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SPACEMARKET TO ACTIVATE FREO’S VICTORIA HALL

Posted in art, city of fremantle, creative, culture, Uncategorized by freoview on October 3, 2019

 

I just received this message from SPACEMARKET who will be activating Fremantle’s historic Victoria Hall for at least two years.

Below an edited version of the message they sent out:

Exciting news — this week we’ve been handed the [space activation] keys for the next two-years to one of Fremantle’s most stunning buildings — the historic Victoria Hall on High Street! 

We propose to inject life back into this special building with workspaces for arts & cultural organisations, the re-opening of the tiny bar alongside, and the return of the hall to the community as an affordable venue and event space. This is an interim activation over the next two years, while the new Civic Centre is built in King’s Square. 

Within the building, we have office space for up to six cultural production and creative service businesses. We’ve got a particular focus on film and broadcasting – think production offices, rehearsal space, screenings, workshops and filming – but also music and performing arts, publishing and visual arts, and services such as advertising and marketing, architecture and design, creative software and digital content. Note, this building isn’t suitable for art studios, but we’re on the hunt for new maker spaces as I write this.  

As for the hall itself, it has capacity for up to 280 persons and we’d love the calendar to be bursting with every type of local event you can think of —meetings, fundraisers, school shows, performance, workshops, clothes sales, markets, music, weddings, club meets, dance classes, yoga classes — you name it. It’s going to take a mo to get the venue hire booking system up and running, but we’ll be back to you as soon as we’ve made the online hire process smooth and easy for you to use. 

In the meantime, if you’re a small film biz, design outfit, a production company, a not-for-profit org, an architecture firm, a dance school etc. and looking for a new home (in a stunning space right in the centre of Fremantle) please get in touch. Likewise, if you need a space for reoccurring meetings / get-togethers / rehearsals etc – let us schedule you in before we start booking in the one-off events. 

We’ll be taking expressions of interest throughout October, to apply please fill out an EOI form here and we will be back to you shortly. If you would like to look at booking the hall for a re-occurring event or for more info please email us at at kate@spacemarket.com.au or sarah@spacemarket.com.au with VICTORIA HALL RENTAL as the subject line. 

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE YOUTH OPEN MIC NIGHT

Posted in city of fremantle, community, creative, hospitality, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on October 2, 2019

 

Oct 3 Youth Open Mic

 

The Fremantle Youth Network is holding a Open Mic Night at the Moore&Moore cafe in Henry Street this Wednesday October 3 from 5-9pm.

Comedians, Poets, Singers, Story tellers and others are invited to share their thoughts.

Roel Loopers

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COME SHOOT IN FILM FRIENDLY FREMANTLE!

Posted in city of fremantle, creative, local government, photography, TV, Uncategorized by freoview on August 30, 2019

 

It’s a wrap! Fremantle is now officially a Film Friendly City after Council adopted a policy on Wednesday in the hope to attract more film and TV productions to the port city.

The City of Fremantle will reduce fees and charges, streamline applications and provide support with locations and logistics.

Fremantle Councillors believe there are potential marketing and tourism benefits for the city with the new policy, and that film and TV productions also create jobs as they use local talent, professionals, caterers, make-up artists, hairdressers, costume makers, etc. so it stimulates the local economy while getting the Freo name and brand out in the world.

Two Australian film productions have been shot in Fremantle this year.

I Met a Girl – the story of an impulsive young musician struggling with schizophrenia who falls for a mysterious woman – was shot at various locations in the West End, while Below – a black comedy-drama starring Anthony LaPaglia and Ryan Corr – was shot at Fremantle Prison.

Roel Loopers

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THIS IS ARTY FREMANTLE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, creative, graffiti, Uncategorized by freoview on August 27, 2019

 

 

It is only a few more weeks until the local government election campaign starts and where negativity about Fremantle Council will be severe and sometimes unfair, so I am trying to make the best of waking up from my winter hibernation with long walks through our delightful city.

Today I did a little photo essay on art and murals.

Roel Loopers

FILM FRIENDLY FREO ATTRACTION FOR MOVIE MAKERS

Posted in city of fremantle, creative, culture, local government, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on February 23, 2019

 

The agenda for this Wednesday’s Ordinary Council meeting of the City of Fremantle is huge-250 pages long!- with most items having already been debated at various council committees.

But one item stands out for me and that is the suggestion by Councillor Hannah Fitzhardinge  to consider a Film Friendly Freo policy.

ELECTED MEMBER SUMMARY
The City of Fremantle is a film friendly location and it would be a positive step forward to support the professional film and television industry to use the City for this purpose.
Fremantle’s iconic locations, from our beaches to our working port and heritage West End, provide an abundance of attractive settings for films of all types. A ‘Film Friendly Freo’ policy will make it quicker and easier for film-makers to gain approvals and support from the City of Fremantle to film in our city.”

Many cities in Australia do charge fees for commercial photo shoots and filming, so Hannah Fithardinge’s suggestion might attract more film productions to Fremantle. It is important though that the city would get credit for its generosity, with a prominent mention that the movie was shot on location in Fremantle, free of charge.

I can’t wait for Hollywood and Bollywood to discover Freo! 😍

Roel Loopers

FANTASTIC CREATIVE FUN AT FOMO COLOUR

 

 

What a fantastic fun FOMO Colour event at Fremantle Oval today!

More than 600 creative people, young and old, came to altogether create one of the biggest canvasses ever painted in WA, if one put all the images together.

The event was organised by the Kings Square Redevelopment Project partners Sirona Capital.

The event was booked out very fast and they had a waiting list of 600 people, which they had to close.

FOMO, by the way, stands for Fremantle On My Own and is the motto for the new retail concept at Kings Square, which will open late next year.

Roel Loopers

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DESIGNER CHRISTMAS MARKET IN PRINCESS MAY PARK

Posted in christmas, city of fremantle, creative, design, markets, Uncategorized by freoview on November 17, 2018

 

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There is a big Christmas Market on in Fremantle this weekend at Princess May Park in Adelaide Street.

The Made on the Left 2018 Christmas Market will be held at the park at the Old Boys School, opposite St Patrick’s Basilica, this Saturday and Sunday November 17 and 18 between 9am and 5pm..

This free outdoor event will feature over 60 designer and artisan stalls. Bring the kids along to enjoy the free children’s activities.

Celebrate the 10th year of Perth’s longest running designer market.

Roel Loopers

 

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FREO’S WALKABLE ART

Posted in art, children, city of fremantle, creative, Uncategorized by freoview on September 7, 2018

 

 

Fremantle has got some hidden art that is not hidden at all, but most people don’t notice it because they are walking on it.

All along High Street in the historic West End are these small plaques in the footpath. They are ideal for an I Spy With My Eye discovery adventure for children, so let them search for them.

The little artworks have been there for years, so I can’t remember who the artist is and can’t give her/him the credit they deserve.

Roel Loopers

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25 UNDER 25 ART EXHIBITION

Posted in art, city of fremantle, creative, Uncategorized by freoview on August 21, 2018

 

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The 25under 25 art exhibition is on again and opens this coming Friday August 24 at 6pm at the moores Building Art Gallery in Fremantle’s Henry Street.

The exhibition runs till September 2 and is open daily from 10am to 4pm.

Go and have a look at some of Western Australia’s exciting young creatives.

Roel Loopers

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CREATIVES WANTED FOR PEPPERCORN FREO SHOPS

Posted in art, city of fremantle, creative, retail, shopping by freoview on August 16, 2018

 

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Fremantle creatives who want to improve their exposure and show their work to a large number of people now have the opportunity to rent at peppercorn rent! one of seven shops in the CBD that FREO NOW is making available in collaboration with the property owners. Three of the shop fronts are in the High Street Mall.

Contact: marketing@freonow.com if you are keen to step into the retail adventure.

Roel Loopers

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