FREMANTLE PRISON

Fremantle Prison, The Terrace, Fremantle

Gallery hours: open 7 days, 9am - 5pm

Admission to the gallery is free

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REFORM: A HISTORY OF REFORMATIVE MEASURES AT FREMANTLE PRISON

EXTENDED UNTIL 1 JANUARY 2018

 

Prisons serve four main functions in society. They punish offenders, protect the community from criminals, act as a disincentive to people considering crime and provide prisoners the opportunity to reform before their release back into the community.

 

While Fremantle Prison was at times a place of harsh punishment, it also provided prisoners with the opportunity to acquire new skills and reform.

 

Reform explores the practice of religion, education, work and training at Fremantle Prison through its 136 years of operational history. A number of original documents, artworks and objects from the Fremantle Prison Collection illustrate this reformative process.

FREMANTLE PRISON ART TOUR

SAT 4 NOV and SAT 2 DEC: 4.00pm to 5.30pm

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

 

Join one of Fremantle Prison’s experienced guides for this exclusive art tour showcasing a variety of convict and prisoner artwork, including Aboriginal and European Landscapes, Dot Paintings, Graffiti and Tattoo Art, as well as ‘hidden’ art from the convict era.

Participants receive a complementary 40 page publication Art Behind Bars: Murals and Graf ti of Fremantle Prison with ticket purchase.

INSIDER ART: SPRING 2017

29 SEP – 26 NOV

 

A joint initiative of the Department of Justice and Fremantle Prison, Insider Art: Winter 2017 showcases the creative achievements of incarcerated prisoners from across Western Australia.

These exhibitions are always diverse in style and ideas. Pieces exhibited include those from traditional Aboriginal artists with 50,000 years of culture to draw upon; those created by prisoners engaged in tertiary courses in contemporary art practice; and everything in between.

Many of the artists exhibited had their first experience with the creative process only after being incarcerated. Prison classes in art range from recreational art, structured Certificate- level courses, through to more dedicated students who are even able to pursue studies at a degree level.

The production of artwork is more than simply education and recreation: it is also an important component in prisoner rehabilitation. It allows prisoners to reframe their identities in positive ways through creativity and personal development, and for many it becomes a connection with family, culture and country. Entry to the exhibition is free, and many of the works are available for purchase.

 

Karda ngoomi boojar koondarm, Albany Regional Prison

INSIDER ART: SUMMER

2 DEC 2017 – 25 FEB 2018

 

A joint initiative of the Department of Justice and Fremantle Prison, Insider Art: Winter 2017 showcases the creative achievements of incarcerated prisoners from across Western Australia.

 

Works available for purchase.

 

The water hole, Albany Regional Prison

10863 BUSHRANGER

PRESENTED BY Act-Belong-Commit 20 OCT 2017 – 2 JAN 2018

 

10863 Bushranger showcases artworks created by WA visual artist Di Taylor and tells the life and adventures of Frank Thomas, a young bushranger from the Mid West region of Western Australia.

Thomas regularly appeared in the news in the early 1920s for his skill as a rider and bushman, for eluding police and for escaping custody on multiple occasions. He spent time at both Geraldton Gaol and Fremantle Prison, with The West Australian comparing his exploits to the Kelly gang!

 

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