The Fremantle Arts Centre is a hub of creativity for Fremantle. More information on the centre below...
This soulful city is filled to the brim and is overflowing with artistic talent!
The city's dedication to the Arts within the community is overtly displayed in many ways. The many colourful celebratory festivals throughout the year, the variety of community markets promoting local artistic talent and the number of the historic heritage listed buildings are now the home to a range of arts and cultural organisations.
Historic Heritage Listed Buildings dedicated to the Arts
Fremantle Arts Centre
Visit art exhibitions by regional, local, national and international artists and attend both indoor and outdoor events and music concerts. Built in 1864 by convicts it is has a very gothic past and thankfully reopened in 1972 as the much loved Fremantle Arts Centre.
Now adults and children can learn art in many forms including drawing, painting, jewellery, sculpture, ceramics, glass, photography, textiles and printmaking.
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Fremantle Arts Centre has free WiFi internet access for all visitors. Simply bring your portable device and enjoy. All courses are conducted on site at Fremantle Arts Centre, in one of five fully equipped studio spaces.
ADDRESS:1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle, WA, 6160 TELEPHONE: (08 9432 9555 WEBSITE: Fremantle Arts Centre Facilities: Disability access, Toilets, Guide & Hearing Dogs only. Bikes are welcome. There is a bike rack near the Café’s side entrance.
City of Fremantle Art Collection At the Fremantle Arts Centre
"The City of Fremantle Art Collection is the largest municipal art collection in Western Australia.
It contains over 1200 pieces, including historical works and an extraordinary mix of contemporary paintings, prints, photographs and ceramics by Western Australian artists, representing strongly Fremantle makers and Fremantle subjects.
The Collection boasts an excellent holding of Australian prints and artists’ books that reflect the diversity, complexity and scale of print in Australia..." from Fremantle Arts Centre WEBSITE: Exhibitions
Kidogo Art Institute & Arthouse
"This unique space provides a popular venue for musicians, singer-songwriters, poets and authors to stage performances and exhibitions.
The limestone Heritage Listed building that is currently the Kidogo Art Institute and the Kidogo Arthouse was built in 1884 and is perched on the sand dunes a few meters from the sparkling waters edge of Bather's Beach, a truly sublime location perfect for its current use!
The Institute offers a wide range of short-term art courses for beginners and professional artists. All courses are taught by professional artists and both adults and children develop their unique style of painting and drawing within a variety of mediums."
Beautiful space by the sea in Fremantle. We love the colour the Kidogo Arthouse changes throughout the day. Always beautiful.
Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
"Established as a visual arts venue in the west end of Fremantle showing diverse and changing exhibitions of West Australian art.
It is managed by City of Fremantle and is located adjacent to commercial galleries and Notre Dame
University. Restoration was conducted by City of Fremantle over an eight-year period commencing in 1986 and later in 1993. Moore & Moore café ((08) 9335 8825) within the building and courtyard is open from 7.30am to 4pm daily and offers the much sought after 'all day breakfast'."
ADDRESS: 46 Henry St, Fremantle, WA, 6160 TELEPHONE:
(08) 9335 3519 OPEN:
Entry FREE, donations appreciated. WEBSITE: The Moore's Building
Artsource at the Old Customs House
"The pre eminent place for clients to engage artists and for artists to go to for employment opportunities in Western Australia.
The Old Customs House is home to Artsource and the WA Circus School and has artist studios and arts organisations. Artsource began in 1986 as the Fremantle Arts Foundation to advance the profile of visual artists in WA."
Since starting to work with clay in 2006, making forms on the wheel has become my passion. I enjoy testing the boundaries of thrown vessels and exploring the limits of clay, carving into my work to see how I can transform it into something sculptural and unique. I am inspired by nature; things that usually go unseen or unnoticed. I examine plant life: patterns and shapes on bark, shades of colours on flowers, skeletal veins on leaves, growing seedlings unfurling and seeking light. I like to deconstruct things I see and recreate them in my own way. Each piece is an individual expression of nature; of self. The intent is not to replicate objects, but to simply translate something seen, or experienced in a unique and interesting way. My works are to be explored, to draw you into their own internal worlds, to be discovered and unveiled.
Andrew Hayim De Vries
Artist/Building Designer & Consultant
Andrew has 24 years of collective teaching experience as a lecturer, artist in residence, tutor and technician in the fields of painting, printmaking & drawing. Andrew currently runs a successful Building & Design consultancy in Fremantle. "To my way of thinking 'taking ownership' of your home includes excellent project planning and cost analysis, as well as creating a transparent working relationship with all parties involved in the building project from architect onwards." Andrew has worked as project manager, designer, and ultimately problem solver for building structure design for 38 years. For the past 6 years Andrew has consulting in private home building projects within Australia and abroad and worked in progressive architecture, urban planning, and sustainable housing systems. Thinking of buying, selling or renovating, Andrew can assist.
Other Heritage Buildings dedicated to the Arts in Freo:
The Fly By Night Musicians Club
"The Fly By Night Musicians Club has a rich history of musicians, actors, comedians, and even circus performers who have showcased their talent on the Fly's stage over the last 20 years with local, national and international artists performing at the club.The Fly by Night Musicians Club is a not for profit community musicians club and music venue located in the heart of Fremantle. This building now run by the National Trust of Australia was originally constructed in 1895–96."
ADDRESS: 1 Holdsworth Street, Fremantle, WA, 6160 (Entrance off Parry St)
TELEPHONE: (08) 9430 5976 Website: Fly By Night Musicians Club
Fremantle Children's Literature Centre at the old Fremantle Prison Hospital
"Housed in the wonderfully restored Fremantle Prison Hospital this centre brings literature alive for children and adults. There are four full exhibitions of Australian picture books on display each school term. The exhibitions comprise the original artwork, as well as material from the illustrator and author including preliminary sketches, storyboards, reference materials, draft manuscripts and correspondence. Workshops are held in conjunction with each exhibition for both children and adults. The general public has the opportunity to view the exhibitions, meet local and interstate authors and illustrators and purchase books and artwork during our Open Days and at other events held throughout the year."
Artitja Fine Art ADDRESS: 330 South Terrace
South Fremantle 6162.
TELEPHONE: (08) 9336-7787
Adam Monk Gallery ADDRESS: 62 High Street,
Fremantle 6160 TELEPHONE:(08) 9336 6102
Fremantle Contemporary Art Gallery ADDRESS:255 South Terrace, South Fremantle, 6162 TELEPHONE:(08) 9335 3422
Fremantle Arts Centre
Visit art exhibitions by regional, local, national and international artists and attend both indoor and outdoor events and music concerts. ADDRESS:1 Finnerty Street
Fremantle, WA, 6160 TELEPHONE: (08 9432 9555
Finishing Touch Gallery ADDRESS:34 High St (Cnr Henry St), Fremantle WA TELEPHONE: (08) 9430 5533
The Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery ADDRESS:46 Henry St, Fremantle WA 6160 TELEPHONE: (08) 9335 3519
Gallery East ADDRESS:94 Stirling Highway, North Fremantle 6159. TELEPHONE: (08) 9336-6231
Greg James Sculpture Studio Gallery ADDRESS:2 Fleet St, Fremantle WA 6160 TELEPHONE:(08) 9335 5857
Japingka Gallery ADDRESS:47 High St, Fremantle WA 6962 TELEPHONE: (08) 9335 8265
Kidogo Arthouse ADDRESS:Bathers Beach, Mews Road, Fremantle, 6160 TELEPHONE:( 08) 9335 9636
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