It’s now four months since we announced Field of the Unwanted. Led by Chris Williams, a group of artists – part of DADAA’s larger Green Brigade project – has transformed the neglected demolition site at 8 Queen Victoria Street in Fremantle into a beautifully unconventional garden. Field of the Unwanted uses ‘weeds’ or plants that grow where they are not wanted to question the hierarchies of value and displacement experienced by members of our own communities. The project calls attention to the unwelcome and undesirable.

Acting as custodians of the various weed plots, the artists and the surrounding community have spent countless hours – most in the heat of summer – to grow and create an emerging installation and garden, which now encompasses over 30 unique weed varieties.

Now, they’re ready to show you their amazing work!

We’re holding open garden days and a second rove evening over the few weeks, with local residents and the public invited to join the custodians as they harvest and unpack the uses (and non-uses) of the Field’s cultivated weed varieties.

Field of the Unwanted is presented by International Art Space for the Know Thy Neighbour #2 program, in partnership with DADAA and in collaboration with St Patrick’s Community Support Centre.

You can read our earlier blog here.

events and opening hours


Join the Green Brigade for an evening survey of Field of the Unwanted. Rove through the garden plots with our custodians as they unpack the uses and non-uses of the Field’s cultivated weed varieties. Tours begin every two minutes. Arrive anytime between 5pm and 7.30pm. Address is 8 Queen Victoria Avenue, Fremantle.


During March, the garden is open on Tuesday 9am – 12pm, Thursday 4 – 6pm and Saturday 10am – 1pm.

DADAA respectfully acknowledges the Whadjuk and Yued people of the Noongar nation and the Southern Yamatji Peoples, the traditional owners of the lands upon which DADAA operates. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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