WAFTA – One River. Many Stories
Tides: Swan River Stories was held at Council House in 2019 as part of the National Trust Heritage Festival. Tides explored our much loved Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River) and how it winds through our past, present and future as a different experience for all the people who live, work or play around it. The exhibition was wide ranging and thought provoking bringing to light some of our much-loved myths, memories and meanings connected to the Derbarl Yerrigan.
The Western Australian Fibre and Textile Association (WAFTA) was invited for a private tour of Tides to explore the selected works from the City of Perth Cultural Collection to trigger memories associated with the Derbarl Yerrigan.
A City of Perth Cultural Collection highlight on the tour was the Study of Eliza bronze maquette (2009) by Tony and Ben Jones. This striking work was part of the commission process for the iconic public artwork at the old Crawley Baths.