Booyeembara Park is on the corner of Stevens and Montreal Sts Fremantle.
Some shots of the unfinished amphitheatre, which is towards the eastern side of the Park. This one shows the approach from the west, and was taken in 2013, before the area was fenced.
The archway was rebuilt, not once but twice. The second version looked much weaker than the first one, shown here. This was before the floor was paved, obviously.
A lot's been done, and there's a lot to do.
At this time the back of the stage area hadn't been built. I'm standing on a second bank, of indeterminate function, on the southern side.
Those white tanks in the distance have since been removed, by the way.
Now the floor paving is in, and the second version of the archway can be seen.
Also, the back of the stage area has been built ... ready for the graffitists (vide infra). Maybe this is why the whole amphitheatre area was later fenced in (not that it kept anyone out).
A section of the fence on the western side entrance was removed about the beginning of March 2012. This chalked sign may explain why.
It seems to be inviting those in the know to a party in the amphitheatre, up there in the distance.
A couple of weeks later, the evidence is still there.
Here's the third version of the archway.
And from the other side.
There's a feature wall, as you approach from the west.
With bits of rubbish stuck in it, having now become art:
ART FROM IRON FOUND IN THIS TIP
SLAG FROM LOCAL FOUNDRY
SLATE FROM BILLIARD TABLE
(How did they know that?)
BRICKS FROM THIS TIP (special)
A niche with terrazzo
Despite the fencing there seems to be something of a tradition of staging parties in the amphitheatre.
This one was for 'Doomsday', unfortunately, not the solstice which was at the same time. Preparations were elaborate, including painting the whole of the back wall in one design.
A week later: a clean canvas, 20 September 2013.
Website of Friends of Booyeembara Park with some details about the amphitheatre (bottom).
Garry Gillard | New: 18 March, 2012 | Now: 18 July, 2017