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America's Cup Defence, Fremantle - Share your photos

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Australia's successful America’s Cup Defence, the WA Maritime Museum invites you to share photographs that captured the excitement of this momentous day for a special temporary exhibition. Photos can be uploaded to the WA Museum’s website (www.museum.wa.gov.au/upload) during the Fremantle Heritage Festival from Friday 26 May till Monday 5 June. Alternately please bring your photo to the WA Maritime Museum on Saturday 3 June between 10am and 2pm and we can help you to upload it. Participants and their families will be invited to preview the photographs at a special event on Saturday 10…

Fremantle Heritage Festival 2017

The Fremantle Heritage Festival, an annual community event brought to you by the City of Fremantle, explores and showcases the rich history of Fremantle. In this, the 25th year of the festival, we’ll celebrate the distant past as well as revelling in more recent nostalgia.

Invisible Cities

Invisible Cities Fremantle is a participatory art project exploring relationships between people and place. It maps the memories held within the city, to reveal intriguing, experiential tales you can listen to as you walk the streets of Fremantle.  Download the free Invisible Cities mobile app from the website, and look for the Story Site plaques around Fremantle to hear stories told by people who live, work, play and pass through the city. You are also invited to contribute your own memory or story of the Fremantle city centre.  To hear or contribute a story visit: www.invisiblecities.com.au

Vintage shopping trail

Freo CBD is home to the largest amount of retro and vintage stores per square foot. If you want something unique that sings ‘nostalgia’ you’re looking in the right place! From beautifully curated vintage finds to that amazing discovery in the rummage basket, there are tonnes of shops for you to check out in Fremantle. So many we’ve created a personal tour to find the treasures you’re looking for. Trail will be released on the 26 May.  All you'll have to do is jump on our website, download the trail and get hunting. And remember show us your finds on insta…

The Free Antiques Campaign - Silent Auction

The Free Antiques Campaign, Ross Potter's first solo exhibition in Fremantle, featured graphite drawings of Fremantle's structural heritage. The works, completed only in HB pencil, focused on the heritage buildings in Fremantle that are restored and well used in opposition to the buildings that have been left derelict and abandoned. Potter has a small number of these works available and is offering them to the public via a Silent Auction at his studio in the heritage listed J Shed on Bathers Beach. Available works include the Cliff St Facade, aspects of High Street buildings and the Abandoned Coogee Powerstation.

Voices from the Past

Hear the volunteer Guides give voice to individual stories of prisoners, warders and authorities associated with the Fremantle Round House - Western Australia's oldest extant public building.   The terrible fate of the Indigenous prisoners, of John Gavin who was the first white person hung in Western Australia, of Jane Green or Margaret Farmer who were two of the female prisoners.   Try the pillories for size, ring the curfew bell and see the 1.00pm cannon fired.

Fremantle Art Movement Gallery Exhibition Chapter 1

FAM is a collective of emerging and established artists who are based in Fremantle. This exhibition “Chapter One” is a celebration of our first year together. We have a vibrant and passionate energy between us that desires to be shared through our works. We welcome you to join us for a chat and a beverage while we contemplate art in the form of paintings and photography.

Insider Art Autumn 2017

Insider Art: Autumn 2017 showcases the creative achievements of incarcerated prisoners from across Western Australia.  A joint initiative of the Department of Corrective Services and Fremantle Prison, this quarterly exhibition will be on show in the old Print Shop (Fremantle Prison Gallery). These exhibitions are always diverse in style and ideas.  Pieces exhibited include those from traditional Aboriginal artists with 50,000 years of culture to draw upon; those created by prisoners engaged in tertiary courses in contemporary art practice; and everything in between.  Participation in the creative process offers prisoners more than simple education and recreation.  The production of artworks…

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Nature and art hub for kids and their grown ups

Nature play is here to stay! Moore and Moore Café, Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery  Paper Bird Children's Books and Art, Inkling Art Space and Nature Play WA have joined forces to create a beautiful hidden courtyard right in the heart of Freo.   A dream for people with little ones!  Here’s a hub where you can enjoy a coffee, fabulous food, art, the best children’s books, fantastic kids art classes and a gorgeous nature play area. You can relax with friends and your kids can be themselves: climbing, digging, swinging and creating.  

Right Wrongs 67 Referendum WA 50 years on

On 27 May 1967, Australians recorded the largest ever ‘Yes’ vote in a referendum to change the constitution. After a decade of campaigning, the 'Right Wrongs, Write Yes' catch-cry  led to a symbolic victory for political and social recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 50 years on, we are challenged to consider just how far we have come, and where we are going.  Through a unique partnership, Right Wrongs: '67 Referendum explores the significance of this anniversary within the complex history of the ongoing struggle for Aboriginal rights in Western Australia. Satellite displays at the Western Australian Museum's…

The Fremantle story magazine | Autumn 2017

This edition:  It is all about festival & events, with a season that runs through autumn into winter We chat with Kate Hulett about the amazing MANY 6160 and discuss the transition to a new Many 2.0 space on Adelaide Street Enjoy cooking the chili and lemon prawns recipe from Bottega chef, Jamie Galloway Celebrate the internationally reknowned street art in Freo (on walls) Explore the urban wanderlust in Freo's malls, arcades and piazzas  Discover eight foodie delights you need to try when you’re next in Freo Plus discount coupons, Instagram captures and much more Enjoy  Look out for our printed magazine at…

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Voyage to the Deep

Voyage into a mysterious and marvellous undersea world with multi award-winning and record-breaking exhibition Voyage to the Deep. Based on French author Jules Verne’s 1870 classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the exhibition brings to life the deep-sea adventures of Captain Nemo, his legendary submarine Nautilus and the world of wonders he lived in. Release your inner aquanaut At the centre of this fantasy world: a giant replica Nautilus. Kids can climb aboard and discover the inner world of a deep-sea submarine. Take up the controls at the helm, peer through the periscope, crank the propeller, test out the bunks…

Warp

The Revelation Perth International Film Festival is one of the most exciting and respected independent cinema festivals in Australia. Celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2017, Revelation is renowned for its thoughtful and provocative program, lively discussion sessions and passionate advocacy for Australian screen culture. FAC is delighted to partner with Revelation for the first time to present Warp. Bringing together eight leading and emerging artists from Victoria and WA, this exhibition of video works explores the way our increasingly screen-dominated lives are affecting our perception of reality and the way we interact and connect with others. Shifting ideas around intimacy…

YinjaaBarni Artists

Yinjaa-Barni artists from the Pilbara region of Western Australia tell the traditional stories of their homelands along the Fortescue River. Their paintings tell of the great Marrga or Creation era when the land was formed from the smoke of the Ancestors fires. They recognise and record the transformations of the Land as it goes from parched landscape to green bushland after torrential summer rainstorms. Abundant water forms creeks in the gorges, and the bush blossoms and the wildlife regenerates. The cycle repeats as the land dries out again in the long wait for the next rains. The artists carry the…

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