained strong and artists of the community have continued to paint and record the traditions of their ancestors. Artists from the smaller outlying community of Nyirripi have joined with Yuendumu artists and from 2010 they have brought a new and fresh layer of storytelling to the great Warlpiri stories that they share…

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Events and festivals

Fremantle has a legendary festival and events scene that stretches across the whole spectrum of music, arts, heritage, food and entertainment from the fantastic Fremantle International Street Arts Festival, St. Jerome's Laneway Festival and the biennial Sculptures @ Bathers. Plan your next visit to Fremantle by checking out what’s on in Freo today. And don’t forget to look at our eat and drink listings to find a great spot for dinner or a drink when you’re here.