Last chance to check out WA’s skate culture!

By Marnie Adams, Contributor @ Kids In Perth 09 Feb 2022

Photo by Tashi Hall-05134

Freedom: Stories from Skate Culture WA exhibition is soon coming to an end…but not without a closing celebration!

To mark the final day of Freedom on Saturday, 19 February, there’s going to be a special celebration at Yagan Mia Wireless Hill Park and Museum in Ardross – and it’s family friendly!

The exhibition itself is open from 10am to 8pm, giving families one last chance to enjoy commissioned works by highly regarded WA visual artist Bevan Honey and the unique collection of boards, posters, zines, pics and stories that is Freedom.

From 5pm – 7pm, the free Melville Summer Music series continues in the park with Fremantle-based rockers Lincoln MacKinnon and the Wrecking Train along with indie-rock favourite Tanaya Harper belting out tunes!

There’ll be another chance to explore the exhibition before the screening of skating films and for the grand finale… there’s going to be a massive giveaway of exhibition posters, Freedom boards and really special memorabilia from local skate legend, Morgan Campbell!


10am to 8pm: Explore the exhibition

5pm – 7pm: Melville Summer Music featuring Lincoln MacKinnon & The Wrecking Train and Tanaya Harper

7.30pm: Closing Night films:

·         Straight Waves – Vintage skating history is beautifully captured in this short film, unearthed from the State Library archives – showcasing downhill slalom through the streets of Perth.

Credit: Philip Monaghan, Glenda Hambly, Perth Institute of Film and Television

·         Freedom Opening Night Short Film

Credit: Liam Steel

·         Freedom Exhibition Film

Credit: Mat de Koning

·         It Is What It Is – Shot in between the 2020 lockdowns showcasing mates, skating, camaraderie, harsh WA sun and cool local tunes.

Credit: Rowan White

8.50pm: Freedom exhibition posters and board giveaways

9.00pm: Event close

This is event is BYO. Food trucks will be on site.

Instagram: @melvillecityartsandevents


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