21 June 2018 - 24 June 2018

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A spectacular night-time celebration of light and art transforming where our rivers meet.

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Confluence

Join us nightly from Thursday, 21 June to Sunday, 24 June along the Canning Beach Road foreshore for the City of Melville's first ART IN PLACE installation, Confluence.

Perth-based artists VJzoo (Kat Black and Jasper Cook) will collaborate with Kambarni (Kamsani Bin Salleh) to create Confluence, a 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.

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.

Event details

Opening night

Join us on Thursday, 21 June from 6.00pm for opening night with a Welcome to Country by Olman Walley and official opening by Deputy Mayor Matthew Woodall.

Viewing points

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Getting there / parking

By Car: Parking will be available for a gold coin donation at the Point Heathcote Reserve Car Park (Corner of Canning Beach Road and Duncraig Road). All donations will go towards supporting Melville’s Rotary Clubs.

By Public Transport: Canning Highway and the Canning Bridge Station are a short walk from the event site. Plan your journey here.

 By Bike: Bike racks are available close to the event site along Canning Beach Road. 

Food and drink

A range of desert and drinks vendors will be available nearby at the Lowerlands, Point Heathcote Reserve. Food vendors will include Churro Centre, Cafe Oranje and Froth Coffee Van.

The South of Perth Yacht Club will also be open to the public for each night of the event with dinner specials and drinks available for purchase. Book online here.

There are also a number of restaurants, cafés and bars located in the Canning Bridge Precinct.

Access

This event is accessible by wheelchair.

Accessible toilets will be available at the Point Heathcote Reserve Car Park.

Accessible parking for ACROD permit holders will be available along Canning Beach Road foreshore (between the corner of Duncraig and Dunvegan Roads).

Weather

Confluence will take place in rain, hail or shine so remember to bring your rain jackets and umbrellas!

Photography

Event photographers and videographers will be there to capture Confluence each night. Our photographers will be clearly identifiable. If you do not want your picture or video taken please let them know directly.

Lost Property

If you do misplace an item of personal property, please contact the City’s Customer Service during business hours on 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666.

Event Information

Hosted by

City of Melville

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Time6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost

Free

Contact Details

City of Melville Customer Service

Phone: 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666

Location

Canning Beach Road foreshore, Applecross (between the South of Perth Yacht Club and Dunvegan Road).

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