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.
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- Public art program - opportunities for artists
- City of Fremantle Public Art Collection
- Percent for art
- Murals in Fremantle
Title: The Hollow, Fremantle Temporary Art Program, 2014
Location: Kings Square, Fremantle
Artist: Feast your Eyes, Sarah Blangiardo & Arianne Palassis
Photo: Neil Wallace
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
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.
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.
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).
Title: Dingo and Girl, 2014
Location: Cantonment Hill Signal Station
Artist: Nami Osaki
Photo: Ash Pederick