Image: Michelle Hyland, Statement of Identity (detail), 1989, carborundum ground collagraph edition 1/10, 210 x 207cm. Winner FAC Print Award 1990

Presence of Evidence presents award winning works from the Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award spanning 25 years (1989 – 2015).

In the absence of the FAC Print Award in 2020, Presence of Evidence brings together 8 remarkable prints and print series by female artists drawing upon ideas about identity, self-knowledge, motherhood and representation of culture and place, referencing societal constructs that impact upon women’s bodies and experience of patriarchy.

The exhibition is presented alongside Bodywork and Michelle Hamer’s Are You Having a Good Night?

Exhibiting Artists

  • Pat Brassington (TAS)
  • Peggy Griffiths (WA)
  • Michelle Hyland (WA)
  • Helen Ling (VIC)
  • Maria Madeira (WA/East Timor), in collaboration with Victor de Sousa (East Timor), Narelle Jubelin (NSW), Fiona MacDonald (NSW) and BIG FAG PRESS (NSW)
  • Marion Manifold (VIC)
  • Sally Morgan (WA)
  • Therese Ritchie (NT), in collaboration with Chips Mackinolty (NT)

Read the Exhibition Floorsheet

The City of Fremantle Art Collection

The City of Fremantle Art Collection is grounded in the story of Fremantle, where artists have always chosen to work and live. It is the largest municipal collection in WA. Over five decades the collection has grown to over 1,500 pieces including paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs and WA ceramics. The majority of the artworks both reflect and reveal Fremantle life – its people, relationships, work, culture, politics, social rituals, conflict and leisure time.

You can view a selection of works from the City of Fremantle Art Collection via the Collections WA portal. This new resource connects the public with stories of WA’s unique environment, history, culture, and identity via the cultural, creative and natural material held in collections all over the state.

The City was one of ten organisations involved with the initial pilot and launch of Collections WA. More than 350 works from the City of Fremantle Art Collection are currently available to view online. More works will be added in the coming months.

City of Fremantle Art Collection