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FREMANTLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT JOB OPPORTUNITY

Posted in art, city of fremantle, community, culture, employment, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on June 24, 2019

 

A great and challenging job opportunity at the City of Fremantle!

Director Community Development

Performance based contract – 4 years
Remuneration package up to $240,000 per annum, inclusive of superannuation

The City of Fremantle is seeking a high calibre person to replace our outgoing Community Development Director.

The suitable candidate for this vacancy will thrive and navigate with skill whilst providing leadership and management to the Community Development directorate.

The primary objective of this high-profile position is to ensure community expectations are met in the provision of Community Development Services, Communications, Events and Customer Service.

Responsibilities / accountabilities:

  • Direct the development and continuous improvement of the directorate’s broad range of services, its people and resources.
  • Develop and lead strategies to address long term strategic initiatives and provide strategic direction as a member of the executive leadership team.
  • Lead, facilitate and drive cultural change towards an “achieving” culture.
  • Plan, appropriate budget and deliver the community development program as approved by Council within timeframe and budget.
  • Ensure services are reviewed and improved to ensure a high level of customer and client services across the broad range of community service areas.
  • Ensure a high level of stakeholder engagement is achieved in all aspects of the operations of the directorate.

 

Visit the City of Fremantle website for more information.

Roel Loopers

 

NAIDOC WEEK CELEBRATES ABORIGINAL CULTURE

 

NAIDOC

 

NAIDOC Week is on in July to celebrate our Aboriginal culture so here early notice of the events in Fremantle:

NAIDOC Week Opening Event
Fremantle PCYC
Sunday 7 July, 10am–2pm

NAIDOC Week displays
Fremantle Library, The Meeting Place
7–14 July

School Holidays Colouring-In
Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Wednesday 10 July, 12–2pm

Community Canvas
Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Thursday 11 July, 12–2pm

Aboriginal Face Painting and Activity Workstations
Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Friday 12 July, 12–2pm

Nyoongar Language for Kids
Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Saturday 13 July, 1–3pm

Roel Loopers

FREO’S ART WALK THIS WEEKEND

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, Uncategorized by freoview on June 14, 2019

 

June 15 Artwalk

Rain or shine, Artwalk Freo is on this weekend from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Check out the studios and art of Ian de Souza, Megan Salmon, Michael Knight and Pippin Drysdale.

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FREMANTLE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AT TOWNHALL ON SUNDAY

 

 

The fantastic Fremantle Chamber Orchestra will be performing in the Fremantle Townhall this Sunday June 16 at 3pm under concert master Paul Wright and with violinist Emily Leung.

The FCO will be playing Valentini‘s Concerto Grosso Op 7 No 11, Mozart‘s Serenata Notturna, and Dvorak’s Violin Concerto.

Tickets are only $ 40, Concessions $ 35 and for under 18 yo $ 20.

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GOOD WINTER SHOWS AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, fremantle arts centre, history, Uncategorized by freoview on June 9, 2019

 

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There are five new exhibitions at the Fremantle Arts Centre so perfect to visit on a cold winter day.

There are shows by Trever Richards, James Angus, Dai-Rong Lee and former harbourmaster Captain George Forsyth and a show of Harbour images.

It is a shame that for conservation reasons the old photos and artworks of Fremantle harbour are in a very dark room and I did find it impossible to see much of the details, so that was very disappointing.

Roel Loopers

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ARTWALK FREO IS ON AGAIN!

Posted in art, artists, artwalk freo, city of fremantle, culture, Uncategorized by freoview on June 6, 2019

 

June 15 Artwalk

The great Artwalk Freo is back next weekend, so make sure to have a wander and visit some of the exciting artist’s studios.

Participating artists this year are Ian de Souza, Megan Salmon, Michael Knight and Pippin Drysdale.

It is on Saturday and Sunday June 15 and 16 from 10am to 4pm.

Roel Loopers

 

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SCULPTURES AT BATHERS BEACH IS BACK!

 

Sculpture@Bathers

 

I am delighted that the great SCULPTURE AT BATHERS exhibition will be back on next year with the organisers calling for entries.

The show at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach attracted thousands of people in the past and is a great showcase of Western Australian 3D art.

Roel Loopers

FREO ABORIGINAL NAMES A MOORDITJ IDEA

Posted in aboriginal, city of fremantle, culture, indigenous, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on May 21, 2019

 

KAYA! The West Australian reports this morning that Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt has stated that it is very likely that Fremantle and some of its landmarks will get dual names which include the Noongar name, such as Walyalup for Fremantle, Manjaree for Arthur’s Head, etc.

Aboriginal names is already something I make school students visiting the Roundhouse aware of and also when I am in charge of firing the 1pm cannon, where we acknowledge the Whadjuk Noongar people as the traditional owners.

Making people aware of Aboriginal names for areas is good education and historic fact and it is good for reconciliation, so I am all for it.

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt told the West it is encouraging what Fremantle wants to do while opposition shadow minister Tony Krsticevic says it would be confusing to have dual names.

Fremantle Council has just put out a new Reconciliation Action Plan for public comments that will guide Council toward a new and more up to date policy that will replace the policy implemented twenty years ago. Good on them! Moorditj!

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FREO’S CEO NOW RESPONSIBLE FOR ARTS&CULTURE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, festivals, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on May 20, 2019

 

The new City of Fremantle job advertisement for a new Manager Arts&Culture reveals that the department has been moved and is no longer part of the Community Development Department.

The next Manager Arts&Culture will be reporting directly to CEO Phil StJohn and no longer to Director Fiona Hodges. I hear the CEO is now in charge of Arts&Culture at Fremantle.

I questioned several months ago what was going on as Pete Stone suddenly left the position and Destry Puiashame who took over from him was encouraged to resign within a few months, although he had relocated his young family from Melbourne to Fremantle, obviously because he expected to be in the job for many years.

There have been many rumours and allegations I won’t mention here, but we will probably never find out what the real reasons for the resignations and changes are. It is a concern though in the City of Arts when the creatives at Freo City don’t feel appreciated and respected.

Who will be the next Arts&Culture manager and how long will she or he stay on? If you want the job go to the City of Fremantle website and see the details!

Roel Loopers

 

AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL IN FREMANTLE

 

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The Australian Heritage Festival is on and of course Fremantle’s Notre Dame University is participating.

I happened to come across this group this morning with NDA historian Professor Deborah Gare who makes history come alive.

On Sunday May 12 Fremantle’s Monumental Progress is on the agenda. It starts at 10am at the Roundhouse and is a free tour of the historic West End. Join in!

Roel Loopers

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