TILT exhibition opening + Goolugatup Sounds 16

Exhibition Opening + Goolugatup Sounds 16

Join us to celebrate the opening of our new exhibitions and our Goolugatup Sounds music program.


feat. SCRATCHING, MARCUS WHALE (eora / nsw), LAURA ALTMAN (eora / nsw)

Friday 3 November 2023 / Free entry from 6pm

GS16 finds us in the height of Kambarang season, welcoming three acts who illuminate different threads connecting familiar genre tropes with freeform sound exploration.

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The beautiful is useful, Lisa Liebetrau & Shannon Lyons. Curated by Brent Harrison

OPENING 6pm 3 Nov 2023. Continues through to 14 January 2024.

The beautiful is useful brings together new artworks by Lisa Liebetrau and Shannon Lyons to investigate the history of the Point Heathcote Reception Home. Through their site-responsive practices, Liebetrau and Lyons explore Heathcote’s progressive approach to the treatment of mental illness and the lived experiences of its nurses and patients. The artists have investigated the institutional history of Heathcote by delving into the rich archive of objects, images and oral histories held in the City of Melville’s Heathcote Collection. By immersing themselves in the collection and responding to the built environment of the site, Liebetrau and Lyons pay homage to the caregiving environment that existed at the hospital.

This exhibition is presented as part of TILT, an annual site-responsive commission presented by Goolugatup Heathcote and the City of Melville.

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PLUS - an open studio and pop-up shop from local makers VOLIM, food from local providores, full bar and the opening of Goolugatup's annual site-specific exhibition TILT - this year featuring Lisa Liebetrau and Shannon Lyons in a show curated by Brent Harrison.

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SCRATCHING is the ever-evolving collaboration of Grace Sanders and Ezekiel Padmanabham, augmented live by some of Boorloo’s finest players and sound-shapers. With Grace’s introspective-yet-sprawling songwriting and Ezekiel’s omnivorous production approach, Scratching can veer from futuristic dance-pop to lo-fi folk; ambient balladry to chiming electronica; even to noise and accelerationist pop-punk without once breaking the spell of their distinctive soundworld. Never the type to rest on their laurels, Scratching have hinted at an extra-special set for Goolugatup Sounds 16; whatever it is is likely to be bold and bright, emanating life-affirming creative energy.

Travelling West from Sydney/Gadigal country is MARCUS WHALE, one of the most unmistakeable presences in the Australian DIY music scene. When he’s not making avant-pop with long running duo Collarbones or gothy punk with Perfect Actress, Marcus’ solo practice excavates the “blurry intersection between desire and religion” and “the poetics of memory and ghostliness.” His crystalline voice is typically front and centre - with dramatic electronics, heady percussion and warped club rhythms forming a an ornate, at times grotesque architecture for it to inhabit and diffuse. Effortlessly folding in the aesthetics of opera, horror cinema and hyperreal erotica, Marcus crafts singular moods and an entirely unforgettable live show.

LAURA ALTMAN, also based on Gadigal Country, is a cherished fixture in Sydney’s experimental sound community - known for her roles in projects like Splinter Orchestra, Prophets, Great Waitress, Couch (with Low Flung) and many more. As a composer and solo performer, Laura explores everything from painterly drones and “extended techniques” to song-forms, social practice and the zoomed-in details of timbre and resonance. Tone List (who alongside Goolugatup are presenting Laura’s artist residency at Yagan Mia / Wireless Hill) remark that “Laura has an extraordinary and unique practice of improvising with clarinet, cassette tapes, resonators and acoustic feedback from small speakers, in a manner where it's hard to distinguish what thing is making what sound.” Whatever their puzzling origins, Laura’s sounds are bound to captivate, thrill and intrigue.

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We acknowledge the Bibbulmun as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we stand and pay respect to the Whadjuk people, and Elders past, present, future.

ACCESS – The gallery is wheelchair accessible and ACROD parking is available nearby. Main entry is 1.4m wide, and accessible toilet doors are 0.9m wide. Toilets are unisex. If you require an AUSLAN interpreter please contact us.

GETTING HERE – Goolugatup Heathcote is a cultural precinct located on the shores of the Derbal Yerrigan, in the suburb of Applecross, just south of the centre of Boorloo Perth, WA. It is 10 minute drive from the CBD, and ample free parking is available. The closest train station is Canning Bridge, and the closest bus route the 148.


Banner image: LB

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Where does the event happen? Goolugatup Heathcote Gallery
58 Duncraig Rd, Applecross WA

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