Events & Festivals

Chunky Choc Nougat

Indulge in Gelatissimo's latest flavour of the month! A creamy Milk chocolate gelato loaded with crunchy pieces of choc coated honey and almond nougat, all rippled with a white chocolate sauce.  Available for a limited time only from 21st July till end of August!

Fiona Omeenyo Ancestors Spirits

Fiona Omeenyo draws on the culture and story-telling of her home community at Lockhart River in northern Queensland to make paintings of the spirits of both living and past occupants. Her approach is highly individualistic, creating amorphous figures that merge into the environment and the background. A room full of her paintings creates the sense of movement and activity, the ongoing world of spirit forms and human endeavours. Fiona’s style uses figurative elements that have a mythical, abstracted feeling, where the figures are carved or etched into the background layers of paint to become part of the landscape. She bases…

Freo Art Movement brings Art to life in the Brewery

Fremantle Art Movement (FAM) is a collective of emerging and established artists whose mission is to provide a platform for local artists to engage with the community and promote the enjoyment of all forms of art in multiple environments. This winter, FAM will be joining the Little Creatures team to bring some artistic cheer and animation to the Brewery through art, live painting, workshops, markets and art exhibitions. The Fremantle Art Movement winter residency will be on display June, July and August with art, live painting, workshops and pop up markets. Stop by and see what some of Fremantle's finest…

Nature and art hub for kids and their grown ups

Come and enjoy a refreshment in peace whilst your children explore, create and play in our nature play area. Here at Moore & Moore our Café is 60% farm-to-table and we pride ourselves in supporting local farmers to bring you a range of fresh and organic options. We are firm believers that a healthy diet as well as the opportunity for unstructured natural play can be hugely beneficial in the development of children.Benefits of nature play: • Children who play regularly in natural settings are sick less often. Mud, sand, water, leaves, sticks, pine cones and gum nuts can help…

Plastic Free July

Choose to refuse single use plastic this July! Start by saying NO to plastic bags, coffee cups, straws and plastic bottles. Try these handy hints to get you started.... Head to one of Fremantle's Responsible Cafes, and receive a discount on your coffee when you BYO cup. Check out www.responsiblecafes.org for your closest cafe. Take your reusable water bottle to one of the City of Fremantle's two ProAcqua machines and fill up your water bottle - save plastic and money! The ProAcqua machines can be found in Esplanade Park and King's Square. Get rewarded for recycling! Take your used plastic bottles and aluminum cans to the City of Fremantle's reverse vending machine in Esplanade Park, and choose one of six coupons from local businesses. Coupons currently on offer include:  Ohana Acai Bar – get a free coffee when you BYO cup – limited time only! Boost Juice – buy one juice, get one for $1 Coffee Club – buy one small coffee, get one free San Churros – buy one get one free churros for one WA Maritime Museum – 20% off Museum and Exhibition Entry Time Zone – 10% off when you purchase a timed play package.

Remnants

Remnants : The History of Ideas Project 1997-2017New works from Series VI (2013-2017) & selected works from Series 1-VI (1997-2012)John Teschendorff This exhibition, the first in WA for five years, includes twenty one works on paper and canvas selected from the artist’s studio & family collection, and thirty new drawings made at the Can Serrat International Arts Centre El Bruc Barcelona Spain (2013), the NES Residency Skagastrond Iceland (2016) and in Fremantle. John Teschendorff has used the History of Ideas project to examine aspects of border conflict, war, religious bigotry, democratic process & guilt…even terror, torture and death are interrogated…

The Fremantle story magazine | Winter 2017

Kaya, Wanju. Hello, welcome... our Nyoongar greeting for this edition to celebrate NAIDOC Week with its theme this year of ‘our languages matter’. You can sign up for a Nyoongar language class as part of the Djeran seasonal program at The Meeting Place (page 12). Our Freo story writers have picked out six cosy corners and inspired winter reading to warm your insides. And no languishing over winter, the Freo Clubs story offers inspiration to seek out a local haunt for a game of darts, billiards or lawn bowls. Or maybe live music and dancing is more your thing? We’re excited to add another self–guided walking trail to the Explore Fremantle bag. It’s the ultimate vintage shopping trail to help you find an undiscovered retro gem. We recommend adding a few comforting cake stops along the way.  The Fremantle story team Look out for our printed magazine at visitor centres, cafés, galleries, cinemas, restaurants, bars, universities in Perth and Freo. 

Voyage to the Deep

Voyage into a mysterious and marvellous undersea world with multi award-winning and record-breaking exhibition Voyage to the Deep. Based on French author Jules Verne’s 1870 classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the exhibition brings to life the deep-sea adventures of Captain Nemo, his legendary submarine Nautilus and the world of wonders he lived in. Release your inner aquanaut At the centre of this fantasy world: a giant replica Nautilus. Kids can climb aboard and discover the inner world of a deep-sea submarine. Take up the controls at the helm, peer through the periscope, crank the propeller, test out the bunks…

Yam Dreaming

Yam Dreaming, the great Dreamtime saga of the Central Desert, about food, survival, celebration, & harmony – as represented by major artists at Japingka The importance of the Yam Dreaming narratives of Central and Western Deserts reflects the crucial role this food source played in the lives of traditional people. The Yam is presented in ceremonies through song cycles and dance performances. Alyawarr women pay homage to its life-giving role, and entreat good harvests on their Country in upcoming seasons. The Yam is seen as a symbol of the well-being of their own Country, sustaining the people in close synergy…

Insider Art Winter 2017

Insider Art: Winter 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 can…

School Holiday Baba Lala Holiday Sessions

Fremantle's most loved & fun-filled early childhood music program continues on over the Winter School Holidays. Music, Movement, Rhythm & Rhyme for little ones. Baba Lala Musical Playtime is a joyous celebration of life, created to nurture a strong connection between music, family & community. For babies, toddlers & little ones up to 4 yrs old & their families. Held at Penny Lanes Music Workshop, 1 Holdsworth St, Fremantle. Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fri  9am & again at 10am.  $15 - pay as you go, siblings half price. All classes are casual, no need to book.

I WAS HERE

In I WAS HERE seven artists turn conventional history on its head. The world is flipped upside down, long held beliefs are disproved and fact replaces fiction as the artists grapple with what’s real, imagined or forgotten over time. Comprising photographic and sculptural works I WAS HERE is a fascinating commentary on history itself and our relationship to the past. Robyn Stacey (NSW) has used a camera obscura to produce rich and vivid images of the studios of iconic Australian artists. Emerging artist Tom Buckland (ACT) presents a constellation of imagined narratives that audiences view one at a time through…

Ian Strange ISLAND

Perth-raised, New York-based artist Ian Strange returns for the world premiere of his latest exhibition ISLAND. Continuing his investigations into architecture and the home ISLAND features large scale photographs of three interventions on foreclosed suburban houses in Ohio’s Rust Belt region. The home is a symbol of family, community and safety. Approaching it through the metaphor of the desert island, a place of refuge and sovereignty but simultaneously entrapment, Strange highlights how fragile and unstable home is in the wake of the GFC and the ensuing American housing crisis. Alongside the photographs, Strange presents a section of a now-demolished home…

Reform The History of Reformative Measures

Prisons serve four main functions in society. They punish offenders, protect the community from criminals, act as a disincentive to people considering crime and provide prisoners the opportunity to reform before their release back into the community. The exhibition Reform: A History of Reformative Measures at Fremantle Prison explores what strategies were employed at Fremantle Prison to control and change prisoner behaviour. While Fremantle Prison was at times a place of harsh punishment, it also provided prisoners with the opportunity to acquire new skills and reform. The exhibition explores the practice of religion, education, work and training at Fremantle Prison through its…

Brewery Tours at Little Creatures

One shared belief when Little Creatures was just a twinkle in our eyes was that breweries over the years have hardly been the most romantic of places. Hidden behind big brick walls and imposing gates, very little was visible to the passing community. It is our ambition to change all that, to become an open and transparent Brewery that welcomes all walks of life to experience the wonder of brewing. Come on down, say hi and explore our little piece of brewing happiness. Not sure what style of beer is for you? Want to learn about all things brewing along…

Wildlife Zoo at the Markets

We love having West Oz Wildlife, one of Perth’s leading wildlife petting zoos, at Fremantle Markets. They provide a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with native Australian animals such as koalas, snakes & dingoes. You can usually only glimpse such animals amidst big crowds in larger reserves or zoos. Our Wildlife Zoo offers a more intimate approach, allowing both children and adults to experience these animals in a smaller and more relaxed setting. Entry by Gold Coin Donation. Don't forget your camera!

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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.