By Other Eyes is a community arts project and performance commemorating the centenary of Armistice, the end of the First World War. Join the cast of professional and community performers from across the Great Southern as they perform this new work of choral-theatre broadcast live from inside the Field of Light: Avenue of Honour.
Set against the backdrop of the First World War, this new work offers a contemporary perspective on what it means to; truly remember. Created in partnership with local Noongar elders and the people of the Great Southern, By Other Eyes provides a visceral insight into our human experience in 2018.
Featuring the recorded voices of over 1000 children from across the Great Southern, a live ensemble, singers from the West Australian Opera, local soloists and a mass choir, By Other Eyes will be staged in the immersive surrounds of Bruce Munro’s Field of Light: Avenue of Honour installation on Mt Clarence, Albany. While also being broadcast live to audience headsets, radio and online streaming platforms.
By Other Eyes is produced by the City of Albany’s Vancouver Arts Centre in conjunction with Matt Reuben James Ward and the Vocal Performance Initiative, supported by West Australian Opera. This project has been made possible with generous support from Lotterywest, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (Culture and Arts), and Albany Community Radio.
Times: 7pm and 9pm
Date: Sunday 11 November
Location: Field of Light: Avenue of Honour installation
Cost: This is a free event, however tickets must be pre-booked as places are strictly limited
If you have any difficulty booking your ticket, please contact the Vancouver Arts Centre on 6820 3740.
Please Note: The Avenue of Honour, Apex Drive, and Apex Drive carpark will be closed to the general public throughout the afternoon and evening of Sunday 11th November, and will reopen at 10am on Monday 12th November.
In order to arrive at the performance ticket holders are required to park at the Albany Boatshed Markets, 256 Princess Royal Drive, Albany. Additional information will be provided after ticket booking.
Audience members for the 7pm performance will depart for The Avenue of Honour at 6:30pm and return at 8:10pm.
Audience members for the 9pm performance will depart for The Avenue of Honour at 8:45pm and return at 10:25pm.
For patrons that require ACROD parking for this event please contact the Vancouver Arts Centre: 6820 3740 or email email@example.com as parking is limited and will be allocated at the time of ticketing.
Listen to the Live Broadcast
If you are unable to reserve a ticket to experience the live performance or would prefer to listen to By Other Eyes from the comfort of your own home, please tune in to Albany Community Radio on 100.9 fm at 7pm on Sunday 11 November or visit their website to access the live digital stream.
Created & Directed by: Matt Reuben James Ward
Music by: Jonathan Brain
Sound Art by: Jean-Michel Maujean
Conducted by: Chris van Tuinen
Local Music Director: Matthew Quicke
Production Manager: Toby Painter
Stage Manager: Karen Farmer courtesy of West Australian Opera
Sound: Jon Dodd
Lighting: Kevin Blyth
Radio Broadcasting: Albany Community Radio 100.9 FM
Advising Noongar Elders: Averil Dean, Eliza Woods, Lester Coyne
Noongar Engagement Coordinator: Briony Arnold
History Consultants: Sue Lefroy (Albany History Collection Coordinator) and Dave Theodore (Curator – Princess Royal Fortress)
Digital Artwork: Hedworx Digital
Filmmaker: Rob Castiglioni
Graphic Design: Icon Illustrations
Vancouver Arts Centre Team
Soloists from West Australian Opera
Soprano: Pia Harris
Mezzo Soprano: Caitlin Cassidy
Tenor: Rob Littlewood
Baritone: Thomas Friberg
Voice of Harry: Jarrad Inman
Voice of Arthur: Tom Croucher
Voice of Tommy: Willie Staude
Voice of Sister Greaves: Rachael Colmer
Featuring the people of the Great Southern and singers from:
Kojonup Southern Singers
Bird on a Wire (Albany)
Albany Choral Society
Albany Light Opera & Theatre Co
About FACE Youth Choir (Albany)
Lowlands Beach Community Choir (West Cape Howe)
With over 1000 voices of children from:
Braeside Primary School (Katanning)
Kojonup District High School
Mount Barker Community College
Gnowangerup District High School
Woodbury Boston (Cosy Corner)
Mount Lockyer Primary School (Albany)
Spencer Park Primary School (Albany)
Bethel Christian School (Albany)
We would also like to acknowledge the support of all staff working behind the scenes at the City of Albany and FORM WA and thank Bruce Munro for allowing us the opportunity to present this performance within his Field of Light: Avenue of Honour installation.