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Galleries in Perth And Surrounds


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A&A Art Display

A&A Art Display is an established Art Gallery in the beautiful city of Perth bringing you exquisite quality fine art from more than 20 renowned and emerging artists from accross Australia and beyond

  • Galleries:Drawing,Installation,Painting,Photography,Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Tuesday - Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm, Saturday - Sunday 9.30am - 3.30pm

Details

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

Description

Established in 2013, A&A Art Display is quickly rising in prominence to become a highly sought after art gallery in Perth, Western Australia.

Representing more than 20 well-known and emerging artists all across Australia and beyond, A&A Art Display carries an exquisite collection of high quality fine art that is set to inspire and impress, bringing ineffable beauty to your home, office or investment collection.

 

Aboriginal Art Gallery of Kings Park

The curatorial and management staff of the gallery invite you to experience a journey through Aboriginal art with a variety of innovative, contemporary and traditional Aboriginal art and artefacts.

  • Galleries:Aboriginal,Painting,Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Monday - Friday 10.30am - 4.30pm, Saturday, Sunday, public holidays 11am - 4pm

Details

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

Description

The Aboriginal Art Gallery, located in Kings Park overlooking the Swan River and the City of Perth, was established first in Hay Street, Perth in 1992, as a venue to exhibit the art of Western Australian Indigenous artists.

The Gallery has been at its present location for the past 15 years. This Kings Park location offers a premium location that encourages appreciation of Aboriginal culture, their contribution to Australian history, family kinship and respect for the land.

The Aboriginal Art Gallery gives visitors the opportunity to meet and talk to Aboriginal artists and observe them as they work, listen to their stories unfold in music and dance performances from some of Western Australia's leading Aboriginal artists. Visitors to the gallery, both national and international, have the opportunity to be a part of the reconciliation between the original inhabitants of Australia and the people who have made this country their home over the past 200 years.

Art is central to Aboriginal culture. In a culture with no written language, it was used to record the beliefs and stories from the Dreaming and to pass these on to each successive generation. "Aboriginal culture represented through art has been dated at over 40,000 years old."

Aboriginal art, while fulfilling its earlier role is now also being used by artists to express and describe the contemporary issues impacting on their lives.

This has expanded the boundaries of Aboriginal Art, from works traditionally rendered on rock, bark and sand using natural ochre, to works using oils, watercolour and acrylic paints, etchings, gauche, collage and solvent transfer prints.

The gallery's reputation is substantially recognised throughout the Aboriginal community and amongst collectors of fine Indigenous art around the world.

The curatorial and management staff of the gallery has extensive knowledge of Western Australian Indigenous art and have expanded the gallery's interest to include the Central Desert region of Utopia. We invite you to experience a journey through Aboriginal art with a variety of innovative, contemporary and traditional Aboriginal art and artefacts. 

Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery

Alcoa World Alumina Australia is the Program Partner with ManPAC aligned with the Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, the annual Mandjar Art Award, and the annual Youth Art Perspective Program. Box Office 95

  • Galleries:Installation,Painting,Photography,Public Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Monday – Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 12pm to 4pm

Details

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

Description

This Partnership enables ManPAC to offer the acquisitive Corporate Award within the annual Mandjar Art Award, and to develop and present the annual Youth Art Perspective Program with schools from Mandurah and the Peel Region.

Both Alcoa and ManPAC view this partnership as established primarily to support the community and promote the Arts in a fast growing region, underpinned by the awareness that a place without culture and art creates a poorer society

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. 

ART ON THE MOVE: Beach Street Gallery

ART ON THE MOVE have recently relocated to Fremantle. You can visit their Beach Street Gallery where they’re currently showcasing their touring exhibitions.

  • Open Days/times:Monday - Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Galleries:Art Gallery

Details

  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday

Description

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.

Aspects of Kings Park

Aspects of Kings Park is a gallery and retail environment for the highest quality contemporary Australian and Western Australian craft and design.

  • Galleries:Craft,Furniture,Glass,Jewellery,Painting,Pottery,Sculpture,Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm (closed Australia Day, Good Friday and Christmas Day)

Details

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

Description

Atwell Arts Centre And Gallery

The Atwell Art Centre & Gallery is run by Melville Community Arts Association Inc (MCAA). We pride ourselves on being a welcoming and inclusive community arts centre.

  • Open Days/times:Atwell Gallery: 10am - 4pm Mon - Sat & 1 - 4pm Sunday | Arts Centre office: Monday - Friday, 9am to 4pm.
  • Galleries:Craft,Art Gallery,Public Art Gallery

Details

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

Description

We have a fantastic riverside location at 586 Canning Highway, Alfred Cove, Perth, Western Australia
near the corner of North Lake Road (opposite KFC).

The MCAA has over 600 members aged from 5 to 95, 50-60% from the City of Melville and the rest from the Perth/Fremantle metropolitan area with a few from WA regional areas, interstate and even 1 or 2 from overseas. 
Some of our members have been coming to Atwell House since the MCAA was incorporated in 1978.


Atwell Gallery hours are 10am - 4pm Mon - Sat, 1 - 4pm Sunday
and the Arts Centre office is open Monday - Friday, 9am to 4pm.


As well as having an exciting
gallery programme, we run day, evening and weekend art classes for adults and children and have a variety of arts and craft groups that meet at our centre (including South of the River Potters, Atwell House Spinners, Alfred Cove Art Society and Pastels on the Swan).

We organise Life Drawing sessions each Sunday morning (9am-12noon) and
Portraiture sessions on Monday (3:30-6:30pm) . We also have an "open house" every Friday - if you are an artist, come along and join in, if not drop in anyway and see artists at work.

One Wednesday of each month (February to November) from 12 to 2pm we run a popular event called Lunchtime in the Gallery. Our volunteers put on a light lunch which is followed by a presentation from a guest speaker.

Plenty of free parking!

We love having visitors so, if YOU love things arty and are staying in Perth, come along and join in our activities

Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia

The aim of the Museum is to promote and preserve our Aviation Heritage for the enjoyment and understanding of our past in the air for today's and future generations.

  • Museums:Aviation
  • Open Days/times:10AM - 4PM

Details

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

Description

The Museum is housed in two huge pavillions and contains a magnificent display of 30 military and civilian aircraft aero engines, models and other aviation memorabilia.

Avondale Discovery Farm

I the 70s Prince Charles himself opened Avondale Discovery Farm 1850s homestead, 1890s stables, and the agricultural machinery museum, plus learn about crops and sustainable farming as you look around the extensive working farm.

  • Historical Sites:Farmhouses

Details

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

Description

Avondale Research Station, comprising a single storey brick and corrugated iron Homestead (1880s) in the Victorian Georgian style, a vernacular single and double storey corrugated iron Stables (1890s), a vertical concrete Silo (1927), a single storey brick and iron former Laboratory (1930), workers dwellings (1928 and 1937), has cultural heritage significance for the following reasons: Established as a State Farm in 1919, the place has been a venue for agricultural research since 1924, and was the site of an important research project for braxy-like disease in sheep in the early 1930s, with the research Laboratory constructed specifically for the project; The place has a landmark quality within its picturesque rural landscape; The Stables dating from the 1890s feature very well-detailed timber horse stalls and roof structure, and are a rare example of innovative design; The place is valued for its role in agricultural research and education, borne out by the local community’s financial contribution to the establishment of the Laboratory in 1930 and the contribution of farm machinery for the Discovery Farm museum in 1979; The various components that comprise the place demonstrate specific government initiatives in the establishment and the subsequent development of the place as a site of agricultural research and a showcase of rural work and life; The Avondale property was one of the earliest pastoral properties established in the Beverley district and the farm’s development since 1830 has been indicative of and contributed to the development of the area; and, The place contributes to the local and wider community’s sense of place for its links to the early settlement of the Avon Valley and for its ongoing contribution to agricultural research and education in the State.

Barracks Arch

Barracks Arch, one of Perth's iconic historic buildings is located at the top of St George's Terrace. Built in 1866 it was originally the entrance to a larger building call the Pensioner Barracks.

  • Historical Sites:Buildings

Details

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

Description

The Barracks was built to house the Enrolled Pensioner Force (also known as ‘Pensioner Guards’). The guards came to Australia on the convict ships that transported nearly 10,000 prisoners to Western Australia between 1850 – 1868.

The Barrracks were in use to house the Pensioner Foruce until 1887, between 1900 - 1904 the building was convered into offices. 

In the 1960’s the Government surmised there was no need for the Barracks and decided to demolish the buildings.The announcement created a public uproar and motivated the Royal Western Australian Historical Society to form a Barracks Defence Council. The Council worked diligently to keep the Arch however demolition proceeded and in 1966 all but the Arch was demolished.

Architect Richard Roach Jewell was appointed to design an appropriate building. He was at the time an employee of the Department of Public Works. He had arrived in Western Australia in 1851 and designed many of the important public buildings in Perth during the latter half of the nineteenth century, including the Pensioner Barracks. Some of his others designs include boys’ schools in Perth and Fremantle, Wesley Church, the oldest section of the Treasury Buildings, Perth Town Hall, Perth Goal and Government House.

Battistessa Studio

Studio of Antonio Battistessa - works use forged iron as an art medium. Works are for sale or commissions can be arranged.

  • Galleries:Sculpture,Artist Studio
  • Open Days/times:Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday - Sunday 10am - 4pm

Details

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

Description

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Bilya Boort Boodja

This regional tourist attraction offers an interactive educational experience that recognises the rich Aboriginal and environmental presence in the Nyoongar Ballardong region.

  • Open Days/times:9am - 4pm excluding Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day
  • Galleries:Aboriginal,Art Gallery

Details

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

Description

The Centre is located in the Shire of Northam on the foreshore of the Avon River in Northam’s CBD. It seeks to protect, celebrate and share the culture of the Nyoongar people and highlights land management practices that draw upon the knowledge of the land’s traditional custodians. 

Celtic Swan Gallery

The Gallery offers handcrafted Jarrah, Marri and sheoak furniture, works of art from West Australian Artists and craft by local craft persons.

  • Galleries:Painting,Sculpture,Furniture,Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:Open Monday - Saturday (Monday - Friday please ring the bell or call us on 08 9296 0728)

Details

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

Description

Christian Thompson: Ritual Intimacy

The John Curtin Gallery and MUMA (Monash University Museum of Art), will present a major survey exhibition of the work of Bidjara artist, Christian Thompson, one of Australia’s leading and most intriguing contemporary artists.

  • Open Days/times:Monday - Friday 11am - 5pm, Sunday 12pm - 4pm
  • Represented Artists:Christian Thompson
  • Galleries:Photography,Mixed Media

Details

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

Description

Perth audiences will have the opportunity to view photographic, video and sound-based works by this major artist. Thompson interweaves themes of identity, race and history with his lived experience. Christian Thompson: Ritual Intimacy explores the unique perspective and breadth of Thompson’s practice from the fashioning of identity through to his ongoing interest in Indigenous language as the expression of cultural survival.

Featuring a major commission created for this exhibition, Christian Thompson: Ritual Intimacy surveys Thompson’s diverse practice and is also accompanied by the first monograph on the artist’s work, including essays by Brian Catling RA and Professor Dame Marina Warner DBE, CBE, FBA, FRSL. The specially commissioned installation is an ambitious multichannel composition, developing the sonic experimentation that is a signature of Thompson’s work. Incorporating Bidjara language, it will invite viewers into an immersive space of wall-to-wall imagery and sound: “Bidjara is officially an endangered language but my work is motivated by the simple yet profound idea that if even one word of an endangered language is spoken it continues to be a living language,” Thompson says.

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Cola Café And Museum

The 50’s style café, open seven days a week, is finely decked out in red, white and black.

  • Open Days/times:Monday-Sunday 8am-4pm
  • Museums:Other

Details

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

Description


Cola Cafe Memorabilia
The historic town of Toodyay, situated 90 kms from Perth in the Avon River Valley, has a unique café for those with a hankering for nostalgia.

The Cola Café and Museum is a 1950’s style Café serving retro tucker, foot-tapping music and features a unique collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia collected over a 45 year period.

The extensive menu covers breakfast, brunch and lunch, with quality coffee, beautiful cakes and good old fashioned friendly service.

Experience breakfast on the terrace! Sit and watch the world go by, or keep warm in winter by our cosy gas fires and enjoy our fantastic Omelettes, Eggs Benedict or the famous Combo.

We serve only Silvana Coffee and proudly make:

Caffe Latte
Mocha
Vienna
Flat White
Short and Long Black
Capuccino
Macchiato
Mugaccino
Opening Times

Open every day of the year with the exception of Christmas Day and Boxing days, from 8 am to close Monday to Sunday. On a hot day keep cool under our Mist Fans. We give friendly country service and have excellent disabled facilities.

Our Coca-Cola Memorabilia Collection was started over 45 years ago in Zimbabwe and has now expanded to over 6,000 items.

Wherever you sit you’re surrounded by Brian Dawes’ Coke obsession; everything from the conservative to the quaint to the quirky. Many items have a story - like the Coca- Cola sign that once advertised a Louis Armstrong Concert or the red plastic chairs for the café’s al fresco diners, snapped up from the Sydney 2000 Olympics. There’s a model-T open delivery truck; coca-cola transistors; a miniature vending machine; clocks; bottle and can collections; and a lot more besides.

The Cola Cafe Collection

Started over forty-five years ago in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) with miniature glass bottles of Cola-Cola in a yellow crate.

Frequent trips to South Africa and three years’ study in England saw the collection gradually grow.

In 1978 the collection rapidly expanded, with trading partners in all states.

Trips to Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Vietnam and Bali have all added to the collection.

Connor's Mill

Connor's Mill on Toodyay's main street is open seven days a week, with displays of working milling machinery and agricultural history.

  • Museums:Farming,Local History
  • Open Days/times:10AM - 3.30PM

Details

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

Description

Connor's Mill is accessed through the Toodyay Visitors Centre next door.

There are three floors to explore, with the top two being accessible by stairs. Interpretations tell of the use of the building first as a flour mill, then as a power house and lastly as a tourist information centre.

On the ground floor is the 1940s era Brotherhood steam engine that once generated power for the local Industrial Extracts factory, which extracted tannin from timber. Today the engine is powered by an electrical motor, and cut-out sections display the moving pistons inside.

The Brotherhood engine is connected by a series of pulleys operating the historic milling machinery on the floor above.

On the top floor more milling equipment is on display, along with artefacts and information about other historical agricultural activities from the area, including pastoralism, honey, viticulture, timber and Ballardong Noongar practises.

Cullity Gallery

The Cullity Gallery is a unique venue showcasing innovative works in visual arts, architecture, landscape architecture and design.

  • Open Days/times:Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm
  • Galleries:Art Gallery

Details

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

Description

Open to the public five days a week, the gallery hosts three dedicated student exhibitions a year as well as a number of private displays. The clean, modern space can be adjusted to house artworks of all sizes, while its removable walls allow the creation of different exhibition experiences and atmospheres.

All School of Design students have the opportunity to exhibit at the Cullity Gallery. These experiences help prepare UWA students for a career in art and design and the rigours of engaging directly with the public, collectors and industry professionals.

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.

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

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

Earlywork Gallery

Earlywork is gallery space dedicated to showing local artists' work. Feature exhibitions change regularly.

  • Open Days/times:Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm (and weekends during feature exhibitions)
  • Galleries:Painting,Art Gallery

Details

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

Description

Our stockroom includes work by Megan Anderson, Carole Ayres, Thomas Gare, George Haynes, Jane Martin, Roger Swainston and Ken Wadrop

Fire and Emergency Education and Heritage Centre

The Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA) Education and Heritage Centre is located in the original Perth Central Fire Station.

  • Museums:Local History,Other
  • Open Days/times:10AM - 3PM

Details

  • Facilities:Free,Wheelchair Access
  • Open Days:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday

Description

Now refurbished, the old station characterises both past and present emergency services’ through displays dedicated to the history of Western Australian (WA) fire services and a natural hazards and disasters education gallery.

Francesca Gnagnarella's Private Gallery

Meet internationally acclaimed artist Francesca Gnagnarella and visit her private gallery Neon Space in North Fremantle.

  • Represented Artists:Francesca Gnagnarella
  • Galleries:Painting,Art Gallery

Details

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

Description

Art collectors and art lovers are welcome to schedule an appointment to visit Francesca's private gallery in North Fremantle. Existing original paintings start at $390 to $8,500 and there are many price points in between depending on sizes.

Please email Francesca directly at [email protected] or phone 04 38 35 12 87 to schedule an appointment and to receive directions.

Before your appointment, please take a look at available works for sale and let Francesca know of any paintings you might be interested in seeing. They may need to be retrieved from her studio and we need enough time to have them displayed for your visit.

Also, don't forget your wall measurements!

All current prices are listed online. Email us for a custom commission price.

We're looking forward to seeing you at Neon Space Gallery!

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

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

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

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

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.

Fusion Fine Arts Gallery

A contemporary mobile art gallery showcasing leading and up-and-coming Australian and international artists.

  • Open Days/times:Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Galleries:Photography,Art Gallery

Details

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

Description

Opening in 2002, Fusion Fine Arts now hold an exciting showcase of exhibitions throughout WA. Addtionally, they make frequent appearances at national and global art events.

They are dedicated to discovering the perfect piece to inspire your soul and invite you to share in their passion for fine art and design. 

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