north east scotland's festival of new music


WittenoomPerformance and Introduction

The town of Wittenoom is located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Wittenoom was officially shut down in 1966 due to major health concerns regarding the blue asbestos which was being mined nearby. It is now little more than a ghost town.

Over 1000 lives have been lost to asbestos-related diseases as a result of the Wittenoom disaster. My grandfather, who along with my grandmother, immigrated there in the early 1950s, became one of those victims.

This installation combines image, sound, and spoken word in an attempt to create a memorial of the Wittenoom disaster. Furthermore, it considers the importance of universal themes: home, working life, memory, and family.

The Performance and Introduction runs 7pm - 8.30 pm on Friday April 24th 2009, and the Installation is subsequently open (with free admission) on Saturday 25 April and Sunday 26th April from 10.30am - 5pm.


Friday 24 April 2009, 7.00 pm

Left Bank, 5 Bridge Street, Tarland

Tickets: £4.

Promoted by Left Bank