Projects

Fri 3 Nov - Sat 18 Nov 2023

“Kooranup, is the place beyond the horizon and past Moombaki, where the water meets the sky. It is the heavenly shore located in the far west. Our spirits final resting place in the Noongar Nyitting (Dreaming)”. – Ilona McGuire As a part of the Fremantle Biennale’s fourth festival SIGNALS 23, First Lights: Kooranup was presented; […]

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Saturday 24 June 2023

Award-winning Gunai writer Kirli Saunders (OAM), energizes mugaru (cold winter) with language and light in Buungbaa-ma-ndhu, presented for the Midwinter Festival at Ngununggula in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.

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20 May 2023

Led by Wadandi matriarchs, Mitchella Hutchins and Vivian Brockman-Webb, First Lights — Cowaramup brings an ancient tale transcending space and time. This story takes place in the beginning, when life stirred into existence and formed a great assembly to decide who would be Custodian of all creation. Located on the shores of Gracetown, the bay is […]

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12 & 13 May 2023

First Lights: Boodja Dwordak Wirn, meaning ‘Bringing Country’s Spirit back to Life’ was led by Esperance Tjaltjraak Native Title Aboriginal Corporation and the six Wudjari families of Kepa Kurl (Esperance). Across the white sand beaches and ancient granite domes of the Esperance foreshore, stories are revealed of deep connections and knowledge of sea Country. Of […]

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19 Apr 2023 - Cardabia Station, Coral Bay | 20 Apr 2023 - Town Beach, Exmouth

April 2023 saw one of nature’s most phenomenal occurrences, a Total Solar Eclipse, take place across the World Heritage listed Ningaloo (Nyinggulu) region. The shadow of the moon graced the tip of Western Australia, with the Exmouth region becoming host to the most accessible place on Earth to view this spectacle. Preceding and closing this […]

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8 Apr 2023

Award-winning Noongar author, Kim Scott, transforms the place of first light, Binalup (Albany) presenting a rhythmic arrangement of language and light to allude to old stories, including Mamang Koort, the beating whale heart.

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5-21 Nov 2021

An epic spectacle of light, movement and sound transformed the night sky for the Fremantle Biennale’s presentation of Moombaki in November 2021. The Nyoongar word for ‘where the river meets the sky’, Moombaki was a choreographed drone light show re-creating the first stories of Whadjuk Nyoongar Country for all to experience.

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19-21 Aug 2022

Following on from the Australian premiere of First Lights with Moombaki in Western Australia, the Fremantle Biennale’s choreographed drone light show will journey to Darwin Festival, illustrating Larrakia songlines that run down Darwin’s coastline.

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