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

Artlink Holiday Program | Summer 2020


Option 1. Make Your Own Musical Instruments and Movement workshop
Unleash your creativity and get crafty. Guided by experienced performances makers, make your own upcycled musical instrument and be part of an ensemble exploring voice, sound and movement.

Option 2. Circus Workshop
In partnership with Circus WA, this program will explore circus skills, slapstick comedy, clowning and physical theatre. Tailored to your own abilities, these workshops are guaranteed to be a whole lot of fun with something for everyone.

Bookings essential | Fees apply

NDIS-registered participants are encouraged to book, with a limited number of sponsored spaces available for those who are not NDIS registered.


January 14, 15 and 17 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday)
1pm – 3pm | 8 to 12 year olds
4pm – 6pm | 13 to 18 year olds


Option 1
DADAA Fremantle
Old Fremantle Boys’ School
92 Adelaide St

Option 2
The Freo Big Top
90 Adelaide St
Fremantle (next to DADAA Fremantle)

For bookings and more information contact Ivan Hui:  or 08 9430 6616

Carpe Noctem Walking Tour

The streets after dark are places of adventure and wonder. Let’s make them ours!

Carpe Noctem is a night walking tour created by artist Janet Carter. Presented by DADAA for the No Fixed Address project, this tour through Fremantle’s East End will address our fears of walking at night and interrogate who has the right to occupy urban spaces after dark.

Saturday 30 November and Monday 9 December, 8 – 10pm

Meeting Point: DADAA Fremantle Gallery

FREE | Bookings essential | TICKETS

ACCESS | This is a walking tour which will require participants to walk for approximately 1 hour. Please wear comfortable shoes. If you have any accessibility requirements or questions please contact DADAAA,

Janet Carter’s practice embraces a range of practices and forms, including drawing, sculpture, performance, new media and installations. Since her involvement the Proximity Festival in 2012, she has been focused on creating collaborative, non-gallery based, transient participatory works that are concerned with building resilience in an increasingly precarious world. Her current work is concerned with unravelling conceptions around gender, sexuality, desire and embodied identity, with regard to how they impact vulnerable minorities.

Photo: Cam Campbell.

Artist talk: George Khut, Contemplative Interactions

Join us to hear artist George Khut discuss his current show at DADAA’s Fremantle Gallery, Contemplative Interactions, as well as his broader practice.

George Khut is a new media artist and interaction-designer working across the fields of electronic art and arts-in-health. He lectures in art and interaction design at UNSW Art & Design (University of New South Wales, Faculty of Art & Design).

His practice focusses on intimate body-focused artwork experiences which use immersive electronic soundscapes and visuals to respond to moment-to-moment changes in participating audiences’ nervous systems.

Presented as an interactive live laboratory, Contemplative Interactions invites us to reflect on the creative and transformative potential of artworks that trace the quality of our attention, breathing and emotional orientation.

If you have accessibility requirements, please email

Audio Described Tour | Contemplative Interactions

A verbal descriptive tour for visitors who are blind or vision impaired of Contemplative Interactions an exhibition at the DADAA Fremantle Gallery. A trained guide delivers descriptions of the visual elements of artworks in the show, along with other sound and haptic opportunities and experiences with the artworks.

FREE | Bookings Essential*

*This tour is only open to visitors who are blind or vision impaired (and their friends and families).

Bookings: email Jacqueline at DADAA.


Exhibition Details | George Khut: Contemplative Interactions
25 October  – 9 November 2019

An exhibition of interactive and participatory artworks by pioneering new media artist George Khut.

Exploring the connections between thinking, feeling and being, Contemplative Interactions brings together two layered and deeply meditative electronic artworks. Khut’s works are intimate body-focused artwork experiences that use immersive electronic soundscapes and visuals which respond to moment-to-moment changes in participating audiences’ nervous systems. Continuing his long-standing fascination with mind and body-focused contemplative practices Khut invites us to reflect on the creative and transformative potential of artworks that trace the quality of our attention, breathing and emotional orientation.

Photo: George Khut, Behind Your Eyes, Between Your Ears (Georgia), 2015, still image from brainwave-controlled video portrait, Liveworks, Performance Space, Redfern. Courtesy of the artist.

Contemplative Interactions

Join us for the opening exhibition at the new DADAA Fremantle Gallery. 

Contemplative Interactions is an exhibition of  immersive and participatory artworks by pioneering new media artist George Khut, exploring the connections between thinking, feeling and being.

Presented as the opening exhibition for the DADAA Fremantle Gallery as a part of the 2019 Fremantle Biennale, Khut’s immersive electronic artworks will explore the creative and transformative potential of contemplative practices.

Opening Night
Thursday, 24 October, 6 – 8pm

Join the Facebook Event

Exhibition Continues
Saturday, 8 November

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm

Photo: George Khut, Behind Your Eyes, Between Your Ears (Charlie, Georgia), 2015, still image from brainwave-controlled video portrait, Liveworks, Performance Space, Redfern. Courtesy of the artist.

Nexus Grant Ceremony

Join us as we award our 2019 Nexus Grant Recipients

We love helping young artists to reach their creative goals! And you’re invited to help us celebrate with our recent art stars!

We’re pleased to announce the 2019 DADAA Nexus Arts Grant recipients at a special ceremony at our DADAA Fremantle hub.

Funded by the Department of Communities (Disability Services), our Nexus grants provide funding to artists aged between 16 and 25. This year, the panel had a hard task to choose from a range of projects across artforms, including mentoring and skills development.

RSVP essential via email by 8 July.

Trace of Wreckage: Tactile Tour and Ceramic Workshop


Join us for the tactile tour followed by a short ceramics workshop at the exhibition Trace of Wreckage by Dai-Rong Lee.

Taiwanese Artist Dai-Rong Lee is the tenth exchange artist to visit Fremantle for the Asialink exchange between Fremantle Arts Centre and the Taipei Artists Village.

Working in ceramic sculpture, Dai-Rong’s work is often self-consciously sensual and fleshy, focused on the human body as a hybrid form.

Trace of Wreckage is a response to the aesthetic and cultural shift from Taipei to Fremantle and an investigation into local materials and techniques.

Date: 15 June 2019

Time: 10:30 am to 11:30 pm

Venue: Fremantle Arts Centre

Bookings are essential and places are limited.

Email: or mobile: 0400 111 018 by Tuesday 11 June.

Image: Dai-Rong Lee, Struggle of Mind, 2016, porcelain, 40 x 36 x 20cm

FLOCK #10: Hosted by DADAA

about FLOCK #10

FLOCK is a monthly forum for Perth’s independent and freelance artists to share practice and conversation with each other. At each FLOCK event one local WA independent artist leads a creative workshop then another facilitates a debrief and discussion.

This May, DADAA is delighted to be hosting FLOCK #10 at the DADAA Fremantle hub. Artists – at all stages of career, all disciplines, all abilities – are invited to join a free workshop with Julia Hales and a discussion of arts accessibility in WA facilitated by Daisy Sanders.

Join us for a joyous, integrated event focused on connection, creative practice and sharing perspectives about WA arts accessibility.

NOTE: There will be an Auslan interpreter at this event.

event details

Date and Time: 9 May 2019, 5.30 – 8.30pm
Location: 92 Adelaide Street, Fremantle (Old Boys’ School)

For more information, visit the Flock Facebook page or the Facebook event.

This is a FREE event.

To register, go to the eventbrite page:

Fremantle International Street Arts Festival: Audio Described Show

about the festival

Once again, DADAA will be providing Audio Description services at this year’s Fremantle International Street Arts Festival.

The festival started as a celebration of Fremantle’s local busking culture in 1999 and has grown into a showcase of the world’s best street theatre.

Each year over the Easter long weekend, the streets of Fremantle are transformed into an open-air theatre of the amazing, weird and wacky, while Fremantle’s famous alfresco dining steps up a notch, with pop-up bars and eateries extending into the streets.

audio described shows

There will be two audio described shows, both on Sunday 21 April.

  • Chinese acrobat Cho Kairin is performing an audio described show on Sunday 21 April at 12.00pm at the Esplanade Park Pitch, Esplanade Park Fremantle.
  • The Sculptor Clown is performing an audio described show Sunday 21 April at  1.00pm in at the Esplanade Park Pitch, Esplanade Park Fremantle.


DADAA will be providing the audio description (assistive listening) service via the Sennheiser MobileConnect app (available for iOS and Android). You access this service by downloading the app and connecting to the DADAA WiFi network (available at the event) with your own mobile device. You must bring your own headphones.

Spaces are limited so you must book. While the audio description technology can accommodate upwards of 50 people, there is only seating for 20.

To book, contact Jacqueline Homer from DADAA:
Phone: 9430 6616
Mobile: 0400 111 018

When booking an audio described show, please indicate the number of people attending and the number requiring seating.

All bookings must be made at least 7 days before each show.

Bookings will only be confirmed when you receive a confirmation email.