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03 April 2024
Arts April in Fremantle

"You don’t have to be good at art, for art to be good for you.”

There are plenty of ways to be mentally healthy including exercise, eating healthy, or spending time with close friends or family. While these are all great for your mental health, we often forget how the arts and being creative can also improve personal wellbeing as well as the wellbeing of those around us.

Being creative can mean different things to different people. It can be as simple as listening to music, reading a book, drawing, or any type of creative process. For some this can be a way to relax, for others a way to express or share feelings, or an opportunity to learn a new skill. Everyone is different, but being creative in any way that’s unique to you can promote good mental health including boosting your sense of wellbeing, confidence, and self-esteem.

Arts, culture, and creativity also provides vital social connection, deepen our sense of belonging and enhance shared understanding. Engaging in two hours of arts per week is also linked to good mental health and wellbeing reducing stress anxiety and depression.

To support creativity in Fremantle and promote positive mental health for all, the City is working in partnership with Mentally Healthy WA to promote the Act Belong Commit message by celebrating Arts April and all the ways people can be creative in Fremantle!
 

Keep an eye on our social media page for all things Arts April. Check out some local activities and groups below and get creative for your mental health this Arts April!

 

Art in Fremantle this April

Circus WA


CircusWA is a training and development centre in the heart of Fremantle where we teach children, youth, and adults the art of circus in all its amazing forms.

CircusWA has a wide variety of workshops and classes for all ages and abilities to help you get creative this April. Get into The Big Top for their holiday classes or get outside for some pick up and play workshops in Esplanade Park. CircusWA has something for everyone!

Discover more at https://visitfremantle.com.au/school-holidays/youth-drop-and-play-circus
 

Foodbank WA

Get creative in the kitchen while learning how to plan and cook healthy meals on a budget with easy, tasty and healthy recipes at Foodbank’s Healthy Eating Hub in Fremantle.  

Foodbank’s nom! program provides interactive sessions and resources to give you the knowledge and skills to make healthy choices before cooking some of our delicious recipes. This April be inspired by one of Foodbank’s many healthy eating programs, or discover tips and resources by joining their healthy eating Facebook page.

Discover more at https://nom.org.au/


Fremantle Arts Centre

The Fremantle Arts Centre is one of Western Australia’s major arts organisations and a much-loved local facility. It offers a range of rich cultural program of exhibitions, art courses, music, and event.

With exhibitions like Polarity: Fire & Ice currently running, and events including Fairbridge Festival showcase and the FAC yeah! Community Choir (and much more!); the FAC is the perfect place to start if you’re looking to get creative this Arts April!

Discover more at What's On - Fremantle Arts Centre (fac.org.au)

Fremantle Library

Freo Library is one of the best places to be this April. A place for everyone, Fremantle Library offers innovative services, programs, and collections to help inspire everyone to think creatively, and to connect with others. This Arts April, enjoy an author talk, scrabble, writing or language group, or simply spend some time just being in our welcoming community space!

Discover more at whats on listing | City of Fremantle
 

School Holiday Fun!

The City of Fremantle has put together a range of fun programs and workshops to celebrate young people that live, work, study or visit Fremantle these School holidays with a variety of choices to get creative!

This April why not join a photography workshop, try your hand at the Freo Cube Off, or join in the fun crafts, activities and good conversations at Safe Space by the Bookcase

For more information on workshops or anything Youth go to @Freoyouth Instagram page!


Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre

The Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre (WACC) showcases local Aboriginal art, culture and history through various exhibitions, workshops, film screenings, music, and tours throughout the year.

This Arts April why not explore what’s on offer at the WACC including Basket & Earring Weaving, and a Landscape Art Class with Ballardong Maaman Allan Yarran.

Discover more at Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre Events | Eventbrite

 

Find out more about Arts, culture and creativity in Fremantle by visiting:

You can also search the Fremantle Community Directory for local groups and activities!