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3 – 19 Nov


The 2023 Fremantle Biennale architectural commission the Er Pavilion at J Shed will become a gathering space for story, music, conversation, and performance for the three weeks of the festival.

All events are FREE to attend, with some requiring registration.


Artist Talks & Walking Tours

Join the Fremantle Biennale team and artists for a series of walking tours and artist talks, visiting select events and hearing from artists on the journey behind creating each artwork.
Sat 4 Nov, 2 – 4pm – Walking Tour beginning at the Er Pavilion. (Register here)
Sun 12 Nov, 2 – 4pm – Artist Talks with Andrew Sunley Smith and Jessee Lee Johns
Sat 18 Nov, 2 – 4pm – Walking Tour beginning at the Er Pavilion. (Register here)
Sun 19 Nov, 2 – 4pm – Kooranup Artist Talks with Ilona McGuire, Cass Lynch, Yabini Kickett and Tyrown Waigana

Aqueous Archives Book Launch & Artist Talks

Sat 11 Nov, 4pm (Register here) *AUSLAN
Read more about Aqueous Archives here.

Architecture Talks

Sat 4 Nov, 12pm – with Millie Cattlin – The Project, Dr Leanne Zilka – Floppy Logic and Katherine Ashe. (See bios below). IMPORTANT NOTICE: This event has been moved to PS Arts Space upstairs.
Thurs 16 Nov, 7pm – with Peter Salter


Cords and wires, whistling in wind

Exploratory music curated by Josten Myburgh (Tone List)
Sunset listening experiences to delicate, careful music by highly-regarded experimental musicians from around Australia. Read more about each musicians below.
Sun 5 Nov, 6pm – Dale Gorfinkel
Fri 10 Nov, 6pm – radio cegeste
Fri 17 Nov, 6pm – Jameson Feakes


Sat 18 Nov, 7.30pm

Date and Time

J Shed, Fremantle
See schedule for dates and times.
Check back regularly for new events.

  • Dale Gorfinkel

    Dale Gorfinkel has been engaging in site-attentive improvisation for over fifteen years. He carries a deep attention, playfulness and a captivating sense of flow across all of his performances, which usually are made on self-made instruments. His “Air Drums” use breath to vibrate large balloon membranes stretched over drums. These are amplified by microphones that swing like pendulums, creating phenomenal ripples of tone and sub-bass rumbles. Bunningscore meets profound attunement with place.

  • radio cegeste

    Musician, artist and poet radio cegeste (Sally Ann McIntyre) performs with radio silence, field recordings of extinct animals, static and interference to make intimate and extraordinary works that ruminate on loss, haunting and memory.

  • Jameson Feakes

    Jameson Feakes’ candid solo steel-string guitar performances fold the warmth of 70s English folk into a contemporary soundworld influenced by frontrunning experimental guitar practices, and the atmospheres and stories of this place. As impossible-to-pin-down as they are immediately beautiful.

  • Masonik

    Masonik is an Australian multi-disciplinary arts collective, who have performed nationally and internationally since 2006.

    Masonik’s work is an immersive experience fusing sound and visual arts. Drawing on electronica, dub, jazz, neo-classical and soundscapes with sculpture, photography, graphic design, theatre and layered video projections. Masonik has released more than 13 studio recordings, on vinyl, dvd, cd.

    The collective’s varied performance history spans live radio, exhibitions, multi-media theatrical works, and live film scores, both locally and internationally. Highlights include ABC radio national, Greek-Australian Cultural League, Merenda Contemporary, Michael Cacoyannis Foundation Athens, PICA, Festival of Perth, Fringe World, NoizeMaschin!!, Pakenham Street Art Space (PSAS); and video work projection in Federation Square Melbourne and Revelation film festival’s RevStream.

  • Millie Cattlin

    Millie Cattlin is Co-Director of These Are The Projects We Do Together. Working with large site-based projects including Testing Grounds, Siteworks and The Quarry, the practice is unique in its approaches to public space, creative infrastructures, and site-based programming. Millie is currently doing a PhD in the School of Architecture and Urban Design titled ‘This Place Is Alive — Provisional Creative Infrastructures’

  • Dr Leanne Zilka

    Dr Leanne Zilka is an architect and academic based in Melbourne. ZILKA Studio is a multidisciplinary practice bringing together architecture, fashion, textile design and material research for fabrication solutions using fashion and textile technologies and toward light weight solutions at the scale of buildings. Leanne’s most recent projects and collaborations include; the 2022 MPavilion with Allzone Architects, NGV commission for the ‘Sampling the Future’ exhibition, 5th Tamworth Textile Triennale commission and the Floppy Logic book published by Actar.

  • Katherine Ashe

    Katherine Ashe is an architect and educator engaging alternate approaches to architectural design. Katherine is a co-founder of vittinoAshe Architects in Boorloo/Perth and a senior lecturer and co-chair of the architectural design stream at the University of Notre Dame in Walyalup/Fremantle. Driven by her childhood in the remote desert regions of Australia, Katherine weaves Traditional and Western knowledge systems into her projects. She is currently undertaking a reflective practice-based PhD through RMIT. In 2018, she received the WA Institute of Architects `Emerging Architects Prize’ recognising her ongoing contribution to practice, education, and research.

  • J Shed, Fremantle
  • Information

    Event Information:
    While the Pavilion provides some shelter, the space is primarily outdoors.


    There are no lockouts for the Pavilion Music Program and Artist Talks. However, for our Walking Tours, we recommend arriving early to ensure you don’t miss out!


    Accessible portable toilets will be located behind the J Shed. Arthurs Head Public Toilet is also a short distance away. Food and beverages will not be available on site, but there are several great hospitality options nearby. Visit our Plan Your Visit section for our favourite cafes, restaurants and bars.

  • Getting There

    Arthur Head Reserve Car Park
    Round House Car Park
    Cliff St Car Park
    South Mole Lighthouse Car Park


    Public Transport:
    The Er Pavilion is a short walk from the Fremantle Train Station, which is the final destination for the Fremantle Train Line, as well as several bus routes.

  • Access

    The area is wheelchair accessible, but there is some uneven terrain, including gravel and grassed areas. Accessible portable toilets will be available on site behind the J Shed. The nearest ACROD parking can be located South Mole Lighthouse Car Park or Arthur Head Reserve Car Park.

  • Image credit

    Photos: radio cegeste (Sally Ann McIntyre). Photo by Jennifer Callaway; Phots by Duncan Wright, 2021 and 2023.