Melbourne artist Lara Thoms and Perth collaborative duo Snapcat celebrate women and belonging with a large-scale public artwork culminating in a huge party at Fremantle Oval.

With the Freo Dockers being one of only eight teams selected for the inaugural AFL National Women’s League in 2017, Before the Siren is a timely exploration of how women gather socially, politically and recreationally across generations.

Community activism, art and sport combine to capture the spirit of women’s sports teams, girl gangs, social clubs and business groups.

Before the Siren concludes with a feel-good finale that is part half-time entertainment and part political rally – an event not to be missed.


  • Comedian Hannah Gadsby
  • Singer Gina Williams
  • Community Groups: The Butler Falcons · Girl Guides WA · The Sirens · WA Roller Derby · The Red Hatters · The Shirley Club · Gorna Liyarn · Amnesty Women’s Rights Group WA · The Embroiderers’ Guild of WA · WA Women Motorcycle Riders
  • Sausage sizzle & food trucks

Before the Siren is presented by Perth International Arts Festival and Fremantle Arts Centre.

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