Flock #7

January 28, 2:00pm-5:00pm.
Old Customs House
Free (RSVP essential)


FLOCK is a monthly forum for Perth’s independent and freelance artists to share practice and conversation with each other. It is by artists, and for artists. At each FLOCK event one local WA independent artist leads a creative workshop then another facilitates a debrief and discussion.


Performance artist Joshua Pether will lead ‘Transmission’ - one part of a collaborative practice between WeiZen Ho and Pether, looking to the body as a method of transmitting information from historical events. The workshop invites artists to take part in a process of connection with their own cultural heritage (be that either real or imagined), using elements of ritual and movement exercises, to engage their own body to tell their story through voice, text, sound and movement. Please wear comfortable clothing appropriate for movement.


Bring a plate of something sweet or savoury to share at our 3.30pm afternoon tea break.


Towards an ecology of practices in the arts, facilitated by Josten Myburgh. We need spaces that accommodate the specific needs of different communities of arts practice. But we might also need an ongoing commitment to fraying the boundaries of these practices. How can we work towards the growth of new and meaningful ways of working across disciplinary lines, which challenge our assumptions and generate new forms which are distinctly of this time and place?

Independent artists, all disciplines, all stages of career, attend FLOCK for FREE. Attendance is held by a $10 deposit, returned to attendees in cash on the night. We’ve made this possible by asking a different WA arts organisation to host us each month. Workshop artists and facilitators will be paid approved rates and superannuation. We’re committed to activating, discussing and raising awareness of best practice in the independent arts sector.

But also… Please bring a plate to share (free, communal catering!)

Please consider donating to our ‘sprog fund’ which will support artists with children to attend.


Joshua Pether is of Kalkadoon heritage but lives and works on Noongar country in Western Australia. He is a performance artist, dancer and choreographer of movement, temporary ritual and imagined realties. His practice is influenced by his two cultural histories – indigeneity and disability, and the hybridisation of the two. His interest lies in the aesthetics of the disabled body and also that of the colonised body and how the two intertwining cultures feed off each other to create new forms and possibilities.


Tone List is a Perth-based label for exploratory music.

We wish to acknowledge and thank the supporters of the 2019 festival: the Department of Local Government, Sports and Cultural Industries, Tura New Music, the Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Vancouver Arts Centre, Denmark Arts, and Artsource.

We wish to acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of this country. We recognise the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation as the traditional custodians of the land where we live (Perth, Western Australia), and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.