'Call of the Sea' a Bush Heritage supported event in Fremantle June-July

on 30 Jun 2016 
One of the pieces on display - Richard Woldendorp Water Depth Variation, Shark Bay, WA.

This year marks the 400th anniversary of Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog's landing in Western Australia on an island (now called Dirk Hartog) off the coast of Shark Bay. The explorer left a pewter plate as a mark of his discovery, which is the earliest known evidence of a European in Australia.

In 2015 Bush Heritage acquired the significant Hamelin Station Reserve in Shark Bay. This important acquisition has extended the Shark Bay World Heritage Area and provides protection to the amazing Hamelin Pool active marine Stromatolites.

To help celebrate this historical milestone we're supporting the ‘Call of the Sea: Dutch Australian Maritime Exhibition’ at the Moore Building Contemporary Art Gallery in Fremantle. This provides a great chance to promote the work of Bush Heritage at Hamelin Station Reserve where we're helping to protect the beautiful but fragile Shark Bay environment.

The exhibition is featuring five Dutch Maritime Artists and eight artists from the West Coast of Australia. Amongst the art is Richard Woldendorp’s distinctive photography.

Fantastically a number of our Perth-based volunteers are helping out during the six-week long event. The volunteers are helping Exhibition Curator Elly Spillekom to ensure the artwork is protected and talking to members of the public about Bush Heritage.

If you're in Perth, come down to the Moore Gallery in Henry St, Fremantle, and meet the delightful Elly, be captivated by the exquisite artwork, and say G'day to one of our fabulous volunteers.

Call of the Sea is open seven days a week from 10am - 4pm until the 24th of July.