Galleries and studios

Another Antipodes | Urban Axis Exhibition

In an Australian first, the Another Antipodes Exhibition Urban Axis is poised deliver the freshest of new art from Africa this winter in Fremantle and one of the largest contemporary African art exhibitions in the world this year. The exhibition presents over 100 works by more than 40 Southern African artists, spanning all media from painting to video and performance, who assert themselves not just as important new voices in the world of art, but also important interlocutors for cultural engagement and dialogue between our two continents. Artists like Mary Sibande, Athi-Patra Ruga, Mohau Modisakeng, Larita Engelbrecht, and others, who…

Pilbara Country Yinjaa Barni 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…

Rivers of the Desert | Anna Petyarre

Central Australia has some extraordinary river channels that feed into the Lake Eyre basin, causing the rivers to run inland rather than towards the coast. The Utopia Homelands are placed within this massive inland river system and the artist Anna Petyarre records the terrain of her country in her paintings. The large swathes of sandy desert country are marked by the flood patterns of the river system, leaving myriad winding lines across the landscape. The rivers are dry for the vast majority of the time, remaining as dry sandy river beds surrounded by the sandhills that follow their contours. But…

Another Antipodes Exhibition 2017

URBAN AXIS | CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART EXHIBITION + PUBLIC PROGRAM  Opens: 9 June 2017 | 5.30pm   Exhibition Runs: 10 June - 22 July 2017 | PS Art Space | Open Tues - Sat 10am - 8pm Immerse yourself in one of the largest contemporary African art exhibitions to take place globally in 2017 and the first such exhibition to take place within Australia. The Another Antipodes : Urban Axis Exhibition promises to vigorously challenge preconceptions of Africa and nurture cross-cultural discovery. Utilising Southern Africa as a touchstone for engagement the curious are set to be rewarded with an exciting range of new African views, voices and perspectives, highlighting the contemporary…

The King of the Hearts | Greg Barr Solo Exhibition

The first solo exhibition of local Noongar artist Greg Barr, featuring a body of new inspired works, at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery.  Open daily 10am-4pm Sat 17 June to Sun 2 July. Greg, who has an intellectual disability, has been a practicing artist since 2009 and has been working towards his goal of having his first solo exhibition for the last 18 months.   The title of the show takes inspiration from Greg’s endearing referral to himself as ‘the king’ of his house, and also from the place from which he paints, his heart. The exhibition features 40 of…

25 under 25 2017 Art Award

Exhibition opens Friday 14 July from 6-8pm at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, 46 Henry St Fremantle. Free entry, and welcome to all. Open daily from 10am - 4pm until July 23. A free information session for young artists will be held on Sunday 23 July from 12 - 2pm at the Moores Building, sharing tips on grants, opportunities and networks to keep on making art and staying creative. Presentations from Department of Culture and the Arts, Artsource and Propel Youth Arts. The 25 under 25 Art Award is the City of Fremantle's annual exhibition and award for WA artists aged…

Lorna Fencer - Yam Dreamings + Warakurna Artists + Groote textiles

Lorna Fencer - Yam Dreamings The importance of the Yam Dreaming narratives of Central and Western Deserts reflects the crucial role this food source played in the lives of traditional people. The Yam is presented in ceremonies through song cycles and dance performances. Alyawarr women pay homage to its life-giving role, and entreat good harvests on their Country in upcoming seasons. The Yam is seen as a symbol of the well-being of their own Country, sustaining the people in their close synergy with their land. Warlpiri people celebrate the Creation stories of the Yam, where the Ancestors drew it out…

Remnants

REMNANTS : WORKS FROM THE HISTORY OF IDEAS PROJECT 1997-2017JOHN TESCHENDORFF John Teschendorff has used the History of Ideas project to examine aspects of border conflict, war, religious bigotry, democratic process & guilt...even terror torture and death are interrogated beneath deceptively seductive abstracted surfaces.This exhibition, the first in WA for five years, includes works on paper & canvas from Series I-VI shown over twenty years at Galerie Dusseldorf and the more recent Series VII drawings made at the El Bruc Arts Centre Barcelona Spain & the NES Residency Skagastrond Iceland. John Teschendorff was born in Melbourne and moved to WA…

Aboriginart Indigenous Fine Art Gallery

Aboriginart specialises in ethically sourced indigenous paintings from the Central & Western Desert regions. These amazing contemporary pieces have been created by some of the most collectable artists in Australia today whose work has been extensively exhibited and collected both privately and publicly all over the world including many in the National Gallery in Canberra. These internationally revered artists include Kathleen Petyarre, Judy Watson Napangardi, Kudditji Kngwarreye, Mitjili Napurrula, Gloria Petyarre, and the late greats Minnie Pwerle, Dorothy Napangardi, Makinti Napanangka and Ningura Napurrula. We have a stunning range of diverse designs and sizes suitable for any domestic or corporate…

Art of Freo

Art of Freo has grown from a love of Fremantle and a desire to help boost public awareness of the many independent artists working within the greater Fremantle area.In the gallery we will feature art exhibitions and events from local artists and Fremantle based works of art.

Artitja Fine Art

Based in South Fremantle Artitja Fine Art is a private gallery specialising in Australian Indigenous Fine Art from remote and regional art centres and communities. We hold up to four specialised exhibitions a year and outside of those times we are available by appointment. Since 2004 the gallery has established itelf as one of Perth's most reputable and accessible Indigenous art galleries. Artitja Fine Art's aim is in connecting cultures through art.  Aboriginal art is not just aesthetically beautiful, it provides important insights into Indigenous stories and Tjurrkupa (dreamings). Within Australia and internationally, the art plays an important role as a medium for…

Barracuda Studio Gallery Design and Lifestyle Store

The Barracuda Studio Gallery has a broad aim to be a flexible space that facilitates and promotes artists/craftspersons and others in their sustainable entrepreneurial activity. The gallery encourages experimentation and the evolving of this artistic and sustainability minded spirit. Barracuda's brief is to respond to both the ethical commercial, retail and artistic needs of a community which depends on arts and culture to enrich, catalyse and improve the quality of the lives of those within it.We hope to inspire a sense of place and exploration in a changing world and a place or home for such artistic/creative exploration,purchasing,shopping and education.…

Bathers Beach Art Precinct

The Bathers Beach Art Precinct is part of the conservation and activation work around the historic Arthur Head area of Fremantle, Western Australia. The area is of historical significance for indigenous Australians and European settlement of Western Australia. The precinct is home to more than 20 established and highly respected sculptors, painters, photographers, Indigenous artists, a ceramic artist and designers, one of which is the famous sculptor Greg James who created the sculpture of the fisherman at Fishing Boat Harbour. Other artists include Joanna Robertson, Jenny Dawson, Peter Zuvela, Ann Land, Carol Hazel, Caroline Thompson and Tessa Joy. Studios Kidogo…

Buratti Editions

Visit our new store located in the new Myre Project in Kings Square, Fremantle which forms part of the exciting ground floor retail division in Perth's newest and most innovative development. Specialising in art prints, limited edition works, books, collectables and design items, the store operates in tandem with our existing fine art exhibition gallery in nearby North Fremantle, Buratti Fine Art. Carrying work with local and international artists including Wendy Sharpe, John Olsen, Johnny Romeo, Daevid Anderson, Peter Kendall, Shaun Tan, Thor Engelstad, Banksy, Shepard Fairey amongst many others.

David Giles Art Studios

Visit three different art spaces of David Giles Art Studios. The David Giles Art Gallery at 49B High St showcases art by 20 WA artists including David Giles. Studio Ten and Studio Eleven at 10 and 11 Captains Lane houses 17 artists in residence. You can meet the artists and purchase a wide range of art, fashion, jewellery and gifts. Studio Eleven is also home to the David Giles Freedom School of Painting providing a unique opportunity to explore your inner creative self. The David Giles Art Gallery is open 11-5 Tuesday to Sunday Sudio Ten and Studio Eleven are open 11-4…

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Galleries and studios in Fremantle

Fremantle has long been a centre for arts and culture and there is always a great program of exhibitions and events to discover at the many galleries and studios. If you are looking for what to do in Fremantle on the weekend or during the week check out our listings for studios, art spaces, pop up shops and art galleries in Fremantle