by Ben Fox

99 years ago, a boat decorated with swastikas and flowers was photographed near Hindmarsh Island. This historical image is now publicly available in the Library of South Australia. Goolwa’s Best Dressed invites residents and visitors into a conversation about the evolving meaning of this image across time and place.

The boat was photographed near Hindmarsh Island in the 1913 Goolwa regatta. What did this image mean then? What does this image mean now? What could this image mean in another time or place?

Goolwa's Best Dressed is part historical re-enactment gone awry, part carnivalesque dazzle photo-shoot, part weird futuristic social media shipwreck and all part of a discussion about what this image means.

Ben Fox invites you to engage with a theatrical boat, join glamorous photo shoots and have your picture published worldwide. Participants can redecorate the boat using alternative symbols.

Fabulous snacks, costumes, dazzle makeup and accessories all available.


Location: Hector’s Wharf, Goolwa

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