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Fremantle Biennale a red success

Undercurrent 19 transformed the port in November with artists responding to the port with site-specific works.
  • 2019
  • Community
  • Victoria Quay
  • Published 25 Nov 2019

Fremantle Biennale's Undercurrent 19 transformed the port in November.

Artists responded to the port with site-specific works.
Bennett Miller’s Behavioural Ecologies (Red) had us all looking at Victoria Quay with fresh eyes.

Fremantle Ports threw its full weight behind the 2019 Fremantle Biennale, with many of the Biennale art-in-place events occurring around the Fremantle Inner Harbour.

The port was a major sponsor of the Biennale, having worked steadily for months with organisers to plan at least five significant events in the program in the Victoria Quay precinct.

Biennale program events at the port included:

  • dance spectacular Radar in B Shed
  • a major new commission by WA artist Bennett Miller, Behavioural Ecologies (Red), which took place across Victoria Quay, the harbour and throughout Fremantle
  • Standing Wave, a sound work for the internal volume of HMAS Ovens at the WA Maritime Museum
  • elements of The Unit architectural installation series, which stretched right across Fremantle’s original beachline.

Fremantle Ports CEO Chris Leatt-Hayter said that, from the outset, Biennale creators had seen Victoria Quay as a prime preferred location for its avant-garde events and the port had been delighted to be part of it.

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