Big Land Big Sky is a new art exhibition by Jeremy Parnell at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Centre in Henry Street, Fremantle. It’s a collection of architectural paintings, mixed media and collage. I quite like it, because it reminds me a little of the art of the early 80s. It’s nice to seeing competent art that does not follow trends and does not try to be part of the flavour of the year.
The great thing also it that the works are very affordable, with the smaller-sized ones starting at just$ 150.00. Go and check it out! The Moores is open seven days a week from 7 am to 4 pm.
Yesterday I did the first trial run of ROEL’S FREMANTLE PHOTO TOURS. The walking tours are designed to show visitors to Fremantle the best locations and best angles in the best-afternoon-light. Tours start at 2.30 pm in winter and take at least 3 hours and cost only $ 50.00 per person. They finish around sunset at Bathers Beach and start at the Visitors Centre on Kings Square daily and on demand. 9 am morning tours are available on request.
Bookings are essential! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a text to 0419 850981 at least one day before you want to take a tour.
We are working on a website, DL brochure, Facebook, Trip Advisor, etc. and getting the bookings done through the Visitor Centre, etc. but that will take a few weeks.
The group I took around yesterday included children and they enjoyed it, and it also gave me the chance to show the parents how to take better and more creative family photos.
The tours are designed for visitors to Fremantle, but locals might also enjoy rediscovering their own city.
I would appreciate if you passed this info on through your networks!
A reminder that WA Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan will be at the Fremantle Town Hall this evening at 6 pm to explain the new Community Policing.
Have you seen that arty bicycle shelter in the Fremantle Pady Troy Mall yet? It is behind the Metropolis nightclub near the Spicers site parking lot opposite the Fremantle Markets. It was made out of a sea container and the Freo’s Menshed did the handy work on it while a local artist created the colourful mural of a fish on a bike on its way to the harbour.
It looks great and funds for it came from a fundraiser at the Moore&Moore Cafe.
The people of the small fashion design boutique PURE APPLE in Fremantle High Street are jumping on the Worldcup soccer bandwagon and have put a soccer table game out on the veranda.
Pure Apple is next to the also new Common Ground fashion collective, and includes the dangerously named The Banker cafe. Let’s hope the coffee is good, or the B might be changed for another letter that is much later in the alphabet. ; >)
Support Freo’s local retailers!
P.S. Talking about traders, I hear that GRILL’D Burgers are moving into the former Merchant Teahouse premises on the Cappuccino Strip on the corner of Collie Street.
The Sunflower Dash by the LEUKAEMIA FOUNDATION was held in Fremantle on Sunday morning. It was disappointing that only a relatively small number, by my estimation less than 300, of people turned up. It was quite cold this morning, so maybe people elected to sleep in and stay at home.
But those who turned up also dressed up in bright colours and with big smiles, so it was a nice event to be part of.
The money raised will go to leukaemia research, so it is important to support the Leukaemia Foundation. Send in your donations if you did not turn up this morning!!
A Roll on Roll off (RoRo) vessel entering Fremantle Port at sunset. It is an amazing sight to see these large ships, that have thousands of vehicles aboard, coming into the harbour. How do they stay afloat, I often wonder.
The renovations at Fremantle Clancy’s Fishpub are progressing well, and by the look of it there will be a larger alfresco area at the back of the pub at Princess May Park. That will give more parents the opportunity to sit outside and watch over their children, who can safely play in the park away from traffic.
Clancys will open again in mid August, so stay tuned. I’ll keep you up to date.
The photo, of a woman pulling a man by the hand to the Fremantle Markets, is published in the latest FM newsletter I received by email. I am wondering who the creative genius behind the Follow Me To Perth campaign is. This is the 145401.jpg. I am asking that question because in 2011 Russian photographer Murad Osman started a series of world renowned photos of his girlfriend Nataly Zakharoa pulling him by the hand to tourist destinations around the world. The series of photos and the photographer became so famous that he now has 530.000 followers on Instagram.
Who in Perth got so inspired by the Russian shooter, or was Murad Osman in Freo and took this photo as well?
The TRUFFLE FESTIVAL will be held at the Fremantle Markets on July 5 and 6 and will spread out into the Henderson Street Mall carpark. It will be open from 9 am to 5 pm.