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ART ON THE MOVE HQ FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, Uncategorized by freoview on September 12, 2017

 

The FPOL Committee of the City of Fremantle will tomorrow authorise the CEO to engage with Art on the Move to finalise a lease for 21 Beach Street, the premises where DADAA used to be, opposite the East Street jetty.

DAADA moved into the old Boys School at Princess May Park earlier this year and initially Fremantle Council was considering making the Beach Street building the new Aboriginal cultural centre. That plan was abandoned, as Councillors believed a longer period of consultation with the Whadjuk Noongar community was necessary.

Art on the Move takes art exhibitions to the country and spreads culture all over WA, so it is a very important concept that makes art more inclusive and not cities-centric.

Beach Street would become the national headquarters of AOTM, so that is good for the Fremantle brand as well.

 

Roel Loopers

VOTE ROEL FOR CITY WARD!

 

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GALLERY EAST SHOWS AT KIDOGO ARTHOUSE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, Uncategorized by freoview on September 6, 2017

 

Gallery East is showing at Fremantle KIDOGO ARTHOUSE at Bathers Beach. The opening is this Thursday, September 7 at 6 pm. Here some details:

Stewart Scambler, new wood fired ceramic forms

The work is a continuation of Stewart’s exploration of his response to the land—specifically the Western Australian arid areas and how that influences identity. The work is woodfired using timber that he grows on his property in York .The clay comes from Beverly and is blended to give him the working and fired properties that he needs.
FLOOR TALK 2pm Saturday 9 September

Julie Podstolski, Entranced

From the familiar port of Fremantle to a far-away hanamachi (flower town) of old Kyoto, Entranced features a series of coloured pencil drawings examining the inhabitants of each place. Julie Podstolski is an established Fremantle artist working in coloured pencils. Her diverse new exhibition records the bird life of Fremantle, the night streets of Kyoto, the mysterious, secretive and evocative world of maiko and geiko (geisha) who live in Kyoto, and ‘poster’ images of Western woman; each has a presence which touches her.
FLOOR TALK 2pm Saturday 16 September

Japanese erotic prints of the 18th & 19th Centuries: “I thought the Japanese were into understatement”

Free from guilt or sin, the erotic art of Japan was a source of sexual stimulation, instruction and a ribald earthy humour. At its core, it glamourised the human body, primarily the actor celebrities of the Kabuki theatre and the courtesans of the Pleasure Quarters; the exaggerated dimensions of the genital organs an expression of their role as objects of sexual fantasies and of heightened pleasure.

Eight of the prints are from the collection of Western Australian, Noel Montague who is currently being treated for advanced dementia in a wonderful facility in Thailand. The proceeds of the sale of these prints will help in funding his care.

FLOOR TALK 2pm Saturday 16 September

 

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FALLS FESTIVAL BACK IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, concert, culture, festival, Uncategorized by freoview on August 22, 2017

 

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The popular FALLS FESTIVAL, that was held at Kings Square in January this year, will be back again on January 6 and 7, 2018, but this time in the Fremantle Oval Precinct.

It will take over the oval, historic sites, Parry Street and some car parks, and it will have a pass-out policy, so that people attending the festival can roam around Freo and support local traders.

The FALLS FESTIVAL line-up is great:

Flume/ Fleet Foxes / Run The Jewels / The Kooks / Glass Animals/ Peking Duk / Angus & Julia Stone / Foster The People / Liam Gallagher / Vince Staples / Jungle / Dune Rats / The Smith Street Band / D.R.A.M / Daryl Braithwaite / Everything Everything / Allday / The Jungle Giants / Thundamentals / Methyl Ethel / Slumberjack / D.D Dumbo / Anna Lunoe / DZ Deathrays / Confidence Man / Julia Jacklin / Bad//Dreems / Cosmo’s Midnight / Winston Surfshirt / Luca Brasi / Alex Lahey / Camp Cope / Flint Eastwood / Ecca Vandal / Dave / Total Giovanni

Friends of Falls pre-sales commence at 9am local time Thursday 24 August.
Optus Perks pre-sales commence at 9am local time Friday 25 August.
General Sales commence 9am local time Tuesday 29 August.

To receive updates, become a subscriber – http://Fallsfe.st/

I love the idea of using Parry Street, and acknowledge that it might affect traffic and parking in the area, but it will be great for the creative activation of the area, and a good sign of things to come when the planned Fremantle Oval Project is finished.

Freo is on the move in a very positive way!

 

Roel Loopers

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WHAT DOES ART MEAN TO FREMANTLE?

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, fremantle network, Uncategorized by freoview on August 18, 2017

 

The FREMANTLE NETWORK monthly event this Monday will focus on what art means for Fremantle, so come along if you are an artist, curator, gallery owner, or someone interested in culture and arts.

Art is at the heart of Freo’s identity. The next event will feature the operators of two of Fremantle’s iconic and highly successful independent arts businesses.

Tom Muller, Artistic Director and Artist at PS Art Space

PS Art Space is a project space for the experience of contemporary art which presents a curated program of exhibitions and events by Australian and international artists. It is also houses a number of local artists’ studios within a sensitively restored, heritage listed building in the heart of Fremantle’s historic West End precinct. PSAS has become one of Perth’s most exciting and experimental platform to experience contemporary culture.

Robby Lang, Owner and Operator of the Fibonacci Centre

The Fibonacci Centre aims to make a city into a beautiful resonating magnet by nurturing the Dreamers and Makers and providing an incubation chamber for creative ideas. The Fib has become a thriving community of artists and makers creating and working together. The atmosphere in this purpose built creative studio space is inclusive and welcoming, and has become a vibrant community hub, hosting events, exhibitions classes and a cafe.

It’s on  at 6pm Monday 21 August upstairs at the National Hotel.

Malicious rumours that my mate Robby Lang’s talk will be subtitled in English are just soooo wrong. ; >)

See you at the NAT on Monday. It should be interesting!

Roel Loopers

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CUTE AND GOOD ART AT B SHED

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, education, Uncategorized by freoview on August 5, 2017

 

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The East Fremantle Primary School Art Ex 2017 is on this weekend at Fremantle’s B Shed on Victoria Quay.

There is some very cute art by the young students and some good art by established artists, so go and support it.

It’s on from 10am to 4pm today Saturday and tomorrow Sunday.

 

Roel Loopers

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GREAT ART REVIEW FOR TESCHENDORFF FREO SHOW

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, ps art space, Uncategorized by freoview on August 5, 2017

 

 

Nice to see that the West Australian art critic William Yeoman agrees with me about REMNANTS, the excellent John Teschendorff exhibition at Fremantle’s PS Art Space.

Yeoman wites in today’s West that The artist has used the History of Ideas project, as the exhibition catalogue tells us, to examine  aspects of border conflict, war, religious bigotry, democratic process and guilt.

But we encounter art first with our senses. In that respect Remnants is quite simply an astonishingly beautiful exhibition from one of our greatest practitioners in any medium.

Read The West for Yeoman’s full review of the exhibition.

The show is on at PSAS in Pakenham Street till the end of August. Don’t mis it. It’s outstanding!

 

Roel Loopers

 

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HEART FELT MUSIC AT J SHED

Posted in bathers beach art precinct, culture, fremantle, j shed, music, Uncategorized by freoview on August 3, 2017

 

 

SUNDAY AUGUST 13. 5pm at Art of Freo / Little Space Freo at J Shed on Bathers Beach

There will be a live music event at Little Space on Sunday week, so go along and support this relatively new art venue.

Little Space Freo will host an acoustic performance by Harry Heart, who has just launched his new EP ‘Sun Follows’. Listen to Harry’s new songs in the same warehouse space where he recorded his EP earlier in the year.

Harry will be supported by Luke Fox, a coastal roots artist from Australia’s South West, and Duncan Saige, a singer-songwriter from Perth, with proceeds donated to Oxfam Australia

Following a wave of acclaim in Australia and the UK for the raucous rock track Baby Calm Down, and a year spent working closely with members of Bluejuice, The Snowdroppers and Glass Towers, Harry Heart retreated to J Shed inFremantle to piece together a soothing EP, titled Sun Follows.

Tickets $ 10.00 on sale NOW through Eventbrite HERE

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HIDDEN TREASURES QUEUES

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, music, Uncategorized by freoview on July 28, 2017

Tom Fisher and the Layabouts at the Buffalo Club.
Photo by Deb Albrecht

 

There have been complains about the unacceptable long queues at the final night of the Fremantle HIDDEN TREASURES Music Festival, and calls for more venues to be added next year to avoid people having to wait for a long time.

The queues are clearly the result of the success of the festival and I wonder if growing it bigger will work.

After all this is an event where patrons only pay $ 20.00 to get entry into all five venues-National Hotel, Bar Orient, Buffalo Club, Navy Club, PS Art Space, plus the Fremantle Tram. That is an absolute bargain to listen to great local musical talent!

If the organisers added more venues the ticket price no doubt would have to be increased, and the initial concept behind Hidden Treasure was to create awareness for the struggling West End clubs. But since the start of the festival the Workers Club and Wyola Club have closed and other venues been brought in.

What do you think?

 

Roel Loopers

HIDDEN TREASURES LAST NIGHT TODAY!

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, festivals, Uncategorized by freoview on July 27, 2017

 

Hidden Treasures

 

It is the last day of this year’s Fremantle HIDDEN TREASURES Winter Music Festival, so move your lazy bones to Freo’s beautiful West End.

Only $ 20.00 to enter all the venues, so an absolute bargain.

It’s on at the Buffalo and Navy clubs, the National and Orient hotels, Ps Art Space, and you can also hop on the Fremantle Tram and do a sightseeing tour while enjoying local musos.

Week 4 – 27 July:

Grace Sanders, Matt Cal, DJ Lucky Oceans, Tom Fisher and The Layabouts, Rag N’ Bone, Scalphunter, COLAB, Kid Dingo, The Tommyhawks, The Automasters, De Cuba Son, Crucial Rockers and Timothy Nelson.

One $20 ticket grants a night’s entry to all six Hidden Treasures venues but get in early as some venues have limited capacity.

Door sales only.

For more information visit www.hiddentreasuresfreo.com.au

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FREO’S POW NEGRO VERY HOT MUSIC

Posted in culture, food, fremantle, music, Uncategorized by freoview on July 27, 2017

 

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Fremantle’s hot POW NEGRO band will become even hotter with the launch of their new EP “Jasmine and Licorice”

They now have their own Freo made  BonPussy chilli sauce, that music lovers can get at Pow Negro gigs.

The EP is out today!

Also good article about Pow Negro in today’s West Australian.

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