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Posted in art, fremantle, western australia by freoview on September 5, 2016

rainbow painting


I appreciate that artists are creative individuals but why they need to put up their easels under the new Fremantle Rainbow sculpture when painting portraits is something I don’t understand.

It’s not exactly ‘en plein air’ painting as it does not reference the street and landscape and has nothing to do with the Rainbow sculpture.

Parking a car there is also pretty inconsiderate as it spoils photos anyone might like to take of the colourful sculpture.

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  1. Andrew Priest (Aushiker) said, on September 9, 2016 at 9:17 am

    I am always amused when an “expert” posts pretty much anonymously”on a blog post and decides that something that is in place and, presumably has been approved after an appropriate engineering review is seriously lacking.

    I am no structural engineer, but looking at the design of the sculpture I am struggling to see how welding and hence a rigid connection is going to be more advantageous over a hinged connection, more so when the hinged connections are very close to the corners which are apparently the strongest points.

    Personally I think I will give the benefit of doubt to the Marcus Canning and the professional advice that came from Brian and Oliver Nelson of Capital House, the structural engineers and of course the various other professionals involved.


  2. freoview said, on September 9, 2016 at 8:39 am

    I suppose on the advise of the engineers he used, Rovert.


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  3. Robert said, on September 8, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Why would an ‘artist’ not weld together a bunch of containers at the strongest points? IE the corner posts that are designed to take something like 60 tonnes!


  4. Andrew Priest (Aushiker) said, on September 6, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Have to agree with you. Pretty inconsiderate behaviour, more so from what I have seen going past much days a fairly popular art work at the moment.

    The parking of the car was also possibly in breach of the City of Fremantle bylaws. Reporting it might have sorted things out quick smart 🙂


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