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MORE ART FACILITIES AT FREO’S DADAA

Posted in art, city of fremantle, disability, heritage, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on May 2, 2019

 

DADAA

 

Very good news for DADAA in the former Boys School at Fremantle’s Princess May Park. The Stage 5 capital works have commenced!

The final redevelopment stage of the heritage-listed building will consolidate the award-winning renovations undertaken on the building over the past two years, in partnership with the City of Fremantle.

DADAA are creating enhanced digital and visual arts studios, a new contemporary art gallery and a beautiful public courtyard space that will house the Humble Pantry Fremantle Café.

Roel Loopers

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GOOD AFFORDABLE PROPOSAL FOR QUARRY STREET

 

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As reported here on Freo’s View yesterday it is unlikely that Fremantle Council will sign off on a scheme amendment that would increase density of City owned lots in Quarry Street to R100, after the local community opposed it during public consultation time.

But positive members of the Fremantle Arts Centre Precinct, including local architect Murray Slavin, are offering an alternative solution for the development of the lots, which are for sale, that would see an increase from R25 to R60 and buildings of only three storeys.

The proposal is for 42 affordable residencies which include small studio apartments and a mix of two and three bedroom apartments that would include renewable energy, developed within a Mutual Not For Profit Structure.

The proposal is specifically designed for low-cost housing and aged care accommodation, with state of the art IT to accommodate on-line data and a health-ready response to enable the comfort and security of seniors.

The proponents believe the site is particularly appropriate for the elderly and less abled because of its proximity to the Fremantle Leisure Centre and Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle Park and public transport. All City of Fremantle facilities for the residents would be within walking distance.

The project responds to the desire to downsizing by empty nest seniors and to the national need for low-cost public housing.

The specifically designed seniors’ apartments respond to the need of a simplified independent lifestyle for older Australians-a transition to delay entry into dedicated aged care facilities.

The project would also accommodate a mix of age groups, which would help against social isolation, and to showcase optimum use of renewable energy and water use, and fast evolving new transport developments.

The item about a possible scheme amendment for the City of Fremantle owned properties  are on on the agenda of Wednesday’s Planning Committee, so come along and have your say. It starts at 6pm at the North Fremantle community Hall on Wednesday December 5.

Roel Loopers

LIFE CIRCUS DRAWING WITH IAN DE SOUZA

Posted in art, circus school, circus wa, city of fremantle, disability, Uncategorized by freoview on November 10, 2018

 

Ian de Souza

 

I did a paparazzi on my friend Ian de Souza at Duck Duck Bruce cafe early on Saturday morning.

Ian is a great Fremantle artist, and in my opinion underrated in WA.

Tomorrow Sunday November 11 Ian will be holding life drawing classes with circus artists at DADAA in the beautiful hall of the former Boys School at Princess May Park.

It is on from 10am till 1pm and you’ll learn heaps from this fine artist, craftsman and gentle human being. Give it a try!

Roel Loopers

BIKE STOLEN FROM DISABLED WOMAN

Posted in bicycles, city of fremantle, crime, disability, Uncategorized by freoview on November 8, 2018

 

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If you see this bike anywhere in Fremantle or Cockburn please call police immediately!

The custom-made bike belongs to the delightful Danielle Loizou Lake who has a disability and this is her major form of transport, also to get the kids to school and pre-school.

It was stolen from Hamilton Hill last night, so please keep an eye out for it!!!!

Roel Loopers

DRAWING CIRCUS WITH IAN DE SOUZA

Posted in art, circus wa, city of fremantle, disability, Uncategorized by freoview on November 8, 2018

 

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Celebrate circus with life drawing with renowned Fremantle artist Ian de Souza in the main hall at DADAA at Princess May Park, in the former Boys School.

It is on on Sunday November 11 and 18 from 10am to 1pm and from 1-3.30pm.

Entry is $ 20 that will go to the circus performers.

Sounds like fun. Enjoy it!

Roel Loopers

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WHITE CANE DAY FREMANTLE TOUR

Posted in city of fremantle, community, disability, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on October 8, 2018

 

It is WHITE CANE DAY next Monday October 15 and the City of Fremantle is organising a tour for blind and sight impaired people. Details below.

Explore Fremantle through its history and stories on this 2-hour walking tour. This specialised tour celebrates White Cane Day. Low vision and blind community members are welcome. Sighted guides will be on hand to provide assistance.

Monday 15 October
10.00 am to 12.30 pm
Departs Fremantle Visitors Centre, Kings Square. Finishes Wanjoo Lounge, Fremantle Library.
Free

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DADAA SHOWS THE OTHER FILM FESTIVAL

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, disability, festival, movie, Uncategorized by freoview on October 6, 2018

 

The Other Film Festival road show is coming to Fremantle for the first time this weekend. Over 2 days, catch amazing films from around the world by, with, and about people with disability.

There is a show on today-Saturday at 11am and tomorrow-Sunday at 8.15pm, so check the sessions.

DADAA is proud to present the inaugural Act-Belong-Commit WA Stories showcase made by DADAA artists and the Screenwest panel sessions to discuss screen culture. Sessions are FREE but bookings are required.

Choose your sessions and book here:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-other-film-festival-tickets-50429228179?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Films and panels are audio described and open captioned. Auslan interpretation available for Session 4 on Sunday 7 October, as well as the panel discussions.

DADAA is in the former Boys School at 92 Adelaide Street in Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

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THE OTHER FILM FESTIVAL AT DADAA FREMANTLE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, disability, festival, movies, Uncategorized by freoview on September 25, 2018

 

A deaf mugger takes along his sign interpreter if he wants his victims to understand that they are being mugged. A woman with a prosthetic leg loves shoe shopping. A dog relays the experience of involuntary admission to a public psychiatric ward.

These are some of the compelling stories from around the world that will feature in The Other Film Festival in Fremantle in October. DADAA has teamed up with Arts Access Victoria to bring The Other Film Festival to Western Australia for the first time.

A trailblazing event that features film, presentations and industry panels by, with and about people with disability, this festival has screened powerful and provocative Australian and international films in a fully accessible program since 2004.

DADAA will present The Other Film Festival in the recently renovated cinema at the DADAA Fremantle Hub (Old Boys’ School) on 6 & 7 October.

Along with the curated program of films from the Melbourne festival, DADAA is proud to present the inaugural Act-Belong-Commit WA Stories showcase of the best WA short films made by DADAA artists.

DADAA arts partner Screenwest will present two engaging panels in the festival to discuss and debate aspects of disability screen culture, with leading representatives from the film sector.

The Other Film Festival is changing how the community thinks about disability. The accessible program features audio-description, captioning and Auslan interpretation – and it’s all free to the public! The WA tour of The Other Film Festival is supported by Act-Belong-Commit with Screenwest presenting the panel sessions.

Tickets are free but bookings at Eventbrite please!

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BRAILLE MENUS AT FREMANTLE RESTAURANTS

Posted in city of fremantle, disability, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on July 15, 2018

 

A big well done to Fremantle’s Leighton Beach restaurant Bib&Tucker and East Fremantle’s May Street Larder for providing BRAILLE menus for blind and sight impaired people.

These little things give so much independence and respect to disabled people. I hope many other eateries will follow this great lead!

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AUSLAN AT SPARE PARTS PUPPET THEATRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, disability, spare parts puppet theatre, Uncategorized by freoview on June 18, 2018

 

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Good to see that the Fremantle Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is having special performances with Auslan sign language assistance for those with hearing difficulties.

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