Coogee Live: Spearwood aerial artist can’t wait to fly on home turf


Spearwood artist Ruth Battle in full flight during a performance of her aerial act.
Spearwood artist Ruth Battle in full flight during a performance of her aerial act.

SPEARWOOD Natural Wings aerial artist Ruth Battle is looking forward to performing on her home turf as part of the Coogee Live festival this weekend.

The festival, which will feature a range of activities over the weekend, will include works of art, community group demonstrations and musical interludes at four central hubs linked by an event trail along the Coogee coast.

Ms Battle, who forms part of the multi-award winning aerial dance and circus arts company, will perform Tandem, a story that explores the notion of performing tandem while still being different.

“We are down at the beach constantly with my son,” Ms Battle said.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing our aerial rig set up on the beach and I think it’s going to be a very special show.”

Other local artists to take part in the festival include Sandy Gaskett and Peta Ciraolo, who will be live painting beneath the trees overlooking the marina, while members of the Aboriginal, Serbian, Indian and Chinese communities will each showcase traditional cultural dances before coming together to perform a group harmony dance.

City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett said while locals were proud of the amazing amenities the City had to offer, Coogee Beach was still a well-kept secret unknown to the broader community.

“The City felt it was important to create an event to showcase all that is great about living in the Cockburn area and we’re all proud to be able to share our pristine beaches, rich history and diverse culture with the broader community,” he said.

Coogee Live is a three-day celebration of the diverse and family-friendly lifestyle of the City.