Photo: Emiko Watanabe

Photo: Emiko Watanabe

Tiny Parades was a series of five public processions that took place in May and June 2015, winding through the Perth CBD. Both solemn and tongue-in-cheek, the parades championed a selection of human-scale struggles and joys, while examining the nature of protest and public action.

Tiny Parades was commissioned by the Perth Public Art Foundation as a part of PerthFLUX 2015. All videos by Michael Maclean, photos by Michael Maclean unless otherwise stated.

For more information see the Tiny Parades Tumblr.

#1 Don’t Leave

A mournful protest against people leaving Perth.

#2 Go Ahead, Rain On Our Parade

A joyous and determined battle against gusting wind and rain (literal and otherwise).

Photo: Michael Maclean

Photo: Michael Maclean


A celebration of abandoned technologies.

Photos: Matthew Giles.


A cheer squad raising awareness for the unsung heroes of the soil.

Photos: Ben Mitchell.

#5 The Keep Fighting Jubilee

A procession for bravery and resistance within public space.

Photo: Peter Cheng.

Photo: Peter Cheng.