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DIVERSE WINTER SHOWS AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, exhibition, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on June 4, 2019

 

 

The Fremantle Arts Centre WINTER EXHIBITIONS will be opened by WA Governor Kim Beazley this Friday June 7 at 6.30pm.

It will be a diverse offering of works by Trevor Richards, James Angus and Dai-Rong Lee, with another exhibtion of paintings and photographs of Fremantle harbour, plus one of  the historic works of pilot painter Captain George Forsyth.

Sounds fascinating, so I’ll definitely be going to the FAC to view the exhibitions.

Roel Loopers

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AN ART BLAST FROM THE PAST

Posted in art, artists, city of fremantle, exhibition, ps art space, Uncategorized by freoview on June 1, 2019

 

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I just had such a wonderful and bit nostalgic time with artist Ron Nyisztor, who is exhibiting at the great PS Art Space in Fremantle’s Pakenham Street.

Ron’s abstract paintings show BC-AC Body Clock Atomic Clock will be on show till June 21, so go and have a look and buy some works!

Ron and I were reminiscing about the good old times when my then partner Brigitte Braun had the ARTPLACE gallery in Claremont and where so many now well-known WA artists, like Ron Nyisztor, had their first exhibition and were represented by Artplace in Sydney and Melbourne and some even had artist in resident times in Nuremberg, Germany.

There were very many young artist who got their first chance at Artplace and among them were Joana Lamb, Indra Geidans, John Cullinane, Julie Dowling, John Paul, Olga Cironis, Garry Anderson, Michael Doherty, Kati Thamo and many more.

Ron Nyisztor now also has his own gallery in Melville on Canning Highway, so go and check it out.

Oh, those good old times, hey Ron!

Roel Loopers

 

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CRAWFORD’S BEAUTIFUL STILL LIFE ON SHOW

Posted in art, artists, city of fremantle, exhibition, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on April 15, 2019

 

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Fremantle artist Nellie Crawford will have her 13th exhibition at the Yallingup Galleries from April 20, so if you are going down south over Easter make sure to pop in to view her beautiful still life paintings.

Also exhibiting are Douglas Kirsop and Larry Mitchell.

Roel Loopers

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STUNNING PEACEFUL PHOTOGRAPHY MOMENTS AT J SHED

 

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The eclectic and cluttered upstairs gallery at sculptor Greg James’ studio in J Shed at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach is always worth a visit, but even more so now with the Peaceful Moments exhibitions.

There are only five large photos by Amerigo Carello and they alone should be seen by anyone interested in outstanding landscape photography. The three landscapes where the rising sun creates dappled light in the undulated scenery are exquisitely painterly. They are sublime and should be bought for a corporate collection or boardroom! There are also two images of Fremantle. One of the Maritime Museum just before sunrise and a night shot of historic High Street.

There are also very creative collages by Ivan Zuvela, sweet beach landscape paintings by David Moran and of course a variety of smaller sculptures from the Greg James stable by him Lesley Barrett and others.

J Shed is an enigma. It frustrates Fremantle Council because in its desperation of activating the area it appears to overlook the significance of it as a venue where great art has been created for more than twenty years.

On Saturday Arthur’s Head looked like an ant hill with hundreds and hundreds of people, including passengers from the Sea Princess, climbing the stairs to the Roundhouse. The West End of Freo was buzzing.

The Bathers Beach Art Precinct is on the radar of our Councillors and City officers and it is likely it will be an agenda item for the Ordinary Council meeting in April. Will they come up with new creative solutions, such as a sculpture park on the A Class Reserve at J Shed, or change tune totally and abandon the arts precinct idea? It is anyone’s guess at present.

Go and have a look at the J Shed show. You won’t regret it!

Roel Loopers

 

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FRIDAY NIGHT ART IN PAKENHAM STREET

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, exhibition, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on March 14, 2019

 

 

Friday night is the going out night, so have a break between pub crawling and head to Fremantle’s Pakenham Street where there are two art exhibitions in two venues just metres apart.

Michael O’Connell is showing his work at the relatively new Whitespace gallery while Guy Vinciguerra is exhibiting his photography at PS Art Space.

And after that visit one of Freo’s lovely bars , taverns or restaurants!

Roel Loopers

 

 

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TRAFFIC DEATH TRAUMA PHOTO EXHIBITION AT PSAS

Posted in accidents, art, city of fremantle, exhibition, photography, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on March 10, 2019

 

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My mate Perth photographer Guy Vinciguerra drove all over Australia to photograph the roadside shrines people create in memory of loved ones who lost their life in a road accident. Guy drove 40,000 km and it took him five years to shoot the photos for this exhibition.

His powerful and sensitive images will be on show at PS Art Studios in Fremantle’s Pakenham Street from Friday. The opening of Sacred Places is on Friday March 15 at 6pm.

PSAS writes:

Guy Vinciguerra’s images expose to our view sites of memorial usually seen only fleetingly as we speed by on our sure and confident way to our destination. Glimpsed occasionally here and there in the landscape, in this space they are brought together in an evocation of what Paul Virilio conceptualised as a ‘museum of the accident’, a gathering of instances that present evidence of the inherent failures of the technologies of our lives, as opposed to the lauding of our efforts at progress. They are individual, personal representations of a communal trauma particular to this era of fossil-fuelled technologies, an era in itself passing. The Sacred has been defined as something ‘set aside’ and dedicated, a discrete fixed point where meaning gains coherence.

In this space lies the opportunity to pause and to contemplate these memorials in their multitude and pathos, saturated with colour and paradox, raw sorrows opened to the public gaze. We are invited to look, sanctioned to be voyeurs. Every feature is in sharp focus, like the heightened reality experienced in moments of shock, perceptions are intense with detail. The sumptuous colour contrasts with the greys and greens of ground and landscape. We are confronted with the juxtaposition of beauty and the banality of objects, of ordinary peoples’ lives shattered by an extraordinary event. The Sacred is unifying, it represents the shared interests of a community, it can inhere in things, in symbols and objects, and in places as power and resistance. These images are Sacred Places.

While I highly recommend to come and view the exhibition I am  less impressed with the over the top info blurb and pretentious writing in the catalogue. There is nothing pretentious about Guy Vinciguerra or his photos, which are straight forward and powerful in their own right.

Roel Loopers

CLAY IDOLS AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, exhibition, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on February 25, 2019

 

 

There is a very colourful exhibition on in the main gallery of the Fremantle Arts Centre. IDOLS is part of the Perth Festival and created by Si Lankan-born Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran and Renee So, who was born in Hong Kong, grew up in Melbourne and is now based in London.

The figurative ceramics are very impressive and “Investigate and challenge cultural conventions and gender stereotypes”

The FAC information talks about “The exhibition provides a forum for dialogue around the use of clay and the appropriation of folklore and art history, with both artists drawing influences from different times and places”

The exhibition is on till March 31, so plenty of time to view it.

Roel Loopers

 

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VERY GOOD SHOTS AT THE MOORES BUILDING

Posted in art, city of fremantle, exhibition, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on November 10, 2018

 

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If you happen to be in Fremantle’s historic West End go and see the good photo exhibition SHOTS in the Moores building gallery in Henry Street.

SHOTS is an open category show for online photographers and there are some very good landscape and wildlife photos, and others. The poster above does not do justice to the quality of the work, so go and see it for yourself.

The show opened on Friday and will be on until November 23.

Roel Loopers

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ART IN THE FREO WEST END

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, exhibition, Uncategorized by freoview on November 2, 2018

 

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A reminder that the Fremantle ART IN THE WEST END is on today from 4-7pm in four venues.

Go visit Artsource in Phillimore Street, Level Up Studios in Cliff Street, PSAS in Pakenham Street and the new gallery in the National Hotel on High Street to see great art by local artists.

Roel Loopers

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SANDRA BLACK CERAMICS AT EARLYWORK GALLERY

Posted in art, city of fremantle, exhibition, Uncategorized by freoview on September 24, 2018

 

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Renowned WA artist Sandra Black is exhibiting her beautiful ceramics at the Earlywork Gallery in South Fremantle from this Wednesday September 26.

The show is on until October 7 and the gallery is open daily from 10am to 4pm.

Roel Loopers

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