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WONDERFUL ABORIGINAL ART AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

 

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If you missed the opening at the Fremantle Arts Centre last night of Bush Women 25 Years On go and see it! If you love good visual art, don’t mis it! If you love great Aboriginal art this is the show for you. It is wonderful, wonderful!

The show by some of the best known female indigenous Kimberley artists is a pure joy for the eye and the soul.

Stunning works by Paji Honeychild Yankkarr, Daisy Andrews, Queenie McKenzie Gara-Gara, Kanytjuri Bates, Tjingapa Davies, Pantjiti Mary McLean.

Another show by female local artists Holly Story and Kati Thamo is in the same building, so make sure to also view Running Deep.

The FAC cafe is open, so hide from the bad weather and do something for the soul and tummy!

Roel Loopers

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WINTER SHOWS AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on June 2, 2018

 

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I went to have a look at the new winter exhibitions at the Fremantle Arts Centre yesterday and liked the GIFTED show of works donated to the City of Fremantle by art collector Mary Harrison Hill.

The works of Paul Hinchcliffe, Jurek Wybranec, Trevor Vickers, Karl Wiebke and Theo Koning made memories flood back, as these artists started to make a name for themselves in the early 1980s when my then partner Brigitte Braun opened her ARTPLACE gallery in Claremont.

In the next gallery are some large works by Caspar Fairhall, who was a graphic designer I did photography assignments for in the 1980s, and as I remembered during a sleepless night last night, I also shot his lovely low-key wedding in the small garden at the back of his house in Maylands. His wife Helen was the curator for the Wesfarmers art collection.

I did not connect at all with the very large video sound show in the main gallery and hallway that ….creating visual interpretations of unseen worlds… I am clearly not intelligent enough to feel a connection with this kind of conceptual art.

There is another gallery with projections and the walls lit up by small electric candles, that is about the human ability to deny death and mortality and mirrors our denial of climate change.

Go and have a look for yourself as art is a very personal taste, and while there have a nice coffee or meal in the courtyard.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE SEEKS MANAGER ARTS&CULTURE

 

The City of Fremantle offers you the opportunity to become a valued team member in an organisation committed to its people and community. Consider us when planning your next career move and help us make Fremantle a great people place and a great place to work.
Position details
Position number: 75_18
Applications close: 16/05/2018
Type of appointment: fixed term full time
Business unit: Arts and Culture
Description

Fixed term, 4 years, full time

Remuneration package:  $141,400 – $162,000 per annum inclusive of superannuation.

 

  • Develop and deliver the City’s Culture and Arts Plan
  • Develops programs which drive development and support for arts organisations
  • Manage and oversee the arts grant funding program

The Organisation

The City of Fremantle is located approx. 18km southwest of the Perth CBD and is home to about 31,000 people. It includes the suburbs of Beaconsfield, Fremantle, Hilton, North Fremantle, O’Connor, Samson, South Fremantle and White Gum Valley across an area of 19sq km.

Bounded by the Swan River and the Indian Ocean, Fremantle is widely regarded as Perth’s second city and is still home to the state’s busiest and most important cargo port. Fremantle’s unique character is captured by its landscape, heritage architecture, music, arts, culture, iconic festivals, retail stores, markets, cafés and restaurants, which all contribute to its village-style atmosphere. It is the most visited tourist destination in WA outside Perth CBD.

Fremantle has developed a reputation for being gritty, eclectic and quirky as well as creative, musical and artistic. This experience is reflected in the City’s four aspirational brand pillars: eclectic and quirky, culturally significant, vibrant: and welcoming and inclusive.

The City of Fremantle employs more than 400 people and delivers a diverse range of over 100 services to the community.

 

The Position

We are seeking a dynamic, strategic thinking and collaborative professional to lead the Arts and Culture team.  We are seeking a leader experienced in planning and the delivery of innovation and contemporary arts and festivals thinking who will be responsible for new and enhanced approaches to servicing our Arts and Culture community.

Reporting to the Director Community Development, you will lead, develop and deliver the culture and arts plan for the City of Fremantle, including public art, festivals and events and the Fremantle Arts Centre.

With outstanding leadership and people skills, you will be able to work collaboratively, building positive and proactive networks across a range of stakeholders.  Experience in leading teams will be essential, as will a proven ability to manage in a local government setting.

To discuss this opportunity in more detail please contact the Director Community Development Fiona Hodges on 9432 9619.  Applications close 5pm Wednesday 16 May 2018.

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SPARE PARTS AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA THIS WEEKEND

 

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Two cultural highlights for Fremantle this weekend. At the Shipwrecks Museum Spare Parts Puppet Theatre will start the Tom Vickers and the Extraordinary Adventure of his Missing Sock, while the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra will perform with clarinetist Michael Hodgkins in the Fremantle Townhall this Sunday.

….and more cultural greatness: Fremantle Arts Centre has confirmed its position as one of Perth’s most popular concert venues, with ticket sales for events over the next few months topping $1.2 million.
The historic venue will host Welsh rockers Stereophonics on 5 May, Angus and Julia Stone on 26-27 May and Vance Joy on 23-24 September.
City of Fremantle Arts and Culture Manager Pete Stone said combined the three acts had sold more than 15,000 tickets.

Roel Loopers.

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STUNNING ABORIGINAL ART AT REVEALED MARKET

 

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No doubt Pauline Hanson would not agree with the wonderful, wonderful REVEALED Aboriginal art market and exhibition at the Fremantle Arts Centre today because there is too much emphasis on Aboriginal people.

Well, Pauline, if you want to ignore 50,000 years of a beautiful people and culture and their long history in Australia just please your own ignorance. For people like me REVEALED is a great opportunity to see art from the desert, the Kimberley and down South and connect with our indigenous friends.

The atmosphere in the courtyard is fantastic and half of Perth came out to buy some stunning Aboriginal art, so go and join them!

Roel Loopers

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ALL REVEALED ABOUT ABORIGINAL ART AT FAC

Posted in aboriginal, art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on April 6, 2018

 

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The amazing annual REVEALED exhibition and art market by Aboriginal artists from remote communities starts tomorrow at the Fremantle Arts Centre with the delightful artmarket in the courtyard.

Hundreds of outstanding artworks will be on display and for sale and many of the artists will be present.

All the galleries will also display the works, so make sure to visit the FAC as it is a great opportunity to connect with WA’s indigenous artists and culture and purchase one of the works.

This once-a-year opportunity to buy art directly from emerging and established Aboriginal artists has become a firm favourite on the FAC calendar and definitely not to be missed. Bringing together artists from all over WA, with works starting from $50 and all profits from sales returning to the makers and art centres, this is a great chance to purchase quality new artworks.

Browse a range of craft and artworks, including paintings, textiles, woven items, artefacts, clothing, ceramics, jewellery and more in the beautiful surrounds of FAC’s Front Garden.

Sat 7 Apr | 10am–5pm | Free Entry

Roel Loopers

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DIAMOND SONGS OF LOVE AND DEATH

Posted in city of fremantle, concert, culture, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on March 25, 2018

 

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WA’s Jacob Diamond has recently emerged as one of the foremost singer songwriters in the west. His alt-folk sound is characterised with huge melodies and incisive lyrics, as he sings bold songs about love and death.

He will be performing at the free courtyard Sunday music session at the Fremantle Arts Centre today from 2-4 pm.

Now hoping the weather will clear up as it is quite dull out there with spots of rain.

Roel Loopers

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ENJOY FREE FREO ARTS CENTRE MUSIC

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on March 18, 2018

 

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It is a delightful autumn day in Fremantle. The sky is blue, the sun is shining and it’s going to be a mild 27C degrees, so why not head for the Fremantle Arts Centre this afternoon for one of the last free courtyard concerts of the season.

Andrew Winton and Dave Brewer will be on stage so that guarantees great music in the lovely setting.

Andrew Winton & Dave Brewer’s Electric Blues Dancehall will deliver an exuberant, full band blues party. Get your dancing shoes ready for an afternoon of up-tempo rhythm and blues.

The cafe, pizza bar and bar ill be open, so relax, chill, enjoy!

Roel Loopers

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DOM MARIANI AT FREO ARTS CENTRE TODAY

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized, western australia by freoview on March 11, 2018

 

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Music legend Dom Mariani will be performing with The Majestic Kelp at the Fremantle Arts Centre free courtyard music session today from 2-4pm.

Dom Mariani and The Majestic Kelp are one of Australia’s great instrumental outfits, who combine a love of surf guitar, blues and psychedelic sounds.

This performance will celebrate the release of the band’s fourth album Hi-Seas.

Roel Loopers

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JoJo ABOT CONCERT AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on March 4, 2018

 

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Spoil yourselves this beautiful long weekend and head out to the Fremantle Arts Centre this afternoon to listen to JoJo Abot from Ghana.

The singer-songwriter is capturing attention worldwide with her experimental blend of electronica, afrobeat, jazz, neo-soul, house and reggae.

Her vocals are hypnotic and her presence is mesmerising.

The FREE concert is on in the lovely FAC courtyard from 2-4pm. The cafe, pizza bar and bar will be open and the WATER exhibition is still on and well worth seeing.

Roel Loopers

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