Moores Building Contemporary Art Space

Located in Fremantle’s historic west end, the Moores Building Contemporary Art Space (MCAS) is managed and curated by Fremantle Arts Centre. An arts and cultural hub in the heart of the city, MCAS offers regular visual arts exhibitions, workshops and performances.

MCAS seeks to promote a wide range of emerging and established contemporary artists by actively fostering the development of an experimental and highly innovative exhibition program. The gallery’s unique architectural design offers artists the opportunity to develop site specific installations. The building is a raw and rustic space with open ceiling cavities and inimitable heritage features.

Visitor Information

Opening Hours

Moores Building Contemporary Art Space is open daily
Galleries Open 10am–3pm
Moore & Moore Café 7am–3pm

Free Entry

Find Us

46 Henry Street, Fremantle WA 6160
PO Box 891, Fremantle WA 6959
08 9432 9555

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

The Moores Building Contemporary Art Space is managed by Fremantle Arts Centre.

We welcome proposals from individual artists, groups and organisations across ALL artforms for exhibitions within the gallery. We strongly encourage artists from First Nations, CALD, LGBTQIA+ and disability communities with practices across disciplines to contact us.

2023 Exhibition Applications are now open

Find out more and apply online. Applications close midnight AWST Sunday 31 July 2022.

For further information contact us on [email protected]

International Watercolour Exhibition

Opening 6pm Fri 10 Jun
Exhibition runs Sat 11 – Sun 26 Jun

The Watercolour Society of Western Australia’s second International Watercolour Exhibition features 150 paintings that showcase the breadth of styles and techniques possible using this exquisite medium. See the work of top watercolourists from 15 countries around the world. From the soft and gentle, to the bold and vibrant, there’s a great selection of landscapes, portraits, energetic abstracts, still life and more.

Image courtesy Luigi Onofri

Bloom

Opening 6pm Fri 29 Jul
Exhibition runs Sat 30 Jul – Sun 7 Aug

A collaborative exhibition from eight local and international artists exploring the concept of Bloom
through sculpture, print, paint, installation and photography.

Image: Xavier Turisini, Arrangement (detail), 2022. Image courtesy the artist

Claiming Space

Exhibition runs Thu 11 – Sun 21 Aug

As part of the Fremantle Festival: 10 Nights in Port, artists Sam Kerr and Hugo Flavelle take over and
create screen-led multi artform installations featuring their lived experience of claiming public space.

Hugo’s mobile media LIGHTHOUSE and Sam’s mobile TIKI BAR will feature in this lively exhibition.

Artistic partners include Lincoln Mackinnon, Duncan Wright and producer Simone Flavelle.

Cross Section

Opening 6pm Fri 2 Sep
Exhibition runs Sat 3 – Sun 18 Sep

Cross-Section is a showcase of historic and new works by Mt Pleasant-based contemporary artist Peter Lowe. Peter uses a range of unconventional materials, and techniques include painting, sculpture, printmaking and mixed media.

Image: Peter Lowe, Numbers Up (detail), 2012, stamped steel metal tags on marine ply, polymer paint, 57.4 x 121 x 3.8cm. Image courtesy the artist