Heritage Perth Weekend 2021/ Boorloo Kwedjang Bardip Yanginy

As part of the Heritage Perth Weekend 2021, DADAA’s Access All Arts Program is providing Tactile Tours and Audio Description services for several events.

April 16 | 5pm – 6.30pm

Dirty Deeds Resurrected 

Presented by the City of Perth and Genrefonix

Hosted by Perth historical heavyweights, Moondyne Joe & Governor John Hampton, arch enemies back in Perth’s early days of the 1860’s. Somewhat of an ‘odd couple’, the pair will use quirky anecdotes, tales of mischief, song and crowd participation on the ‘Dirty Deeds’ Theatre Tour, to activate the veritable ‘beating heart’ of Perth, WA, that is Cathedral Square.

On this tour, you will discover; who the Governor was that took extreme pleasure in the pain of wayward early settlers, how was it that the housewives of Perth in the 1920’s were almost overcome by the scourge that the new wave of cinema presented and what was the cause of the riots outside the State Building? All this and more will be revealed in a unique, highly entertaining, theatrical tour of Cathedral Square like no other!

Suitable for ages 16+
When: Tactile Tour 5pm | Audio Description 5.45pm to 6.30pm
Venue: Starts at the Perth Town Hall (undercroft)
Bookings are essential | Contact jacqueline@dadaa.org.au or 0400111018

April 17 | 11am – 1pm

Tactile Tour of Perth’s Number One Fire Station

Wander through Perth’s Number One Fire Station and learn about 120 years of history with displays honouring the stories of Perth’s firefighting past. View the many types of appliances ranging from hand-drawn hose reels and pumps to horse-drawn steamers. DADAA’s guide will take you on a tour where you will learn aspects of the lives of firefighters through the decades. Don a firefighter’s uniform and climb into an actual working fire engine.

Suitable for all ages
When: Tactile Tours 11am – pm
VenueDFES Education and Heritage Centre, Perth’s Number One Fire Station, 25 Murray St, Perth WA 6000
Bookings are essential | Contact jacqueline@dadaa.org.au or 0400111018

Sculpture by the Sea 2021 | Access and Inclusion Program

Sculpture by the Sea returns to Cottesloe from March 5 –  22 and, once again, DADAA’s Access All Arts program is coordinating tactile tours, aged care and community inclusion tours and Auslan interpretation for select events.

Bookings essential | jacqueline@dadaa.org.au


Experience and enjoy some of the ‘safe to touch’ sculptures through interactive and informative tours with trained guides.

Weekday Tours
Monday 8 – Friday 19 March | 10.15am & 11.30am

Evening tours
Thursdays 11 & 18 March | 6pm 

Weekend tours
Saturday 13 March | 10.15am & 11.30am

All Access & Inclusion Tours last approximately one hour.


Media Launch
Friday 5 March | 11am

Tactile Tour
Wednesday 17 March | 10.15am

Exhibition closing ceremony and announcement of the EY Peoples’ Choice and  Kids’ Choice awards
Sunday 21 March | 2pm 


This program will specifically look to address the negative effects of COVID on aged care residents.

In partnership with Lotterywest, DADAA and aged care providers, a structured program of assisted community access will be delivered for up to 500 aged care residents including transport to the exhibition and a guided tour tailored to participants abilities. Later in the year, a sculpture workshop will be provided to the participants at their aged care providers’ residence.

Morning Tours
Monday 8 March – Saturday 13 March and Monday 15 March – Friday 19 March | 10am and 11.15am

Twilight Tours
6pm Thursdays 11 & 18 March

All Access & Inclusion Tours last approximately one hour.

Bookings essential | jacqueline@dadaa.org.au

For more information visit sculpturebythesea.com/cottesloe/access-and-inclusion-program/

photo: Jess Wyld, 2018

Fair Isle | Artist Workshop with Darcy Palladino

Join Darcy Palladino in a workshop interweaving traditional crafting techniques of textile dyeing and quilting with natural materials and local flora gathered from the Perth region.

Darcy Palladino is a local emerging artist, focusing primarily on natural dyeing, patchwork, and quilting. With over a decade of traditional quilting experience, Palladino has spent the last year investigating local flora as a source of textile dye. Through this form of making, she is implored to build on the knowledge possessed by her wider community. Primarily self-taught, Palladino’s practice focusses on knowledge sharing and creating communities of slow-crafters.  

This workshop is presented by DADAA in association with the Fair Isle exhibition. 

FREE | Registration essential | BOOK TICKETS HERE

All equipment and materials provided.

Image: Courtesy Darcy Palladino.