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Witness Stand Nyiiabarap / East Fremantle

Hosted at bodies of water, reserves and forgotten sites across Perth, Witness Stand invites gathering and learning about the ancient stories of Whadjuk country.

  • Dates:Feb 20 - Mar 14
  • Time(s):Various times depending on date
  • Venue:John Tonkin Reserve

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Festival
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Venue:John Tonkin Reserve
  • Festivals:Perth Festival

Description

Guests of the John Tonkin Reserve venue will hear compositions by Tessa Darcey, Rachael Dease and Benjamin Witt.

Wheelchair accessible venue*

With seven sites being utilised for this event, audiences will experience a series of bespoke seating tiers extending from Wadjemup (Rottnest Island) to Walyalup (Fremantle) and through to the Guildford area. Audiences will experience a series of specially commissioned sound works paying homage to the ancient stories of Whadjuk country and acknowledging the interruptions to this place caused by colonisation.

This new commission invites audiences to consider the Derbal Yerrigan as a source of life. To listen anew and to witness as one.

Events

Witness Stand Walyalup / Fremantle
Witness Stand Wadjemup / Rottnest Island
Witness Stand Mt Pleasant
Witness Stand Mandoon
Witness Stand Kariinap / South Perth
Witness Stand Djiidjalalap

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