Port Authority


Over the course of a year Fremantle artist Jo Darbyshire recorded the names of ships in Fremantle harbour on her train ride to Perth. These carefully selected names will be projected in a choreographed poem onto the northern façade of the Port Authority building at night. An elegant artwork lets the words speak for themselves. The words move slowly across the facade of the Port Authority building, referencing the movement of the ships as they slowly enter and leave the space of the harbour.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Governement through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding body and advisory body. Ships in the Night is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts. Generously sponsored by Fremantle Ports and Projection Teknik.