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(9/10/2017) Tide coming in at Freo

Installation has begun on a major public artwork along High Street.

Arcs D’Ellipses by international artist Felice Varini is the centrepiece of the public art event High Tide, as part of the Fremantle Festival.

The work involves applying painted foil to buildings along High Street to create a mind-bending trick of perspective.

The foil is temporary and won’t leave any marks or stains on the buildings.

Varini has created works on significant historic buildings including the iconic Le Corbusier Unite d’Habitation in Marseille, France and the 19th Century Chateau de Trevarez, in Brittany, France.

 You can see more of his works on Felice Varini's official website.

The High Tide Festival is a collaboration between Tom Muller from PS Arts Space and the City of Fremantle with significant support from Notre Dame University, the State and Federal governments, Fremantle Ports, the University of Western Australia, Quest Apartments and other local businesses.

It opens on Saturday 28 October at the High Tide Hub, which is located on the Roundhouse lawn, and will present a number of outdoor public installations and gallery exhibitions.

It’s expected the free event will draw thousands of visitors to Fremantle’s historic West End.

The full program of events is available at on the Fremantle Festival website and the High Tide website

Progress shot of the High Tide artwork installation. Yellow paint is being applied to the Fremantle Town Hall via a blue crane.