SHIP OF STATE




A VISION
FOR THE
FRESHWATER
FERRY

Two Manly ferries — belonging to the “Freshwater-class” — will soon be retired. We propose to transform one Freshwater ferry into a working cultural space for the visual and performing arts, research, and public programs. Our proposal honours the Freshwaters’ massive scale and fiercely democratic design, safeguards the ship’s iconic architecture, and opens it up to new audiences.

See our vision ︎︎︎




We acknowledge the Gadigal and Gayamaygal of the Yora Nation, the traditional custodians of the lands between which the Freshwater ferries have historically sailed. We recognise their continuing connection to land and water, the sovereignty of which was never ceded.