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FAREWELL FREO SHOW AT ARTSOURCE TONIGHT

Posted in art, artsource, exhibition, fremantle, western australia by freoview on July 22, 2016

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After five years in WA American artist Audrey Tulimiero-Welch is returning home to the US.

She has a range of gorgeous artworks for sale from large canvases to smaller works on paper.

Over the past 15 years Audrey has been documenting her journey of Place as she explored, lived, and created in various locations around the world including Sumatra, Bangkok and Perth.

Audrey’s painting journey of her time in Perth is influenced by the topography of Western Australia, mapping Place through line, gesture, and colour.

Of her artwork she says “My works speak to ideas of transience and finding ones place. They attempt to comment on the process of immersion into a new country, with unfamiliar customs and codes. Similar to how cartography locates place, I use line, color, and layers to locate an abstract topography, leading the viewer to sites that are familiar and obscure, personal and universal”

Come along today, Friday from 6-9pm or Saturday 23rd July 11-4pm, Sunday 24th July 11-4pm and check out her work. The exhibition is at  Studio 33 at Artsource in the Old Customs House,  8 Phillimore St, Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

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ARTSOURCE ARTISTS PROTEST AGAINST BASEL CHANGES

Posted in art, artsource, fremantle, western australia by freoview on June 17, 2016

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Fremantle artists and Greens candidate Kate Davis joined the National Day of Action and also protested this morning in front of the ARTSOURCE building in Phillimore Street against the proposed cuts to the Basel Exchange program.

As I reported last week ARTSOURCE has been involved for over twenty years in the Basel Exchange program where WA artists are sent to Switzerland and given studio space and accommodation for a six months period. In exchange artists from Basel come here and stay at the international studio in Fremantle.

The six months gives artists from both countries sufficient time to get a real feel for the foreign culture and art, and to collaborate with local artists, but now the ARTSOURCE management wants to cut the exchange period to just six weeks.

Many Basel artists who stayed in Fremantle have travelled WA to see our outback and have responded to that experience in exhibitions they had here and back at home, and Perth artists have connected with the Swiss lifestyle and countryside and their new art reflected upon that experience.

I hear the reason the management wants to make the change is to add more exchange destinations and that is a good idea in principle, but not at the cost of cutting down the Basel Exchange program so drastically. From six months to six weeks is ridiculous and should be reconsidered.

Roel Loopers

ARTSOURCE BASEL EXCHANGE SHORT CHANGED

Posted in art, artsource, fremantle, western australia by freoview on June 13, 2016

There are some rumblings among the members of the WA ARTSOURCE organisation, who are not happy with the changes the board wants to make to the very popular Basel Exchange.

Artsource started over 25 years ago in the Old Customs House in Phillimore Street as the Fremantle Artist Foundation, a support organisation for Western Australian artists, and has since grown into the very effective Artsource which promotes and supports local artists, rents out affordable studios around Perth to artists, etc.

It has also been involved for over twenty years in the Basel Exchange program where WA artists are sent to Switzerland and supplied with studio space and accommodation for a six months period. In exchange artists from Basil come here and stay at the international studio in Fremantle.

The six months gives artists from both countries sufficient time to get a real feel of the foreign culture and art, and  to collaborate with local artists, but now the Artsource management wants to cut the exchange period to just six weeks.

Many Basel artists who stayed in Fremantle have travelled WA to see our outback and have responded to that experience in exhibitions they had here and back at home, and Perth artists have connected with the Swiss lifestyle and countryside and their new art reflected upon that experience.

I agree with the disgruntled Artsource members that six weeks is not enough to get a real insight into a foreign culture, travel and have a meaningful exchange with overseas artists.

I hear the reason the management wants to make the change is to add more exchange destinations and that is a good idea in principle, but not at the cost of cutting down the Basel Exchange program so drastically. From six months to six weeks is ridiculous and should be reconsidered. Maybe a compromise could be reached with four months?

Roel Loopers

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