The 2021 Fremantle Biennale architectural commission by Penhale & Winter with Sandra Harben is an invitation to gather, sit and spend time in one of the city’s forgotten public spaces. A project formed out of an extended yarn between the authors, a sinuous winding seat is set back from the bilya (river) within a quarried amphitheatre. Collecting, binding and gathering elements; a limestone edge, a Moreton Bay fig, she-oak trees, fragmented river view, this architectural form provides a space for people to gather, to engage in conversation or sit in quiet reflection of the immediate area, amongst the ebb and flow of changing rhythms.
Dabakan koorliny Dabakan koorliny Dabakan koorliny
Walk slowly, walk quietly, walk softly
The land is speaking
Nyinniny, ni and katitch
Sit listen and learn
Penhale & Winter wish to acknowledge Grant Revell for his guidance.