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FREO PODCAST SUPPORTING LOCAL ARTISTS

 

Fremantle Arts Centre has launched a new series of podcasts aimed at promoting and supporting local artists and musicians during COVID-19.

The podcast ‘FAC Chats’ involves FAC Events Coordinator David Craddock and other staff at the Arts Centre interviewing musicians, visual artists and craftspeople in an effort to connect them and their artwork with the Fremantle community while they are unable to physically show their work.

In addition to providing an insight into artists’ work, the episodes provide a way for the community to support artists by purchasing their work, recordings, merchandise or tickets to rescheduled events.

The first two episodes are interviews with musicians whose gigs at FAC were affected by COVID-19.

The first episode features musicians Tom Fisher, Grace Newton-Worsdworth, Justin Fermino and Brian Kruger discussing how COVID-19 is severely disrupting concerts as we know them and how WA musicians are dealing with the downtime.

The second episode features Triffids members ‘Evil’ Graham Lee and Robert McComb telling the story of how a series of unreleased demo recordings by Robert’s brother and Triffids’ frontman David McComb were uncovered and bought to life by his dear friends as part of the brand new album and live show ‘Truckload of Sky: The Lost Songs of David McComb’.

In Episode 3, released today, Curator André Lipscombe selects six significant and diverse works out of the more than 1500 artworks in the Fremantle Art Collection as part of a virtual gallery talk.

You can subscribe to FAC Chats on iTunesSpotify or Google Play or listen to it on the Fremantle Arts Centre website.

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FREO’S NELLIE CRAWFORD SHOWS DOWN SOUTH

Posted in art, artists, city of fremantle, culture, Uncategorized by freoview on April 4, 2020

 

 

In good times and in bad times artists keep creating, so it is nice to see that Fremantle artist Nellie Crawford is exhibiting down south over Easter again.

She is showing at the Yallingup Galleries Easter Exhibition, together with fellow artists Douglas Kirsop, Larry Mitchell and Chris Martin

Although there will be no exhibition opening this year, Nellie’s works can be seen by clicking on Exhibition.asp

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PAINT THE PORT PHOTO PRIZE

Posted in art, artists, city of fremantle, fremantle ports, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on February 28, 2020

 

Rain reflection

 

Another reminder about the PAINT THE PORT day on March 14 on Victoria Quay. It is all about creative people photographing and painting the port.

There are prizes for photos taken before the day, but also some for taken on the day, and it is on for young and old.

I took this reflection photo in Slip Street, just behind Victoria Qua, this week after some heavy showers.

For more information got to http://www.fremantleports.com.au/news/paint-the-port

Roel Loopers

GREAT ART AT FREO BATHERS BEACH

 

 

More photos of the good SCULPTURE AT BATHERS at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach, which showcases Western Australian artists.

It officially opens tomorrow night, but if you can’t wait, go for a stroll or swim and check it out.

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TERRIFIC TOBY AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, artists, city of fremantle, concert, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 25, 2020

 

Toby

 

There is a very special treat at the Fremantle Arts Centre this Australia Day Sunday.

Toby is so much more than your average singer-songwriter. She is a foot stomper, a passionate, raw, cheeky and powerful performer playing a mix of soul, blues, folk, rock and a splash of gypsy hick.

She powers through each live performance with her own lyrical talent and fierce, dynamic vocals, with audiences revelling in the genuine honesty of both her songwriting and her performance. Her live performance is a treat.

The FREE courtyard concert under the lovely trees is on from 2-4pm and the cafe, bar and pizza bar are all open.

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IS ARTSOURCE LEAVING FREMANTLE?

Posted in art, artists, artsource, city of fremantle, state government, Uncategorized by freoview on November 23, 2019

 

Worrying signs for the art and artists in Fremantle with the ARTSOURCE newsletter indicating that the WA state government will have the old Customs House building open for expressions of interest next year.

If this means that Artsource will be leaving from there it will mean the loss of thirty artist’s studios in Fremantle and that is significant.

Artsource has been fantastic in Fremantle and today-Saturday will have an Open House where we can visit the artists’ studios, so make sure to go and show your support, and also contact the Member for Fremantle Simone McGurk and the Department for the Arts and let them know we want Artsource to stay in the Old Customs House right here in Freo!

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FREMANTLE SHOWCASES YOUNG ARTISTS

Posted in art, artists, city of fremantle, local government, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on September 26, 2019

 

The City of Fremantle’s 25under25 Art Award returns this Friday 27 September at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery in Henry Street with an exhibition from emerging Western Australian artists aged between 14 and 25.

Now in its eighth year, 25under25 celebrates the strength and vibrancy these young artists bring to our creative community, as well as provides them with valuable, professional exhibition experience to help guide their art careers.

25under25 coordinator Sheridan Coleman said this year’s 25 selected artists received industry–level professional development at an installation and art writing workshop in the lead up to the exhibition at Moores Building.

“We help them start to think about the whole practice of exhibiting, including booking a venue, marketing, design and thinking very carefully about what techniques should be used to install their artwork. All this contributes to how a gallery visitor will connect with the artwork they’ve created.”

The Art Award winner will receive $1500 cash and a four-week studio residency at Fremantle Arts Centre, while the winner of the Highly Commended prize will receive $500 cash and a portfolio mentorship with Fremantle Arts Centre Curator Ric Spencer. The People’s Choice Award – voted by the public over the course of the exhibition – will receive a $250 art materials pack from Jacksons Drawing Supplies at the end of the exhibition.

The 25under25 Art Award opening night kicks off at 6pm this Friday 27 September. The exhibition is open daily 8am–4pm, and runs from Saturday 28 September–Sunday 6 October. The opening night and exhibition are free entry and open to the public.

For more information about the 25under25 Art Award, visit the City of Fremantle’s website.

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MAKERS MARKET AT FREMANTLE ESPLANADE HOTEL

Posted in art, artists, city of fremantle, design, fashion, markets, Uncategorized by freoview on July 11, 2019

 

Made On The Left, the oldest Perth handmade artist markets, will be held at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle this weekend July 13 and 14.

More than 80 WA artists and designers will show their works, from art to design, fashion, food, homewares, plants, etc.

There will also be retro and handmade vintage clothing, leather, candles, timber furniture, jewellery, artisan soaps, honey and more, so go and check it out.

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ARTWALK FREO IS ON AGAIN!

Posted in art, artists, artwalk freo, city of fremantle, culture, Uncategorized by freoview on June 6, 2019

 

June 15 Artwalk

The great Artwalk Freo is back next weekend, so make sure to have a wander and visit some of the exciting artist’s studios.

Participating artists this year are Ian de Souza, Megan Salmon, Michael Knight and Pippin Drysdale.

It is on Saturday and Sunday June 15 and 16 from 10am to 4pm.

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AN ART BLAST FROM THE PAST

Posted in art, artists, city of fremantle, exhibition, ps art space, Uncategorized by freoview on June 1, 2019

 

Click on photos to enlarge!

 

I just had such a wonderful and bit nostalgic time with artist Ron Nyisztor, who is exhibiting at the great PS Art Space in Fremantle’s Pakenham Street.

Ron’s abstract paintings show BC-AC Body Clock Atomic Clock will be on show till June 21, so go and have a look and buy some works!

Ron and I were reminiscing about the good old times when my then partner Brigitte Braun had the ARTPLACE gallery in Claremont and where so many now well-known WA artists, like Ron Nyisztor, had their first exhibition and were represented by Artplace in Sydney and Melbourne and some even had artist in resident times in Nuremberg, Germany.

There were very many young artist who got their first chance at Artplace and among them were Joana Lamb, Indra Geidans, John Cullinane, Julie Dowling, John Paul, Olga Cironis, Garry Anderson, Michael Doherty, Kati Thamo and many more.

Ron Nyisztor now also has his own gallery in Melville on Canning Highway, so go and check it out.

Oh, those good old times, hey Ron!

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