Claiming Space

It’s a spatial takeover for those left on the kerbside and every step or stair

CLAIMING SPACE is a photographic exhibition where multidisciplinary artists, Sam Kerr-Phillips and Hugo Flavelle, challenge you to rethink the infrastructure and inclusivity of Fremantle (Walyalup) through performance, technology and humour.

In Kerr’s series, he becomes the charismatic publican of his very own mobile tiki bar, ‘The Spaboobar’, that rolls around to the various touristic and sub-cultural community sites around town.

Hugo’s mobile media chair and iconic lighthouse trailer – complete with lighting, sound system, video capture and a high powered projector, throws his own world of drawings and subjects of interest on the city itself.


The photographic works are up for the duration of the 10 Nights in Port Festival.


The photographic works have been hung at Sam and Hugo’s eyeline level. They invite you to join them on a TIKI Tour using one of the wheelchairs provided to experience the artworks from their perspective. Stay in your chair to enjoy the experience of having a drink at Sam’s bar, immersing yourself in music and viewing a selection of their films projected by Hugo.

All TIKI Tours will take place in the Moores Building.


Sam, Hugo and their collaborator/mentor,  Lincoln Mackinnon will talk about their process in conceptualising and realising CLAIMING SPACE.

Artistic partners include Lincoln Mackinnon, Duncan Wright and producer, Simone Flavelle.

Information & Ticketing


Moores Building


Friday 12 August – Sunday 21 August
Open 10am – 4pm

Opening Celebration

6pm to 8pm, Friday 12 August


Tiki Tours

Tuesday 16 August & Wednesday 17 August

Tour 1: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Tour 2: 8pm to 9pm

Tickets $20 +BF – includes materials and refreshments

Artist Talk – 1pm, Sunday 21 August



Free and Tours $20 + BF

Image credit: Lincoln Mackinnon