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Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on September 25, 2018




It is a nice initiation to Fremantle to see the Rainbow container art and all the Fremantle Port cranes behind it. It yells out loud and clear Welcome to Freo!

It looks as if the Rainbow sculpture needs a new coat of paint though as some of the colours look very bleached.

Roel Loopers



Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, disability, festival, movies, Uncategorized by freoview on September 25, 2018


A deaf mugger takes along his sign interpreter if he wants his victims to understand that they are being mugged. A woman with a prosthetic leg loves shoe shopping. A dog relays the experience of involuntary admission to a public psychiatric ward.

These are some of the compelling stories from around the world that will feature in The Other Film Festival in Fremantle in October. DADAA has teamed up with Arts Access Victoria to bring The Other Film Festival to Western Australia for the first time.

A trailblazing event that features film, presentations and industry panels by, with and about people with disability, this festival has screened powerful and provocative Australian and international films in a fully accessible program since 2004.

DADAA will present The Other Film Festival in the recently renovated cinema at the DADAA Fremantle Hub (Old Boys’ School) on 6 & 7 October.

Along with the curated program of films from the Melbourne festival, DADAA is proud to present the inaugural Act-Belong-Commit WA Stories showcase of the best WA short films made by DADAA artists.

DADAA arts partner Screenwest will present two engaging panels in the festival to discuss and debate aspects of disability screen culture, with leading representatives from the film sector.

The Other Film Festival is changing how the community thinks about disability. The accessible program features audio-description, captioning and Auslan interpretation – and it’s all free to the public! The WA tour of The Other Film Festival is supported by Act-Belong-Commit with Screenwest presenting the panel sessions.

Tickets are free but bookings at Eventbrite please!


Posted in architecture, art, city of fremantle, fremantle port, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on September 24, 2018




I love it how the perspective changes when one takes photos with longer lenses, and the very old Nikon 80-200mm F 2.8 I took this photo with is my all time favourite lens. It’s heavy metal, but brilliant

I took the photo this morning when the early sun lit up the old buildings at Queen Victoria Street, the Rainbow container art and the port cranes, with the backdrop of dark clouds.

Roel Loopers


Posted in art, city of fremantle, lifestyle, living, Uncategorized by freoview on September 24, 2018




What a lovely mural painting on this house at Queen Victoria Street, just before East Street when one is leaving Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

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Posted in Uncategorized, art, city of fremantle, exhibition by freoview on September 24, 2018




Renowned WA artist Sandra Black is exhibiting her beautiful ceramics at the Earlywork Gallery in South Fremantle from this Wednesday September 26.

The show is on until October 7 and the gallery is open daily from 10am to 4pm.

Roel Loopers


Posted in art, arthur head, city of fremantle, culture, heritage, history, roundhouse, Uncategorized by freoview on September 23, 2018




The event below is only going to happen at the end of November, but since it is a fundraiser for the Fremantle Roundhouse, WA’s oldest public building, I want to make you all aware of it now, so that you can book your tickets @ $ 30.00 from early.

Check out the Facebook page for details!

2018 is the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein and the birth of science fiction!

Come celebrate an important date in modern writing and global pop culture. Please join arts-music performers Genrefonix at the momentous Fremantle Roundhouse for a live multimedia show that will reanimate one of WA’s most historic sites. We’ll unearth amazing connections between this ‘panopticon’ style ex-prison and Mary Shelley’s gothic masterpiece, and have a rockin’ good time while we are at it! Come celebrate the amazing and forgotten heritage of WA’s most significant colonial landmark.

Frankenstone will begin in the relative serenity and abundant hospitality of the Old Custom’s House Atrium at 8 Phillimore Street (Fremantle), before leading audiences upward to the momentous Roundhouse to witness it’s many secrets unleashed through music and film.

Roundhouse architect and man of mystery Henry Reveley (1788-1875) is cast as key protagonist in a gothic tale so wild that only WA’s most infamous building could contain in it. Henry’s lifelong bonds with Mary, both emotional and intellectual, are exposed through a theatrical retelling and reimagining of the recorded facts, revealing a contorted sketch of a dark, talented genius mired in pathos and hellbent on reanimating the past.

Featuring a mix of new Frankenstein film sequences shot in the Roundhouse and rockin’ live music/sound effects Frankenstone will unchain the past. Pivotal historic bonds with Mary will be revealed, and their dramatic consequences rendered bare against stark walls of limestone.

The show is 45mins long, with audiences most welcome to enjoy the hospitality of Old Customs House before and after the show.

All proceeds from Frankenstone will go to the Fremantle Roundhouse to assist with upgrading event facilities, allowing the venue to live again for the people of WA.


Posted in art, artsource, city of fremantle, culture, Uncategorized by freoview on September 21, 2018


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Two art exhibitions in the stunning Old Customs House Gallery of Fremantle’s Artsource are well worth viewing.

Woven by Straw is the unique art of one of Fremantle’s most favourite Dutch people Theo Koning, while Systematic Intuition is the creation of Gert Handschin.

The gallery is open Thursday to Sunday from 11m to 5pm and will also be open on the long weekend Monday.

The show is on till September 30. The gallery is in Phillimore Street near the Cliff Street intersection.

Roel Loopers


Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, exhibition, Uncategorized by freoview on September 19, 2018


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I received late notice that Fremantle artist Nellie Crawford‘s new show opens tonight at 6.30pm at Gallows Gallery, 53 Glyde Street, Mosman Park.

Nellie is well known for her exquisite still-life paintings and has exhibited extensively.

The show runs till October 7, so make sure to head up Stirling Highway to have a look.

Roel Loopers


Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on September 15, 2018




The annual Fremantle Print Award is on again at the Fremantle Arts Centre and well worth a visit. There are some outstanding works there.

The winner was announced on Thursday evening and it is Victorian artist Deanna Hitti for her book TOWLA, which is all about backgammon.

Of course I do have my own favourites and was very impressed with the moody Dexter and Sinister archival pigment print by Eva Fernandez.

I loved the feisty Daughter unique state print, as paste up wall art by Tammy Brennan of NSW. It is a huge print on the wall with a young girl giving us both barrels and exclaiming Girls are not toys.

And yellow art is lately quite connected to Fremantle, so WA’s Hiroshi Kobayashi’s acrylic on canvas Self portrait as yellow bricks made me smile.

Go and have a look!

Roel Loopers


Posted in art, city of fremantle, photography, retail, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on September 14, 2018




My friends Glen and Louise at the Fremantle Glen Cowans Photography Gallery next to the historic Roundhouse on Arthur’ Head have come up with a new idea. They had so many requests from visitors to buy the display posters that they have now bitten the bullet and produced them in house.

There are nine different  A 1 size posters printed in-house by Glen, as are all of the photos in the gallery, and they sell in a tube for just $ 40 each.

The gallery also sells limited edition prints on canvas,  small and large mounted prints and block mounted prints, as well as pendants, rings and earrings, so go and check it out, because Christmas is approaching fast

The gallery is at 9 Captain’s Lane at the end of historic High Street.

Roel Loopers


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