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What is important about a place? Over the course of six weeks, students from Beaconsfield and North Fremantle Primary Schools have worked with artists Pip Lewi and Betty Richards to explore this question. New Tides is the culmination of this process – a collaboratively designed set of sails that explore the stories deeply embedded in place.
Audiences are invited to witness the launch of these new works in two one-off performances at John Tonkin Reserve, as each set of sails is installed on a small boat and sailed around the river.
Artist bio from the program:
Pip Lewi is an artist and casual voyeur currently based in Boorloo (Perth, Western Australia) on unceded Whadjuk Noongar boodja. They seek playful disruptions in the mundane landscape, using portable materials and processes to document everyday ephemera. Their practice considers reframing the flâneur in contemporary Australiana; exploring curious narratives and smirking at visual puns.
Betty Richards is a graphic designer and artist based in Fremantle. She finds inspiration when she’s out and about. Whether it’s large lettering on container ships in Fremantle Port, the festival and exhibition banners hanging in Perth’s Cultural Centre or the tidy type on my beer bottle – it all gets noticed and appreciated. Finding the right balance of type, colour, imagery and space is what she loves about designing. She is currently working as a Designer at Chil3 and runs a small studio practice for select clients.
Students from Beaconsfield and North Fremantle Primary Schools.
Garry Gillard | New: 13 November, 2021 | Now: 13 November, 2021