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WHAT DOES ART MEAN TO FREMANTLE?

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, fremantle network, Uncategorized by freoview on August 18, 2017

 

The FREMANTLE NETWORK monthly event this Monday will focus on what art means for Fremantle, so come along if you are an artist, curator, gallery owner, or someone interested in culture and arts.

Art is at the heart of Freo’s identity. The next event will feature the operators of two of Fremantle’s iconic and highly successful independent arts businesses.

Tom Muller, Artistic Director and Artist at PS Art Space

PS Art Space is a project space for the experience of contemporary art which presents a curated program of exhibitions and events by Australian and international artists. It is also houses a number of local artists’ studios within a sensitively restored, heritage listed building in the heart of Fremantle’s historic West End precinct. PSAS has become one of Perth’s most exciting and experimental platform to experience contemporary culture.

Robby Lang, Owner and Operator of the Fibonacci Centre

The Fibonacci Centre aims to make a city into a beautiful resonating magnet by nurturing the Dreamers and Makers and providing an incubation chamber for creative ideas. The Fib has become a thriving community of artists and makers creating and working together. The atmosphere in this purpose built creative studio space is inclusive and welcoming, and has become a vibrant community hub, hosting events, exhibitions classes and a cafe.

It’s on  at 6pm Monday 21 August upstairs at the National Hotel.

Malicious rumours that my mate Robby Lang’s talk will be subtitled in English are just soooo wrong. ; >)

See you at the NAT on Monday. It should be interesting!

Roel Loopers

FREO ARTS CENTRE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER JOB

Posted in art, city of fremantle, employment, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on August 16, 2017

 

Communications Officer Fremantle Arts Centre

Ref. 14_18
Permanent Part Time (30 hours per week)
Hourly range – $29.52 – $35.84 per hour plus superannuation

Fremantle Arts Centre is looking for an energetic, savvy Communications officer for Marketing, Publicity and Communications.

FAC is an ambitious multi-arts organisation committed to developing audiences and supporting artists.

Working with the Communications Coordinator, the officer will support and promote FAC’s high quality visual arts, music, artists’ residencies, courses, events and audience development programs.

The successful applicant will have a passion for the arts, outstanding written communication skills and public relations and/or marketing experience (or similar). We’re looking for a strategic digital and social media guru who can create high quality, engaging content tailored to FAC’s different program areas and respective audiences.

Relevant qualifications or experience is essential.

For more information and to apply for these vacancies please visit our website (ref Career Opportunities) or send your application attention to to PO Box 807, Fremantle WA 6959. Should you require additional information about this position contact Fremantle Arts Centre Communications Coordinator on 9432 9564.  Applications close Wednesday 30 August 2017.

FREO WEST END WAREHOUSE CLEARANCE SALE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, clothes, fashion, Uncategorized by freoview on August 16, 2017

 

Aug 17 high st warehouse clearing

 

There will be an interesting High Street Warehouse Clearance on in Fremantle this Friday the 18th and Saturday the 19th from 10am to 5 pm.

ANJELMS PROJECT, KARTIQUE, HEAVEN LEE CREATIONS, COCOON, HAPPY AS LARRY have combined efforts to hold the sale at 64 High Street, below the Navy Club on the corner.

Go check it out and find yourselves some bargains and support small local businesses!

 

Roel Loopers

JENNY DAWSON MOSAIC WORKSHOPS

Posted in art, city of fremantle, j shed, Uncategorized by freoview on August 12, 2017

 

Jenny Dawson ceramic classes

 

Jenny Dawson, one of Western Australia’s best ceramic artists is holding workshops at her J Shed studio at Bathers Beach in Fremantle later this month.

Learn how to design and make your own ceramic wall piece.

Classes are on Thursday August 29 from 2pm to 4.30 pm, Thursday August 31 at the same time, and also on Sunday September 10 from 2-4.30 pm.

Jenny is very well known for her public artworks, such as the one at the water playground at Perth’ Elizabeth Quay.

I don’t know what the workshops cost, so contact Jenny Dawson on 0417 911 078 or email jennydawsonjshed@yahoo.com.au

 

Roel Loopers

 

BOWING TO FREMANTLE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, nature, Uncategorized by freoview on August 10, 2017

 

 

A couple of photos I took this morning just east of Fremantle’s Cantonment Hill.

It was nice to have a tiny bit of sunshine and blue sky.

 

Roel Loopers

BATHERS DUST BOWL TO BECOME GRASS

Posted in art, bathers beach art precinct, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on August 5, 2017

 

Bathers

 

Interesting to hear from Kidogo Arthouse owner Joanna Robinson today that the City of Fremantle had a change of mind and that the controversial dust bowl in front of the Bathers Beach gallery will be turned into a grassed area.

There have been serious problems with dust blowing into the gallery spaces to the detriment of art exhibitions, wedding functions and events, so I am glad that those in power finally saw reason.

Check out the gallery this weekend.  Joanna is having a kind of garage sale with lots of art, some furniture, etc.

 

Roel Loopers

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CUTE AND GOOD ART AT B SHED

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, education, Uncategorized by freoview on August 5, 2017

 

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The East Fremantle Primary School Art Ex 2017 is on this weekend at Fremantle’s B Shed on Victoria Quay.

There is some very cute art by the young students and some good art by established artists, so go and support it.

It’s on from 10am to 4pm today Saturday and tomorrow Sunday.

 

Roel Loopers

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GREAT ART REVIEW FOR TESCHENDORFF FREO SHOW

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, ps art space, Uncategorized by freoview on August 5, 2017

 

 

Nice to see that the West Australian art critic William Yeoman agrees with me about REMNANTS, the excellent John Teschendorff exhibition at Fremantle’s PS Art Space.

Yeoman wites in today’s West that The artist has used the History of Ideas project, as the exhibition catalogue tells us, to examine  aspects of border conflict, war, religious bigotry, democratic process and guilt.

But we encounter art first with our senses. In that respect Remnants is quite simply an astonishingly beautiful exhibition from one of our greatest practitioners in any medium.

Read The West for Yeoman’s full review of the exhibition.

The show is on at PSAS in Pakenham Street till the end of August. Don’t mis it. It’s outstanding!

 

Roel Loopers

 

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SUBLIME TESCHENDORFF ART AT PS ART SPACE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, exhibition, ps art space, Uncategorized by freoview on August 1, 2017

 

 

John Teschendorff’s show REMNANTS at Fremantle PS Art Space in Pakenham Street is outstanding and should not be missed.

The History of Ideas Project 1997-2017 is an exhibition of abstract works that examine aspects of border conflict, war, religious bigotry, democratic process&guilt….even terror, torture and death are interrogated beneath deceptively seductive abstract surfaces.

There are also collaborative works with Annette Seeman and Stephen Spurrier in the show.

I was quite overwhelmed by the intensity and deep mood of the artworks and the very high painterly quality of them.

Teschendorff’s art has been widely collected by all major galleries in Australia and I hope they’ll purchase a few more work from this exhibition.

The exhibitions is open till August 26. If you don’t see another exhibition this year, make sure not to miss this one. It’s one of the best art exhibitions I have seen for years. It’s sublime!

….and while at PSAS hop in at my mate Tom’s Studio 37 cafe for great coffee and food.

Roel Loopers

BEACH ART SHOW AT B SHED

Posted in art, city of fremantle, education, Uncategorized by freoview on July 31, 2017

 

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The East Fremantle Primary School is holding the ART EX 2017 art exhibition The Beach this coming weekend August 4-6 at B Shed on Victoria Quay.

Many vey well-known Freo artists participate in the show so it is well worth a visit.

Entry is free but if you want to attend the opening night on Friday it will cost you $ 25.00 for the fundraiser.

Roel Loopers

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