Gathering Place

Sandra Harben

Penhale & Winter

Date and Time

  • Limestone Amphitheatre, Beach Street, Fremantle
  • 5 – 21 Nov
  • 24/7

Entry

  • Free

Accessibility

Date and Time

  • Limestone Amphitheatre, Beach Street, Fremantle
  • 5 – 21 Nov
  • 24/7

Entry

  • Free

Accessibility

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.

Kwoppada boodjar
Beautiful country
Dabakan koorliny Dabakan koorliny Dabakan koorliny
Walk slowly, walk quietly, walk softly
Boodja wangkiny
The land is speaking
Nyinniny, ni and katitch
Sit listen and learn

Penhale & Winter wish to acknowledge Grant Revell for his guidance.

 

 

About the artists

Sandra Harben

Sandra Harben is a Whadjuk and Balardong Nyoongar woman. Sandra is the principal of Richmond Consultancy, which facilitates cross-cultural awareness training workshops (CCWTW) throughout the South West and metropolitan areas. Sandra has undertaken extensive community and stakeholder engagement as a member of the Whadjuk Working Party for the WA Museum.

Penhale & Winter

Penhale & Winter are a Fremantle based architectural studio established by Drew Penhale and Shane Winter. Working, teaching and building locally, their approach and working method is entwined in architectural research. Pursuing pertinent experiential outcomes their work merges the pragmatic with the poetic, seeking moments of delight underpinned by the practical concern for function and use.

Limestone Amphitheatre (behind the Beach & Co Cafe), Beach Street, Fremantle

1 Canning Hwy, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

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Photo: Duncan Wright

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