Designfreo | Object, Space, Place / Fremantle Arts Centre

28 NOVEMBER – 24 JANUARY // Our first exhibition looks at Fremantle through a design lens and explores our relationship to the things that surround us. Join us at the opening on Friday 27 November.

To be opened by Professor Sarah McGann, Head of the Fremantle School of Architecture and Dean of Arts and Sciences at The University of Notre Dame

DJ | Bar open | Woodfired pizza
Exhibition runs Sat 28 November 2020 – Sunday 24January 2021
RSVP by Wed 25 Nov via email or Facebook

Fremantle is home to a vibrant community of talented designers. Through the work of practitioners who live and create in the port city, DesignFreo | Object, Space, Place looks at the tangible and intangible ways that design shapes our experiences.

Design is everywhere and we all make design decisions every day – what to wear, what to buy, where we live and how to get from A to B. In this sense we are all designers. What is the legacy of our design decisions? What values are embedded in the things that surround us? And how are both informed by location?

In a year of pandemic these questions have been brought into even sharper focus. There has never been a more pressing time examine the way we live, and to look locally for the things that sustain us as individuals and a community.

The show includes a typographic treasure hunt for kids, and a map takes you out of the gallery into the city to see Fremantle through a design lens.

Featured designers:


Penhale & Winter 

Becky Chilcott and Isabel Kruger 

squarepeg home

Tiller Rides 

Monster Alphabets_Dilemma 


Ohlo Studio and Remington Matters

The Second Salon

Keep you eye out for our additional programmed events during the exhibition. The first is DesignFreo Conversation 03 on December 9, where you’ll have the opportunity to hear and meet with the designers. Visit Fremantle Arts Centre to see the summer program of kids and adult classes, including a scent workshop with Katie Leenan.

image: Knutsford Stages 1 & 2 / spaceagency architects / Dimmity Walker