Ships in the Night

Jo Darbyshire (WA)

Over the course of a year Fremantle artist Jo Darbyshire recorded the names of ships in Fremantle harbour. These names are projected in a choreographed poem onto the façade of the Port Authority building. This monumental artwork responds to the iconic early ’60s architecture of the Port Authority building in this elegant work, silently matching the movement of the ships as they enter and leave the harbour.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding body and advisory body. Ships in the Night is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts. This project is sponsored by Fremantle Ports.

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Fremantle Port Authority | 1 Cliff Street, Fremantle


Sunday 29 October – Sunday 12 November

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