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WATERCOLOURS AT BITCHES BREW ART SPACE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, exhibition, Uncategorized by freoview on May 20, 2018

 

Bitches Brew May 23

The new Fremantle Bitches Brew art space is having a new exhibition from May 23 of watercolours by Meath Conlan.

The art space and picture framers is at 63 High Street near the corner of Pakenham Street in the historic West End of Freo.

Roel Loopers

ART ABOUT MINING AND RESOURCES

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, exhibition, mining, Uncategorized by freoview on April 18, 2018

 

 

 

I love the cavernous former warehouse space of PS Art Space in Pakenham Street. One can really contemplate there while watching art shows and it would be a fantastic space for meditation.

The space is ideally suited to making exhibitions into installations, as the present show does well.

The Built to last exhibition by Jennifer Garland at Fremantle’s PS ART SPACE is an investigation of once prosperous places and the extraction of commodities. The legacy of history is explored in a mixed-media installation inspired by archival records, satellite imagery, and scientific research. Now in decline, these places are filled with unsettling omens which offer projections of possible futures. The exhibition reimagines histories and makes connections across time in order to examine nature in an era defined by its absence.

Experimental processes of transformation have been used which introduce chance elements and convey a sense of chaos. This involves techniques utilizing oxidisation, melting and distortion. Industrial materials including hi vis safety equipment also contribute to an undercurrent of danger. 

The show runs till May 11 and is open Tuesday-Friday from 10am to 4pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2 pm.

Roel Loopers

WELCOME TO PARADISE ABORIGINAL ART SHOW

Posted in aboriginal, art, city of fremantle, exhibition, indigenous, Uncategorized by freoview on March 19, 2018

 

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Fremantle’s great and long-established Aboriginal art gallery Japingka in High Street in the West End of town is opening a new exhibition this coming Friday March 23 by artists from the Ampilatwatja community.

Welcome to Paradise reveals the traditional country of Alyawarr people of Central Australia. The community of Ampilatwatja is north-east from Alice Springs, and its art centre has operated there since 1999.

The paintings focus on the landscapes of locations that form the ancestral grounds of the people. Many artists depict Arreth, the bush medicine plants traditionally harvested by the people. The reflections of the artists and the on-going ties to the land are seen in the paintings, which are formed by the use of tiny dots that create the features of the country.

Traditional knowledge is viewed through the lens of appropriate standing of the individual, with stories reserved for the initiated in customary law, and stories appropriate for wider exposure to the outside world. The artists are bound by these laws and so can reveal some aspects of their country and customs, while with-holding other aspects as part of the restricted knowledge of their country.

These beautiful landscape images of Alyawarr country are on view at Japingka Gallery from 23 March until 16 May 2018.

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BITCHES BREW NEW FREO ART SPACE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, exhibition, retail,, Uncategorized by freoview on February 12, 2018

 

Bitches Brew

 

Long established Fremantle picture framers BITCHES BREW is expanding and have taken over the former space of the Adam Monk landscape photography gallery at 62 High Street.

Adam Monk decided to get out of  shop retail and will continue as an on-line business only. Check out his website https://www.adammonk.com

Bitches Brew will make the large space in front of their framing business available for rent as a gallery space for artists and other interests.

It is a beautiful space with lots of foot traffic passing by, so great to get attention from shoppers, tourists, art buyers and Notre Dame university staff and students.

If you want to book the space call 9430 5292 and talk to the delightful Ruth or Nigel Goodman at Bitches Brew, or just visit the gallery Tuesday to Saturday and have a chat with them.

For all your framing business Bitches Brew will continue as usual, as they have done in Freo for 30 years.

Roel Loopers

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NEW ART SHOWS AT FREO’S PS ART SPACE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, exhibition, ps art space, Uncategorized by freoview on November 9, 2017

 

 

Two new art exhibitions opened at Fremantle PS Art Space in Pakenham Street last night as part of the High Tide biennale.

Zweitgeist was created by Horst Kornberger and Tom Mueller, while Fathom…ing is by Simryn Gill, Ariane Plassis and Amy Perajuan-Capone.

While at the gallery do visit the Studio 37 cafe at groundlevel. Owner Tom is one of the nicest guys and best baristas in Fremantle, and the jaffles they serve are YUM!

 

Roel Loopers

SUBLIME TESCHENDORFF ART AT PS ART SPACE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, exhibition, ps art space, Uncategorized by freoview on August 1, 2017

 

 

John Teschendorff’s show REMNANTS at Fremantle PS Art Space in Pakenham Street is outstanding and should not be missed.

The History of Ideas Project 1997-2017 is an exhibition of abstract works that examine aspects of border conflict, war, religious bigotry, democratic process&guilt….even terror, torture and death are interrogated beneath deceptively seductive abstract surfaces.

There are also collaborative works with Annette Seeman and Stephen Spurrier in the show.

I was quite overwhelmed by the intensity and deep mood of the artworks and the very high painterly quality of them.

Teschendorff’s art has been widely collected by all major galleries in Australia and I hope they’ll purchase a few more work from this exhibition.

The exhibitions is open till August 26. If you don’t see another exhibition this year, make sure not to miss this one. It’s one of the best art exhibitions I have seen for years. It’s sublime!

….and while at PSAS hop in at my mate Tom’s Studio 37 cafe for great coffee and food.

Roel Loopers

BALSAMO’S FIRST FREO SOLO SHOW

Posted in art, exhibition, fremantle by freoview on April 5, 2017

 

The picollo Fremantle art gallery Galleria D’Arte West End at 38A Marine Terrace is celebrating its first anniversary tomorrow April 6 from 6pm with an exhibition by Italian-born Fremantle artist Roberto Balsamo.

The Drawings will be showing Balsamo’s wood sculptures and many small drawings. It is Roberto’s first solo exhibition since he arrived in Freo some 25 years ago.

Roel Loopers

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FAREWELL FREO SHOW AT ARTSOURCE TONIGHT

Posted in art, artsource, exhibition, fremantle, western australia by freoview on July 22, 2016

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After five years in WA American artist Audrey Tulimiero-Welch is returning home to the US.

She has a range of gorgeous artworks for sale from large canvases to smaller works on paper.

Over the past 15 years Audrey has been documenting her journey of Place as she explored, lived, and created in various locations around the world including Sumatra, Bangkok and Perth.

Audrey’s painting journey of her time in Perth is influenced by the topography of Western Australia, mapping Place through line, gesture, and colour.

Of her artwork she says “My works speak to ideas of transience and finding ones place. They attempt to comment on the process of immersion into a new country, with unfamiliar customs and codes. Similar to how cartography locates place, I use line, color, and layers to locate an abstract topography, leading the viewer to sites that are familiar and obscure, personal and universal”

Come along today, Friday from 6-9pm or Saturday 23rd July 11-4pm, Sunday 24th July 11-4pm and check out her work. The exhibition is at  Studio 33 at Artsource in the Old Customs House,  8 Phillimore St, Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

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BEC JUNIPER SHOW AT LINTON&KAY

Posted in art, bec juniper, exhibition, fremantle by freoview on April 21, 2015

Fremantle artist BEC JUNIPER‘s latest exhibition Strange Passion will open today in Perth at the Linton&Kay Gallery in the Old Perth Technical School at 137 St George’s Terrace.

This is what Bec has to say about her show:

I’m always amazed that Australia is a couple of Billion Years old and at any point while you’re out there in the field you could be walking on ground that has seen that amount of time pass by. In this exhibition I’ll be looking at ancient living rivers formed sometime before the continent separated from Antarctica, and places such as the sedimentary basins of the Murray, Gippsland and the Eucla. I’m thinking about rivers flowing backwards into the land, and the cretaceous period where Australia was divided by inland seas.

These things I explore with materials mimicking the water, the erosion constructing and deconstructing to resemble the event itself.

‘Strange passion’ is about my ongoing obsession with the landscape. It’s also framed by the paradox of being in such a young colony surrounded by unrivalled antiquity in the landscape, and viewing my place here in consideration of the original inhabitants.

Some confusion lies in the harshness and challenges to live in parts of this country, as experienced from the point of white settlement, the strangeness, the mystery, the dust, the bones and the ghosts. And one is easily bewildered through the warping of time and scale collectively etched into the landscape and memories of all who have ventured out there.

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