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BEAUTIFUL J SHED BIRD BATH

Posted in art, bathers beach art precinct, city of fremantle, j shed, Uncategorized by freoview on April 11, 2020

 

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A beautiful and different bird bath out front of J Shed sculptor Greg James’ studio and art gallery.

Roel Loopers

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IRISH FESTIVAL AT KIDOGO ARTHOUSE

 

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Fremantle Kidogo Arthouse at Bathers Beach has an Irish Festival on the weekend, so check out the details on the poster above.

All events are free, so no reason whatsoever to stay at home and sulk. ;>)

Also on Saturday is the Pain the Port afternoon on Victoria Quay, so easy to combine the two events and enjoy them both.

And while you are that way, pop in to the Glen Cowans Underwater Photography Gallery next to the Roundhouse and be awed and inspired!

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VOLUNTEERS AT FREMANTLE PART

 

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It is really good to see how much more Fremantle Ports has been getting involved with Fremantle events and the community and sponsoring our local art festivals.

Volunteers from Fremantle Ports were up and about early this Sunday morning to fill sandbags at Bathers Beach for the Seawall Bunker artwork that is part of Sculpture at Bathers.

The work by artist Bruce Abbott, who is well known as the owner of Replants in Wray Avenue, is a response to flooding. The threat of climate change and sea level rise are both real and imagined.

And a big shout out to the two very tired looking, but very friendly security guards, who were on nightshift from 7pm last night till 9am this morning. Thanks, gentlemen!

Roel Loopers

PS. I am trying to beat the West Australian as who can come up with the silliest headlines, so the above is a mix of port and art, hence part. ; >(

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SCULPTURE SHOW AT FREMANTLE’S BATHERS BEACH OPENS

 

 

Some impressions of the ‘artists opening’ of Sculpture at Bathers¬† on Friday evening and the nice community feeling at Fremantle’s lovely inner city beach.

It is so good to see the beach used more often and see people swimming and sun baking and coming to watch the sunset.

It was a shame that the lights installed to creatively light up the dune path were not working and will only be operational from Monday on.

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LIGHTING UP THE SCULPTURE BEACH

 

 

 

Fremantle’s SCULPTURE AT BATHERS starts this evening with the official opening at Bathers Beach. There are some stunning works and I recommend people go and see it twice, at least once around sunset. There is plenty for children to like about the show as well, so make it a family trip!

The coastal path from Kidogo Arthouse to the Whalers Tunnel will all be lit up and so will be sections of the beach, but the $ 25,000 the City of Fremantle is reportedly spending on it might have been better spent on a light tower at the northern end of the beach near J Shed and light up the entire beach, because there are a lot of fences at Arthur’s Head to protect passers by from rockfall.

There is a rather quirky story with police involvement, etc. about someone trying to do creative lighting during the sculpture festival, but those involved are really nice people, so I won’t go there to protect their identity. It is very Freo and funny though, so you’ll all have to wait till I write my book in 2050. ; >)

I suggested to CoF a few months ago to spend money on creative hoardings on the fences and get rid of the ugliness while informing visitors about the history of the precinct, but that has not eventuated unfortunately.

I hope someone at the City had the foresight to instruct Wilson Security to keep the Whalers Tunnel open longer than 7pm during the great sculpture show.

UPDATE: I have just been informed by the SaB that the tunnel will remain open till 10pm during the exhibition. Great news!

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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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PICTURES OF A SCULPTURE EXHIBITION

 

 

Pictures of an Exhibition by Roel Mussorgsky. ;>)

The installation of more than 90 artworks of Sculpture at Bathers at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach is well under way, and the official opening is on Friday evening.

There will be artist guided tours the next two weeks, so check what is on offer on social media or pop into  Kidogo Arthouse for a program and list of events.

I took the photos this morning around 8am.

Comment: I was surprised to read in the West Australian today that Freo Mayor Brad Pettitt expressed an interest in hosting the international Sculpture by the Sea, which has become a tradition in Cottesloe. Fremantle does not have the terraced landscaping or a large groin that would accommodate such a show, so we should be happy with showcasing our Western Australian sculptures at our city beach and support them as much as we can.

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ONLY FOUR MORE SLEEPS TILL SCULPTURE AT BATHERS

 

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I am as excited like a child waiting for Christmas, so it’s good to know that there are only four more sleeps until the Fremantle SCULPTURE AT BATHERS opens on Friday

S@B is a great showcase for Western Australian 3D artists and there will be 90 works on display at our gorgeous inner city beach.

The dune path will also be lit at night, so it will be a great event for two weeks.

They started to install the show today, so here a preview glimpse of it.

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ARTHUR’S HEAD NEGLECT A DISGRACE

 

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The fenced off carpark below the Roundhouse now looks like this. Disgraceful!

 

I reported previously about the state of neglect at the fenced off carpark below the Fremantle historic Roundhouse tourist attraction (2nd photo), with weeds of a metre-high popping up, but now an idiot has thrown down a rubbish bin that belongs to 10 Captain’s Lane, and it looks even worse for all those who walk and cycle by.

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DUCKS AT BATHERS BEACH

 

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Fremantle J Shed sculptor Greg James has created these lovely ducks and they are out and about on the grass at J Shed, so take the kids for a look, and also have a look inside at all the art displayed in the gallery.

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