Fremantle Biennale - Moombaki

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19 November - 20 November 2021

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About the event

Where the river meets the sky - Moombaki

An epic spectacle of light, movement and sound will transform the night sky in the Fremantle Biennale’s presentation of Moombaki.

The Nyoongar word for ‘where the river meets the sky’, Moombaki is a choreographed drone light show re-creating the first stories of Whadjuk Nyoongar Country for all to experience. With artworks created by Ilona McGuire and a narrative guided by story and knowledge held by Whadjuk Nyoongar Traditional Owners Doris Getta, Marion Kickett, Karen Jacobs, Glenys Yarren, Neville Collard, Stan Headland, Farley Garlett, Walter McGuire Brendan Moore, and project contributors Rohin Kickett and Grant Revell, Moombaki launches the Fremantle Biennale program in 2021.

Various locations and shows

Across  three locations in Fremantle, Melville and Cockburn, Moombaki will see over 160 drones take flight over the stage of the bilya (river) and wardan (ocean), to reveal a series of connected stories.

  • Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River) between the bridges, Fremantle (Friday to Sunday) 5-7 November from 8pm
  • Dyoondalup (Attadale Reserve), Attadale (Friday to Sunday) 12-14 November from 8pm
  • Derbarl Nara (Coogee Beach), Coogee (Friday and Saturday) 19-20 November from 8pm

Bring a picnic

Feel free to come down early to get a spot, set up a picnic and enjoy the show. 

Event location

Coogee Beach

Powell Rd, Coogee

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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.