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DELIGHTFUL ABORIGINAL ART MARKET

Posted in aboriginal, art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre by freoview on April 9, 2017

There was a lot of interest for the REVEALED Aboriginal art market at the Fremantle Arts Centre on Saturday morning and rightly so, as there were many stunning artworks for sale.

There was a bit of buying frenzy which made a few people forget they were dealing with art as they disrespectfully stepped onto the canvasses that were displayed on the ground to try to find a bargain.

It is overall a lovely and colourful atmosphere though but I wished the music they played on the day was more traditional.

The cafe was pumping out coffee like a factory assembly line, so for them too it was a good day.

I love Aboriginal art and while it was hard to get a good look because of the big crowd it is a great showcase for indigenous art from some of the very remote communities, so I hope it will continue next year.

Roel Loopers

ABORIGINAL ART REVEALED AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in aboriginal, art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre by freoview on April 4, 2017

The REVEALED art market at the Fremantle Arts Centre last year was just fantastic so I am really looking forward to going there again this coming Saturday between 10am and 5 pm.

You can also go to the Aboriginal Artists in Conversation on Friday from 10-12 am and to the official opening that night from 6.30 pm.

As you can see above Aboriginal artists from all over WA will be offering their great work for sale.

Roel Loopers

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TOUGH TITTIES AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in culture, fremantle, fremantle arts centre by freoview on April 3, 2017

 

As promised I went to have a look at the ORANGE show in the Fremantle Arts Centre about Osho, Sheila and the Sannyas cult and the hundreds of people dressed in orange in Fremantle in the early 1980s.

It is more a historic show than an art exhibition, but it is very interesting to look at some of the photos and read some of the stories.

But I am far more interested in this coming Saturday’s REVEAL Aboriginal art market at the FAC as it was a great atmosphere last years and nice to catch up with some blackfella brothers and sisters from all over WA.

Roel Loopers

FREE-RANGE LOVE AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in fremantle, fremantle arts centre, religion by freoview on April 2, 2017

Happy hippy days at the Fremantle Arts Centre with the exhibition Orange: Sannyas in Fremantle about all the many lovers of the Indian guru Osho, also known as Bagwan, the leader of the Rajneesh movement and free-range sex who used to roam the streets of Freo, and there are still quite a few of them around.

We’re stepping back in time tonight with the opening of Orange Sannyas in Fremantle! Filled with new multimedia works, the exhibition investigates the legacy of the ‘Orange People’ – one of the most controversial religious movements to arrive in Australia.

I’ll have a look at the exhibition tomorrow and will report a bit more about it.

Roel Loopers

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MATHAS AND FEELS AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, culture, fremantle arts centre by freoview on March 26, 2017

Winter is approaching and that means the Sunday concerts at the Fremantle Arts Centre will stop soon, but today it is still on with MATHAS and his intricate lyrics and beats.

He will be joined by the new percussion-electro duo FEELS, so it should be a delightful afternoon in the lovely courtyard.

The cafe, pizza bar and drinks bar are open and so are the galleries.

Roel Loopers

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LUCY PEACH AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, culture, fremantle arts centre by freoview on March 19, 2017

It’s going to be a very pleasant 26 degrees this Sunday so a perfect day to head out to the Fremantle Arts Centre and enjoy the free courtyard music from 2-4 pm by Lucy Peach.

Fresh from winning the WAM Award for Best Folk Act 2016, Lucy will stun you with her epic vocals and evocative songwriting, weaving bitterly sweet tales of wayward love.

The pizza bar, cafe and bar will be open and of course there are exhibitions on, and the craft and gift shop is open.

See you there!

Roel Loopers

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KIMBERLEY BAND AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in aboriginal, art, fremantle arts centre, sculpture@bathers by freoview on March 12, 2017

 

Come and celebrate the massive Labor win with great music from the Kimberley at the Fremantle Arts Centre from 2-4 pm.

Family Shoveller Band  draw you into life in Bidyadanga, one of the largest Aboriginal communities in the Kimberley, with their joyous country, rock, ska and reggae party anthems.

First up are stories from deep in the Western Desert from the Irrunytju Band (WA).

 

More info: http://www.fac.org.au/whats-on/post/sunday-music-family-shoveller-band/

And there is more Aboriginal culture at the Sculpture@Bathers show at 6 pm when the 35 Jarrah trees will be burnt by Replants artist Bruce Abbott and people of the Noongar community.

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A WIDE SPAN OF ART AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, fremantle, fremantle arts centre, western australia by freoview on February 4, 2017

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SPAN is an intriguing and diverse exhibition at the Fremantle Arts Centre. The show by Andrew Sunley Smith, Tanya Lee, Clyde McGill, Susanna Castleden and Olga Cironis opened last night and is well worth a visit.

Combine it with the Sunday Music Session in the courtyard tomorrow from 2-4 pm and you’ll have a great creative Freo afternoon.

Roel Loopers

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DREAMTIME HIP HOP AND DONNA SIMPSON AT ARTS CENTRE

Posted in aboriginal, city of fremantle, concert, fremantle arts centre by freoview on January 29, 2017

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I am not sure what the weather is going to be like today as the rain did not arrive in Fremantle last night, so take the risk and head out to the Fremantle Arts Centre for the Sunday music session from 2-4 pm.

The Red Dirt Crew from the Norther Territory will perform hip hop, some in traditional language and about Dreamtime stories. This group comes from three remote communities, stretching 700 kilometres.

Also on this afternoon is our Freo songwriter folk singer Donna Simpson, so extend the One Day in Freo day into today and have some more fun!

Roel Loopers

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CHILL AT THE FREO ARTS CENTRE SUNDAY MUSIC

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, fremantle arts centre by freoview on January 22, 2017

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The Sunday Music Sessions in the courtyard of the Fremantle Arts Centre are very popular. It is a great community event for young and old and the perfect spot for catching up with friends.

This afternoon from 2-4 pm The Dashleys will hook you in with their charismatic blend of rich pop harmonies, rhythm, blues and rock.

Opening the show is captivating indie-folk songstress Helen Shanahan.

This is a free event, the pizza oven will be on and the cafe and bar are open, so come along and bring some friends!

Roel Loopers

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