What’s your connection to Western Australia’s plants and wildlife? This is one of the many questions posed by Boorna Waanginy (“The Trees Speak” in Noongar), the opening event of this year’s Perth International Arts Festival. Held at Kings Park this weekend, this installation transforms the city’s popular inner-city green lung into a cathedral of light and sound as the natural world and technology unite to celebrate the six seasons of the Indigenous calendar. It will feature stories from the Dreamtime and contemporary Western Australia, and this family-friendly walkthrough, experience sets the tone for one of the most exciting months on the state’s arts calendar.


Boorna Waanginy runs February 10–12 at Kings Park and entry is free. The installation runs continuously from 8pm to 10.30pm.