Museum of Water

Free Local Events Program

Produced by PIAF and Artsadmin

In celebration of Museum of Water we are presenting a program of free local events

Cottesloe Beach (next to Surf Lifesaving Club)
Middleton Beach

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In celebration of Museum of Water we are presenting a program of free local events featuring some of WA’s most water conscious artists, poets, botanists, surfers and Noongar storytellers for you to enjoy with family and friends.

PIAF Artist-in-Residence Amy Sharrocks invites you to consider your relationship with the world’s most indispensable liquid and help us build the WA edition of the award-winning Museum of Water.

Times, locations and more information about how to give water to the Museum can be found here.


Water Bar

All Locations

In celebration of our access to fresh water, Museum of Water is always accompanied by our Water Bar. This is a space to pause for refreshment and respite, to share a glass of our finest and begin a conversation about the experience of water in our days.

Noongar Stories on Water

Various locations and times
Sat 18, Thur 23, Sat 25 Feb and Sat 4 Mar

A series of intimate stories about water through the perspective of Noongar culture.

More info

Swimmers’ Manifesto

Cottesloe Beach
Sun 19 Feb 9am–12pm

Middleton Beach, Albany
Sun 5 Mar, 7.30–9.30am

Why do we swim? A public declaration about the experience swimming and water offers each of us.

More info | Register as a Speaker

Reading the Waves

Cove (Cottesloe Reef)
Sun 19 Feb, 8–11am

An intimate surf experience between a surfer, the waves and you.

More Info (bookings required)

Swamp Clubb Tour

Elizabeth Quay, Chevron Festival Gardens
Thur 23 Feb, 7–8.30am

A sensory walking tour reconnecting you with the vast wetlands that once flourished in Perth.

More info (bookings required)

Paddle Clubb Open Day

38 Hardey Road, Maylands
(Next to Maylands Amateur Boatbuilding Yard)

Sat 25 Feb, 5–8pm

Slow down on the Swan – drift in a kayak whilst listening to local stories from the area.

More info (bookings required)

Westerly Festival Poem at the Perth Writers Festival

Reflection Pond, UWA
Sat 25 and Sun 26 Feb, 11am–6pm

Public Reading at Murdoch Lecture Theatre, UWA
Sun 25 Feb, 4pm 

Led by poet Nandi Chinna, be part of a mass poem about water and watch your words set sail.

More info

Welcome to Museum of Water at the Perth Writers Festival

Murdoch Lecture Theatre, UWA
Sun 26 Feb, 1–2pm

Amy Sharrocks discusses water, live art and the journey of Museum of Water across Europe to WA.

More info

Pondering Our Most Precious Liquid at the Perth Writers Festival

Murdoch Lecture Theatre, UWA
Sun 26 Feb, 2.30–4pm

Five diverse artists and activists consider our relationship with the pleasures, politics and future of water.

More info

Speculating for Water

Museum of Great Southern Albany, Great Southern
Sat 4 Mar, 11am–12.30pm

A panel of experts discuss the precarious future of water for all of us in the Great Southern.

More info (bookings required)

Photo: Louise Coghill

Dates, Times & Access

Cast & Crew

Amy Sharrocks


Zoe Atkinson


Creative Producer

Sarah Rowbottam

Mei Swan Lim


Sarah Nelson


Irma Woods


Annette Carmichael


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Sandy McKendrick

WA Museum Staff

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