City of Stirling | Tree Trail and Tactile Tours

Get your daily dose of vitamin tree!

Take a walk in the wild these school holidays!

During the spring school holidays, the trees of Dianella Regional Open Space will come alive to share their stories.  Follow the trail and solve the secret message to win a prize!

Look out for Eco Faeries, Bindi Bindi Dreaming and other tree-tastic activities between 9.30am and 12.00 noon each weekday of the school holidays. And don’t forget to write a message to The Message Tree!

Tactile Tours

Free tactile tours will be available for people with disability and their carers, offering new ways to experience the trail through discussion and touch. Tours are led by experience DADAA guides.

Dates and Times (each tour runs for approx 45 mins)
Thursday October 1 | 10.15am and 11.30am
Wednesday October 7 | 10.15am and 11.30am

For information and bookings | contact Jacqueline Homer on 0400 111 018 or

To learn more about Tree Trails visit


Kalyakool brings together artists who live or work in the City of Swan and are based out of DADAA’s Midland Studio, on Whadjuk Noongar country. The exhibition features a series of collaborations between Desmond Woodley and renowned artist Tjyllyungoo (Lance Chadd), large-scale and site-specific work by Mandy White, a comprehensive selection of paintings by Michael Miller, and the beta launch of John Morrison’s interactive multimedia work. DADAA and Ellenbrook Arts have worked together to ensure that these Aboriginal artists with lived experience of disability can develop and present new work to audiences, as well as have opportunities for collaborations with senior artists such as Tjyllyungoo.

Kalyakool is the Noongar word for ‘always’, in celebration of the NAIDOC theme for 2020: Always Was, Always Will Be.

Opening event | Sunday 26 July 2pm – 4pm
Exhibition runs 22 July – 9 August

Ellenbrook Arts Gallery
34 Main St, Ellenbrook

image: Desmond Woodley, Noongar Country Study (detail), 2020, charcoal and pastel on paper, 41cm x 28cm

Hatched National Graduate Show 2020 | Audio Described Tactile Tour

Join us for the Audio Described Tactile Tour of PICA’s Hatched National Graduate Show 2020 on Saturday 8 August 2020.

The work of 24 recent visual arts graduates from across Australia will take over the PICA galleries this July, for the Hatched National Graduate Show 2020. This exhibition is a key platform for PICA’s ongoing commitment to supporting the careers of Australia’s most promising emerging artists.

From questions of identity, political protest, and media consumption, the innovative and exciting range of practices presented in Hatched tell the story of contemporary Australian culture whilst showcasing the future directions of arts practice.

For more information visit:

The Audio Described Tactile Tour will enhance the exhibition for people who are blind or vision impaired through informed discussion and touch. An Audio Describer will also deliver a verbal description of the visual elements of the artwork.

Bookings are essential

To book a tour, please email PICA Front of House at, call 08 9228 6300, visit the PICA reception or on the web:

Bookings close on Wednesday August 5

Cancelled: Sculpture by the Sea | Tactile Tours

*Unfortunately, as a precautionary measure due to concerns around the spread of COVID-19, all remaining Tactile and Auslan Tours for 2020 have been cancelled*

Visitors with disability and their carers are invited to participate in free Tactile Tours of some of the sculptures in the exhibition with experienced DADAA guides. Individuals, school students, and groups from disability service organisations are all encouraged to take up this opportunity.

Tactile Tours are designed to introduce visitors with disability to new ways of experiencing and enjoying contemporary sculpture through informed discussion and touch. The works selected for each tour have been nominated by both the artists and the Sculpture by the Sea Site Manager as being safe to touch. The sculptures are located in accessible areas.

Auslan interpreted tours are also available.

A Tactile Tour lasts approximately one hour.


  • Weekdays Monday 9 – Friday 20 March at 10.15am and 11.30am
  • Auslan interpreted tours on Thursday 19 March
  • Evening tours on Thursday 12 and Thursday 19 March at 6pm
  • Saturday 14 March at 10.15am and 11.30am

Bookings are essential

To book email or call 08 9430 6616
DADAA will confirm your booking by email

*There are also Beach Access Days on Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18 AND Thursday 19 March. No booking required.

For further information about Sculpture by the Sea‘s Access & Inclusion Program visit:

image credit: Beach Access Day, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019, photo: Richard Watson

Cancelled: Marvel Universe LIVE!

Marvel Universe LIVE! has been cancelled due to updated public health advice about the COVID-19 virus. For further information regarding ticket refunds please visit!

Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands. Marvel Universe LIVE! unites some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains.  Their journey sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother. Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts and video projection in this incredible adventure.

Limited Platinum seating at Marvel Universe LIVE! is available for members of the blind and vision impaired community for the Perth performance.

When: Saturday 25 April, 6pm
Where: RAC Arena
Cost: $79

Companion cards (CC) will be accepted. Guide dogs will also be accommodated.

To Book | Call National Group Booking line 1300 364 001 between 9am- 5pm AEST Monday- Friday

When booking, use the code word: MUL20 in order to access tickets for the limited Platinum seating allocation.

The offer will be open until 5pm, Friday 28 Feb. Any unsold Platinum seats will be released to the general public after this date.

Please email DADAA’s Access All Arts Coordinator, Jacqueline Homer, once you have booked your tickets |

T20 World Cup | Women’s Welcome

Come welcome England and South Africa’s Women’s T20 Cricket teams to Perth with an afternoon of fun cultural performances, cricket activities, live music, face-painting, a selection of food trucks. The two teams will be in attendance with a Q&A and signing autographs for fans! Cultural performances by Wadumbah Dance, the South African Gospel Choir and the Mad Tatters Morris.

When: Thursday February 20, 3.30pm – 6.30pm
Where: Forrest Place, Perth

For further information and the full schedule visit:

Audio Description and Auslan will be provided between 4.10pm and 5.10pm.

To access AD, please download the Sennheiser MobileConnect App on your smart device and connect to DADAA Mobileconnect network at the event. Please bring your own earphones.

Free but bookings are essential | email:

No Fixed Address | Object for Anti-Gentrification

Object for anti-gentrification is a temporary public artwork presented as a part of DADAA’s No Fixed Address project, a year-long collaboration with Perth contemporary artists and the community from St Patrick’s Community Support Centre, a NGO in Fremantle’s East End which supports those who are experiencing homelessness.

Developed by artist Tanya Lee, Object for anti-gentrification reflects on the ways that Queen Victoria Street in the East End is rapidly gentrifying around the St Pat’s hub.

Public art’s role in the gentrification of public spaces is often a questionable one, masking the way that spaces are demarcated for certain communities while displacing and excluding others. Public art structures can act as both territorial stakes in the ground and also decoys which draw attention way from the lack of inclusivity urban redevelopment can usher in. 

As St Pat’s YIMBY (Yes In My Backyard!) movement champions, social housing is important for every city, every new development and every community. 

Based on duck hunting blinds and bunkers, tactics the artist learned from the St Pat’s community, and in opposition to many of the CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) principles employed by city councils, this artwork playfully antagonises the dynamics of the changing streetscape. 

Find, follow and step into the bunker to survey Queen Victoria Street and its users.

18 February – 26 February | Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle > MAP HERE


Tanya Lee is a Western Australian artist based in Perth. Her cross-disciplinary practice works across sculpture, performance and drawing. Lee’s often-humorous work constructs incongruous, farcical and even futile narratives that subvert the protocols and politics of every day social environments.

Lee’s studies included a year as a visiting scholar at the École Nationale Supérieur d’Art de Dijon (ENSAD) in Dijon, France, before completing her MA in Visual Art at Curtin University of Technology in 2009. 

No Fixed Address is presented in partnership with St Patrick’s Community Support Centre. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Photo: Yvonne Doherty

Cheeky Dogs | Opening Night

Camp dogs, town dogs, fast dogs, playful dogs, long-legged dogs, short-tailed dogs, long-snouted dogs, short-eared dogs, happy dogs, and of course dangerous or Cheeky Dogs. Dion Beasley’s exhibition has opened and we’re celebrating with a party!

Dion Beasley is an Alywarr artist who lives in Tennant Creek. His artwork and Cheeky Dogs books are renowned worldwide, and in 2019 he was the recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts’ inaugural National Arts and Disability Award for an Emerging Artist. 

Beasley’s art and his award-winning books portray in vivid detail his life in the Northern Territory and the dogs that are characteristic of many remote communities. Presented by Perth Festival and DADAA in association with Salon Art Projects, this exhibition of prints and drawings captures Beasley’s fascination with these dogs and his distinct approach to mapping place.

To be opened by Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin, Deputy Chair, Australia Council Board

Exhibition opening night | Friday February 21, 6pm – 8pm

Exhibition runs | February 7 – April 1
DADAA Fremantle Gallery
92 Adelaide St, Fremantle
Opening hours Tues – Sat, 10am – 4pm

More information |

Dion Beasley will also be appearing with writer Johanna Bell as part of the Perth Festival Literature and Ideas program. Details here.

image: Dion Beasley, untitled, pencil and graphite on paper, 27 x 41 cm

No Fixed Address | Public Panel

As the built landscape of Fremantle’s East End begins to change, this public panel will bring together social impact researchers, urban planning experts, the St Pat’s community and artists to discuss the importance of social housing and building diversity in our urban centres.

This panel is presented as a part of DADAA’s No Fixed Address, a collaborative project between Perth contemporary artists, filmmakers and the St Pat’s community, based in Fremantle’s East End. Exploring themes of resilience, adaptation and displacement, No Fixed Address responds to the social and built environments of this radically changing part of the city and the significant role St Pat’s holds within our community.


Dr Mariana Atkins (Research Associate Professor at the Centre for Social Impact, The University of Western Australia and the UWA Living Lab). Mariana holds a PhD in Geography and Planning from UWA, a Master’s degree in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics. She has worked in research and planning across various developed and developing countries and has an interest in how the design of cities impacts on social life, active participation and social connection as we age.

Dr Holly Farley (Research Fellow, Fremantle School of Architecture, The University of Notre Dame Australia). Holly holds a PhD in Architecture and Anthropology from Curtin University and a Master of Architecture from Deakin University. Her research focuses on lived experience and architectural design for culturally inclusive built environments. She works with co-design and co-research methods.

Dr Shane Greive (Urban and Regional Planning, School of Design and Built Environment, Curtin University). Shane is a planning academic within the School of Design and Built Environment, at Curtin University. His research and teaching activities include central city planning, economic development, and housing. Outside of the university setting, Shane was employed as an urban planner in local government in Australia, UK and the USA. He has a long term association with Foundation Housing, a not-for-profit community housing provider and developer.

Michael Piu (CEO, St Patrick’s Community Support Centre) has had an almost 20 year association with the homelessness sector, and over 10 years working with St Patrick’s. Michael has degrees in Social Sciences and Law, and worked as a lawyer prior to joining St Patrick’s. Michael is passionate about breaking down the stereotypes surrounding poverty and homelessness in Western Australia; and advocating the importance of collaboration amongst all sectors of our community in working towards the goal of ending homelessness. To this end he is actively involved in a number of collaborations including the WA Alliance to End Homelessness, and the boards of peak bodies including Shelter WA, and the WA Council of Social Services, and locally, is the Chair of Imagined Futures, a collective social impact collaboration involving all tiers of government, NGOs and the broader community.

Heather Thompson (Senior Assertive Outreach Worker, 20 Lives 20 Homes Program, St Patrick’s Community Support Centre). Heather has worked in the Community Service sector for 16 years in a number of areas such as Mental Health Non-clinical support, Youth Drug and Alcohol, Family and Domestic Violence and Homelessness. She has been with  St Patrick’s Community Support Centre  for the past 10 years and is passionate about the work she does with those experiencing homelessness in the community.


Lisette Kaleveld (Senior Consultant at the Centre for Social Impact, The University of Western Australia). Lisette has a background in anthropology, journalism, social research and evaluation. Her experience spans the arts sector, early years education, mental health and homelessness, and she has an interest in working with the lived experience voice to uncover blind spots without our systems, and to shape policy to be better able to respond to complex social problems.

FREE | RSVP essential

Refreshments provided. The No Fixed Address exhibition will be open from 5pm.

Image: Hannan Jones, Of an address, 2019, laser cut concrete slab. Installation view, No Fixed Address, DADAA Fremantle Gallery, photo: Jessica Wyld Photography, 2019