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STOLEN BELLA STATUE PERSON OF INTEREST

Posted in art, bathers beach, city of fremantle, crime, law&order, police, Uncategorized by freoview on October 15, 2019

 

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Fremantle POLICE wants to question this man as a person of interest about the stolen Bella sculpture from Bathers Beach, so if you recognise this person please do call Police!

At about 3.30am on Wednesday 9th October 2019, offender/s stole the ‘Bella’ statue valued at $50,000 from Mews Road, Bathers Beach, Fremantle.
The male depicted below is wanted for questioning in relation to the stealing. He was last sighted travelling in an Easterly direction along the cycle lane, parallel to the Fremantle Station rail line with the distinctive bicycle trailer.
If you have any information please contact Fremantle Detectives on 9431 1228.
Incident Report 091019 1315 89131 refers.

Roel Loopers

GREG JAMES SCULPTURE STOLEN FROM BATHERS BEACH

 

 

There are some effing morons in this world! Last night the lovely Bella sculpture by J Shed artist Greg James was stolen from its bench at Bathers Beach.

The bronze sculpture is one of the most photographed artworks in Fremantle and is worth well over $ 100,000. It probably weights 150kilo, so it would have taken a few people to lift it up on the back of a van.

If you read this post, crooks, let me tell you that people like you disgust me! Greg James puts a huge effort into his artwork. It takes time and dedication and it belongs at Bathers Beach, not in some fool’s backyard. Return it!

Roel Loopers

SCULPTURE AT BATHERS BACK IN FEBRUARY

Posted in art, bathers beach, city of fremantle, culture, sculpture@bathers, Uncategorized by freoview on October 9, 2019

 

 

I have reported this previously a couple of monts ago, but it is getting closer to SCULPTURE AT BATHERS, so here the media release from the City of Fremantle.

The popular Sculpture at Bathers exhibition will return to Bathers Beach in February with support from the City of Fremantle.

The biennial exhibition, which commenced in 2013, will present over 90 works by emerging and recognised West Australian sculptors. 

Local artist and Sculpture at Bathers committee member Tony Pankiw has exhibited works in the two previous editions in 2015 and 2017. 

He said the exhibition was both a great opportunity for artists to showcase their creations and a chance for the public to enjoy sculpture in a dynamic coastal setting.

“This is really a great space for it, and all those artists that don’t get a chance to show very often can come down here and have a different experience in a really public space,” Mr Pankiw said.

“That’s the great part of it because it takes the art out of the studio, puts it into the open where it should be and brings so many people down to have a look.

“It’s a very expensive event to run so the sponsorship we receive from the City of Fremantle provides a significant boost and enables us to develop more opportunities. We can be extraordinary now.”

Mr Pankiw’s work ‘Ship of Stories’, which was created in collaboration with artist Sue Codee, was acquired by the City of Fremantle from the 2015 exhibition and is now a popular fixture at Arthur Head.

Another work that featured in the 2017 edition of Sculpture at Bathers, the magnificent bronze sculpture ‘Chimera’ by WA artist Sue Flavell, has been loaned to the City of Fremantle by a generous art collector and is now situated in Pioneer Park opposite the Fremantle Station.

The 2020 Sculpture at Bathers exhibition will feature sculptures on the beach, lining the timber boardwalks, along the winding paths and in the bushland below the limestone cliffs of Arthur Head. Smaller and more intimate works will also be display inside the historic galleries of Kidogo Arthouse.

Sculpture at Bathers will run from 15 February until 2 March 2020.

For more information visit the Sculpture at Bathers website.

RELAXING AT FREO’S BATHERS BEACH

Posted in bathers beach, beaches, city of fremantle, indian ocean, Uncategorized by freoview on September 29, 2019

 

Long weekend

 

It is the long Queen’s Birthday weekend in WA, so one can not let decorum slip and needs to be appropriately dressed, even when going to Fremantle’s Bathers Beach.

These gentlemen were relaxing there at 9am, or were they curing a hangover? ; >)

 

Roel Loopers

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LOVELY LONG FREO WEEKEND AHEAD

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on September 27, 2019

 

Batjhers

 

Hey Freo, are we all getting ready for a great long weekend in our beautiful little port city?

The weather is going to be just fine, so go for nice long walks and (re)discover our gorgeous Fremantle, and enjoy the cafes, restaurants, bars and unique shops we have here.

I took this photo at Bathers Beach early yesterday evening just before the City Ward candidates forum

Roel Loopers

SEA SHEPHERD VOLUNTEERS CLEAN UP BATHERS BEACH

Posted in bathers beach, beaches, city of fremantle, environment, indian ocean, Uncategorized by freoview on September 22, 2019

 

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Dozens of people turned up this Sunday morning for the Sea Shepherd clean up of Fremantle’s Bathers Beach.

Great to see so many people volunteering their time to get rid of the mess other people make. Well done!

Roel Loopers

 

BEAUTIFUL FREMANTLE SPRING SUNDAY

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on September 8, 2019

 

Spring

 

What a stunningly beautiful spring day it is in Fremantle. The sun is out and the sky is blue and I have no doubt that many people are at the beach because it is relatively quiet in our port city.

Roel Loopers

FREO WAITING FOR SUMMER

 

waiting for summer.

 

The umbrellas at the Fremantle Bathers Beach House are waiting for summer so that they can spread out and protect patrons from harming sun rays, but today they remain rolled up as more rain is coming our way.

Roel Loopers

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HOTTEST AUGUST DAY EVER COMING UP

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, sculpture@bathers, sunset, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on August 27, 2019

 

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Get ready for a hot one! The forecast is for 28 degrees celsius tomorrow and that would mean the hottest day ever recorded in August in Fremantle. But it won’t last long with rain returning on Thursday for another five or so wet days ahead.

While I was shooting SAB-Sunset at Bathers a team from SAB-Sculpture at Bathers was having a meeting and preparing for the next great SAB show in January.

Roel Loopers

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THIS IS FREMANTLE 300MM

 

 

 

300 c

kidogo

 

When I started my career as a professional photographer just over 50 years ago there were no zoom lenses, so we carried a bagful of lenses with us for all occasions.  When zoom lenses were invented they were a big help, but also saw the creation of many lazy photographers who believed that zooming in was all they needed to do instead of walking to the perfect location to take a photo.

This morning I decided to take a few shots with a 300mm lens and took these photos of Kidogo Arthouse and the Fremantle Port cranes from the back of Kailis in the Fishing Boat Harbour.

I could not decide which photo I like best so publish two of them.

Roel Loopers

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