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ART ON THE MOVE encourages connections and fosters a sense of belonging, creativity and a greater understanding of ourselves and the world through visual art.


  • Arts:Visual Arts



ART ON THE MOVE encourages connections and fosters a sense of belonging, creativity and a greater understanding of ourselves and the world through visual art. We do this by touring quality contemporary art with appropriate learning and development opportunities that speak to and develop the unique cultural narratives of communities whatever the cultural practice, age, ability and engagement with culture.

To achieve this, we encourage:

  • Innovative artistic practices to flourish as artists respond to environments and audiences through ART ON THE MOVE tours;
  • Artists and audiences to evolve and grow into each exhibition by creating challenging yet non-threatening environments to engage with and talk about art in meaningful and creative ways. In so doing break down the barriers to viewing and participating in arts and culture;
  • Adaptability in our work practices and approaches in response to needs of artists, venues and audiences, developing an agile culture whilst retaining strategic and financial intent; and
  • Compassion and understanding of the world by presenting and exploring universal themes that resonate at a local level.


ART ON THE MOVE's value lies in its ability to operate objectively on behalf of artists and galleries by offering a platform for the individual and collective voices that resonate in each locality as a means of preserving the unique voices of those areas. This is where the character of an area is defined, where meaning is made and identity created.

Artist Voice: ART ON THE MOVE will foster and nurture the relationship between artist, community and audience through exhibitions and engagement activities that connect, inspire, enrich and activate.

Curatorial Voice: The curators' voice will encourage a dialogue that will add intellectual rigour and intent for each exhibition that encourages inquisitive thinking and a deeper understanding of each exhibition.

Community Voice: ART ON THE MOVE will build audiences and a sense of belonging by working collaboratively to create engaging and inspiring pathways for participation and learning that connect people and communities in appropriate, meaningful and fun ways to explore the world through art.

Sustaining Voice: ART ON THE MOVE will develop a strong infrastructure for the organisation and sector that will build capacity and achieve sustainable long term outcomes.


Circus WA School Holiday Programs

It's School Holidays!! Act Crazy join the Circus. Open for all ages from 7yrs and up. Be serious and learn Unicycle, Stilts, Aerials, Acrobatics or just come and play.

  • Type:Non Government,State Focus
  • Local Clubs:Special Interest,Arts,Sports
  • Charity:Sport & Recreation


  • Employees (FTE):10
  • Established:1984
  • Members:250
  • Volunteers:2
  • Arts:Dance,Performing Arts
  • Industry & Politics:Industry Assn


At CircusWA we are committed to ensuring our students learn skills in a very safe but fun environment. Working out of a traditional circus big top we deliver all of our programs with low teacher student ratios to ensure everyone gets to learn and feel supported. The school holidays are a great time to learn new skills, or just come and hang out for a fun all round circus exploration at our Big Top Circus Skills sessions. As we are situated in central Fremantle, this means that before or after your circus session you can enjoy some of the amazing food and entertainment available around Fremantle - starting with our neighbours at iconic Clancy's Fish Pub.

City of Fremantle

Lose the traffic, the sighs, the overcoat, the brolly, the inlaws, the outlaws, the schedule, the phone calls and a little time.

  • Type:Government


  • Government:Local


Find Yourself in Fremantle, Western Australia

Fremantle in Western Australia (WA) is a vibrant, eclectic city. Home to some of the most beautiful heritage buildings, great beaches, delicious seafood and talented artists and designers, Fremantle offers seven day shopping and a fantastic array of food, fun and entertainment for all ages.

When you visit Fremantle, be sure to see the spectacular WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle Prison, Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, Cappuccino Strip and browse through the historic Fremantle Markets, then relax and watch the sunset on South beach.

Sitting on the edge of the Indian Ocean, this beautiful coastal town is only 20 minutes from Perth. Find out why so many people say Fremantle is the highlight of Western Australia!

About Fremantle

Seafarers have sailed into Fremantle's port for many generations to trade, replenish vital supplies and to enjoy some well-earned shore-based relaxation. And while these days visitors to Fremantle generally don't arrive under sail, they continue to find what they need with an abundance of shops and a wide choice of places to wine and dine as well as plenty of ways to have a wonderfully memorable experience.

It's easy to find yourself in Fremantle because there's much to enjoy, see and do in this historic port city that's at the centre of contemporary Western Australia culture.

This is a vibrant, culturally diverse city set against a backdrop of charming buildings. And as you're enticed to explore on foot your journey may well be punctuated with finding little gems along the way such as street performers, festivals and markets.

Perhaps you'll even unearth some secrets...such as a favourite eatery, fashion boutique or art gallery that you'll try to keep to yourself and treasure, or you may even stumble across some intriguing clues to the city's convict and seafaring past.

Whatever you're interested in, it's easy to find yourself in Fremantle. Where is Fremantle?

Located on the west coast of Australia, Fremantle is situated at the mouth of the Swan River 20 kilometres down stream from Perth, the State capital of Western Australia.

It lies next to the beautiful, warm waters of the Indian ocean with Rottnest Island just 30 minutes off shore by ferry.

Cockburn Historical Society

The historic Azelia Ley Homestead Museum and its associated out buildings are located in Manning Park, Hamilton Hill.



The heritage listed residence was built in the early 1900s and provides a rich insight into local Cockburn history.  Visitors to the Azelia Ley Homestead Museum can see a vast collection of furniture, clothing, photographs, paintings, toys, memorabilia, historical artefacts and much more. The museum is overseen by the Historical Society of Cockburn.

The Society was formed in 1975 by a number of local residents concerned about the preservation and recording of the cultural heritage of the Town of Cockburn.

The Society assisted in the restoration of the Azelia Ley Homestead in Manning Park which opened in 1975, and continues its involvement as custodians of the museum, opening to the public every Sunday afternoon.

Members also maintain close contact with the community servicing people who live, work and visit the City of Cockburn planning and providing not only special events through the year that attract young and adult audiences but also acquiring and conserving the museum’s collection for the purpose of education and enjoyment.


DADAA is a leading arts and health organisation that creates access to cultural activities for people with disability or a mental illness.

  • Local Clubs:Special Interest


  • Arts:Visual Arts


DADAA offers targeted programs that include a broad range of traditional and new media projects in Western Australian communities. Our programs range from entry-level workshops for those with no arts experience to professional mentorships for advanced artists. Exhibition or broadcast of works is an outcome of most programs.

DADAA has three arts and community centres – in Fremantle, Midland and Lancelin. Working in partnership with local governments and other organisations, this place-based approach creates environments that are welcoming to artists and audiences, and activates local urban, regional and rural spaces.
OUR VISION for Fremantle is to create Humble Coffee Club, a welcoming, social enterprise café with great coffee and delicious food in the heart of Freo that also provides training and job opportunities for people with disability. If you would like to contribute, please see our crowdfunding campaign here https://startsomegood.com/humblepantryfremantle
In addition to our three hubs, DADAA works throughout the community by offering arts activities in venues such as the Midland Junction Arts Centre, State Theatre Centre of WA and supported accommodation for people with high-support needs. We have an audio description service that travels to Perth’s major festivals and cultural events, and consultancy services in disability awareness training designed and delivered collaboratively with organisations across Perth.
DADAA follows the Affirmation Model of disability that promotes a culture of disability-led practice in the arts and facilitates the participation of artists with disability in public arts programs in the local, state and national arts sectors.
DADAA works through significant local and cross-sector partnerships that bring arts and health together in a way that effectively responds to the needs of communities. DADAA also works actively in state and national audience development, disability advocacy, accessible programming, digital inclusion, and research and evaluation.

Fremantle Press

We publish uniquely Western Australian stories, introducing new and emerging authors while sharing our literary culture with the world.


  • Arts:Publisher


Fremantle Press is a proudly not-for-profit team of publishers, authors and artists who bring uniquely Australian stories to the world. Established in 1976, Fremantle Press is renowned for producing quality works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children’s literature. Our core purpose is to identify talented new and emerging Western Australian writers and artists, and to publish and distribute their work to the widest possible audience.

Fremantle Symphony Orchestra

A vibrant community orchestra based at the Fremantle Town Hall


  • Arts:Music


Welcome to the City of Fremantle Symphony Orchestra – a community orchestra and one of Perth’s most vibrant community groups.

The orchestra is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of music in the cultural life of Perth. With a regular membership of about 60 amateur musicians we present about 5 concerts each year including a subscription series of concerts at the Fremantle Town Hall and performances in other venues around Perth. In past years the orchestra has toured to Albany, Busselton and Margaret River.The group originated in 1961 with the formation of the Melville Orchestral Society, which became the Melville Symphony Orchestra. In 1981 the orchestra became the Nedlands Symphony Orchestra. In 1993 the orchestra took on its current name.

Highlights of recent years include Mahler’s Symphonies No. 1 and No 2, Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2, symphonic works by Shostakovich, Bartok, Saint-Saens, Bruckner and Rachmaninov and a recent collaboration with UWA Choral Society to present Verdi’s Requiem.

Our musical director David Pye has a proud history of leading the orchestra through major symphoic works for large orchestra.  In September 2006 the orchestra assembled more than 100 players for a full-scale performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.  In September 2009, in one of the most ambitious projects undertaken by a community orchestra, we performed Percy Grainger’s massive work The Warriors, scored for huge orchestra and percussion ensemble, in collaboration with Defying Gravity Percussion Ensemble and the Totally Huge New Music Festival.

In 2011 the orchestra celebrated its 50th birthday with gala concerts and the commissioning of a major new work from David Pye – Quinquagenta (A concerto for orchestra).

Navy Club

Navy Club Incorporated owns the top two floors of 64 High Street, Fremantle (corner of Pakenham Street). It is accessed by lift from the foyer. The Club is free of encumberances, with nearly 500 members from all walks of life.

  • Local Clubs:History,Special Interest


  • Arts:Jazz


Navy Club Incorporated owns the top two floors of 64 High Street, Fremantle (corner of Pakenham Street). It is accessed by lift from the foyer.

The Club is free of encumberances, with nearly 500 members from all walks of life.

Any person over 18 years of age may apply for membership. All visiting service personnel are deemed honorary members of the Club upon evidence of their service.

The 3rd level Observation Deck provides a quiet place to drink, with panoramic views of the city, harbour and ocean. This level is open seven days per week.

The 2nd level Function Room has a large stage, projector and 108" screen. It is used for meetings, conferences, sporting and cultural events. Jazz Fremantle have a booking every Sunday afternoon.

It is available for hire by members for weddings or parties. 

Notre Dame University

Notre Dame is a private Catholic University, extending from the West Coast of Australia in the beautiful and historic City of Fremantle, to the North-West town of Broome and across the continent.


  • Education:University


We embrace the ancient and esteemed traditions of Catholic Universities in Europe, North America and 2000 years of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. We welcome people of all faiths or none at all. As an academic community, we welcome open and rigorous enquiry, debate and discussion.

We have an enrolment of over 12,000 students and offer a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Our student experience, employment and graduate outcomes are the best in New South Wales and Western Australia, and among the very best in Australia.

We provide our students with the theoretical knowledge and professional skills which will empower them to realise their potential, build interconnectedness with all peoples and willingly serve the community through active participation, engagement and reflection.

We have a powerful commitment to honouring the individual and recognise that each student is graced with their own gifts and talents. We believe that higher education should prepare students for a rich, fulfilling and reflective life, not just a career path.

We are a modern Catholic University, operating in a world in which the vast speed of change is felt in nearly all aspects of our daily lives. We bring to bear our traditions and our values to engage in scholarship and research, to address the developments and challenges of the modern world, to serve the common good and to assist all our students to achieve the academic excellence that we promote and expect.

Welcome to Notre Dame.

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Through the art of puppetry we share stories that celebrate what it is to be human; connecting audiences across generations.


  • Arts:Performing Arts


Australia's Flagship Puppetry Company

Through the art of puppetry we share stories that celebrate what it is to be human; connecting audiences across generations. Our vision is to transform people’s view of the world and each other through world class puppetry

For many of our audience members we are their first live performing arts experience. We are proud to offer this experience to audiences and beholden to offer them the best puppet theatre we can.

The company is lead by Artistic Director Philip Mitchell and Associate Director Michael Barlow who work with artists from our well-established and ever-growing pool of Company Associates offering skills in writing, design & performance for puppetry.

Our annual artistic program includes performances at our home theatre in Fremantle, touring to schools, theatres and festivals across Australia and abroad, puppetry workshops for children and adults, and artists training and development programs. Through our various programs we have an annual audience and participant reach of more than 60,000 people.

In 2015 Spare Parts were awarded the Fremantle Business Awards ‘Business of the Year’ and ‘Outstanding Cultural Enterprise’ Awards, recognising our contribution the business community of and to the cultural vibrancy of Fremantle and surrounds.


St Pat's Rack

St Pat’s Rack is the newest vintage store to open in the vibrant city of Fremantle. It sells an eclectic, quirky mix of vintage and local creations. All proceeds go towards supporting the homeless.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Drugs & Alcohol,Emergency Relief,Fundraising,Housing & Homeless,Local Community,Mental Health,Youth Welfare



About St Patricks Community Support Centre

We are a not-for-profit organisation, providing services for disadvantaged people of the Perth South Metropolitan Area; in particular those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We aim to provide high quality and immediate care for our clients through the delivery of a diverse and holistic range of services which include: emergency relief, housing (crisis and transitional accommodation), meals 365 days a year, a day centre as well as welfare and health services.  We also deliver specialist programs such as education and training, art and music, recreation, youth at risk, rough sleepers and partner with other agencies across the community to achieve our goals.

As previously mentioned, 2012 signals St Patrick’s 40th year of service in the community and throughout this period, we have continually worked to help those who are disadvantaged in Fremantle and the south west metropolitan region of Perth - none of which would have been possible without the ongoing and generous support of the wider community.

Our vision is to continuously improve and expand our services.  As the number of people at risk in our community grows, we are looking to work with the local community leaders to achieve a ‘whole of community’ response to the issues surrounding homelessness.

The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation

The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to challenge and inspire the youth of WA to reach their personal potential and to make a positive contribution

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Education & Training



The Leeuwin operates under the principle of “challenge by choice.” Leeuwin II is a working ship and all participants are expected to be involved in most aspects of ship operations, from sailing, steering, navigating and cleaning the ship to climbing the masts and sailing through the night. The level of the challenge is up to each participant. Our many years of operation clearly demonstrate that the more each participant is willing to challenge themselves, the more they take away from the experience.

The program is designed to be both physically and emotionally challenging and helps young people reach their personal potential through the development of social confidence and relationship skills in 4 broad areas:

1. The concept of self and self-confidence

2. Communication skills

3. Teamwork

4. A sense of community

The benefits of the program directly impacts the individual’s peers, their school, family and community. These benefits are transferable as young people phase into adulthood as future employees and as responsible citizens in our communities.

The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation has been running this program since 1986, and so far over 40,000 young people have experienced this unique ocean adventure.

How can you help:

The Leeuwin is largely a volunteer organisation, with minimum  numbers of volunteers required before the ship is able to leave port. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator Ali on [email protected]

The Literature Centre

The Literature Centre is a place to nurture young people’s interest in reading and writing.


  • Arts:Literature


The Literature Centre (formerly Fremantle Children’s Literature Centre) is unique – a place to nurture young people’s interest in reading and writing, using innovative techniques to explore and interpret literature.  Uniquely located within the walls of the Old Fremantle Prison, it is the only centre of its kind in Australia.  

Established in 1993, the Centre offers a diverse range of student programmes in metropolitan, rural and regional areas of Western Australia. We work with approximately 30,000 students each year, either at the Centre or in schools.  Experienced Education Officers, Authors and Illustrators conduct inspiring and interactive workshops, using a range of original manuscripts, preliminary drawings, and artwork.  

  • Picture Book Exhibitions
  • Student Literature Workshops 
  • Authors/Illustrators In-Residence Programme
  • Metropolitan and Rural Residence Programme
  • 'Centre Classics' Workshops, Poetry and Writing Workshops
  • Talented Young Writers' Programme (TYWP)
  • The Sound of Picture Books Workshops
  • Professional Development for Teachers 
  • Bookshop - Selling Books and Artwork  
  • Family Open Days
  • Leslie Rees Fremantle Lecture, Book Launches and Author Talks 

Wine Club

Join us for our monthly Wine Club.

  • Local Clubs:Food & Wine
  • Type:Club



The Left Bank Wine Club, established in 2015, is a monthly club in our upstairs River Bar that brings together people from all over town who have one thing in common – they love wine! They’re keen to learn more about it and drink more of it

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