MUSEUM OF WATER
Fremantle Arts Centre Feb/March 2018
Artist Amy Sharrocks
Creative Producer Sarah Rowbottam
Design Zoe Atkinson
Lighting Martin Langthorne
Sound Rachael Dease
Custodians Mei Swan Lim, Rebecca Orchard, Irma Woods, Jen Jamieson, Sandy McKendrick, Janet Carter, Gabby Howlett, Finn O’Branagáin (2017), Annette Carmichael (2017), Sarah Nelson (2017)
A Perth Festival and Artsadmin production in association with Fremantle Arts Centre and the West Australian Museum.
A Perth Festival Commission
Museum of Water is a radically different museum that showcases, in Australia’s driest state, our connection to the world’s most essential life source. For over a year UK artist Amy Sharrocks and WA custodians have been towing a rusty trailer, collecting watery donations and the memories that go with them.
Now we can gather the whole collection together at Fremantle Arts Centre. Wander through a WA landscape where you can see more than 500 bottles of water, each with its own remarkable story. There are samples from a Dragon Tree Soak, grey water from a laundry, a splash from a Paralympian’s swimming pool.
Follow a stream of water words as the Museum’s custodians share the many tales behind each bottle. Or share your own story and add to the collection by donating a bottle of water that is precious to you. Alongside the main collection allow time to wander the corridors, where water pools in unexpected places or take a walk outside under sonic umbrellas.