Museum of Water Events

Be water curious this summer

Spend your Festival weekends diving into a program of free workshops, sensory walking tours, conversations and Sunday music from the Reunion Islands, Ghana and Kenya.

Try your hand at building water crafts with a maritime archaeologist before setting sail on open waters, learn how to have a 3 minute shower, trace the former shorelines of Walyalup, make your own distilling system for fresh water, and explore your grace and stamina by dancing in water with Rio Olympic synchronized swimmers.

Explore the full Museum of Water event program at Fremantle Arts Centre below.

Although most workshop sessions are free, registration is required to secure your spot.

Opening & Weekend 1
Sat 10 – Sun 11 Feb

 Wed 7 Feb  6.30pm Museum of Water Opening 
Join us for the opening of Museum of Water, to be opened by Wendy Martin Artistic Director Perth Festival with Artist Amy Sharrocks. Explore the collection and make surprising sonic discoveries. Featuring live performance by Mei Saraswati and DJ Rok Riley. Free event, all welcome More info.
     
 Sat 10 Feb All Day Our Past, Present & Future Through the Prism of Water
A Day of Discussions as part of Museum of Water
 

10.15 – 11am
11 – 11.30am
12 – 1pm
1.30 – 2.45pm
3 – 4.15pm

Morning Yarns: Story Sharing from the Museum of Water Collection
Latai Taumoepeau Artist Talk
Future Museums: Ways of Sharing History Amy Sharrocks & Alec Coles 
The Pleasures and Politics of Water: Panel Conversation
The Pull of the Ocean: Panel Conversation

     
 Sun 11 Feb

8 – 10am
10.30am – 12.30pm
2 – 4pm

Walyalup Water Walk (starts Kidogo, Bathers Beach)
Distilling Memory: Rosewater, the Festival Scent
Sunday Music: The Oceanic Sessions

     
Mon 12 Feb 11.45am & 1pm

Museum of Water Tactile Tours 
Bookings DADAA 0400 111 018 / jacqueline@dadaa.org.au

Weekend 2
Sat 17 – Sun 18 Feb

     
Sat 17 Feb 10.30  11.30am
10am  1pm
11am 3pm
11am 3pm
Morning Yarns: Story Sharing from the Museum of Water Collection
Water Feels: Embroidery Workshop
Intimate Encounter: How to Have a 3-Minute Shower (every 30 mins)
Museum of Water Youth Take Over 
     
Sun 18 Feb 10.30am 12.30pm
11am 4pm
12  12.30pm
4pm
Soundtracking Water Stories: Workshop
Museum of Water Youth Take Over
Soundtracking Water Stories: Lunchtime Listening Concert
Sunday Music: The Oceanic Sessions featuring Kiltir (Reunion Island)
     

Weekend 3
Sat 24 – Sun 25 Feb

     
Sat 24 Feb 10am 3.30pm
10.30  11.30am
12  1pm
DIY Water Craft Building Workshop
Morning Yarns: Story Sharing from the Museum of Water Collection
DIY Water Craft Building Guest Speaker: Tom Vosmer: Maritime Archaeologist
     
Sun 25 Feb 10am 3.30pm
12  1pm
10am 4pm
4pm
4pm
DIY Water Craft Building Workshop
DIY Water Craft Building Guest Speaker: Announced soon!
Water Carriers: Ceramics Masterclass
Sunday Music: The Oceanic Sessions featuring Maia & The Big Sky (Kenya)
DIY Water Craft Launch (departing FAC on foot) 
     

Weekend 4
Sat 3 – Sun 4 March

     
Sat 3 Mar 10.30  11.30am
10.30am 12pm
11am 3pm
2pm
1 2.30pm
Morning Yarns: Story Sharing from the Museum of Water Collection
Water Futures: Distilling Workshop
Intimate Encounter: How to Have a 3-Minute-Shower (every 30 mins)
Museum of Water Auslan Tour Bookings: access@perthfestival.com.au
Water Futures: Distilling Workshop
     
Sun 4 Mar 9am 1pm
11.30am
10am & 12pm
11.30am 1pm
4pm
Museum of Water Celebration Day at Fremantle Leisure Centre
Swimmers’ Manifesto
Behind the Scene Pool Tours
Synchronised Swimming Demonstration & Workshop
Sunday Music: The Oceanic Sessions featuring Jojo Abot (Ghana)

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Museum of Water is a Perth Festival and Artsadmin production in association with Fremantle Arts Centre and Western Australian Museum. Created by Amy Sharrocks.