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FREMANTLE BIENNALE PAINTING THE TOWN RED

Posted in art, city of fremantle, Fremantle Biennale, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on November 14, 2019

 

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Artists from the Undercurrent Fremantle Biennale have been painting the town red, all the way from South Beach to Fremantle Port.

CY O’Connor is seeing red on Victoria Quay with the lawn below his statue all red and even a red pool ball put on his shoulder.

Roel Loopers

PORT BIENNALE SIGNS OF OUR TIME

Posted in art, Fremantle Biennale, fremantle ports, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on November 8, 2019

 

 

I had a walk around Victoria Quay this morning to look at more of the Sam Bloor Billboard Project for the Fremantle Biennale 2019.

While there I bumped into my old mate John Malaga, the project supervisor of Fremantle Ports, who was watering the palm tree that is also part of the Biennale.

The container show is also on Victoria Quay and shows how much the containerisation of the ports changed the way we handle freight.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE BIENNALE ART ON SHOW

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, exhibition, Fremantle Biennale, Uncategorized by freoview on November 4, 2019

 

 

I had a look at a few of the Fremantle Biennale art shows around town on Sunday, so here some impressions of it.

Tom Blake is in the cellar of the Kakulas Sister building and using the ground water level to create reflections of it in a mirror.

Sleeping with the Sun is a very large ‘box’ with a lot of tiny lights by Kayako Nakashima in the wonderful space at Artsource in the former Customs House.

Roel Loopers

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LOTS OF WATER AT FREO BIENNALE WATER LICHT LAUNCH

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, Fremantle Biennale, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on November 1, 2019

 

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The start of the Water Licht event on the Esplanade by Daan Roosegaarde for the Fremantle Biennale had a lot of water indeed and was more something for ducks than for people, but here some impressions of it anyway.

Hard to admit for a photographer that it looked much more spectacular than in my photos, so I might have another go at it tomorrow evening.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE BIENNALE STARTS TODAY!

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, festivals, Fremantle Biennale, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on November 1, 2019

 

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The FREMANTLE BIENNALE UNDERCURRENT starts this evening with an amazing show on the Esplanade from 7.15pm. The show is only on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so don’t miss it!

Water Licht (Water Light) by Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde is a call to action on climate change and raising awareness about rising sea levels.

As a virtual flood, Waterlicht visualizes what level the water could reach if it wasn’t for human intervention. The immersive light installation creates a collective experience to share the importance of water innovation and raise awareness around rising water levels.

 

Check out all the Biennale events and exhibitions on the Facebook page and website.

Roel Loopers

 

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CONTAINER SHOW FOR FREMANTLE BIENNALE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, festival, fremantle ports, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on October 29, 2019

 

 

 

The exhibition ‘Container – the Box that Changed the World’ opens this Saturday. It’s one of many Fremantle Biennale 2019 events. It is free and will be a highlight on Victoria Quay from November 2019 to March 2020

The exhibit is housed in six highly-modified and colourful shipping containers and attracted more than 70,000 people when it was operating at Sydney’s Darling Harbour recently.

It’s a  free travelling exhibition about shipping containers and their massive contribution in today’s society. The interactive, solar-powered, exhibition is housed in six colourful and modified sea containers, with each container telling the story of a different aspect of how sea containers are used and their impact on our lives. You can walk into the containers and read all about how these steel boxes impact our lives.

It relates the history of stevedoring and the emergence of containerisation, how containers move around the world, their environmental aspects, and how they impact people’s lives every day at home or in the workplace.

The exhibition was created by the Australian National Maritime Museum. The six containers will be spread, breadcrumb-style, between the WA Maritime Museum and B Shed.

Principal sponsors of the exhibition are Fremantle Ports, the WA Maritime Museum and the Freight and Logistics Council of WA. Major sponsors are Qube and Intermodal Group, with support from the City of Fremantle.

Neil Stanbury the manager External Affairs at Fremantle Port said: “It’s terrific to be able to present such a great exhibition, right on the harbour, in the 50th year since the international container trade started in Australia, right here in Fremantle.”

“We are, by a number of measures, the most efficient container port in Australia, with the fastest crane rate, best truck turnaround time and we put a higher percentage of containers on rail than anyone else, so Fremantle Ports prides itself on its container operations and this exhibition tells a whole other side to the container industry that the public don’t see, or often think about. We think it’s going to be a big hit with the public this summer.”

“Fremantle Ports’ goal is to enliven Victoria Quay and the Container exhibition is going to be one of our summer lynch-pins in that.”

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FREO BIENNALE!

Posted in art, city of fremantle, community, culture, festivals, local government, Uncategorized, volunteers by freoview on October 22, 2019

 

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GREAT FREO BIENNALE JUST A MONTH AWAY

Posted in architecture, art, city of fremantle, events, festival, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on September 30, 2019

 

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A preview of all the great events that will be happening during the Fremantle Biennale in November.

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VOLUNTEER AT FREMANTLE BIENNALE!

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on September 27, 2019

 

 

The Fremantle Biennale is looking for volunteers to help out at events on days and evenings between November 1 and 24.

The stunning site specific art shows created for three weeks were hugely popular at the inaugural Biennale two years ago, and this year’s program promises outstanding shows and art installations all over the CBD with many at Fremantle Port.

If you are interested to volunteer, as I am, please come to PSAS, the art space in Pakenham Street, this coming Tuesday October 1 at 5.30pm and hear what is needed and how the Freo community can support this great cultural event. I’ll see you there!

Roel Loopers

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UNDERCURRENT 19 FREMANTLE BIENNALE OF SITE SPECIFIC ART

WATERLICHT by Daan Roosegarde

 

A massive hundred people from arts, culture and business attended the very long launch of the Fremantle Biennale 2019 at the Maritime Museum on Thursday morning.

UNDERCURRENT 19 will be a fantastic experience for the Fremantle community and beyond and is an invitation to interact with Fremantle through artistic dialogues and site sensitive events. It will create new visual narratives which articulate the spirit of place, so make sure to check out the program here: http://www.fremantlebiennale.com.au/undercurrent/

The biennale runs from November 1-24 and is happening all over the Freo CBD with major events at Fremantle Port and Notre Dame University, the Shipwrecks Museum, etc.

Nicola Forrest of sponsor Minderoo Foundation was at the launch, as was the CEO of Fremantle Ports, former MP Melissa Parke, the Fremantle Mayor and several councillors, artists, curators, architects, art administrators, etc.

Here some titles of exciting events during Undercurrent 19: Pearls and Blackbirds about female divers, Behavioral Ecology, the cute South Mole Resort will be a must to visit, Desire Lines, the Somnus theatre of the sea, Midnight Blue Lagoon. the Standing Wave sound installation in the submarine, Ebb&Flow audience communication, the Billboard Project, etc.

There will also be a symposium at Notre Dame University about how artists make a living.

One of the highlights of Undercurrent 19 will be WATERLICHT by Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde about our battle with water, rising sea levels and dwindling fresh water.

Roosegarde said about rising ocean levels in the typical pragmatic and laconic Dutch way “We innovate or we die”

I loved the 2017 inaugural Fremantle Biennale so can’t wait for it to start in three months from now.

Roel Loopers

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