Moores Building Art Space

Located in Fremantle’s historic west end, the Moores Building Art Space (MBAS) consists of galleries and studios, with regular visual arts exhibitions, workshops and performances.

Managed and curated by Fremantle Arts Centre MBAS 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

Contact details & Opening Hours

MBAS Open Daily: 10am–3pm, free entry
Moore & Moore Café: 7am–3pm

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


Free 30-minute parking is 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.


The Moores Building 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.

2024 Exhibition Proposal Period

  • Applications for the 2024/25 Exhibition Program are now closed. 
  • Applicants will be advised of an outcome by the end of September 2023

For further information contact us on

CAAWA Annual Members Selective Exhibition

Official Opening Event: 6-8pm, Friday 15 September 2023
Exhibition runs: 16 September – 1 October 2023

The Ceramic Arts Association of Western Australia has a mission to develop a community that nurtures understanding, practice and passion for the ceramic arts. Our annual members' selective exhibition is our pinnacle event every year allowing members the opportunity to exhibit together. From the exhibition the prestigious Kusnik Award for Ceramic Excellence is awarded; which in 2022 was awarded to Ian Dowling's work 'Boat Form I'. 2022 also saw the introduction of an emerging artist award for early career ceramic artists and this was awarded to Lyn Nixon's work 'Waste Not Want Not'. Last year over 600 people visited the exhibition which was at Central Gallery.

The 3D Virtual View of the 2022 Exhibition can be viewed here

Breaking Ground Making Ground

Official Opening Event 6-8pm, Friday 13 October 2023
Exhibition runs 14 – 29 October 2023

Artist: Fiona Gavino

Breaking Ground Making Ground, showcases 25 years of exploration into using basketry materials and techniques to create sculpture, installation, video and printmaking. The exhibition is a survey of intercultural artist Fiona Gavino’s practice that sees her working the traditional into the contemporary as she seeks to push the boundaries of what basketry can physically do or say.

Featured in the exhibition will be some of the artist’s early sculptural works with her signature bifurcated surfaces that offer a sense of fluidity and movement in the static. A 12 metre (entirely) hand woven suspended installation, an interactive artwork, works on paper and a body of video works made during the artist’s time with the Pixels+Fibre Project.

Image Credit: Lighthouse (Self Portrait), 2015 with the Pixels+Fibre Project (Myrto Angelouli). Phoography by Elliot Welsford