Heritage and Heretics at the End of the Earth

What do you do with a spiegeltent in the outback? What do you do with an underused rooftop carpark in the middle of the city? Ask Marcus Canning.

About the speaker

Over the last decade, Marcus and friends created Perth’s FRINGE WORLD Festival, Rooftop Movies, The Bakery music venue and purchased a Spiegeltent from Belgium which tours regional Western Australia. He’s one half of the artistic team that designed the enormous Ascalon sculpture out the front of St George’s Cathedral opposite Council House, a work listed in the Wallpaper City Guide to Perth as a WA iconic landmark. His playroom as a child was the first convict built structure in Fremantle and he lives in a heritage listed building in the heart of Perth. He has an obsessive interest in Perth’s obscure and forgotten pockets of history which have informed his contributions and advocacy towards Perth’s unique cultural qualities.

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