At the Fremantle Arts Centre, a cultural landmark just outside Perth, visitors will find contemporary art exhibitions housed in an imposing limestone building. In the 1860s, long before it was a cultural attraction, the site functioned as a psychiatric hospital and later also as a home for women. Shortly after the war, it was transformed into a technical school and was restored in 1970. It only began operating as the Fremantle Arts Centre in 1973. The center now continues to host world-class outdoor concerts and various local events in its sprawl, whilst also offering art courses and hosting festival performances in its spacious grounds. The beautiful garden courtyard makes a great relaxation spot in the summer, and the on-site cafe provides cozy fires for wintertime patrons.