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FANTASTIC FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE PRINT AWARD

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on September 23, 2019

 

 

After a very busy weekend I finally had the chance to go and see the FAC Print Award at the Fremantle Arts Centre and I recommend it highly.

It is one of the best FAC Print Awards I have seen in years and is well worth a visit.

I already mentioned on Thursday evening the winners so just want to mention my personal favourites in the great show.

I love Eva Fernadez’ Raven Family, Deanna Mitti’s Assimilated Museum Installation, Clyde McGill’s The Requiem Songs, and Judith Martinez Rorschach and the Sea.

Everyone will have their own favourite artwork in the show, so don’t miss it!

Roel Loopers

 

FRE-OH THE COMMUNITY WAY TO GO

Posted in city of fremantle, communication, community, local government, traders, Uncategorized by freoview on September 23, 2019

 

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The quarterly City of Fremantle FRE-OH magazine is out and should be delivered in your letterbox. If not, it is available at the City, Visitor Centre and some businesses, so make sure to get a copy of it!

FRE-OH has a great Oldies are Golden feature about long-established businesses in Fremantle, such as Bodkin’s Bootery, Mills Records, the Capri, Culley’s, Gino’s and Roma Cucina as well as the Old Shanghai food market.

Another nice feature is the double spread Locals Love Freo that showcases Fremantle Foundation CEO Dylan Smith, sailor John Longley, designer Megan Salmon, writer David Wish-Wilson and comedian, author and playwright Ben Elton.

Lots of stuff to read about our gorgeous city and its even more gorgeous people so go FRE-OH!

Roel Loopers

NATURE’S COLOURFUL ART

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, nature, Uncategorized by freoview on September 23, 2019

 

 

A bit of colour of the beautiful flowers at the Fremantle Arts Centre is the right start of the week on a lovely warm Monday.

Roel Loopers

HOW TO IMPROVE FREMANTLE DISCUSSION

Posted in city of fremantle, community, election, fremantle network, politics, Uncategorized by freoview on September 22, 2019

 

A reminder that this Tuesday September 24 the Fremantle Network will be debating How to make Fremantle a better place, with Chamber of Commerce CEO Danicia Quinlan.

It is on at The Local hotel on South Terrace in South Fremantle from 6.30pm and several Fremantle local government election candidates will be present, so it will be good to hear what ideas for improvement they might have, or not have.

This is a free event, but do support The Local as the kitchen and bar will be open.

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

 

CAPPUCCINO STRIP TRAFFIC BACK TO NORMAL

Posted in city of fremantle, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on September 22, 2019

 

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Traffic along Fremantle’s South Terrace is back to normal after Watercorp finished the Pipes for Fremantle work at the Cappuccino Strip.

From tomorrow, Monday September 23, work will start in Pakenham Street, so best to avoid that south/north link for a while.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE’S STUNNING WEST END

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, heritage, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on September 21, 2019

 

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High Street in Fremantle’s historic West End is my favourite street, as the beauty of the old Gold Rush Period architecture never disappoints.

Just before 7am this morning, on my way for coffee at Chalkys cafe, I took this reflection in the windows of the Roma Cucina.

Roel Loopers

LOCAL COUNCILS NEED TO LIFT THEIR GAME

Posted in city of fremantle, community, local government, politics, Uncategorized by freoview on September 21, 2019

 

Local government is clearly close to our heart because statistics in the annual report of the Local Government Standards Panel show that complaints about local councils and councillors have risen significantly.

The City of Melville and the shires of Capel and Toodyay are on the top of the list for complaints about elected members.

Compared to 82 complaints the previous year the 2018/19 annual report shows 126 complaints.

I feel a bit sorry for local councillors as it is humanely impossible to please everyone, but there is absolutely no doubt either that many complaints are relevant.

Local councils need to lift their game and listen to the community, rather than paying lip service through so-called community consultation, which is often ignored when councillors make decisions, hence many of us often feel ignored and taken for granted by those we elected to represent us.

Roel Loopers

MORE NEW HOMES IN WHITE GUM VALLEY

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, development, home, living, real estate, Uncategorized by freoview on September 20, 2019

 

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A large residential development is under construction in White Gum Valley. The boundaries of the East Village by Landgate are Montreal, Blinco, Wood and Knutsford streets, so a welcome addition to Fremantle.

It is close to public transport, Booyeembara Park, the golf course and Monument Hill.

As a demonstration project, East Village in Fremantle will be a living laboratory, delivering valuable lessons from real-life initiatives to support a more sustainable way of living.

A range of water initiatives have been designed to bring Waterwise living to life at the estate. Other features will include electric vehicle fast charging, solar panels and battery storage, share electric vehicle scheme, quality landscaped private and public spaces.

The estate will deliver Australia’s first blockchain ready homes, with new residents participating in leading trials of this new technology. Residents will be supported to embrace One Planet Living through a range of innovation initiatives.

Roel Loopers

WINNER OF FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE PRINT AWARD

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on September 19, 2019

 

Print Award

 

The Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2019 winner was announced this evening. And the winner is……….

NSW artist Rew Hanks has won this year’s FAC Print Award for his work Gone Fishing East of Faskrudfjordur.

Hanks takes home $16,000 with the work acquired for the City of Fremantle Art Collection.

NT artist Eunice Napanangka Jack was awarded second prize. Congratulations to the winners and all 56 finalists!

The exhibition is open daily until Sun 10 Nov.

Roel Loopers

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