Time & Date

12 Feb 2018

A Perth Festival and Artsadmin production in association with Fremantle Arts Centre, and A Perth Festival Commission 

about the show

Museum of Water is a radically different museum that showcases, in Australia’s driest state, our connection to the world’s most essential life source. For over a year UK artist Amy Sharrocks has been towing her rusty trailer around the State, turning strangers into friends and liquid into art as she collects watery donations and the memories that go with them.

Now we can gather the whole collection together at Fremantle Arts Centre. Wander through a WA landscape where you can see more than 500 bottles of water, each with its own remarkable story. There are samples from Poison Gully and the Dragon Tree Soak, grey water from a laundry, a splash from a Paralympian’s swimming pool.

Follow a stream of water words as the Museum’s custodians share the many tales behind each bottle. Or share your own story and add to the collection by donating a bottle of water that is precious to you during the Festival. Alongside the main collection allow time to wander the corridors, where water pools in unexpected places or take a walk outside under sonic umbrellas.

Donate your water
Choose your water
Find a bottle to put it in
Tell us why you brought it.

Ages: All ages

where and when

Venue: Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty St, Fremantle WA 6160
Date: 12 February 2018
Day: Monday
Time: 10:30am to 11:45am

ticket information

Cost: $21 to $31.

To book a free Tactile Tour, please contact Jacqueline Homer from DADAA on 0400 111 018 or email

This is almost full so please contact us soon. To donate water after the tour, please allow 30 minutes and notify Jacqueline at the time of booking.


Home page image credits (in order of appearance): 1. Photographer Cam Campbell 2. Photographer Terry Matthews 3. Photographer Matt Reid 4. Artwork Desmond Woodley 5. Photographer Cam Campbell

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