The gallery shop of Richard Smyth Wild Earth Images is located at the infamous Fremantle Markets, in the heart of this historic and artistic metropolis. No visit to Perth and Fremantle would be complete without checking out this important part of WA heritage.
Gallery Retail Shop 46, Fremantle Markets, Corner of Henderson Street and South Terrace, Fremantle, Western Australia
Friday 9am-9pm; Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday & Public Holidays 10am-5pm
Fremantle Markets (www.fremantlemarkets.com.au) has much more on offer than a collection of exciting shops and stalls and entertainment. With everything from fresh and interesting foods, to fantastic crafts, gifts and the fun of buskers and artists, it is a cultural experience rich in history and tradition.
Sir John Forest laid the foundation stone on Saturday 6 November 1897. Since this time, the Fremantle Markets have developed a unique and vibrant identity. With a wide ethnic base built over many years of immigration, the markets not only play an important role in perpetuating WA's heritage and tradition, but offer a fantastic atmosphere and dazzling display of cultural richness.
Over 150 stalls are housed in a grand old Victorian building of such remarkable character that it was listed by the National Trust and Heritage Council in 1980.
The precinct, which includes the Sail & Anchor Hotel, the Norfolk Hotel, the Warders Cottages and Scots Church, is also listed on the Commonwealth Government's Heritage Commission Registrar of the National Estate.