Public art

Fremantle is a city for artists. The public art program recognises that public art plays a significant role in the cultural, economic, social and artistic vitality of the city through the prioritisation and implementation of good quality public art in the city.

To view the City of Fremantle public art policy click here.
To view the City of Fremantle public art plan click here.

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Title: The Hollow, Fremantle Temporary Art Program, 2014
Location: Kings Square, Fremantle
Artist: Feast your Eyes, Sarah Blangiardo & Arianne Palassis
Photo: Neil Wallace

Public Art Program -  Opportunities for Artists

The City hosts the annual temporary art program as a great way for artists to interact with our city spaces.

The Puddle, Fremantle Temporary Art Program, 2013
Location: William Street Mall, Fremantle
Artist: Anna Crane, Jaeger Studio
Photo: Eva Fernandez

City of Fremantle Public Art Collection

The City of Fremantle Public Art Collection is a holding of approximately 50 artworks situated throughout the parks, streets, beaches and city squares in Fremantle. From time to time the City also commissions or works in partnership to acquire new artworks.

For more information and to submit an application for a public artwork see the Community Initiated Public Art application and guidelines.

Percent for Art

The City of Fremantle Percent for Art Policy supports the commissioning of original, high quality works of art to enhance the public interface of new developments.

To achieve this, the Percent for Art Policy stipulates 1% of the estimated development costs of relevant development types within specified areas be attributed to commissioning an original site specific public artwork.

For more information download the developer's handbook - percent for art in Fremantle.

Murals in Fremantle

Permission to create a mural on your building is normally not required by the City of Fremantle however permission may be required under some circumstances (such as murals on a heritage listed building).

Contact our planning team to discuss if a development application is required:
1300 MY FREO (1300 693 736)
E planning@fremantle.wa.gov.au

Title: Dingo and Girl, 2014
Location: Cantonment Hill Signal Station
Artist: Nami Osaki
Photo: Ash Pederick

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City of Fremantle
Fremantle Oval
70 Parry Street
Fremantle
1300 MY FREO (1300 693 736)
F 08 9432 9895
TTY 08 9432 9777
info@fremantle.wa.gov.au

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