Moores Building

Located in Fremantle’s historic west end, the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery is a City of Fremantle subsidised art gallery offering a diverse showcase of contemporary art by local and national artists in low cost exhibition and project spaces.

Visitor Information

Opening Hours

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery is open daily
Galleries Open 10am–4pm
Moore & Moore Café 7am–4pm
Closed Christmas Day & New Year’s Day

Free Entry

Find Us

46 Henry Street, Fremantle WA 6160
PO Box 891, Fremantle WA 6959
08 9432 9898

Parking & Getting Here

Free 30 minute parking bays are available on High Street, bordering Henry Street. Paid parking is available on Henry Street and the surrounding streets.

Public Transport

The Moores Building is a 10 minute walk from Fremantle Train Station.

Gallery hire

Six exhibition spaces are available for hire to artists, arts organisations and communities.

For further information and to hire an exhibition space contact Richie Kuhaupt, Moores Building Exhibitions Manager on 9432 9898 or [email protected].

The Moores Building is managed by Fremantle Arts Centre.

25Under25 2019 Art Award

Opening Fri 27 Sep | 6pm
Exhibition runs Sat 28 Sep – Sun 6 Oct

The City of Fremantle showcases and celebrates young artists, presenting the 25Under25 2019 Art Award. Open to all art forms, the exhibition features 25 selected artists aged 14 to 25 with the winner awarded $2,000 cash. Join us opening night for the announcement of this year’s winners.

Fremantle International Portrait Prize

Opening Sat 12 Oct | 6pm
Exhibition runs Sun 13 – Mon 28 Oct

The Fremantle International Portrait Prize 2019 features works selected from premier photographers from more than 40 countries. As well as digital and film categories, this year introduces a mobile phone category. Join us at the opening for the announcement of all the winners sharing in a prize pool in excess of $20,000.

Drinking Water

Opening Fri 1 Nov | 6pm
Exhibition runs Sat 2 – Sun 24 Nov

Drinking Water is a participatory project created by Australian dance artist Sete Tele and Canadian interdisciplinary artist Lisa Hirmer. In response to the precarity of water systems around the world this work examines the movements of water relative to human life.

This exhibition is part of the 2019 Fremantle Biennale. Visit fremantlebiennale.com.au for the full program.

The Twist of the Sea

Opening Fri 1 Nov | 6pm
Exhibition runs Sat 2 – Sun 24 Nov

The Twist of the Sea or ‘Volta Do Mar’ in Portuguese is an exhibition of new work by Penny Coss (WA). Describing the circular wind and water currents of the Atlantic Ocean which are the same every season, Coss’ three-channel video installation centres on Fremantle Harbour, conflating the surety of the tidal pattern with feelings of vulnerability and doubt found in a maelstrom.

This exhibition is part of the 2019 Fremantle Biennale. Visit fremantlebiennale.com.au for the full program.

Lucky-Child: The Secret

Opening Fri 29 Nov | 6pm
Exhibition runs Sat 30 Nov – Sun 15 Dec

Lucky-Child: The Secret is a book launch and an exhibition of accompanying paintings by Aboriginal artist and author Chelinay Gates. A story about Lucy from Broome, who ventures into the Great Sandy Desert to find her dying Jalbri (Great Grandmother); it’s a tale of intrigue which seamlessly blends modern life with the Dreamtime’s ancient prophecies.