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Fire Gardens - Compagnie Carabosse

As twilight settles on Government House Gardens you’re invited to explore a magical world transformed by elemental forces. Presented by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia

Fire Gardens is a mesmerising wonderland of firelight, kinetic sculptures and live music created by French artistic collective Compagnie Carabosse. From the moment you enter through an archway of flickering candle flame, you’ll be entranced by this free artistic adventure full of illuminating surprises.

Candlelight flickers and cascades as you move through the gardens that come to life with thousands of firepots, candles, lanterns and wonder. Stop and take it all in from a swinging chair, enjoy melodies specially composed for flames and see shadows dance on the walls of Government House. 

Carabosse paint with the palette of fire – its colour, warmth, sound and scent. These luminary alchemists are renowned for creating site-specific sculptured landscapes from nearly 7,000 handcrafted giant candles and have illuminated public sites all over the world – from Stonehenge in England to Moscow's Kremlin Square, from Hue Bridge in Vietnam to Pont du Gard in the south of France.

EverNow has engaged local Noongar custodian Mitchella 'Waljin' Hutchins as cultural advisor to work with Compagnie Carabosse co-artistic directors Christophe Bricheteau and Christian Cuomo on presenting Fire Gardens on Noongar country.

In whatever way you choose to undertake your Fire Gardens adventure, this is a journey made for visitors to savour. 

"Fire Gardens delivers a primal experience, a respectful celebration of the beauty and power of the elements: there is fire of course, but also air and water. It’s a truly beautiful sight to behold this holy trinity." ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ - Arts Hub