FAC’s install crew at work in the galleries. Photography by Pixel Poetry.
Fremantle Arts Centre’s world class gallery program has an invisible heart – its install team. Working with artists, curators and others, they combine their varied skills to create elegant exhibitions, seemingly effortlessly. Though essential, a good install crew’s tireless work is often unnoticed.
In A Forest of Hooks and Nails, that dynamic is flipped on its head. The install crew are the artists. With years of insider knowledge and intimate behind the scenes experience, the artists will produce site-specific artworks that engage with the building, its history, the community, and the politics and aesthetics of this much-loved Fremantle icon.
A Forest of Hooks and Nails is presented as part of the 2021 Perth Festival.