Image: Hundred and Thousands: an immersive kids' colour adventure opens Sat 20 Nov

Image: Rosie Deacon, Pom Pom: Children’s Contemporary Art Space, 2017, Carclew, Adelaide. Photography by Sam Roberts

Immersive kids’ colour adventure

Following on from the blockbuster 2018 kids’ exhibition Animaze, Fremantle Arts Centre presents an even bigger and more colourful creative experience for kids with Hundreds & Thousands.

Hundreds & Thousands sees the galleries transformed into colour-filled worlds, with vibrant interactive artworks and immersive spaces designed for children and families to enjoy.

Across a spectrum of colour-themed spaces, Hundreds & Thousands offers rich sensory experiences for kids of all ages, including optical colour machines, giant golden soft sculptures to touch and participatory digital art that visitors create with their bodies.

Hundreds & Thousands is an invitation on a journey through art and colour, featuring newly commissioned artworks by Rosie Deacon, Sohan Ariel Hayes, Tyrown Waigana, Catherine Taylor, Phil Gamblen and Angela Ferolla.

Artists

Recent works and new commissions by:

  • Ngamaru Bidu
  • Rosie Deacon
  • Rox De Luca
  • Anna Dunnill
  • Angela Ferolla
  • Phil Gamblen
  • Tarryn Gill
  • Sohan Ariel Hayes
  • Oliver Hull
  • Bradley Kickett
  • Rohin Kickett
  • Maxxi Minaxi May
  • Tim Meakins
  • Trudi and Helena Pollard
  • Rachel Riggs
  • Kate Rohde
  • Sensorium Theatre
  • Catherine Taylor & Tyrown Waigana
  • Yvonne Zago

And works from collections including the City of Fremantle Art Collection by:

  • Australian Centre for Concrete Art
  • Sidney Ball
  • Krim Benterrak
  • Chris Capper
  • Penny Coss
  • Tom H Gibbons
  • Guy Grey-Smith
  • M Hobbs
  • Giles Hohnen
  • Paul A John
  • Jeremy Kirwan-Ward
  • Brian McKay
  • Rosslynd Piggott
  • Megan Russell
  • Darren Siwes
  • Helen Smith
  • Holly Story
  • Helicopter Tjungarrayi
  • Samuel Tupou
  • Mark Visione

Public Program

In conjunction with Hundreds & Thousands we’re thrilled to present a series of workshops, tours and events for you to dive even deeper into a world of colour.

Colour Conversation Mini-Tours

Led by City of Fremantle Art Collection Curator Andre Lipscombe.

Running 11am and 3pm on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 24 November
  • Friday 26 November
  • Wednesday 1 December
  • Wednesday 8 December
  • Friday 10 December
  • Wednesday 15 December
  • Friday 17 December
  • Wednesday 5 January
  • Friday 7 January
  • Wednesday 12 January
  • Friday 14 January
  • Wednesday 19 January
  • Friday 21 January

Available outside these times upon request, please email [email protected].

Tactile Tours & Workshops

Bookings essential, please email [email protected].

Kids’ Workshops

  • Natural Dyeing with Trudi Pollard
  • Spinning Colour with Michael Alvares
  • Kite Making with Sandy McKendrick

Free workshops, all materials provided. Registrations essential as places are limited.

For the full schedule of dates and times please visit our Exhibition Workshops page.

Let’s Go Fly a Kite! 

Story Time and Shadow Play

*Excluding Friday 24 and 31 December

For the big kids! (Free 18+ events)

Quiet hour

The hour between 9am and 10am is quiet hour at FAC and is available on request. Individuals, groups and families with special needs wanting to experience our exhibitions in a more relaxed, unhurried environment can request access to the galleries for an hour before they open to the public. Email [email protected] 

Sunday Music gets colourful!

To celebrate Hundreds and Thousands, Odette Mercy and her Soul Atomics’ Kids Soul Party will brighten up the Front Garden on Sun 21 Nov with her joyous brand of soul-funk, in an interactive performance which kids (and big kids) will love in equal measure. Expect colourful tunes, dancing and kid-friendly fun.