Photography provided by Nick Zafir
Founded in July 2018 by the owners of Studio 281 Maylands, Whitespace Fremantle has quickly gained a reputation for being Perth’s freshest venue to make ideas happen.
Predominantly a gallery space, the Whitespace team provides artists with a smooth, affordable exhibition process. Backed by decades of experience, we work to ensure artwork is at the forefront of our space. In conjunction with exhibitions, we offer venue hire for events, seminars, pop-up shops, as well as our lower floor artist studios and creative industry office spaces.
The Tolley & Company Warehouse, also known as the Tolley Bond Store and the Tolley & Company Building, is a heritage listed building in the Fremantle West End Heritage area. It dates from the gold rush boom period in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The building was constructed in 1897 for Tolley & Co., wine and spirit merchants, who remained in the same building until 1911.
The Federation free classical style three storey rendered building includes a half basement below street level. The building façade has a parapet with spherical decorative elements above the engaged pilasters. It features a decorative pediment with pilasters rusticated to the first floor. The name "Tolley & Compy. Limited Merchants" appears in stucco across the alley way entrance to the courtyard at the rear of the building on the right side of the building.
The architect for the building was Herbert Nathaniel Davis, who was responsible for many buildings in and around Fremantle, including the Esplanade Hotel, Union Stores Building, Lilly's Building and Cliff Street Chambers.
To provide an affordable and flexible exhibition space for artists and a venue for events to expose their artworks to a wider community. We assist creatives in reaching a new audience. We offer commission-free exhibition packages for artists to ensure the artist’s profit goes directly into assisting them in developing future works.