About PS


Constructed in 1907, this Federation establishment has harboured Fremantle’s most historic industries, as a warehouse for the wool trade, shipping and the arts. It’s occupants—Paterson & Co., Elder Smith & Co., Frank Manford Pty Ltd and PS —have all been local, making the building a stalwart constituent of the peculiarities of commercial and creative endeavour in West-End Fremantle. Today artists bustle and nest upstairs and the whole structure leans on engineered braces, which pause its gradual but determined pitch north.

PS is a project space for the experience of contemporary art which presents a curated program of exhibitions and events by Australian and international artists. Sensitively restored, the heritage listed building is located in the heart of Fremantle’s historic West End precinct, PS has become one of Perth’s most exciting and experimental platform to experience contemporary culture.

As Fremantle's leading centre for artist studio spaces, the organisation has continued to build on its innovative foundations, growing to facilitate the expanding field of contemporary art through a wide variety of exhibition, studio, curatorial and cross-disciplinary programs. With the artist firmly placed at the centre of all of our activities, we are positioned at the nexus between the production of contemporary art through our studio programs, and its presentation through our exhibitions and events.

The PS acronym stands for Project Space / Performance Site / Present State / Pakenham Studios / Port Stores and so much more...

Acknowledgement of Country
PS acknowledges the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation where our office is located and all Custodians of Country throughout all lands, waters and territories. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and future.

22-26 Pakenham St
Fremantle Western Australia
(08) 9430 8145

Gallery hours
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm

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