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Moores Building Contemporary Art Space

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Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery

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.


Our Studio Program offers artists from all disciplines the opportunity to explore and develop works and ideas. In this artist-led program, artists are matched to one of our beautiful studios best-suited to their practice for set periods 6 or 12 months and join a welcoming, innovative, diverse and collegiate artistic community.

STUDIO 1: Ayo Busari & TAB Family

STUDIO 4: Chiluba Young

STUDIO 5: Sukhjit Khalsa

STUDIO 6: Dan Osborn & Vince Perrella

STUDIO 7: Cole Baxter


Core to MCAS’s purpose is to offer subsidised art gallery space and associated support to artists, and to showcase a diverse offering of local and national contemporary work. We encourage artists to embrace experimentation, risk and ambition and are committed to supporting artists to develop new skills and approaches.

The MCAS program will provide subsidised art gallery space for up to 12 opportunities for artists, artist groups and independent curators to platform their creative works. Each exhibition will run for a two-week period and curatorial advice and installation support will be provided 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.

Applications are now closed.

Applications typically open in June for placements during the following year.


MCAS is available to hire to arts and cultural groups for free and/or ticketed events.

For more information, please contact [email protected]


MCAS is home to 4 artist studios. Applications for these studio spaces open once a year via Fremantle Arts Centre’s Studio Program application process. Studios are available to artists for 6 or 12 month periods. For more information, please visit our Studio Program page or email [email protected].


MCAS is also home to a beautiful residential apartment that is used by visiting artists to Fremantle from remote, regional, interstate and international artists. The apartment is provided to artists via the Studio Program application process run by Fremantle Arts Centre.


Also situated within the Moores Building is the much-loved Moore & Moore café.


For enquiries relating to weddings and private or corporate functions please contact Moore & Moore at [email protected].


To find out more about MCAS please contact [email protected]