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Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition celebrates the natural heritage of the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea bioregions. Professional, emerging and junior photographers alike have shown impeccable timing, patience, artistry and technique to capture superb moments in time. Beyond showing us the unique beauty of the flora, fauna and landscapes of our own backyards, this breathtaking exhibition provokes us to explore the changing nature of regional ecology. View the 2017 display at the WA Shipwrecks Museum in our new multipurpose space. This is a free exhibition. Feature Image: ' WINDBLOWN EGRET'  LITTLE EGRET, EGRETTA GARZETTA by…

Edward Blitner | Freshwater Billabongs

Edward Blitner is an artist from Ngukurr in southern Arnhem Land. Edward paints the rarrk cross-hatchstyle, developed from ancient rock art tradition using traditional earth colours that are found in the rock art sites, and ocassionally adds small amounts of colour to wáter lilies or other bushplants.The artist brings alive the freshwaterbillabong country that is the source of his people's survival over the millenia. 

Made Local Winter Market

The Made Local Market is back at Stackwood this August bringing you all the best local makers, eats and music across one cosy weekend. This edition will focus on local makers and will host more than 30 stalls selling locally-made wares such as ceramic planters, artist prints, clothing, textiles and jewellery.  The market will host brand new stallholders and some of our staple favourites under the one warehouse roof, including ILKA, Pierce, I Love You!, Flora Waycott, Kristin Margrit, Deli and Many Peaks Assembly. The Stackwood studio residents will also be opening their studios, including ceramics studio Winterwares, artists Sally Mundy & Meraki Designs, skincare by Clean Slate and clothing by Vintage Delhi.  The market will host food trucks serving up cosy Winter eats including Brazillian…

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Take a break...kids on us

Why do they need dinner every single night?  It’s time to take a break, Mum, with this great Perth dining special. Bring your family to the Atrium Garden Restaurant in Fremantle for a delicious buffet lunch or dinner this weekend and the kids are on us*! There’s food for the whole family to enjoy with fresh seafood and salads, tasty hot dishes, Chef’s carvery and dessert galore. Your kids will be happy and fed, so you can relax and enjoy a great meal. Open for all-you-can-eat lunch Saturdays and Sundays, and dinner Friday to Sunday. Adults $55 per person, kids under…

Tradie Specials

$14 Coffee and Food Deals at JAC and the BEAN! Medium Coffee with the choice of our famous BACON EGGS BENNY WRAP,  CHICKEN and AVOCADO BAGEL or BACON and EGG BRIOCHE ROLL! Come see us and just ask for the tradies special.  Call orders ahead if you are strapped for time. 9430 7568 Jac x   

Transportation Exhibition

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Hougoumont, the last convict ship to arrive in Australia, Fremantle Prison’s new exhibition Transportation examines the forced migration of convicts from Britain to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries. Transportation presents the stories of men, women and children forcibly sent to convict sites around Australia, exploring the social tragedy of the convict system as a whole as well as individual stories of personal achievement. Exhibiting convict material from the Mitchell Library (State Library of New South Wales), Western Australian Museum and the Prison’s own collection, Transportation demonstrates the impact…

Alcohol Inks with Monique Ford

In this three hour workshop, art practitioner and teacher Monique Ford will introduce you to working with alcohol inks. A beautiful, free flowing and fun medium, alcohol inks can be used to create luminous, layered artworks emphasising colour, composition and balance. You will explore the properties of the ink and specialised papers, and learn to achieve vibrant effects with translucent and metallic colours . The possibilities are only limited to what you are willing to try!What you will learn:-The application of different alcohol ink colours and effects (including metallics)-How to create a successful, balanced composition-How to use layers to create depth…

Mono Freo Book Launch

MONO FREO 2 is a book of black and white photography by James Kerr set in and around Fremantle WA. The book will be launched at 6pm, Friday 17 August 2018 at Earlywork, Shop 9/330 South Terrace (cnr Wardie St), South Fremantle. This book is a sequel to the original MONO FREO. The launch will feature an exhibition of images from the book as well as a selection of previous photographs. The exhibition will also open 10am-4pm Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August 2018. http://jameskerrphotography.com

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Notre Dame Open Day

Discover the Notre Dame difference while exploring our Campus in Freo’s West End on Open Day. There will be delicious eats, live music, course advice and more!

Fremantle Round House - 1pm cannon firing

Discover WA’s oldest public building . Find out what the ‘curfew bell’ was used for, how many cells the Round House had in the 1800s, and maybe even get locked up in our stock and pillory! At 1pm (sharp) each day, join us as we fire the cannon and lower the time ball on the Gun Deck next to the Round House. Visitors are welcome to be our ‘Honorary Gunner’ of the day and we accept advance bookings via the Round House website to avoid disappointment - so come and celebrate an anniversary, a birthday, or 'just because'! The Round House is open…

The Hanging Yum Cha

Our Sunday Yum Cha has been revitalized, with a fresh rotating menu and an interactive cocktail teapot experience. Indulge in an 8-course yum cha brunch, with a 3-course cocktail tea service. Each tea-infused cocktail is blended of palette cleansers to compliment the fresh dishes crafted by Head Chef, Leigh Power.Our beautiful cast iron teapots, will be hung down the centre of your table so you can top up your glasses as you go. DJ from 3pm

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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.