Moombaki

Ilona McGuire

Date and Time

  • Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River), between the bridges, Fremantle
  • 5 - 7 Nov
  • Fri - Sun
  • 8pm
  • Dyoondalup (Attadale Reserve), Attadale
  • 12 - 14 Nov
  • Fri - Sun
  • 8pm
  • Derbarl Nara (Coogee Beach), Coogee
  • 19 - 20 Nov
  • Fri - Sat
  • 8pm

Entry

  • Free

Accessibility

Date and Time

  • Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River), between the bridges, Fremantle
  • 5 - 7 Nov
  • Fri - Sun
  • 8pm
  • Dyoondalup (Attadale Reserve), Attadale
  • 12 - 14 Nov
  • Fri - Sun
  • 8pm
  • Derbarl Nara (Coogee Beach), Coogee
  • 19 - 20 Nov
  • Fri - Sat
  • 8pm

Entry

  • Free

Accessibility

Where the river meets the sky

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.

Across eight nights and 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.

An Australian first, this unique sky show pioneers new technologies to tell ancient and living stories of place.

Arrive at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

 

About the artist

Ilona McGuire

Ilona McGuire is a proud young Noongar/Kungarakan woman whose ancestry extends from Whadjuk Country to the Fitzmaurice region of the Northern Territory. Currently studying a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) at Curtin University, Ilona’s artistic direction was inborn with creative family members inspiring her to develop her talents. As a wide reader and humanitarian, Ilona’s artistic process is informed, consultative and accessible. Recurring themes such as cultural identity, spirituality and traditional versus contemporary Indigenous values reflects her own learning journey as a grounded young Indigenous woman in an increasingly ephemeral world.

Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River), between the bridges, Fremantle

Fremantle Traffic Bridge, Fremantle WA, Australia

Attadale Reserve, Attadale

Attadale Reserve, Attadale WA, Australia

Coogee Beach

Coogee Beach, Coogee WA, Australia

Moombaki has been guided and endorsed by Whadjuk Nyoongar Traditional Owners; Doris Getta, Marion Kickett, Karen Jacobs, Glenys Yarren, Neville Collard, Stan Headland, Farley Garlett, Walter McGuire and Brendan Moore.

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Photo: Duncan Wright

Studio Drift. Art Basel Miami Beach. Image courtesy of the artists.

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