The Fremantle Biennale has grown into something of a tour de force since it started in 2017, holding its own in a busy national festival cycle. Now presenting its fourth edition, with the theme ‘SIGNALS 23’, this multi-venue event officially opened last week and will run through to 19 November.
Exploring themes of movement and communication across distances, it realises 18 new artistic site-responsive commissions across Walyalup/Fremantle. Among them, 16 productions are world firsts and two are Australian firsts. That is ambitious in itself – then we move on to recognise the scale of some of those works.