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Fremantle Arts & Artists

Fremantle Arts Centre (since 1973)

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

Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle Western Australia

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.


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: Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle, WA, 6160
Tel: (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 Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle Western Australia

"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.

Kidogo Arthouse Panoramic Photograph

Kidogo Arthouse Panoramic Photograph

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."

Address: Kidogo Art House, Bathers Beach,
Mews Road, Fremantle, 6160
Tel: (08) 9335 9636
Website: Kidogo Art Institute

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.

Kidogo Arthouse Panoramic Photograph

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
Tel: (08) 9335 3519
OPEN: Daily 10am-5pm.
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.

Kidogo Arthouse Panoramic Photograph

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."

Address: Corner of Cliff & Phillimore Streets. 
Tel: (08) 9335 8366
Website: Artsource

The Fly By Night Musicians Club

Fremantle Music

"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)
Tel: (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.

Pietro Giacomo PorcelliThere 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."

Address: Old Prison Hospital, Cnr Knutsford & Hampton Rd, Fremantle 6160
Tel: (08) 9430 6869
Website: Fremantle Children’s Literature Centre

Fremantle Art Galleries

Celebrates and nurtures the talent and diversity of WA's leading artists, sharing their artistry in store

Situated in the heart of Fremantle the store is home to a diverse collection of visual arts encompassing paintings, printmaking, sculpture, metal, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, glass, woodwork and new technologies just to name a few. When you walk through the doors of our High Street store you will discover a curated gallery offering artists a unique opportunity to sell their work. The combination of such diversity and talent in one space gives you a privileged access to a rare selection of distinctive and exceptional handmade objects from artists who are often difficult to find, a shopping experience that will inspire and delight shoppers of all curiosities. We connect artists with shoppers, to bring quality art to everyone and create an affordable, enjoyable experience for all.

Fremantle Street Art

Aboriginart
Address: 6 Elder Place, Fremantle
Tel: (08) 9336 1739 or 0403 012 615
Website: www.aboriginart.com.au

Artisan Store
Address: 81a High Street, Fremantle
Tel: 0435 398 148
Website: www.theartisanstore.com.au

Artitja Fine Art
Address: 330 South Terrace
South Fremantle
Tel: (08) 9336 7787 or 0418 900 954
Website: www.artitja.com.au

Adam Monk Gallery
Address: 62 High Street,
Fremantle
Tel:(08) 9336 6102
Website: www.adammonk.com

Buratti Fine Art
Address: 222 Queen St, North Fremantle
Tel:(08) 9433 6369
Website: www.buratti.com.au

David Giles Art Studios
Address: 49B High Street, Fremantle
Tel: 0416 079204
Website: www.davidgilesartistudios.com.au

Fremantle Arts Centre
Address: 1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle
Tel: (08) 9432 9555
Website: www.fac.org.au

Finishing Touch Gallery
Address: 34 High St (Cnr Henry St), Fremantle WA
Tel: (08) 9430 5533
Website: finishingtouchgallery.com.au

Gallery East
Address: 94 Stirling Highway, North Fremantle 6159.
Tel: (08) 9336 6231
Website: www.galleryeast.com.au

Greg James Sculpture Studio Gallery
Address: 2 Fleet St, Fremantle WA 6160
Tel:(08) 9335 5857
Website: www.gregjamessculpture.com

Japingka Gallery
Address: 47 High St, Fremantle
Tel: (08) 9335 8265
Website: www.japingka.com.au

Kidogo Arthouse
Address: Bathers Beach, Mews Road, Fremantle,
Tel: (08) 9335 9636
Website: www.kidogo.com.au

Merenda Gallery
Address: 84/86 High St, Fremantle
Tel: (08) 9433 1570
Website: www.merendagallery.com.au

Fremantle Street ArtPS Art Space (PSAS)
Address: 22 Pakenham St, Fremantle
Tel: (08) 9430 8145
Website: www.psas.com.au

Red Umbrella Art Gallery
Address: 255 South Terrace, South Fremantle, 6162
Tel: (08) 9335 3422
Website: www.redumbrellagallery.com.au

Richard Smyth Wild Earth Images
Address: Shop 46, Fremantle Markets, Fremantle
Tel: 0419 905 906
Website: www.richardsmyth.com.au

Fremantle Street ArtTrue Blue Gallery
Address: 84 High St, Fremantle
Tel: (08) 9430 3622
Website: www.truebluegallery.com

Zinongo Gallery
Address: 47 Lefroy Road, South Fremantle
Tel: (08) 9335 4227
Website: www.zinongo.com.au

Local Fremantle Artists

Danica Wichtermann, Ceramic Artist

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.

Bringing wood to life and music to your heart - Make Your Own Lyre or Dreamharp

Beautiful hand-crafted instruments for sale. Dreamharps and Lyres. Lyre Making Workshops and Make Your Own Dreamharp Workshops are run regularly throughout the year. Hands-on Lyre Making Workshops allow you to capture that sense of one-ness through working with wood. We invite you to experience a new way of music making, which harmonises the heartbeat and calms the mind. Schools have been using the Lyre as part of their musical ensemble, as it is very easy to learn and provides a divine melody. Additionally, as a free standing instrument, the Lyre is a beautiful work of art which can be proudly displayed in your home.

"My art is my religion & I enjoy the progression & exploration in the journey to wherever it takes me."

Ian de Souza’s arts practice spans 25 years. He is experienced in all mediums, with water-based colours and inks being his preference. Winner of a number of awards, Ian de Souza’s work is represented in private and corporate collections worldwide. Inspiration comes from many places for Ian de Souza. His residence in Fremantle is a work of art in itself; its unique indoor/outdoor living space was the subject of the 2006 American documentary film, World’s Most Extreme Homes. To inspire creativity, Ian de Souza hosts Creative Art of Life Workshops in his garden studio that draws upon the five senses. These one and two day programs are held in conjunction with a guest artist from a complementary discipline. Upcoming workshops are advertised via social media with detailed information on the Courses Page of his website. The de Souza gift shop contains a range of books, card packs and music. Gifts can be purchased online.

Crafter of cloth. Artisan of adornment. Stitch-tress of beauty. Trish Bygott brings Madam Bukeshla to life

Madam Bukeshla.. the label of Textile Artist and Designer Trish Bygott.. features our unique range of Handstitched Clothing for Women.. Designer Illustrations as Art.. Decoration and Gifts. Our Design House.. Label.. and Salon-like boutique are all housed in an enchantng structure from the turn of the 1900's on the fringe of Fremantle in eclectic Wray Avenue. Featuring our Signature Garments.. Textile products & Artworks.. our shop makes way to our production studio upstairs.. as well as a gorgeous retreat and garden for our nurturing Stitch workshops. Our designs constantly evolve and expand to reflect Madam Bukeshla's love of cloth and stitch. Not attempting to conform to established seasonal cycles affords us the pleasure of crafting an enlightened and flexible range with endless variation.. and trans-seasonal versatility.

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