Image: Trevor Richards, Shadows of a City, 1990, oil paint and sand on timber, 53 x 121cm. Courtesy of the artist. Photography by Bo Wong

Image: Andrew Hayim de Vries, Untitled, 2004, glass, plastic and timber boat, Photography by Steph Pease.

Image: Safe Harbour exhibition opening. Photography by Steph Pease.

Image: Ken Wadrop, A falling sickness, 1980, acrylic on canvas, 122 x 152cm. Photography by Steph Pease.

Safe Harbour brings together a selection of artworks and historical and contemporary photography from the City of Fremantle Art and Civic Collections. It provides various points of discovery and revelation about Fremantle’s Harbour, a significant subject for many artists and photographers who have made Fremantle their home.

The exhibition includes works which document and reflect upon the story of Fremantle and its working port, a site carved from an ancient river estuary and traditional land of the Whadjuk Noongar people. Safe Harbour explores the rituals of place, maritime vessels and the complex social histories of migration, international trade and conflict.

Artists include: Kevin Ballantine, George Haynes, Marie Hobbs, Eveline Kotai, Theo Koning, Gina Moore, Laurel Nannup, Frank Norton, Trevor Richards, Edith Trethowan and Ken Wadrop.

The City of Fremantle Art Collection, established in 1958, is the largest municipal collection in WA with over 1,500 works. The Collection’s focus on Fremantle artists and Australian prints celebrates the enduring importance of the visual arts to Fremantle.

Curated by André Lipscombe