Perth International Arts Festival

Saturday 18 February – Sunday 5 March 2017

Museum of Water continues to make its way across the world, with the next stop in Western Australia. The Museum will launch in PIAF 2017, working towards a large-scale version opening in PIAF 2018 before becoming part of the Western Australian Museum’s permanent collection.

What water will you keep?

A vial of tears, melted ice from Antarctica and a plastic bottle of billabong water – every drop tells a story. Choose your water, find something to put it in and tell us why you brought it. PIAF Artist-in-Residence Amy Sharrocks invites you to consider your relationship with the world’s most indispensable liquid as she builds the WA edition of the award-winning Museum of Water.

Surfing, swimming, desalination, irrigation and thirst – the pleasures and politics of water affect us all.


  • Cottesloe Beach Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 February, 8am-11am and 4pm-7pm
  • Perth CBD Tuesday 21 – Thursday 23 February, 11am-6pm
  • Reflection Pond UWA Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 February, 11am-6pm
  • Albany Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 March, 10am-4pm

More information can be found on the PIAF 2017 website:

Credit: Rebecca Mansell

Photo credit: Rebecca Mansell


In celebration of Museum of Water there is also a programme of free local events featuring some of WA’s most water conscious artists, poets, botanists, surfers and Noongar storytellers for you to enjoy with family and friends.

For the full line-up, please visit:

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