This year, the City of Fremantle will be honouring its custodians, makers and creators at the Fremantle Heritage Festival, which will run from Friday, May 25 until WA Day on Monday, June 4.
Highlights of this year’s festival include Skin Sin, an exhibition of Australian Tattoo history from the Unseen Collection of Ricky Luder. Featuring a rare suite of 1960s Australian tattoo flash from Cindy Ray, the exhibition will also display illicit work done by the prisoners of Fremantle Prison, such as well-known local tattoo artist Bobby Thornton.
Other highlights include Elder Marie Taylor performing a Welcome to Country with Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse, Live and Local: 30 Years of Clancy’s Music which will see musical friends old and new who have played a role in Clancy’s musical legacy will come together to honour the Fremantle music scene, The Mayor’s Alternative Fremantle History Cycle Tour, Fish Guts and All: exploring the undercurrents that created Fremantle’s famous fishing industry and Merchants and Industrialists of the Port City – A Guided Tour through Fremantle Cemetery hosted by Don Whittington.
Fremantle Heritage Festival runs from Friday, May 25 until Monday, June 4 across Fremantle.