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Unit 4, J-Shed, 4 Fleet St
28 Oct–12 Nov | Mon–Sun | 10am–10pm | Free

JACOBUS CAPONE

Jacobus' grandfather Vincenzo Capone was born in Fremantle in 1910 and when 3 years old emigrated back to Capo d'Orlando, Italy with his parents to their homeland. At 13 he returned by ship to Fremantle where he spent the rest of his life working as a fisherman, saving enough money to bring his parents and siblings back to Fremantle. He was a loving father and grandfather and a founding member of the Fremantle Fishing Co-operative. The waters of Cockburn Sound were his, his father's and grandfather's fishing grounds. Heartsstone, Jacobus' film for his grandfather, faces this very ocean from its installation in the J Shed at Bathers Beach. In the unfolding film Vincenzo's grandson kneels on the shoreline facing his grandfather's fishing vessel “Buffalo", now moored on the Swan River in North Fremantle. Vincenzo's second and last ship he built with his family. As the tide slowly recedes away from the shore, stooped and in a position of ignominy, Jacobus' gesture is but one of simple and silent reverence.


This project and has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding body and advisory body. Heartsstone is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts. Heartsstone is co-presented by Otherside Brewing Company.