Exhibitions

Doing One Thing At A Time

Doing One Thing at a Time is a performance and installation, occurring and displayed within The 1897 Window Gallery. Over two months Fiz Eustance will spend an hour or more every day within the gallery space (which will be set up as a studio), crocheting. When Fiz is not within the gallery the space will be on display in its studio form, and viewers will be able to watch as the crocheted object gradually evolves. This work is an attempt to spend time consciously, to escape from the idea that we must multitask in order to be productive, and to…

Fremantle Women in Fashion

Celebrating 10 years of fashion in Fremantle,Velvet Sushi Luxury Loungewear presents a striking photographic exhibition in her new street art gallery in Bannister Street, adjoining the Velvet Sushi salon. Designer and art director, Deborah Mckendrick, was inspired by the settings of film Noir and the exhibition stars our very own Melissa Parke who is luxuriosly and seductively wrapped in the made to order velvet collection. A must see, touchy, feely kind of exhibition. Runs until October 30th

Portside Exhibition

Rediscover Fremantle with this exhibition of paintings by Stacy Gardoll, of Fremantle City, the wharf, and surrounds. Exhibition runs from Sept 16th-22nd at Paperbird Gallery, above Paperbird Bookstore, 42 Henry Street, Fremantle.

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Sounding Art Exhibition and performance at PSAS

Decibel have commissioned a number of Australian visual artists to create artworks designed to be scores for performance. The artists have been chosen for their connection with music, rather than their abilities to ‘make scores’ - from artists that play in bands, or have featured musicians in their works, have worked with musicians on work or have works that can be read as music. A range of media will feature in the program - sculpture, painting, video and drawing. A book will be made to accompany the exhibition, which will include full colour reproductions of the works and a contextual…

Win tickets to the Anne Frank Travelling Exhibition

We have ten family passes to give away to the Anne Frank Travelling Exhibition. To enter all you have to do is click on the link and enter your details https://fremantlestory.wufoo.eu/forms/q1rsdep10wctnti/ Entries close 21 Septmeber at 9 am and the winners will be announced on Fremantle story Facebook page. T+C's apply. To find out more about Anne Frank Travelling Exhibition click here.  Photo credit – Collection of Anne Frank Stiching.

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The 2017 Donnelly Verandah Residencies exhibition

This exhibition features six well-known WA artists who each spent a week living in one of the workers cottages at the Donnelly River Village, responding to the iconic 1950s timber milling village in the WA's south west. While they were in residence these works were shown at weekly artist talks at the village General Store, an event which was part of the Bridgetown in the Winter Festival. The works are being exhibited in Perth for the first time this September, opening 22 September 2017, 6-9pm at Earlywork, Shop 9, 330 South Terrace (cnr Wardie St), South Fremantle, 6162. The gallery…

Reform The History of Reformative Measures

Prisons serve four main functions in society. They punish offenders, protect the community from criminals, act as a disincentive to people considering crime and provide prisoners the opportunity to reform before their release back into the community. The exhibition Reform: A History of Reformative Measures at Fremantle Prison explores what strategies were employed at Fremantle Prison to control and change prisoner behaviour. While Fremantle Prison was at times a place of harsh punishment, it also provided prisoners with the opportunity to acquire new skills and reform. The exhibition explores the practice of religion, education, work and training at Fremantle Prison through its…

Damien & Yilpi Marks

Husband and wife team Damien Marks and Yilpi Marks collaborate to make colourful paintings of their Central Desert homelands. Damien grew up at Papunya and his early influences and learning came from senior artists Clifford Possum, Billy Stockman and Uta Uta Jangala. He was a young boy at Papunya School when the elders at Papunya were setting about creating the foundations of the Desert art movement. Damien has maintained much of the heritage of Clifford Possum, incorporating images of ceremonial artefacts and regalia into the paintings. Yilpi Marks grew up at Ernabella, where both her parents were artists. Later she…

Sarrita King & Tarisse King 2017

Images of Ancestors, Land, the elements and Indigenous heritage are at the core of paintings by sisters Sarrita King & Tarisse King. Sarrita King & Tarisse King share an Indigenous heritage connected to Gurrindji culture at Wave Hill in Central Northern Territory. They share this through their father’s line and combine this with their own upbringing in Darwin and Adelaide, and through travelling the continent and experiencing the great diversity it provides. Creating canvases that evoke the detail and elemental forces of the Land, the King sisters have paid tribute to their father’s artistic and philosophical ideas. Some of their…

Arcadia an Exhibition of New Works by Nyree Taylor

Piawaning artist Nyree Taylor is drawing from the simplicity of her surrounds and taking pause from the on trend world of social media. Her exhibition, an exploration of works on pastoral simplicity and happiness, is on at Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle from 28 Sep to 4 Oct 2017. www.furthermore.com.au  @furthermore_art

Pompeii After Dark Italian-inspired Night

Be amongst the first visitors to see the WA Museum Museum's exhibition spaces transformed into an after-dark playground. The lights are low, the bar is open, the music is playing...and a delicious antipasto platter is waiting for you on your arrival. Experience the Escape from Pompeii: the untold Roman rescue exhibition and explore the history, art and culture! Tickets are amazing value at just $25 (includes Museum and exhibition entry, antipasto platter, and entertainment). A cash bar will be available on the night. Space is limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

With Attitude

A solo exhibition of paintings by Karin Morris. The focus of this exhibition will be the natural environment. Looking at the role of trees in shaping people's consciousness of the world around them. Morris has investigated the idea that specific trees possess individual characteristics. Through her paintings Morris has highlighted the uniqueness of each tree to heighten people's awareness of this factor and in the process hopes that this will increase people's connections to the natural environment. These trees with their individual personalities speak to the passer-by and invite them in to share their world. These trees add value, colour…

Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison is one of WA's premier tourist attractions and in 2010 became the first building in Western Australia to be inscribed on to the prestigious World Heritage list as part of the Australian Convict Sites. In 2015 the Prison was announced as the gold medalist in the categories of Major Tourist Attractions and Cultural Tourism at the Western Australian Toursim Awards. Built by convicts in the 1850s, Fremantle Prison was used as a place of incarceration for 136 years before being decommissioned as an operating maximum security gaol in 1991. The empty prison with its solitary cells and gallows is a monument to a…


Exhibitions

Fremantle has long been centre for arts and culture and there is always a great program of exhibitions and events to discover. If you are looking for what to do in Fremantle on the weekend or during the week check out our listings of exhibitions at the many studios, art spaces, pop up shops and art galleries in Fremantle. Potter around any of the precincts such as the West End, Wray Avenue or the Fremantle Arts Centre and discover some of Western Australia’s best artists, designers and makers.