Museum of Water is a radically different exhibition that showcases, in Australia’s driest state, our connection to the world’s most essential life source. Commissioned by the Perth Festival, UK artist Amy Sharrocks has been towing her rusty trailer around the State for over a year, turning strangers into friends and liquid into art as she collects watery donations and the memories that go with them.
The exhibition is the culmination of her work and your chance to view the ever-growing collection at FAC, wandering through more than 500 bottles of water, each with its own remarkable story. There are samples from Poison Gully and the Great Barrier Reef, grey water from a laundry and a splash from a Paralympian’s swimming pool.
You can also follow a stream of water words as the Museum’s custodians wander the collection and share the many tales behind each bottle with visitors. Or share your own story by donating a bottle of water that is precious to you during the Festival.
On the weekends wander the grounds with sound umbrellas and dive into a free program of boat-building workshops, conversations and youth-led tours. The full events program will be released shortly.
You can add your water and story to the Museum! Water donations will be accepted Thu 8 Feb – Sun 4 Mar