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MATHAS AND FEELS AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, culture, fremantle arts centre by freoview on March 26, 2017

Winter is approaching and that means the Sunday concerts at the Fremantle Arts Centre will stop soon, but today it is still on with MATHAS and his intricate lyrics and beats.

He will be joined by the new percussion-electro duo FEELS, so it should be a delightful afternoon in the lovely courtyard.

The cafe, pizza bar and drinks bar are open and so are the galleries.

Roel Loopers

ARTISTS AT HOME IN FREMANTLE

Posted in art, culture, fremantle by freoview on March 25, 2017

 

BRILLIANT is a very good exhibition by Fremantle artists about the theme HOME.

Home is so important to all of us and can be anywhere as long as we have a sense of belonging and connect with the community.

I believe Fremantle is very good at making one feel at home. It embraces you with charm and warm friendliness and people who care.

The show is on at the Moores Contemporary Gallery in Henry Street that also houses the great Moore&Moore cafe and a children’s playground in the courtyard, so go spend some time there this weekend.

Participating artists are Claire Bailey, Theo Koning, Jo Darvell, Clyde McGill, Sharyn Egan, Alessandra Rossi, Megan Anderson, David Carson, Andrew Christie, Olga Cironis, Ben Crapsley, Jenn Garland, Fiona Gavino, Anisa Hirte, Darren Hutchens, Marcia Hadlow, Junko Kitamura, Steve Makse, Susie Marwick, Respoke, Jane Ryan, Nick Vervest, Annabelle Williamns, Mark Welsh, Rosina Wonglorz.

Roel Loopers

FEELING AT HOME IN FREMANTLE ART

Posted in art, culture, fremantle by freoview on March 24, 2017

A very good Fremantle exhibition is opening tonight at 6 pm at the Moores Contemporary Gallery in Henry Street.

I had a quick glimpse of it when they were installing it yesterday and there are a lot of artworks I like very much, so don’t miss it!

BRILLIANT is about home and what it means: Home…A 3×1 with room to park a car, a picket fence out front, clothes line out the back, manicured green lawn? In Fremantle you’re not even close.

Artists participating are Claire Bailey, Theo Koning, Jo Darvell, Clyde McGill, Sharyn Egan, Alessandra Rossi, Megan Anderson, David Carson, Andrew Christie, Olga Cironis, Ben Crapsley, Jenn Garland, Fiona Gavino, Anisa Hirte, Darren Hutchens, Marcia Hadlow, Junko Kitamura, Steve Makse, Susie Marwick, Respoke, Jane Ryan, Nick Vervest, Annabelle Williamns, Mark Welsh, Rosina Wonglorz.

I’ll post some photo of it later today or tomorrow as I am gallery sitting and short of blog time.

Roel Loopers

LUCY PEACH AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, culture, fremantle arts centre by freoview on March 19, 2017

It’s going to be a very pleasant 26 degrees this Sunday so a perfect day to head out to the Fremantle Arts Centre and enjoy the free courtyard music from 2-4 pm by Lucy Peach.

Fresh from winning the WAM Award for Best Folk Act 2016, Lucy will stun you with her epic vocals and evocative songwriting, weaving bitterly sweet tales of wayward love.

The pizza bar, cafe and bar will be open and of course there are exhibitions on, and the craft and gift shop is open.

See you there!

Roel Loopers

STUNNING ART SHOW AT PS ART SPACE

Posted in art, fremantle, indian ocean by freoview on March 18, 2017

Ships That Pass is a stunning art show by Jo Darbyshire and Penny Coss in Fremantle’s most stunning art gallery, PS Art Space in Pakenham Street.

The historic huge warehouse space invites artists to create an installation with their work and Darbyshire and Coss have achieved that.

Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing.

Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness;

So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another,

Only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 1874

The exhibition is open for three weeks till April 18.

Next Saturday, March 25 from 1-2 pm the artists will discuss their work with guest artist Michelle Elliott, the author of Scylla-bodies-water.

I really love this exhibition, so make sure to go and view it and while there have some great coffee and food at Cafe 37.

Roel Loopers

FREO’S GEOFFREY WAKE EXHIBITS AT GALLOWS

Posted in art, fremantle, western australia by freoview on March 16, 2017

 

Fremantle artist Geoffrey Wake who creates his work in his PS Art Space studio in Pakenham Street is having an exhibition at Gallows Gallery, 53 Glyde Street, Mosman Park. It is on till March 26.

The title of the exhibition is “Wandering with Le Corbusier” 

This painting is a process driven journey surrounding the subject of Le Corbusier, the French architect /artist. The work is inspired by researching Le Corbusier and translating that experience into an art form .The title is a metaphor on the wandering nature of creativity in that the process is not linear, the line in the painting represents the meandering thought process embracing the journey during the execution of the work. A bit like a river flowing and finding its own ideas and adding to the original thought. The work is also a collective expression of events embedded into the work to express both time and space. The external shape of the painting is purely a continuation of the shaped works I have been doing over the last few years.

GREAT FREMANTLE STREET ARTS FESTIVAL 2017

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, festival, street arts festival by freoview on March 16, 2017

 

My personal favourite Fremantle festival the STREET ARTS FESTIVAL is on again over the Easter long weekend from April 13-17 all over the inner city.

It is a very international festival with artists from Hungary, Spain, United Kingdom, Belgium, Australia, Netherlands, USA, Canada, Lithuania, Sweden, New Zealand, and Japan.

The printed programs are available now from the Fremantle Library and also at the Roundhouse and you can check it out on the City of Fremantle website and festival Facebook page.

It’s all free and great family entertainment.

Let the fun begin!

Roel Loopers

KIMBERLEY BAND AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in aboriginal, art, fremantle arts centre, sculpture@bathers by freoview on March 12, 2017

 

Come and celebrate the massive Labor win with great music from the Kimberley at the Fremantle Arts Centre from 2-4 pm.

Family Shoveller Band  draw you into life in Bidyadanga, one of the largest Aboriginal communities in the Kimberley, with their joyous country, rock, ska and reggae party anthems.

First up are stories from deep in the Western Desert from the Irrunytju Band (WA).

 

More info: http://www.fac.org.au/whats-on/post/sunday-music-family-shoveller-band/

And there is more Aboriginal culture at the Sculpture@Bathers show at 6 pm when the 35 Jarrah trees will be burnt by Replants artist Bruce Abbott and people of the Noongar community.

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SCULPTURE@BATHERS FLAMING FINALE

Posted in art, bathers beach, fremantle, sculpture@bathers by freoview on March 11, 2017

 

It finally is election day. I am so happy the pathetic campaign of buying voters with empty promises is over and the likelihood of a change in government.

It is also the last two days of the Fremantle  Sculpture@Bathers show, so go and see the sculptures by 85 Western Australian artists, like the beautiful stone work above by J Shed artist Jina Lee.

S@B ends with a flaming finale on Sunday from 6 pm when Replants artist Bruce Abbott sets fire to the 35 jarrah trees on Bathers Beach.

The Cottesloe Sculptures by the Sea is still on for another week and has many Freo artists represented, so check that out as well.

Roel Loopers

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BATHERS BEACH SHOWCASE FOR W.A. SCULPTORS

Posted in art, bathers beach, culture, fremantle, sculpture@bathers by freoview on March 4, 2017

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Don’t forget to visit Fremantle’s Sculpture@Bathers at our gorgeous inner city beach over the long Labour Day weekend.

It is a the showcase for 85 Western Australian sculptors, so support our local creatives!

The lovely Kelp Bar at Kidogo Arthouse is open and a great location to watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Roel Loopers

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