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Andrea Adamson Tiger - Seven Sisters Dreaming

Andrea Adamson Tiger, Pitjantjatjara artist, paints colorful Seven Sisters Tjukurrpa & Women’s Ceremonial stories

  • Open Days/times:16 November - 22 December 2018 / Weekdays 10am - 5:30 pm ; Weekends 12pm - 5pm
  • Represented Artists:Andrea Adamson Tiger
  • Galleries:Painting,Aboriginal,Art Gallery,Public Art Gallery

Details

  • Facilities:Free
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Andrea Adamson Tiger is a Pitjantjatjara artist, born at Amata community on the APY Lands in 1973. Her family includes artists Rini Tiger and her grandfather Tiger Palpatja. Andrea maintains close connections to Country and ceremony. Andrea paints stories associated with the Seven Sisters songline, an extensive Dreaming track that crosses her country. In the Tjukurrpa story, the sisters created sites and locations across the land as they flee from a male pursuer Wati Nyuru. 

Artsource Old Customs House

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.

  • Galleries:Installation,Painting,Photography,Sculpture

Details

  • Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

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.

David Giles Art Gallery

David Giles Art Studios was established by well know Australian artist David Giles to provide an outlet for his own work and other artists from the "Freedom School" group.

  • Represented Artists:David Giles and various artists
  • Galleries:Painting,Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm

Details

  • Open Days:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

The David Giles Art  Gallery and Studio currently shows paintings by David Giles and 32 other members of the Freedom School including Louise Paul, Carol Hazel, Zosia Grochowska, Jan Rowe, Alyssa Kanitsch, Sabina Moncrieff, Tricia Maiorana, Kirsty Low, Penny Rulyancich, Yvonne Cilia, Elyse Frankel, Melissa Mcleod, Tonia Douglas, Lesley Yuen, Sandra Mikus, Brigitta Nowland, Susan Clark, Gabrielle Dahman,  Toni Bissett,  Marlene Somodji, Elwyn Marren, Sue Doorey, Liliana Stafford, Carolyn Griffiths, Carol - Ann Hugin and Ashima Milne.

Not all work on this website is available to view at the Fremantle studio so please phone if you wish to view a particular piece. 

Doing Time at Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison holds the key to history, mystery and fun. Step inside and do time on a fascinating Prison Day Tour, Tunnels Tour adventure or spooky Torchlight Tour.

  • Historical Sites:Prisons
  • Open Days/times:Mon - Sun 9AM - 5PM

Details

  • Facilities:Cafe
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Fremantle Prison is one of Western Australia’s premier tourist attractions and is the first building in the State to be inscribed on to the World Heritage list.

The Prison was built by convicts in the 1850s and was used as a place of incarceration for almost 140 years. Decommissioned as an operating maximum security gaol in 1991, the empty prison with its solitary cells and gallows is a monument to a system of punishment that is uncomfortably recent.

If the walls of the Prison could talk they might tell stories of loneliness, pain and suffering.  As a place of execution between 1888 and 1984, 43 men and 1 women were hanged there.

Step inside and do time with Fremantle Prison’s experienced guides on a range of Prison Day tours around this fascinating site. Daring escapes and colourful characters feature in tales laced with prison humour. Artwork on cell walls speak volumes, from the classical to the vibrant Aboriginal images.

Visitors with a spirit for adventure can explore the one kilometre labyrinth of tunnels built more than a century ago under the Prison on a Tunnels Tour. Equipped with hardhat, overalls, boots, headlamps and harnesses visitors are locked into the ladder system and descend 20 metres into the depths below.  Skilled guides lead the trek through dry sections of the tunnels by foot, then visitors board replica convict punts to explore the submerged passageways accessible only by boat.

For a spooky experience you can’t go past an eerie Torchlight Tour. Cringe at the rotten, the wretched and inhumane as the tour guide delves into the darker side of the Prison's history. Be warned – there are a few surprises along the way and these tours are not for the faint hearted.

Bookings are essential for Tunnels Tours and Torchlight Tours, call (08) 9336 9200.

For more information on WA’s World Heritage listed tourist attraction visit us at www.fremantleprison.com.au

Fremantle Arts Centre

One of Australia’s leading arts centres, FAC is housed within an iconic heritage building and beautiful grounds. Visit for free exhibitions, art courses, live music, cafe, shop and free wifi.

  • Open Days/times:Monday - Sunday 10am – 5pm
  • Galleries:Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Public Art Gallery

Details

  • Open Days:Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Facilities:Cafe,Free

Description

Housed within an iconic heritage building and beautiful grounds, Fremantle Arts Centre is one of Australia's leading arts organisations. Visit for free exhibitions, a shop selling the finest WA hand-made wares, an expansive live music program, special events, an idyllic cafe and free wifi. Open 7 days.

Located on Finnerty Street, the historic site was originally the first purpose-built ‘lunatic’ asylum in WA. It has since been a women’s home, a naval base during WW1 and WW2 and a technical college before opening as Fremantle Arts Centre in 1972. 

The Exhibitions team manage a cutting-edge selection of contemporary arts from practitioners locally, nationally and internationally, with a growing Residencies program running alongside. FAC also manages the Moores Building on Henry Street in the west end.

The Learning program is a cornerstone of FAC’s operations; over 1,000 students enrol each term. Tailored to kids and adults, courses range from weekend workshops to mid-week night classes, along with a kids holiday program.

In recent years, FAC has become a premiere venue for Australian and international musicians. A diverse range of acts play year-round, from local bands on Sunday afternoons in summer’s Courtyard Music, to touring acts on the South Lawn such as Paul Kelly, The Dandy Warhols, Groove Armada and Tame Impala.

 

Fremantle Prison

Built by convicts in the 1850s, Fremantle Prison was used as a place of incarceration for 136 years before being decommissioned in 1991.

  • Museums:Local History
  • Open Days/times:9AM - 5PM

Details

  • Open Days:Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Facilities:Cafe,Wheelchair Access

Description

Fremantle Prison was built as a convict barracks in the 19th century and remained in continual use until 1991. The Prison was a place of hangings, floggings, dramatic convict escapes and prisoner riots. Inmates included imperial convicts, colonial prisoners, enemy aliens, prisoners of war and maximum-security detainees.

Visitors can step inside and do time with Fremantle Prison’s experienced guides on a range of fascinating tours. Prison Day Tours highlight convict and prison life, daring escapes and colourful characters in tales laced with prison humour. Visitors with a spirit for adventure can descend 20 meters below the Prison to explore a one kilometre labyrinth of tunnels by foot and by boat on an underground Tunnels Tour or delve into the darker side of the Prison's history at night on a spooky Torchlight Tour.

Bookings are essential for Tunnels Tours and Torchlight Tours.

Japingka Aboriginal Art Gallery

See great Australian Aboriginal art in our upstairs exhibition galleries - 4,500 artworks in stock, from small affordable paintings to collectable masterworks. See major artists & exhibitions online.

  • Open Days/times:Monday – Friday 10am - 5.30pm, Saturday – Sunday 12pm - 5pm
  • Galleries:Aboriginal,Painting

Details

  • Open Days:Sunday,Saturday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Description

Japingka Gallery exhibits the best in Aboriginal art at its galleries on two levels of a heritage 1890s warehouse building at 47 High Street in Fremantle, Western Australia. The ground floor gallery presents a broad cross-section of Aboriginal art from leading artists and regions. The two upstairs galleries present new exhibitions every seven weeks from Indigenous communities and artists from across Australia.

The gallery directors have over 30 years’ experience working with contemporary Aboriginal artists. Artworks are ethically sourced, and Japingka Gallery is a member of peak industry groups Aboriginal Art Association of Australia and the Federal Government’s Indigenous Art Code, which promote best practice and ethical standards in the Aboriginal art industry.

 

Japingka Gallery is open 7 days a week and houses over 4,500 Aboriginal art works from regions across Australia

Kidogo Arthouse

Home to two galleries, the KIDOGO ARTHOUSE is a unique exhibition space located at the edge of the sea in Fremantle.

  • Galleries:Installation,Painting,Photography,Pottery,Sculpture,Textiles,Ceramics,Drawing,Art Gallery

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

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.

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery

The Moore's Building Contemporary Art Gallery is a City of Fremantle subsidised exhibition space that promotes a diverse range of contemporary art.

  • Galleries:Drawing,Painting,Photography
  • Open Days/times:Monday - Sunday 10am - 4pm

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

<p> The Moore's Building Contemporary Art Gallery is a City of Fremantle subsidised exhibition space that promotes a diverse range of contemporary art. Located in Fremantle’s historic west end, this heritage-listed venue has been an important part of Fremantle’s art community since 1994.</p> <p> It is particularly suited to emerging artists and recent graduates due to its low cost gallery spaces and central location.</p> <p> The Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery has six individual exhibition spaces and supports exhibition development and partnerships with artists, arts organisations and communities by providing subsidised rental spaces, developmental assistance and information services for exhibitors.</p> <p> To view the current exhibition program visit the Fremantle Arts Centre <a href="http://fac.org.au/" target="_blank" title="Link to Fremantle Arts Centre website">website</a>.</p>

Planet Shark: Predator or Prey

Leave the outside world behind as you immerse yourself in the incredible underwater world of sharks with our new exhibition at the WA Maritime Museum: Planet Shark: Predator or Prey.

  • Open Days/times:Saturday 6 July – Sunday 10 November. Open daily 9.30am – 5pm
  • Represented Artists:Planet Shark: Predator or Prey exhibition
  • Museums:Maritime,Natural History,Other,Science

Details

  • Open Days:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes

Description

Leave the outside world behind as you immerse yourself in the incredible underwater world of sharks!

Our latest exhibition at the WA Maritime Museum will take you on a journey through millions of years of evolution, leaving you with a whole new level of respect for the ocean’s oldest and most effective predator.

Produced on a size and scale never seen in Australia before, Planet Shark includes awe-inspiring models of real sharks, an extraordinary collection of shark teeth and jaws, and extremely old and rare fossils—some up to 370 million years old.

This exhibition also includes a walk through gallery where you will be mesmerised by stunning HD projections of underwater shark footage.

Whether sharks fill you with fear or fascination, Planet Shark: Predator or Prey will have you captivated from start to finish. Don’t miss out on this unique experience for young and old alike!

WA Maritime Museum

Exhibitions runs: Saturday 6 July – Sunday 10 November

Open daily 9.30am – 5pm

Various ticket prices; group discounts available - and kids under 5 free!

Purchase your tickets now from museum.wa.gov.au/planet-shark

Roundhouse

The Roundhouse is the oldest public building in the State of Western Australia. Opened in January 1831, just 18 months after settlement, it has had various uses over the years.

  • Historical Sites:Buildings
  • Open Days/times:Mon - Sun 10.30AM - 3.30PM

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

The Roundhouse was built to hold any person convicted of a crime in the settlement and was used until 1886. After it ceased being used as a gaol it became a Police Lock-up until the late 1890s and then was used as accommodation for the Water Police, and afterwards as a storage facility for Fremantle Ports. When threatened with demolition in the 1920s it was saved and later control went to the State Government before it was deeded to the City of Fremantle.

Smart Casual

Smart Casual is a contemporary art gallery located inside MANY 2.0.

  • Galleries:Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Wednesday - Sunday 10am-5pm

Details

  • Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Part of Smartmarket's retail space MANY, Smart Casual is an independent art gallery providing exhibition space for emerging and established artists.

The gallery is uniquely surrounded by boutique shopping stalls offering products from WA artisans and specialists, including vintage clothing, hairdressing, books, zines, gifts, as well as a cafe.

The Artisan Store Fremantle

The Artisan Store Fremantle showcases local Western Australian artists, from our national treasures to our emerging talent. The largest range of local WA art work available in one gallery.

  • Open Days/times:Monday - Saturday 10am - 5.30pm, Sunday 11am - 4.30pm (Closed Good Friday, Anzac Day, 25th-26th Dece
  • Galleries:Art Gallery,Ceramics,Craft,Drawing,Furniture,Glass,Jewellery,Mixed Media,Painting,Photography,Pottery,Sculpture,Textiles
  • Represented Artists:Jennifer Sulaj, Steve Baggott, Stephen Delaney, Felicity Peters, Demi McLeod, Brett BArker, Annemiek

Details

  • Open Days:Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Description

The Artisan Store Fremantle celebrates and nutures the talent and diversity of Western Australian artists, sharing their stories, artistry and vision of the world with you.

Situated in the heart of Fremantle, the store is home to a diverse collection of visual arts,encompassing paintings, printmaking, jewellery, ceramics, assemblage sculpture, textiles, 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 and receive in return a 100% of their sales.

The combination of such diversity and talent in one space gives you a priviledged 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.

WA Shipwrecks Museum

The WA Shipwrecks Museum is recognised as the foremost maritime archaeology museum in the southern hemisphere.

  • Museums:Maritime,State Museums,Military
  • Open Days/times:9.30AM - 5PM

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Facilities:Free,Wheelchair Access

Description

The Museum is housed in 1850s-era Commissariat building and has since been restored to its historic glory. Steeped in history, the galleries house hundreds of relics from ships wrecked along WA’s treacherous coastline, including the original timbers from the Batavia (wrecked in 1629), the de Vlamingh Dish, and also countless artefacts from the Dutch shipwrecks Zuytdorp, Zeewijk and Vergulde Draeck.

Western Australian Maritime Museum

The Western Australian Maritime Museum, located in Fremantle's bustling port, is a unique, modern venue overlooking the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean.

  • Museums:Maritime,State Museums,Military
  • Open Days/times:9.30AM - 5PM

Details

  • Facilities:Cafe,Free,Wheelchair Access
  • Open Days:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday

Description

The Western Australian Maritime Museum, located in Fremantle's bustling port, is a unique, modern venue overlooking the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean. Sweeping glass is the main feature of the building and you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the harbour in four out of the five world-class venue spaces.

The Museum houses several unique galleries that explore WA's maritime relationship. From leisure boats and handcrafted sailing boats to commercial pearl luggers, the Museum inspires visitors to discover WA’s affinity with the ocean.

The Museum is home to the winning America's Cup yacht, Australia II, an Oberon class submarine — HMAS Ovens, Jon Sanders’ Parry Endeavour and many other iconic vessels from WA's maritime history.

The WA Maritime Museum is as versatile as it is spectacular, able to accommodate anything from small groups up to 500 people. There is an opportunity to integrate your event with the museum's displays providing guests with a private viewing of the any fascinating artefacts on show.

The awards-winning building design offers beautiful, unique spaces for our event clients providing ideal venue spaces for weddings, galas, banquets, cocktail functions and corporate events such as conferences, products launches, presentations, meetings and tradeshows.

With a dedicated team of event specialists to assist with all your planning needs and spaces guaranteed to deliver wow-factor, the museum is the perfect location for your next event.

Whitespace Studio Gallery

Whitespace Studio Gallery is the perfect place to exhibit artwork. A huge open space with the flexibility to really make it your own. If you have a vision, this is the place to make it happen!

  • Open Days/times:Friday - Sunday 11am - 4pm (during exhibitions)
  • Galleries:Art Gallery

Details

  • Open Days:Sunday,Friday,Saturday

Description

Whitespace Studios & Gallery is Perths' newest and best place to make all of your ideas happen.

Located on the second floor of a stunning heritage-listed building, our project space is used for exhibitions, workshops and events.
Downstairs, studios are available for hire, making it the perfect creative hub in the heart of Fremantle.

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