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FREO’S NELLIE CRAWFORD SHOWS DOWN SOUTH

Posted in art, artists, city of fremantle, culture, Uncategorized by freoview on April 4, 2020

 

 

In good times and in bad times artists keep creating, so it is nice to see that Fremantle artist Nellie Crawford is exhibiting down south over Easter again.

She is showing at the Yallingup Galleries Easter Exhibition, together with fellow artists Douglas Kirsop, Larry Mitchell and Chris Martin

Although there will be no exhibition opening this year, Nellie’s works can be seen by clicking on Exhibition.asp

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ARTS CENTRE ABORIGINAL ART MARKET ON LINE

 

Like so many events and exhibitions the REVEALED Aboriginal art market at the Fremantle Arts Centre also had to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 crisis, but people can still view and but the works from artists from remore communities on line

Western Australia’s largest Aboriginal art market will continue to offer remote and regional artists the opportunity to earn much needed income by going online.

Revealed 2020 was due to be held in the gardens at Fremantle Arts Centre today. It is a big annual event that provides a very important source of income for the artists and the regional and remote communities they support.

Last year more than $500,000 in market sales went directly to artists and art centres across the state.

FAC have put together a list of artworks available to order from WA’s 25 Aboriginal art centres and a number of independent Aboriginal artists who were set to exhibit.

They are also compiling a catalogue of the works that would have been in this year’s exhibition and details about how to purchase works will be released shortly.

“An online order will help provide some financial support to these artists who have sadly been impacted by the event’s cancellation.”

To purchase artworks from Revealed artists online visit the Support WA’s Aboriginal Artists page on the Fremantle Arts Centre website.

To take a virtual tour of last year’s Revealed Exhibition click here.

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!

Roel Loopers

 

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HUGE CROWD AT HIGHWAY TO HELL

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, festivals, music, Uncategorized by freoview on March 1, 2020

 

A huge crowd turned up at the Fremantle Rainbow container artwork for the Perth Festival Highway to Hell event that stretched all the way to Applecross. The entire Canning Highway was closed for traffic for the event.

Many turned up already at 4.30 and it was a long wait until the first truck arrived at 7.30 with very little entertainment before that, which was disappointing.

Roel Loopers

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A HELL OF EVENT PLANNING

Posted in aboriginal, bathers beach, city of fremantle, culture, sculpture@bathers by freoview on February 17, 2020

 

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What a shame that the Karla Nulla Boodja Wardarn sunset ceremony honouring Fire, Earth and Sea, which will have Bruce Abbott’s Seawall Bunker as the centrepiece, is on Sunday March 1 at sunset, the same day the huge Highway to Hell event is on Canning Highway, with the Fremantle part of it around 8.30.

The Seawall Bunker is part of Sculpture at Bathers and is a community participation artwork facilitated by Sculpture at Bathers artist Bruce Abbott. The ephemeral work reflects environmental themes relating to climate change and sea-level rise.

The Bathers Beach event deserves to have a lot of people watching it, but I fear most of them will opt for the once in a lifetime Highway to Hell spectacle.

Would it be possible to change the Karla Null Boodja Wardarn event to the Saturday or Monday of the long weekend?

Roel Loopers

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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.

Roel Loopers

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FREO’S KINGS SQUARE TO BECOME MIDGEGOOROO PLACE

 

The FPOL Committee of Fremantle Council will on Wednesday debate the proposal to include Aboriginal names at the  Kings Square Redevelopment Project, and I have no doubt that this will become very controversial in the community.

The new Civic Centre will be named Walyalup Centre, which is the Whadjuk Noongar name for the Fremantle area, so proper acknowledgment of our Aboriginal culture and history.

Kings Square, that was once also called St John’s Square, would be renamed Midgegooroo Place. Midgegooroo was the father of Yagan and a very important elder.

The proposals are in line with the fact that the Department of Communities, which will occupy the top levels of the FOMO buildings, is also considering giving Whadjuk Noongar names to their North and South Campus.

There have long been talks, and complaints, that we do not name significant places in Western Australia with the Aboriginal names for them, and this would be a very good step forward I believe to make a real start with the renewal of Kings Square.

I do not agree however with naming the Civic Centre just the Walyalup Centre and would not agree to call it Fremantle Centre either, since that is not specific enough what the centre’s function is. It should be the Walyalup Civic Centre, or Walyalup Council House or Walyalup Council Centre, so that it is clear what the building is there for.

Roel Loopers

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.

Roel Loopers

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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.

Roel Loopers

 

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FREMANTLE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CELEBRATES 15 YEARS

Posted in city of fremantle, clasical, concerts, culture, fremantle chamber orchestra, music by freoview on February 12, 2020

 

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Fifteen years ago Solomon Street resident Hans Hug, who is a passionate cellist, started the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra, and what a great success it has been.

The first concert for the FCO was with guitarist Milica Ilic, who had just graduated at UWA and the audience were blown away, so Hans decided that the orchestra should continue, as there was no other chamber orchestra in WA.

The master stroke of Hans Hug was to convince his friend Rudolf Koelman, who is one of the world’s leading violinists, to come and play with the FCO, and that has become a yearly tradition since.

Koelman will be there again this Saturday February 15 when the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra plays at the John Curtin College of the Arts theatre in Ellen Street at 3pm.

The program is Mendelsohnn, Saint-Saens, Cuneo and Mozart.

Whenever Rudolf Koelman plays with the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra I get tears in my eyes, as the violin virtuoso is sublime.

Don’t miss out on this great concert, and support this Fremantle group.

There is a second concert on Sunday at the Government House Ballroom at 3pm, so that is a chance to hear Koelman twice on the weekend.

Roel Loopers

 

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