ARTSOURCE TURNS 35!
Stay tuned in June for our 35th Anniversary Celebration
This year marks the 35th Anniversary of the occupancy of the Old Customs House at 8 Phillimore Street, Fremantle, by the Artists’ Foundation of Western Australia Limited, trading as Artsource: The Artist’s Agency of WA, formerly known as the Fremantle Arts Foundation. Fremantle Arts Foundation was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee on 9th June 1986.
We have engaged Paul Rowe, historical animateur, singer and performer, to coordinate events.
Paul is well known for his roles at many iconic Fremantle venues, including Customs House, PSAS, The Roundhouse and Fremantle Prison. He will develop a theatrical historical promenade through the building and surrounds.
Old Customs House is an important part of the history of customs operations in Western Australia. It is aesthetically and historically linked with Fremantle's maritime history and is one of a number of important buildings built at the tum-of-the-century associated with port and maritime operations.
The Old Customs House was made available for studios during the America’s Cup Defence in 1985, in order to provide a cultural component to the event and to ensure artists retained a foothold in the town. The first artists moved in to occupy just eight studios. Later, the Old Customs House was purchased by the State and managed by Fremantle Arts Foundation.
This is an exciting opportunity for all interested Artsource members to experiment across-art-forms, collaborate to create some unique experiences; and to learn about the history of the Old Customs House building, heritage and Artsource’s occupancy to the present day.
We welcome your creative ideas and energy: it is your opportunity to contribute and mark this significant occasion.
Availability (days/evenings/times/hours per week)
Outline of any ideas and skills you can contribute.
Read more about Volunteering at Artsource.
This project has been funded by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) Culture and the Arts WA.