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By Other Eyes

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.

Performance Information

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

Tickets (sold out)

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 as parking is limited and will be allocated at the time of ticketing.

Listen to the Live Broadcast: 6.45pm WST (+8hrsGMT)

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 6.45pm.

To access the live stream of By Other Eyes, please use either of the following links provided by Albany Community Radio:

1: Live Radio Online


2: Direct Server Link

Please note that both audio streams are best accessed via mobile devices connected to the 4G Network. If you are accessing the stream through a network which has a firewall installed or you do not have a media player plug in on your home computer, you may have difficulty accessing the audio stream.

Creative Team

Created & Directed by: Matt Reuben James Ward

Music by: Jonathan Brain

Sound Art by: Jean-Michel Maujean

Production Team

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

Amber Cordon

Indra Geidans

Emma Davis

Steven Finch

Eve Young

Katie Nadilo

Vashti Innes-Brown


Soloists from West Australian Opera

Soprano: Pia Harris

Mezzo Soprano: Caitlin Cassidy

Tenor: Rob Littlewood

Baritone: Thomas Friberg

Additional Soloists:

Maggie Staude

Shayann Tidswell

Shantay Tidswell

Jarrad Inman

Willie Staude

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

Eklektika (Denmark)

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 recorded 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)

Parklands Primary 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.