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Exhibitions

Andrea Adamson Tiger Seven Sisters Dreaming

Andrea Adamson Tiger is a Pitjantjatjara artist, born at Amata community on the APY Lands in 1973. Andrea paints stories associated with the Seven Sisters songline, an extensive Dreaming track that crosses her country. Her family includes artists Rini Tiger and her grandfather Tiger Palpatja. Her richly coloured paintings depict the rocky outcrops and the sandhills and rockholes created by the Seven Sisters

Ghost Net Baskets Bush Dyed Textiles Groote Eylandt

Japingka Gallery is proud to present stunning work by the Anindilyakwa Artists from Groote Eylandt, who transform ghost nets into woven baskets, changing environmental threats into traditional art forms. The women use plants and dyes found in the bush to dye fabrics which become clothing, scarves and home accessories.

Transportation Exhibition

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Hougoumont, the last convict ship to arrive in Australia, Fremantle Prison’s new exhibition Transportation examines the forced migration of convicts from Britain to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries. Transportation presents the stories of men, women and children forcibly sent to convict sites around Australia, exploring the social tragedy of the convict system as a whole as well as individual stories of personal achievement. Exhibiting convict material from the Mitchell Library (State Library of New South Wales), Western Australian Museum and the Prison’s own collection, Transportation demonstrates the impact…

Terminal Lucidity Exhibition by George Howlett

Opening at Whitespace Fremantle is a new major and special body of work, Terminal Lucidity by George Howlett.George is a multi-disciplinary artist that uses neon lights, color and form to create bold and striking compositions. Sourcing materials from sale racks, deserted offices and closed down delis, for the past 4 years his medium of choice has been recycled industrial and commercial lighting products. George makes expert use of the rampant detritus of capitalism, repurposing discarded and found materials in increasingly inventive ways.Showing alongside this major body of work will be a a collaboration between George Howlett and George Aitken titled I'll Stay Until…

Fenians Fremantle and Freedom Festival 2018

Music lovers are in for a veritable feast throughout the ten days of the Fenians Fremantle and Freedom Festival. International acts and local artists will converge on our port city in a program put together by Fremantle’s own music legend, the double Grammy award-winning Lucky Oceans, and fellow musician Donough O’Donovan. Headliners Martin Hayes and Declan O’Rourke both accepted invitations to perform because of the historical importance of the event - celebrating the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the last convict ship to Australia, the Hougoumont, carrying 62 Irish Fenians. Internationally renowned Irish fiddle player Martin Hayes and Dennis…

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'.  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 system of punishment that is uncomfortably recent. Visitors can "step inside and do time" with Fremantle Prison's experienced guides on a range…


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.