Displaced Souls

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  • Suitable for audiences who speak English as a second Language

1 Venue


224 William Street, Northbridge WA, Australia

Minors can only attend this show at this venue with a parent or legal guardian.

Suitability and warnings: All (General)

Kleenheat Sizzle Factor: Mild

Shows with broad family appeal. Big on fun, low on risk.

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About this event

Around 2am, late one hot night in 1983, photographer AHC McDonald returned from a 12 hour job photographing an Italian wedding, here to The Rechabites, which was then home to Mayfair Photographics Studio. McDonald, who also lived in the basement of this building all that year, sat with a beer and a studio Nikon, almost exactly where you are now and photographed people going by. It was a Northbridge already changing, but still charmingly old fashioned. Across the road was a plumbing supply. The Brass Monkey Hotel (The Great Western) was still largely a pub for working men.

There were many businesses and restaurants established by Italian immigrants nearby, though many would soon be gone, replaced by the culture of new arrivals, particularly that of the Vietnamese refugees that Western Australia had recently welcomed.

Despite the changes, the faces of those enjoying the dynamic nightlife of William Street that night over 36 years ago are not so different to today’s are they? Maybe one of them is yours, or someone you know? McDonald will be making a new series of photographs shot from the same spot 36 years later during FRINGE WORLD Festival 2020.

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