Water Features: Museum of Water Short Documentary Project

What water is important to you? A dripping tap. A blow-up swimming pool. A dried up salt-lake.

Wed 7 Feb – Fri 23 Mar, 10am – 5pm, Fremantle Arts Centre

World Premiere. A Perth Festival and Screenwest Production. A Perth Festival Commission

Perth Festival is working with secondary students in years 9, 10, 11 or 12 to make short documentary films that respond to ‘water that is important to you’

Presented with the generous support of Screenwest, this project is a part of a two-year collaboration with UK artist Amy Sharrocks, which highlights in a very personal way the importance of water to all of our lives.

Perth Festival asked high school students for their ideas for short documentaries about ‘water that is important to you’. These four films were selected and were made by the students with a professional crew. Films will be screened as part of the Museum of Water exhibition and at UWA Somerville and ECU Joondalup Pines as part of Lotterywest Films.


THE SOURCE Karratha Senior High School, Karratha

Devised and Created by Ryley Hinchcliffe & William Graham with Kenta McGrath

Some mates spend their weekend alone on their boat, visiting the Dampier Archipelago from Karratha.


SMALL FLOWERS ARE BETTER FOR THIS OCCASION John Curtin College of the Arts, Fremantle

Devised and Created by Charlie Morgan, Caleb Herbert, Jamie Luff, Hugh Paterson & Samuel Warnes with Kenta McGrath

A personal journey, from home to a favourite spot by the water’s edge.


WATER ODYSSEY Governor Stirling Senior High School, Woodbridge

Devised and Created by Eliza Boyle, Kaira Nissen-Tekani & Olivia Boyle with Kenta McGrath

A journey through pipes, from the city to the river.


AIR BERSIH Cyril Jackson Senior Campus, Bassendean

Devised and Created by Alexander Andrew Mhawira & Harper Tabb with Kenta McGrath

A young man, who was born overseas, has a different perception of water.


Produced with the assistance of Screenwest and Lotterywest