Installation Galleries Galleries & Public Art in Fremantle Town
Galleries in Fremantle
Artsource has been housed in Old Customs House since 1986. In 2018, we have the opportunity to showcase exhibitions in our light-filled atrium spacer, providing new impetus for artists.
- Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
Throughout our thirty year history in our flagship building, we have provided services extending to our many artist members and associates to support the practice of professional artists and provide work and development opportunities through Western Australia.
Mutiny, massacre and shipwreck, all on WA’s shores? Yep, it happened off the Abrolhos on the Batavia ship, and this exhibition documents its gorily fascinating journey.
The Batavia Gallery is the centrepiece of the Shipwreck Galleries. The gallery houses the reconstructed remains of the VOC ship Batavia, excavated by archaeologists in the 1970s.
After an extensive treatment and restoration process, the remains of the ship’s stern were rebuilt in this gallery.
The gallery also features a skeleton of one of the people murdered on the Abrolhos Islands, a replica of the impressive portico façade – carried as cargo to be used as a grand entrance to the city of Batavia - a reconstruction of the Captain’s cabin, and numerous other artefacts recovered from the wreck.
There is an elevated viewing deck to look down upon the stern of the Batavia, and appreciate the size and scope of the wreck and gallery.
Home to two galleries, the KIDOGO ARTHOUSE is a unique exhibition space located at the edge of the sea in Fremantle.
- Galleries:Ceramics,Art Gallery,Drawing,Installation,Painting,Photography,Pottery,Sculpture,Textiles
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
Nestled between the town and the sea, the Heritage Listed limestone building that houses the KIDOGO ARTHOUSE was built in 1884 by Harwood and Son.
A fixture at the edge of Bathers Beach in Fremantle, the building was originally known as the 'Dangerous Goods Store' and has served a number of purposes. At various times a kerosene storehouse, a Harbour and Lights Department warehouse and a shipwright's shed, the building was saved from near demolition in 1972 to be reborn to its present incarnation as a space for the creative arts.
Renovated in 1974, the iconic building began its new life as a hub for the arts in 1975 with the opening of Joan Campbell's acclaimed Potter's Studio. At the hands of Founder Joanna Robertson, this renewed and much-loved landmark structure has undergone its most glorious incarnation yet as the KIDOGO ARTHOUSE.
PS Art Space is a project space for the experience of contemporary art which presents a curated program of exhibitions and events by Australian and international artists.
- Galleries:Installation,Art Gallery,Painting,Sculpture
- Open Days/times:Tuesday - Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-2pm
- Open Days:Saturday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
Sensitively restored, the heritage listed building is located in the heart of Fremantle’s historic West End precinct, PSAS has become one of Perth’s most exciting and experimental platform to experience contemporary culture.