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.
Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery is open daily
Galleries Open 10am–4pm
Moore & Moore Café 7am–3pm
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.
The Moores Building is a 10 minute walk from Fremantle Train Station.
Six exhibition spaces are available for hire to artists, arts organisations and communities.
For further information and to hire an exhibition space contact us on [email protected]
The Moores Building is managed by Fremantle Arts Centre.
The Art of the Story
Opening 6pm Fri 21 Jan
Exhibition runs Sat 22 – Sun 30 Jan
The Art of the Story is a retrospective exhibition of illustrations and paintings by artist and author Frane Lessac spanning her 40-year career. The Art of the Story features one illustration from each of her 50 award-winning books, commencing with My Little Island, published in 1983, to her most recent release, Our Country, Ancient Wonders, which will be launched during the exhibition. A selection of oil paintings, inspired by her world travels, will also be displayed.
Image: Frane Lessac, Lady with Fish (detail), 1897, oil on canvas/giclee on paper, 76 x 56cm. Image courtesy the artist
Opening 6pm Fri 21 Jan
Exhibition runs Sat 22 Jan – Sun 6 Feb
In Landscape Re-Examined painter Karen Morris continues to explore the ways in which colour forms perception of place. The exhibition features brightly coloured paintings of familiar Western Australian places, with a focus on rocks, providing an opportunity to reconnect with these natural places and re-examine the importance of the landscape.
Image: Karen Morris, Morning Light (detail), 2021, oil on canvas, 92 x 122cm. Image courtesy the artist
Southern Perspectives 2022
Opening 6pm Fri 11 Feb
Exhibition runs Sat 12 – Sun 27 Feb
Southern Perspectives 2022 is an annual exhibition showcasing the talent and ideas of some of the state’s most promising young artists. The selected artworks are by local high school students who graduated in 2021.
In 2022, Southern Perspectives is a collaboration between the City of Melville and the City of Fremantle.
Image: Ethan Bergersen, In the event of an Emergency (detail), 2019, installation, acrylic cotton, video. Photography by Daniel Grant. Image courtesy the artist
Opening 6pm Fri 4 Mar
Exhibition runs Sat 5 – Sun 20 Mar
Keeping Score by artist Naomie Hatherley is a homage to the women’s game (Aussie Rules) and celebrates the female form as an active subject of strength, stamina, endurance and physicality, as a counterpoint to the historically conventional objectified feminine form.
Hatherley’s paintings draw upon the emotional intensity of the colour field, process-driven action and the spirit of community football in Western Australia.
Image: Naomie Hatherley, Keeping Score / WA participation 1988-2019 (detail), 2021, oil on number plates, plyboard and collage. Image courtesy the artist
The Through Line
Opening 6pm Fri 25 Mar
Exhibition runs Sat 26 Mar – Sun 10 Apr
The Through Line brings together seven diverse artists – Shelley Brookland, Lucinda Crimson, Louise Elscot, Erin Knight, Kirsten Makinson, Jaelle Pedroli and Heloise Roberts – who work across different disciplines and themes. All born from the Curtin University Fine Arts program, the artists combine their practices alongside their roles in arts education.
The exhibition will feature a range of artforms including painting, mixed media, printmaking, and sculptural installations.
Image: Jaelle Pedroli, Crush (detail), 2021, acrylic on canvas, 840 x 595mm. Image courtesy the artist