As the first design-specific festival in WA, the inaugural Fremantle Design Week was a true celebration of design in all its forms, exploring how design impacts our lives individually and communally across seven days of exhibitions, conversations, tours, workshops, films, open studios and special events.
Held in Walyalup/Fremantle, the walkable festival created a platform to connect audiences with design and designers from our port city and further afield, showcasing talented creatives, makers, thinkers and doers across everything from tattoos, sound design, fashion, urban planning and architecture.
Premiering at the festival in a WA first, Monash University’s XYX Lab presented its award-winning HyperSext City exhibition, examining how gender impacts our experience of space, and posing important questions about how we can design safer and more inclusive cities for the entire community.
Sparking new ideas and inspiration, a series of conversations across all disciplines took over PS Art Space, and leading architecture practices such as spaceagency, and fashion designers including Luka Rey hosted open-studio events, which provided an insight into the inner workings of their creative minds.
Fremantle Design Week is presented by DesignFreo. Founded in 2020 by like-minded individuals, DesignFreo’s mission is to strengthen the local design community and promote Fremantle’s abundance of creativity across all disciplines.
Detail was engaged by DesignFreo to support the festival through a public relations campaign. Coverage highlights include an exclusive spread in STM featuring design creatives Angus McBride, Leith Groves, Carla Adams, Harriette Gordon and Wimiya Woodley, which also hit the front page of Perth Now newspapers.
Find out more here: https://fremantledesignweek.com/