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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.

Roel Loopers

 

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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.

Roel Loopers

 

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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

 

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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!

Roel Loopers

 

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GO ARTY BANANAS!

Posted in art, artists, city of fremantle, education, Uncategorized by freoview on May 10, 2019

 

Bananas

 

My young mate Lady Bananas, well known for her great murals around Fremantle, is doing art workshops. See the poster above for details and booking.

It’s a lot of fun and very satisfying to do creative work so book a spot in one of her workshops!

Roel Loopers

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CRAWFORD’S BEAUTIFUL STILL LIFE ON SHOW

Posted in art, artists, city of fremantle, exhibition, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on April 15, 2019

 

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Fremantle artist Nellie Crawford will have her 13th exhibition at the Yallingup Galleries from April 20, so if you are going down south over Easter make sure to pop in to view her beautiful still life paintings.

Also exhibiting are Douglas Kirsop and Larry Mitchell.

Roel Loopers

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WHY HOLD ON TO FREO’S FAILED ARTS PRECINCT?

Posted in art, arthur head, artists, bathers beach art precinct, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on April 12, 2019

 

I am absolutely not sure where the City of Fremantle is going with the Bathers Beach Art Precinct. They constantly talk about activating Arthur’s Head and the West End of the City, but now they are renting out studio spaces where the artists only have to be open to the public one day in six months. That is ridiculous!

All it means it that we have more closed doors at Captain’s Lane and I hear that the No 4 Studio at J Shed also is not required to open to the public.

Why does the City hold on to this failed concept when only the Glen Cowans photography gallery and the David Giles abstract art studios open regularly and several days a week, while the rest keep their door closed and create an ambience of ghost town?

Here is the EOI for artist studios at 10 Captain’s Lane and also in the Moores Building art centre in Henry Street:

The City is calling for proposals from artists to secure low-cost studio space within the City of Fremantle Studios Program.

The program encompasses Studios 1–2 in the Moores Building, 46 Henry St and Studios 1–6 at 10 Captains Lane, Bathers Beach Art Precinct, both in the City’s historic West End.

This call out applies to Studios 5 and 6 at 10 Captains Lane, both available for a hire term of 6 months to one artist. Artists have 7 day a week, 24 hr access and studio floor space per room ranges from ~10.35–11m2. The total cost is $60 per week charged monthly and in advance.

Studios are purely workspaces and non-commercial. Artists will need to commit to a minimum of one open studio event in the 6 month period.

Submissions close 5pm, Friday 26 April 2019.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE ITALIAN CLUB HUGE PAINTING SHOW

Posted in art, artists, city of fremantle, culture, Uncategorized by freoview on March 15, 2019

 

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There is a massive art exhibition on at the Fremantle Italian Club this weekend. The WA Society of Arts will be showing 200 paintings by 60 artists. All are for sale and ready to hang, so go and check it out!

The Italian Club is at 65 Marine Terrace just south of the Esplanade skate park.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE ARTS AND COMMUNITY GRANTS ON OFFER

Posted in art, artists, city of fremantle, community, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on March 1, 2019

 

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ROSS POTTER OPEN STUDIO AT J SHED

 

14 Dec Ross Potter open studio

 

Fremantle J Shed artist ROSS POTTER will have an OPEN STUDIO this coming Friday, December 14 from 5-8pm.

Go and have a look at the excellent photorealistic drawings Ross patiently creates over many weeks and even months.

Currently he is doing a life-size drawing of Perth Zoo elephant Tricia.

J Shed is at Fleet Street, just on your way out to the South Mole.

Roel Loopers

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