Our People

FAC had a small and dedicated team who are committed to providing a world class arts service.

Employment opportunities at FAC are advertised via the City of Fremantle website.


Director Jim Cathcart

Director since 2005, Jim has overseen FAC’s substantial growth in programming and operations. Previously Acting CEO at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and Manager of the North Melbourne Town Hall Artshouse, Jim has long and varied experience in the arts as general manager, venue manager, producer, programmer, artists’ manager and agent as well as journalist and publicist.

He is a board member of the WA Chamber of Arts and Culture and Art On the Move. He has a BA from Melbourne University and an Advanced Diploma of Journalism from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

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General Manager Marcus Dickson

A lover of all things musical, magical and gastronomical, Marcus brings a strong events and hospitality sensibility to the role of General Manager. After a brief flirtation with a career in the field of Natural Medicine, he jumped ship and is now a passionate and dedicated arts administrator.

Marcus was FAC's Events Coordinator for 5 years before assuming the role of General Manager in 2015.

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Curator Dr Ric Spencer

Dr Ric Spencer is an artist and writer and since 2011 has been the Curator at Fremantle Arts Centre. He has been involved in numerous art activities as a curator, writer and artist, has exhibited in Australia, Asia and the UK and had his work published in Australian, UK and American arts journals.

From 2004-2010 he wrote art criticism for The West Australian newspaper and from 2000-2010 he lectured at Curtin University where he holds a Doctor of Creative Arts.

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Special Projects Curator

  • Erin Coates

City of Fremantle Art Collection Curator

  • André Lipscombe

FAC Print Award Coordinator

  • Emma Buswell

Exhibitions Install Coordinator

  • Tom Freeman

Residencies & Studio Coordinator

  • Bevan Honey

Moores Building Exhibitions Manager

  • Richie Kuhaupt

Learning Coordinator

  • Deborah Byrne
  • Silvia Ferolla

Studio Tech & Learning Assistant

  • Holly O'Meehan

Events Coordinator

  • David Craddock

FOUND Manager

  • Pia Chomley

Marketing & Communications Manager

  • Andrea Woods

Communications Officer

  • Liz Walker

Graphic Designer

  • Sofia Antonas

Finance Officer

  • Christine Lofthouse

Finance Assistant

  • Julia Remmert


  • Caroline Brook
  • Sheridan Coleman
  • Joanna Brown
  • Amanda Watson

Retail Assistants

  • Rose Megirian
  • India Mehta
  • Joanna Brown
  • Kate Jones
  • Jenny Dawson
  • Betty Poulsen
  • Ruby Talbot-Dunn

Grounds Technician

  • George Gregson

Facility & Program Assistant

  • Aaron Lyons