Housed in a gothic heritage building in Fremantle’s east end, Fremantle Arts Centre is the City of Fremantle’s premier arts service and one of the leading arts organisations in Australia. FAC showcases free exhibitions, and free and ticketed concerts and events from international, national and local artists. FAC offers a wide range of art courses, an Artist in Residence program, delicious café, beautiful grounds, and the FOUND Shop which sells the largest range of WA-designed wares.
FAC’s commitment to supporting local artists underpins all of the centre’s programming and activities.
Exhibitions & FAC Print Award
FAC’s exhibitions program presents and commissions work by artists practicing locally, nationally and globally, offering a diverse selection of contemporary art. All FAC exhibitions are free to visit to ensure our visual arts program is accessible and inclusive of everyone.
Every September we unveil the finalists of the FAC Print Award supported by Little Creatures Brewing. Established in 1976, the Award is the most prestigious award for printmaking nationally and showcases the best prints and artist books.
We offer free and ticketed events year round from contemporary and classical music, theatre, dance, opera, film and performance art.
FAC’s South Lawn sees high-profile national and international acts play to more than 3,000 people each summer. Our Inner Courtyard, Front Garden and in-door spaces also provide unique settings for concerts and events.
Every December our Front Garden fills with the best gifts and wares designed by local makers, for WA’s best Christmas market Bazaar.
Discover What’s On.
Our much-loved courses program caters to adults and kids aged 18 months to 18 years. All courses are taught by professional artists and cover painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, photography and more. View our full program.
Artists in Residence
With 11 artists’ studios and a residential apartment on offer, FAC’s Artists in Residence program welcomes artists from across the world. Many of our studios are open to the public, so you can meet the artists and see them at work.
FOUND at Fremantle Arts Centre
Filled with prints, ceramics, woodwork, jewellery, books, textiles and more, FOUND offers a great selection of locally made and designed wares.
Fremantle Arts Centre is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts. The Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award is sponsored by Little Creatures Brewing. Sunday Music is sponsored by Bendigo Bank – Fremantle Community Bank Branch.