Volunteer to become a High Tide Pilot

As part of the Fremantle Festival, High Tide is the first incarnation of the Fremantle Biennale, a unique event hosting the best in site-responsive art from local and international artists.

We are looking for volunteers to become our High Tide Pilots and Ambassadors for the festival between October 28th- November 12th. As a pilot you will be posted in the West End of Fremantle to provide information to visiting audiences, ensure safety for viewers and security of artworks. You will play a key role helping with operational tasks working closely with artists and industry professionals. For more information please contact Gabby at gabbyh@fremantle.wa.gov.au 9432 9728.

For the full High Tide and Fremantle Festival program go to http://www.hightidefremantle.com and http://www.fremantlefestival.com.au/

Watercolours WA Annual Award Exhibit

Midnight Oil Here for Freo Festival Fundraiser

Midnight Oil have added Fremantle Art Centre special benefit concert to their current Australian tour.

#OneForTheOceans will see the band play their iconic album “10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1” in its entirety for the first time ever in this country, along with an hour of other Oils classics.

This one-off gig will happen in the intimate outdoor coastal setting of the Fremantle Arts Centre on Sun 29 Oct. Every cent of profit will go to various charities that work in the areas of reef protection and climate change.

Mayors and Freo – Launch Richard Utting’s Autobiography

Last night was the official launch of Richard Utting’s autobiography – Out of Sight – at the Norfolk Hotel.

Richard Utting is a senior criminal defense lawyer, former ABC broadcaster and, of course, an ex-Mayor of the City of Fremantle.

It was a good opportunity to get three out of the four living Fremantle Mayors together for photo. As it happens, Jenny Archibald (right) may very well be back on the Fremantle Council for the East Ward after this election.

His life is an amazing journey and the book “Out of Sight – Reflections on an Accidental Life” is a magnificent, funny and poignant romp through it.


Why is the Town Hall Yellow?!

Despite the rumours – we aren’t really painting the Freo Town Hall West Coast Eagles colours!

Instead this is installation on a major public artwork along High Street in Fremantle.

Arcs D’Ellipses by international artist Felice Varini is the centrepiece of the public art event High Tide, as part of the Fremantle Festival.

The work involves applying painted foil to buildings along High Street to create a mind-bending trick of perspective.

The foil is temporary and won’t leave any marks or stains on the buildings.

Varini has created works on significant historic buildings including the iconic Le Corbusier Unite d’Habitation in Marseille, France and the 19th Century Chateau de Trevarez, in Brittany, France.

You can see more of his works at www.varini.org

The High Tide Festival is a collaboration between Tom Muller from PS Arts Space and the City of Fremantle with significant support from Notre Dame University, the State and Federal governments, Fremantle Ports, the University of Western Australia, Quest Apartments and other local businesses.

It opens on Saturday 28th October at the High Tide Hub, which is located on the Roundhouse lawn, and will present a number of outdoor public installations and gallery exhibitions.

It’s expected the free event will draw thousands of visitors to Fremantle’s historic West End.

The full program of events is available at www.fremantlefestival.com.au and the High Tide website at www.hightidefremantle.com/.



Saturday October 14th – Fremantle Folk Festival!

Coming up on Saturday October the 14th is the impressive looking Fremantle Folk Festival. It’s going to be great. Details and times below


Open House Perth Comes to Freo – Sunday October 1st.

Tomorrow October 1st between 11am-3pm we will throw open the doors to some incredible homes throughout this historical port city.

Why Freo?
Not only is Freo home to many of Australia’s best heritage buildings; it is also home to a number of Australia’s leading design studios such as Kerry Hill Architects and Spaceagency to name a few, as well as some of the most interesting young architects in town such as David Barr, Philip Stejskal, Jonathan Harris, Simon Pendal, Arcadia, Local Architecture, Ben Braham, MSG, and more…

Come join us for the day and celebrate the designs of leading local architects that are doing WA proud

Trafford St
Architect Joe Chindarsi