COVID-19 Update

Masks are now mandatory for all indoor public settings across Perth, Peel and the South West. Please check WA Health's exposure locations regularly and follow their directions.

Close alert

Freedom: Exhibition, FREE Skateboarding Clinic and Melville Summer Music

12 February 2022

+ Add to calendar

Explore the exhibition, open 10.00am to 7.00pm
Register for free skateboarding clinic at 10.00am
Melville Summer Music featuring Dan Howls, 5.00pm to 7.00pm

Add to Calendar

Explore the exhibition during extended open hours 10.00am to 7.00pm, before enjoying Melville Summer Music featuring featuring Dan Howls from 5.00pm to 7.00pm.  

Freedom: Stories from skate culture WA 

At some point in their lives, almost everyone in Australia has stood on a skateboard. Whether it sits by the door ready to roll, under the bed gathering dust or buried under a pile of boxes in the garage, the skateboard is a ubiquitous object in the average Aussie home.

This summer, the City of Melville will pay homage to that humble symbol of freedom, expression and rebellion – and the subculture it spawned - with a fully immersive exhibition, Freedom: Stories from Skate Culture WA.

Featuring commissioned works by highly regarded WA visual artist Bevan Honey, the exhibition will turn the spotlight on Perth’s contribution to a cultural revolution and trace local stories, design innovation and artistry from the 60s to the present day.

Not only that, there’ll be plenty of opportunities for people to bring their board and have a skate!

Freedom runs from Friday, 3 December 2021 to Saturday, 19 February 2022 at Yagan Mia Wireless Hill Park and Museum. The exhibition is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10.00am to 4.00pm and extended hours on special event days.

Free Skate Clinic With Bento Skate

As part of our public program of events, we will be running a Freedom Street Skate Clinic with Bento Skate at Yagan Mia Wireless Hill Park and Museum on Saturday, 12 February from 10.00am to 12.00pm.

Helmets and skateboards will be provided but riders are also welcome to bring their own. The clinic is recommended for ages 5-25 and is free. Pre-registration is essential through Eventbrite, click the link below to register.

Book tickets to Freedom Skate Clinic

Event Information

Hosted by

City of Melville

Time10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Cost

Free

Location

Wireless Hill Museum
Yagan Mia Wireless Hill Park
Telefunken Drive
Ardross WA 6153
Get Directions

Social Media Share this pageLinks below open in a new window