Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle

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Built by convict labor and opened as a psychiatric hospital called "Asylum for the Criminally Insane," Fremantle Arts Centre is known nowadays as a thriving creative space. The center attracts over 3,000 people to its outdoor concerts and almost as many to its exhibits and other art events throughout the year. Visit the galleries to see the latest trends in contemporary art. Inside you'll also find the offices for the Fremantles Art Center Press, a publishing house that puts award-winning authors to press. Plan to see Fremantle Arts Centre and other attractions that appeal to you using our Fremantle trip site .
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  • Possibly depends upon what is on exhibit. During our visit is was a waterworks exhibition, which was interesting enough but not necessarily everyone's taste, and an "art centre" in the broadest terms ...  more »
  • simply love to visit when in Fremantle. It has a wonderful series of rooms for the exhibitions. As well there are artists working in the various studios. The exterior has a wonderful area often used f...  more »
  • My interest was primarily the building, history and site, the exhibitions were an added bonus. The Centre is housed in a neo-Gothic style building constructed by convicts in 1860 and set in very attra...  more »
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  • Visited during the water exhibit. Pretty neat concept, especially if you are visiting from a country with an abundance of fresh water...seeing the thoughts surrounding water in a desert-like state. The building is gorgeous, the shop has beautiful art pieces for sale, and the grounds are peaceful.
  • Lovely relaxing atmosphere.Quite hot in the sun so a good hat is a must. The cafe has good service. The alternative type of cakes are quite expensive. The music is ok and varies from week to week.Dancing on the grass includes kids.Plastic chairs are provided and a pizza oven sells quite expensive nice small pizzas nearby
  • Absolutely terrible. There’s only about 4 exhibits on display. Some are quite cool, while others are quite disturbing. Other parts are restricted to the general public. Gift shop was pretty terrible as well. The structure was quite historical and looked amazing. It is completely free to enter which is on the plus side for me. Overall, the Fremantle Arts Centre is pretty poor, compared to other attractions in Fremantle. Don’t bother going here.
  • A Cultural Gem Fortunately this is one corner of Fremantle that the property developers have not been able to "improve" and that means that once you step through the gates you will enjoy a truly valuable public space - eclectic, friendly, and with a warmth that comes in large part from the heritage building. The exhibitions are often fun, thought provoking and suitable for a wide range of ages.
  • Historical place with a beautiful large garden and a coffee shop in a green court yard. Has a lovely artisan shop with work from local artists .
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