Taking art to streets

City of Fremantle cultural development co-ordinator Alex Marshall, festival curator Brendan Coleman and Emily McCrea (14). Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d417563
City of Fremantle cultural development co-ordinator Alex Marshall, festival curator Brendan Coleman and Emily McCrea (14). Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d417563

Street Arts brings together performers from around the world, including The Netherlands, France, Japan, Israel, the UK and Switzerland, plus local performers, for the three-day showcase.

Tasked with finding the talent is City of Fremantle cultural development co-ordinator Alex Marshall, who said convincing the world’s best to come to Fremantle was getting easier every year.

‘The festival is well known in Europe these days and increasingly in other parts of the world,’ he said.

‘I have been travelling to festivals in Europe now for a few years looking for acts and as more of these acts come to Fremantle and have a good time, they are going back telling what a good time they had and the word spreads.

Mr Marshall said this year’s festival had a bumper line-up.

‘We have had a policy of staged growth over the last couple of years, which has seen the festival move on to the Esplanade Park in recent years as well as Victoria Quay, Woolstores shopping centre, the prison and so on.

‘This year will see an expansion along Market Street with a major pitch outside the National Hotel.’

The Fremantle Street Arts Festival is on April 19 to 21.

Visit www.facebook.com/fremantlestreetartsfestival for more information.