Fremantle Arts Centre is a creative campus committed to fostering a community of innovation and inspiration, collaboration and curiosity, risk taking and rigour. We are both a cultural and a learning precinct situated in Walyalup (Fremantle) on Whadjuk Nyoongar Boodjar in the centre of a city celebrated for its innovation, culture and creativity, shaped by the many communities who call it home.
Spread over a four-acre site and housed in a gothic heritage building, our annual program includes contemporary visual arts exhibitions and a diverse range of multidisciplinary performance, music and discourse. We support a unique artist in residence program, extensive creative learning programs and we are home to a café and our FOUND shop – celebrating the highest quality creations of WA makers and designers. We also manage and curate the Moores Building Contemporary Arts Space in the West End of Fremantle.
FAC’s commitment to supporting local artists is at the heart of all 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.
Biannually we unveil the finalists of the FAC Print Award. 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. The program is incredibly varied, showcasing different artforms and catering to a broad cross section of the community. FAC is a unique venue to enjoy contemporary and classical music, theatre, dance, comedy, opera, film and performance art.
FAC’s South Lawn welcomes high-profile national and international acts throughout the summer months. Our Inner Courtyard, Front Garden and indoor spaces provide more intimate settings for concerts and events.
Every December our Front Garden is home to Bazaar: WA’s Best Maker’s Market, filled with the highest quality WA-designed products.
Discover What’s On.
FAC delivers a much-loved art courses program for adults and kids aged 5 to 18 years. All courses are taught by professional artists in our well-equipped studios. The program is always expanding to incorporate emerging artforms alongside traditional mediums and includes painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, photography, performing arts, creative writing and more. View our full program.
Artists in Residence
FAC has 9 working studio spaces available for residencies as well as a residential apartment for visiting interstate and overseas artists. The highly regarded Studio Program attracts artists from around the world. With no strict outcome requirements, residences are able to research new concepts, develop their practice or create work for exhibitions. Many of the FAC studios are open to public so visitors can meet the artists and see them at work.
Learn more about our current artists.
FOUND at Fremantle Arts Centre
FOUND has a long history of supporting WA artists and makers. The shop is filled with beautiful prints, ceramics, woodwork, fashion, jewellery, books, textiles, toys and much more. FOUND is the perfect place to pick up a unique gift or souvenir of your visit to Fremantle.
Fremantle Arts Centre is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.