High Tide is the first incarnation of the Fremantle Biennale, a unique event, hosting the best in site-responsive art. Situated in new and found sites around the west end of Fremantle, High Tide presents invited local and international artists who respond to and work with the rich landscape that is the tapestry of Fremantle.

Home to the traditional Nyoongar owners, Fremantle's location on the edge of the Indian Ocean is a trade hub with an idiosyncratic and colourful history. Fremantle's European history dates to1828 with the town since clinging to the limestone in the face of the roaring South Westerly (the Fremantle Doctor). Growing through mineral resource booms and busts, the wonderful cultural mix layered by migrant flows has laid the foundations of a creative town with a history of galleries and studios and one of the best cafe, pub and music scenes anywhere.

High Tide adds to this history, commissioning ephemeral site-specific work which responds to the transience and transitional flow of a port town. High Tide is a distinct visual arts program that builds on Fremantle's reputation as a creative city.

The 2017 edition of High Tide will be sited at the iconic Round House, the Whaler's Tunnel, High St and Mall, Cliff St, Mouat St, the Port Authority Building, Bathers Bay, PS Art Space, The University of Notre Dame, The WA Maritime Museum, The Lysaght Atrium (Quest Fremantle), Blank Space (Mills Record Store), and the Princess Chambers Basement (Kakulas Sister).

HIGH TIDE 17 is proudly supported by the following partners:

Department of Culture and the Arts | Australia Council for the Arts | City of Fremantle | The University of Notre Dame | Fremantle Ports | PS Art Space | PSAS | Cultural Precinct - The University of Western Australia | Quest Fremantle | Artsource | Otherside Brewing Company | Projection Teknik | Gunnersens | OCKHM | Sikkens | Fervor |

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