Fremantle Biennale: First Lights

DateNovember 03 2023
Time7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LocationVariousWestern Australia

The Fremantle Biennale’s acclaimed drone light and sound experience, First Lights, returns in 2023 with Kooranup, a sequel to the stories shared through Moombaki in 2021.

This epic spectacle of light, movement and sound will again transform the night sky with 160 drones taking flight over the stage of the bilya (river) and wardan (ocean).

Pioneering new technology and artistic practices to share ancient knowledge, Koornaup will reveal the first stories of place.

On the expansive grounds at the river edge, Yabini Kickett’s offering calls us to attention within the natural landscape; from the echoing sounds of wind in the sheoaks to chirping frogs of the bilya (river), this is a story of kinship, interconnectedness and transformation.