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CAN FREMANTLE INDUSTRIAL ARTS PRECINCT BECOME A REALITY?

 

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A community working group came together at Stackwood on Monday afternoon to discuss if the dream of a Knutsford Industrial Arts Precinct can become a reality or if  the challenges are too daunting.

Architects, artists, planners and three Fremantle Councillors attended the meeting, as did Freo Mayor Brad Pettitt and CUSP Professor Peter Newman, and chair of the City’s Design Advisory Panel Geoffrey London.

The Mayor said the Knutsford Street area was an amazing precinct with amazing opportunities, but the question was what we want to create here and how do you compliment ‘making things’ work with the rest of the community?

Participants said a Fremantle Industrial Arts Quarter was all about place, people, creativity, resilience, community, heritage and innovation. It would be funky, green, amazing, economic, vibrant and sustainable.

Geoffrey London said it would need water-sensitive outcomes for infill developments and asked how can we make it into a sustainable precinct. He suggested to narrow the very wide roads which would create lots of recreational opportunities on the verges.

Participants suggested that housing that related to the industrial area with distinctive architecture should be considered, as is storm/grey and black water management solutions. There should be housing typologies for sustainability and density.

Peter Newman said the examples shown from European developments looked all the same, and I agree that many of these sustainable developments look monotonous. It is probably a challenge to create innovative and attractive buildings when one needs density to make it sustainable and affordable, so that would be a major challenge.

One huge challenge is the soil contamination of the area and how to remedy that, and also how to combine noisy industrial art studios next to residential housing. It is also important to combine living and working environment, so that artists can live where they work.

But how do we do it? A planning framework would be required, and community input, and State Government changing some of the suffocating planning rules.

People want bigger visions, and we need new governance and investment structures for these innovative ideas. Who has got the power to change the dynamics and create a culture of innovation?

Many of the warehouses are probably not worth saving but we should retain a warehouse typology in the precinct, and we need to be clear about the minimum standards we want to achieve and develop visual guidelines. What is the Knutsford style?

And the last speaker of the workshop said it would take five people who are willing to make less money to want to make a difference, to get it started.

It is a very challenging project and it will need a Heart of Beaconsfield style of approach to start finding practical, innovative and creative solutions. There is no doubt in my mind that the area has huge potential to become something special!

Roel Loopers

 

 

 

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FIRST TEDx FREMANTLE SOLD OUT IN 40 MINUTES

Posted in city of fremantle, community, fibonacci centre, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on August 16, 2018

 

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There will be a lot of disappointed people who were too late yesterday to secure a ticket for the very first TEDx Fremantle event on September 16. The event, in the Drilhall of Notre Dame University, sold out in 40 minutes although the ticket price was a high $ 65.00!

Events organisers said they will try to do a live streaming into another venue, but that is just not the same.

I am disappointed that I won’t be able to report about the event here on Freo’s View because I too was too late to buy a ticket. ;>(

Roel Loopers

THE SPEAKERS AT THE FIRST TEDx FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, communication, community, fibonacci centre, Uncategorized by freoview on August 15, 2018

 

 

The first ever TEDx Fremantle will be held on September 16 from 2-9pm at the Drillhall of Notre Dame University. Tickets are on sale now so go to the website or Facebook page to order.

The theme of the TEDx Fremantle day is Perception vs Reality and the speakers are:

Dr Noel Nannup

Dr Moira Clay – Happy Healthy Children Free of Brain Cancer 

Tammy Bux – It’s OK to Drop the Mask

Dr Sam Baron – The End of Time

Dr Paola Magni – When Justice Flies

James Eggleston – Power Ledger

Dr Emily Bird – The Antidote to Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

Anneka Pearton – Love thy Piano

Byron Joel – Regenerative Agriculture 

James Wickham – Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

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STEVE KILBEY AT FREO’S FIBONACCI CENTRE

Posted in concert, entertainment, fibonacci centre, fremantle, music, western australia by freoview on September 5, 2016

Steve Kilbey – Up Close and Personal @ The Fib
Wednesday 21 September, 7pm

Steve Kilbey can only be referred to as a polymath; a modern day renaissance man. Musician and hitmaker with his band The Church over the last 32 years, his solo career and many collaborations with some of Australia’s finest musicians have seen fans treated to an unrivalled catalogue of material.

From Jack Frost, in which he collaborated with the late Grant McLennan of the Go-Betweens, to more recent endeavours with Martin Kennedy and the Underground Lovers’ Glenn Bennie, Kilbey’s output is prolific.

While arguably at his creative peak musically, he has also come in to his own over the last decade as a visual artist, blogger and raconteur.

Inducted along with The Church in to the Australian Music Hall of Fame in 2010, Kilbey has also been lauded by recent polls which have declared his 1988 hit ‘Under The Milky Way’ the ‘greatest Australian song of all time’.

Bar and food will be for sale. No BYO!

Book now to avoid disappointment. Check out the Fibonacci Centre and Blinco Street Cafe Facebook pages!

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FOLK AND ROOTS AT THE FREO FIB

Posted in fibonacci centre, fremantle, music, western australia by freoview on June 10, 2016

Folk and Root June 12

The Fremantle FIBONACCI CENTRE is holding a Folk and Roots night this Sunday June 12 from 6 pm. Entry is only $ 10.00 and food will be available from the Blinco Street Cafe.

Enjoy the music of Steve Tallis, Fiona Heath, John McNair and Keith Anthonisz!

The Fib is a very cosy, eclectic and artistic venue, so finish the weekend there.

Roel Loopers

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STAY DRY AND WARM AT THE FIB FLEA MARKET

Posted in fibonacci centre, fremantle, markets, western australia by freoview on May 22, 2016

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There is more rain on the way this Sunday so if you want to connect with the community while staying dry and under cover, head to the FLEA MARKET at the Fibonacci Centre from 11.30 today.

The cosy Blinco Street Cafe will offer hot drinks and food to keep body and soul warm and the community ambience of it all will also warm the heart.

Before that though do all your fresh fruit and vegie shopping at the Growers Green. Open from 8 am till midday.

See you there!

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HAVE FUN AT THE FIB FLEA MARKET THIS SUNDAY

Posted in community, fibonacci centre, fremantle by freoview on April 22, 2016

As far as I am concerned Stephanie Hendricks is one of the loveliest people in Fremantle. The Blinco Street Cafe owner is organising The Fib Flea Market!  at the Fibonacci Centre in Blinco Street this Sunday 24th April 2016 from 11.30am.

Grab a steal at the one-day flea market in the central space.
Be entertained by LIVE music by local musician.
Meet the Fib resident artists in their studios.
Check out the new Spanda Yoga School and their cute little shop in their cosy studio.
Have a glorious cuppa and yummy food from the Blinco Street Cafe.

A lovely FREE fun- filled family day for all who love art, music, food and Fremantle. So FLEA on down to the wonderful world of the Fib!

Perfect fun for all the family on a long weekend so head down to The Fib on Sunday!

Roel Loopers

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CUTE STEPH ADDS MORE FUNK TO THE FIB CAFE

Posted in cafe, fibonacci centre, fremantle by freoview on January 12, 2015

I admit that I think young Stephanie Hendricks is one of the cutest people in Freo with her quirky smile, so of course I need to promote her new venture and urge the community to support the cafe.

Nestled away in the Knutsford Precinct of Fremantle lies the Fremantle Fibonacci Centre, a creative incubator and Perth’s first urban warehouse co-operative space that is home to resident artists as well as the Blinco Street Café.

At the helm of the NEW Blinco Street Café is owner Stephanie Hendricks, former Events and Marketing Coordinator of Kulcha Multicultural Arts of WA where she managed the 200-pax venue in Fremantle as well as coordinated events on premise and around the state like the Oz Concert held at the Government House Gardens. With 7 years of events management and marketing experience under her belt, this will be her first venture in the food and beverage sector.

The Blinco Street Café will be backed by a talented team of creative individuals, each masters of their own craft. Opening Wednesday to Sunday 7am to 3pm, the breakfast and lunch menu is centred around wholesome and health-conscious eating with emphasis on fresh produce, injected with a little Asian flair. Moroccan chef Aziz Oualkati has vast experience in kitchens around the world such as London and New Zealand. He will be backing up the breakfast/ lunch kitchen with his array of baked goods and sweets, served with a contagious smile.

The wood fired oven will be cranked up over Friday and Saturday evenings from 5pm to 10pm, producing gourmet pizzas from a menu created by self-proclaimed foodie/ café owner Stephanie, and made by a traditional Italian chef with 20 years of experience. Menu favourites include ‘The Quack Up’ – a deconstructed version of the Asian delicacy Peking Duck on a pizza, ‘The Fun Guy’ which has a medley of mushrooms on a garlic base topped with rocket and truffle oil, and ‘Miss Saigon’ which features an explosion of Vietnamese flavours on a plate, along with many other interesting marriages of ingredients.

With a passion for the arts, development of local musicians and the community, Stephanie will be working closely with The Fibonacci Centre owner Robby Lang in capturing these elements in this urban community space through various events and activities. Given the void in Perth venues following numerous closures over the last year, the combination of worldly offerings of tasty morsels from the café and the multi-purpose use of a creative community space, The Fib has a promising horizon of opportunities up ahead in 2015. The Fib will continually support artists and musicians, and welcome public and community use of the venue.

The Blinco Street Café opened on the 9th January 2015, with the Grand Opening date set for the 30th January. The café opens from 7am to 3pm, Wednesday to Sunday, and 5pm to 10pm on Friday and Saturday for pizzas on the deck.

 

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