There Once Was… Step into a world of nursery rhymes.

Development Showing

Through a series of projection mapped objects, artist Rachael Woodward creates an enchanting installation of miniature moments. Discover the old woman who lived in a shoe, step inside Thumbelina’s flower home, lie back and watch the man in the moon and delight as small nursery rhyme characters go about their everyday business. Designed for children and adults to gently explore together, remember the rhymes as they are brought to life before your eyes.

During a 3-month residency at Fremantle Arts Centre, artist Rachael Woodward has developed an exhibition inspired by nursery rhymes of her childhood. This is a development showing to test ideas and see how audiences interact with the exhibition. There will be a short survey at the end of the exhibition where we will be asking for your feedback.

Exhibition Opening Times

Friday 18th August 11am – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm
Saturday 19th August 2pm – 4pm

Suggested for families with children 0 – 12

Please Note

This is a development showing, there will be a short survey where we will be asking for feedback.
Photos will also be taken during this exhibition for promotional purposes.

The Team

Lead Artist: Rachael Woodward
Dramaturg: Clare Testoni, Alex Desebrock
Video Performers: Sandy McKendrick, St John Cowcher, Chloe Flockart, Daniel Motearefi, Mia Hansen
Production: Kylie Bywaters, Ben Nelson
Technical Consultant: Steve Berrick”


This project has received support from the Fremantle Arts Centre Residency Program and the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries. Previous development was supported by the City of Stirling.