november, 2021

This is a repeating event

19nov7:30 pm8:15 pmMoombaki - Fremantle Biennale7:30 pm - 8:15 pm Coogee Beach


Event Details

Where the river meets the sky. An epic spectacle of light, movement and sound will transform the night sky in the Fremantle Biennale’s presentation of Moombaki.

The Nyoongar word for ‘where the river meets the sky’, Moombaki is a choreographed drone light show re-creating the first stories of Whadjuk Nyoongar Country for all to experience.

With artworks created by Ilona McGuire and a narrative guided by story and knowledge held by Whadjuk Nyoongar Traditional Owners Doris Getta, Marion Kickett, Karen Jacobs, Glenys Yarren, Neville Collard, Stan Headland, Farley Garlett, Walter McGuire Brendan Moore, and project contributors Rohin Kickett and Grant Revell, Moombaki launches the Fremantle Biennale program in 2021.

Across eight nights and three locations in Fremantle, Melville and Cockburn, Moombaki will see over 160 drones take flight over the stage of the bilya (river) and wardan (ocean), to reveal a series of connected stories.

An Australian first, this unique sky show pioneers new technologies to tell ancient and living stories of place.

Derbarl Nara (Coogee Beach), Coogee
19 – 20 Nov (Fri – Sat)
Arrive at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

Bring a picnic
Feel free to come down early to get a spot, set up a picnic and enjoy the show.

This is an outdoor art display with limited shelter available. It takes place at night and there may be some walking involved. We recommend wearing warm, comfortable clothing, and bringing along plenty of water. There will not be food available at any of the shows, however, we encourage you to bring a picnic.

This is a free, family-friendly and accessible display. Audiences are advised to arrive from 7pm for an 8pm performance, which will run for 15 minutes per night.

Best viewing
Along the beach to the left of the jetty, of if you prefer hard floors, find a space on the jetty.


(Friday) 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm


Coogee Beach

4-6 Powell Road, Coogee WA 6166