Freo's View


Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on February 25, 2018




If the sky does not open up and dump rain on Fremantle go and listen to MAIA&The Big Sky from Kenya, who are performing at the free courtyard music session at the Fremantle Arts Centre from 2-4pm today.

The music is a blend of jazz, folk and soul where Maia tells stories of her African country in English and her native language.

She will be accompanied by Melbourne-based Black Jesus Experience, a Ethio-jazz band.

Roel Loopers


Posted in art, city of fremantle, nature, oceans, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on February 22, 2018


Feb 25 Underwater Film Fest


The Fremantle UNDERWATER FILM FESTIVAL is on this Sunday February 25 from 6-9 pm at the Fibonacci Centre in Blinco Street, so all you snorklers and divers get out there and see some great short movies.

We in Freo are lucky that we can see outstanding underwater photography and video permanently on display at the Glen Cowans Gallery next to the Roundhouse, so if you can’t make it to The Fib on Sunday wander over to the Roundhouse where Glen’s gallery is open Thursday to Sunday from 10.30 am to 4 pm. You won’t be disappointed!

Roel Loopers


Posted in art, city of fremantle, community, culture, music, Uncategorized by freoview on February 18, 2018




Kiltir from the Reunion Island is performing at the free concert at the Fremantle Arts Centre this afternoon from 2-4pm.

It is a band of brothers who live to spread the tradition of Maloya, one of two major music traditions on Reunion Island, through an infectiously energetic display of dance and musical prowess.

And the free Harbour Sounds concert on the deck of the Maritime Museum at Victoria Quay is on from 5pm.

Also on this afternoon is the Laneway Party 2nd birthday of the Federal Hotel in William Street.

Have some fun, have a dance, connect with your community, make new friends!

Roel Loopers


Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, j shed, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on February 16, 2018




An early warning about a new Fremantle photo exhibition next week on Friday.

Freo by Kylie is a very Freo solo exhibition by emerging local photographer Kylie Richardson at ART of FREO at the J Shed No 4 studio on Bathers Beach.

The promo says that Richardson captures the quirkiness and ingenuity that lurks behind every corner in Fremantle, through stunning images that are vibrant and energetic, aiming to share her personal experiences and perceptions of the City of Fremantle.

Freo by Kylie is the first exhibition held through the Emerging Artist Support Fund, a grant program founded by Art of Freo to assist emerging artists with their first solo exhibition. The Emerging Artist Support Fund is proudly supported by the City of Fremantle

The exhibition opens on Friday 23rd February at 6pm and runs Wednesday to Sunday 11-4pm until Sunday March 11th. Mayor Brad Pettitt will do the official opening at 6.30pm.


Posted in art, city of fremantle, kings square, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on February 15, 2018


This is the last call for talented artists or artist teams to put in a submission for our Percent for Art project.

The project forms part of the Kings Square Renewal project and is a rare opportunity for artists to help shape the future of Fremantle’s city centre for the enjoyment of future generations. Submissions close 2.00 pm, Friday 16 February!!!!! 2018. Visit

City of Fremantle : Welcome to City of Fremantle electronic procurement and tendering web pages, which has been designed to improve the speed and efficiency for both City of Fremantle and our suppliers.


Posted in art, city of fremantle, festivals, fremantle festival, Uncategorized by freoview on February 12, 2018


art 1


The Felice Varini art installation along Fremantle’s historic High Street has attracted thousands of people, and hundreds of thousands of photos have been taken of it since it was installed in October for the High Tide biennale as part of the Fremantle Festival.

But now it is time to start taking the foil down from the buildings as it is starting to look messy in some places.

The only criticism I have of the stunning art work is that there were no signs placed along High Street to let people know that the vantage point to see the entire work from was the steps to the Roundhouse, as many visitors questioned why these yellow bits were stuck on beautiful heritage buildings.

Roel Loopers


Posted in art, city of fremantle, exhibition, retail,, Uncategorized by freoview on February 12, 2018


Bitches Brew


Long established Fremantle picture framers BITCHES BREW is expanding and have taken over the former space of the Adam Monk landscape photography gallery at 62 High Street.

Adam Monk decided to get out of  shop retail and will continue as an on-line business only. Check out his website

Bitches Brew will make the large space in front of their framing business available for rent as a gallery space for artists and other interests.

It is a beautiful space with lots of foot traffic passing by, so great to get attention from shoppers, tourists, art buyers and Notre Dame university staff and students.

If you want to book the space call 9430 5292 and talk to the delightful Ruth or Nigel Goodman at Bitches Brew, or just visit the gallery Tuesday to Saturday and have a chat with them.

For all your framing business Bitches Brew will continue as usual, as they have done in Freo for 30 years.

Roel Loopers


Posted in art, city of fremantle, employment, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on February 10, 2018


Fixed-term part-time (until June 2020)

22.5 hours per week

Salary range $63,023 – $76,536 p.a. including 9.5% superannuation (paid on a pro-rata basis)

The City of Fremantle is seeking a highly organised and suitably experienced individual who can plan, implement and supervise the installation of exhibitions at the Fremantle Arts Centre.

This important position reports to the Curator and Exhibitions Manager and will require you to demonstrate your developed skills and experience with all the practical and technical aspects of gallery installations.  You will be expected to bring creativity and flexibility to the role in addition to solid administrative, organisational and coordination skills.

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Preparation of all technical aspects of exhibition installations.
  • Technical liaison with artists and curators as required.
  • Purchasing required install materials and equipment.
  • Arranging the freight of artworks.
  • Receive, condition report and store artworks.
  • Preparation of install schedules.
  • Engage and supervise casual installation staff, volunteers and contractors.

Appointment to this position will be dependent on your success in a similar or related role, your demonstrated supervisory skills and your experience in costing projects and managing budgets.  Ideally you will be tertiary qualified

Application Instructions:

Please refer to the information pack and application form attached. To discuss this opportunity in more detail please contact Mr Ric Spencer on 9432 9553

When you are ready to submit your application select the ‘apply for job button’ below.

Applications close: 5 pm Monday 19 February 2018

The City of Fremantle promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people.  The City encourages people of all ages and abilities, Aboriginal Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this job.

Information pack – Installations Coordinator.docx



Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, Uncategorized by freoview on February 7, 2018


art award


2018 TASF Art Awards by the Fremantle Artisan Store, Fremantle BID and Silverleaf Investments is to promote emerging and established artist from all mediums. An art event that will be encompassing of all things Fremantle as an arts community represents.

The awards will be open to Western Australian artists only.

The awards will be exhibited between the 4th – 27th May 2018 at The Old Courthouse 45 Henderson Street, Fremantle.

There is a $6000 Prize Pool for:

2D works (painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media) – $1000
3D works (wood, ceramics, glass, sculpture, mixed media) – $1000
Photography – $1000
Jewellery – $1000
Textiles – $1000
Fremantle BID People’s Choice Award – $1000
Important Dates

Entries open Monday 19th March 2018. Entries close Sunday 15th April 2018.
Selected Artwork delivery: Friday 20th April 2018, 10am to 6pm
Exhibition Opening Night: Friday 4th May 2018
Exhibition open to the public: Saturday 5th May to Sunday 27th May 2018 (Open 10 to 4pm Tuesday to Sunday)
For more information, please download the Terms and Conditions and application form at

http://www.the or email

Roel Loopers



Posted in art, city of fremantle, photography, ps art space, Uncategorized by freoview on February 6, 2018




Fremantle’s PS ART SPACE in Pakenham Street is showing Femme, an art exhibition featuring single works made together by photographer Natasja Kremers and illustrator Angela Mitchell.

The printed and painted artworks share gritty textural photography intertwined with delicate illustration in coloured and metallic paint. Themes of femininity, fashion, flora and fauna are explored throughout the 21 original pieces, each presenting as peculiar as they are beautiful.

A short film will premier on opening night and throughout the exhibition. It incorporates Natasja’s grainy exploration of a muse’s movement, filmed to interact with animations of Angela’s illustrations, accompanied by an original musical score by emerging Perth composer Olivia Davies.

The exhibition opens in the upstairs gallery this Friday February 9 from 6-8pm.


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