First Lights: Binalup

Saturday 8th April 2023


The City of Albany and Lotterywest are bringing a drone light show spectacle to Binalup / Middleton Beach this Easter to entertain, engage and delight audiences of all ages.

Throughout First Lights: Binlaup, Noongar author Kim Scott references the story of Mammang Koort; the beating whale heart, depicted through rhythmic light above the Binalup shoreline.

Fremantle Biennale is the creative genius behind the drone light show whose experience in sky-light theatrics has brought stories to life across Western Australia.

Guided by Albany Heritage and Reference Group (AHRGAC), First Lights: Binalup weaves local Menang-custodian ancient knowledge of culture and country into this captivating experience.

The event also looks ahead to the 2026 Albany Bicentenary which will mark 200 years as the first place where Menang-Noongar and British cultures commenced living together on the Western side of Australia.

First Lights: Binalup will come to life on 8 April from 6pm at Binalup / Middleton Beach. For more information visit

First Lights is supported by the Australian Government RISE Fund, the State Government Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program (RACIP), the Remote and Regional Festival Fund, the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost (RETB) and Minderoo Foundation.

This project has also been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, it’s arts funding advisory body and the Festivals Australia Program.

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First Lights is a free, accessible event, suitable for all ages.

Event Details

Time: 6pm - 7.30pm

Venue: Binalup / Middleton Beach

Cost: Free


Organisation: City of Albany

Phone: (08) 6820 3000

Email: [email protected]


Event Date(s)

  • Saturday 8th April 2023

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