Insider Art Winter
08 June – 01 September 2013
This exhibition focuses on the artwork produced by Western Australia’s regional Prisons, including the new West Kimberly Regional Prison, designed specifically to facilitate ongoing community involvement for Aboriginal prisoners.
Insider Art is a joint initiative between the Department of Corrective Services and the Department of Finance (Fremantle Prison).
All works will be available for sale, with transactions facilitated by Fremantle Prison's Gift Shop.
Exhibition will feature in the Main Gallery, and access is free.
Wadjemup to Walyalup: a History of Indigenous Incarceration in Western Australia
23 January 2013 - 01 December 2013
Fremantle Prison’s new exhibition examines the confronting history of the incarceration of Aboriginal people in Western Australia.
Aboriginal prisoners were held at Fremantle Prison from as early as 1856. Fremantle Prison ran the infamous Rottnest Gaol which saw up to 3700 Aboriginal prisoners sent to the island. From the 1950s until 1991 between 30 and 40% of prisoners in Fremantle Prison were of Aboriginal descent.
The exhibition features historic photographs of prisoners at Fremantle Prison, Rottnest Island and Roebourne Gaol, as well as children incarcerated at the Moore River and Carrolup native camps. Artworks by Aboriginal artists created while they were at Fremantle Prison, neck irons from Roebourne Old Gaol, Rules and Regulations from the Rottnest Gaol, and more can be seen on display.
Exhibition features in the front and side Galley and access is free.