Upcoming Exhibitions

A Quiet Conviction: Photographs of Decommissioned Prisons by Brett Leigh Dicks
14 May 2016 – 06 November 2016   


 Yard Wall and Razor Wire, Fremantle Prison
 Fremantle, WA, Australia 2015

 Watch Tower, Fremantle Prison
 Fremantle, WA, Australia 2015

‘A quiet conviction’ showcases a selection of photographs by photographer Brett Leigh Dicks taken at Fremantle Prison in 2014. The Fremantle Prison photographs are exhibited alongside a selection of his photographs of American gaols, prisons and penitentiaries. Now open to tourists, these sites are a reminder of past penal philosophies and testify to a rich social history.

Brett Leigh Dicks is an American photographer who shares his time between the United States and Australia. Employing the tradition of fine black and white photography, Brett investigates the landscape and the fragile ties that landscape shares with human history.


Insider Art: Winter 2016
04 June – 28 August 2016

Wildflowers (detail)
Acrylic on canvas

Insider Art: Winter 2016 will showcase the creative achievements of Western Australian prisoners from across the State. 

The quarterly exhibitions of prisoner art held in the old ‘Print Shop’ at Fremantle Prison are diverse in style, with a strong representation of Aboriginal painting and art objects. Participating in the creative process offers prisoners more than simply education and recreation.  For many prisoners it becomes a connection with family, culture and country.  The production of artwork can also be an important component in prisoner rehabilitation, enabling prisoners to reframe their identities in positive ways through creativity and personal development.

Entry to the exhibition will be free, and many of the works will be available for purchase.

Insider Art is a joint initiative between the Department of Corrective Services and the Department of the State Heritage Office (Fremantle Prison).