A spectacular night-time celebration of light and art transforming where our rivers meet.
ART IN PLACE is the City of Melville’s new series of temporary public artworks that aim to engage the community by giving residents and visitors unique opportunities to experience and encounter contemporary art in significant and accessible locations across the City.
Perth-based artists VJzoo (Kat Black and Jasper Cook) will collaborate with Kambarni (Kamsani Bin Salleh) to deliver the first project for ART IN PLACE. Their artwork, Confluence, will be an ephemeral projection-based installation across the body of water and illuminated on a fleet of boats, where the Swan (Derbarl Yerrigan) and Canning (Djarlgarro Beeliar) rivers meet.
Highlighting the historical and contemporary significance of the joining of the two rivers, known to the Bibbulmun people as Gabbi Kowangalup, ‘the place where the water comes out of the hole’, Confluence promises to be an unforgettable night-time experience for all ages.
Thursday, 21 June to Sunday, 24 June 2018, nightly from 6.00pm to 8.30pm
OPENING NIGHT & WELCOME TO COUNTRY: Thursday, 21 June, 6.00pm
Canning Beach Road foreshore, Applecross
(between the South of Perth Yacht Club and Dunvegan Road).
*Gabbi refers to water, whilst Kowangulup may have been derived from Kowain which can mean laughing or floating.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
VJzoo is a partnership consisting of Kat Black and Jasper Cook. Since 2003 they have worked together performing and presenting their unique video, interactive and projection installations nationally and internationally. Working across a diverse range of media, the artists often explore themes in their work related to memory, the night, and a sense of wonder.
Kambarni (Kamsani Bin Salleh) is a Perth-based artist and illustrator descended from the Ballardong Noongar people of the South West and the Nimunburr and Yawuru people of the Kimberley. He believes in the importance of cultural preservation and expression while also challenging the notion of culture being trapped in the past. His artworks reflect an appreciation for the natural world emerging from both a cultural and biological fascination, often stylistically modernising ancient stories as well as attempting to re-contextualise Eurocentric works from an Indigenous perspective.
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