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SPECIAL SUNDAY MARKET AND JAZZ

 

Carboot Sale

 

GOOD SUNDAY MORNING FREO!

The Fremantle Growers Green Farmers Market has got a special Carboot Sale on today.

Head out to Annie Street in Beaconsfield for the lovely community ambience, fresh produce, live local music and much more between 8am and midday.

Freom 2-4pm the Sunday courtyard music session is on at the Fremantle Arts Centre with relaxing jazz by Fat Sparrow.

The cafe and bar are open, and the pizza oven hot, so chill out.

Roel Loopers

HAVE A FREO FUNDAY!

 

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It’s going to be a pleasant 33 degrees today, so perfect for the outdoors.

Start your Sunday with breakfast, live music and great fresh produce at the GROWERS GREEN FARMERS MARKET at Annie Street, Beaconsfield between 8am and midday.

Then from 2-4pm the Bambuseae Rhythm Section will perform at the free courtyard session in the Fremantle Arts Centre.

They are a lively eight-piece fusing blues, funk, afrobeat, jazz and reggae. With their vivacious rhythms, pulsating baselines and raucous horns.

When you are in the area walk up to Cantonment Hill where the Fremantle Sea Rescue has open day of the Signal Station from 1-5 pm.

And after that the Fly by Night Sunday session is on from 5-10pm.

Have a Freo fun day!

 

Roel Loopers

ANOTHER GREAT FREMANTLE SUNDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, entertainment, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on October 15, 2017

 

This Way North

 

It is going to be a great day in Fremantle, so why not start at the Growers Green Farmers Market this morning. It’s on from 8am to midday at Annie Street, Beaconsfield.

After that visit one of our many lovely local cafes and then from 2-4 pm relax in the courtyard of the Fremantle Arts Centre, where Victorian duo This Way North will entertain us with soulful vocals and alt-pop melodies, combined with solid groove based drumming.

They are sometimes likened to the Black Keys and Tame Impala.

Also performing at the FAC this afternoon is Belle Harvey. who will be singing alt-country and folk tales.

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And if you need more after that, Jook Joint is performing at the National Hotel from 3.30-6.30 pm.

 

Roel Loopers

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RELAXED FREO ARTS CENTRE SUNDAY MUSIC

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on October 8, 2017

 

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Spending Sunday afternoons at the Fremantle Arts Centre is one of my favourite things to do.

The Sunday Music sessions have such a relaxed community ambience, with kids running around, people sitting on the grass, while the smoke from the pizza oven keeps the flies away.

Today was just lovely with great blues by Lightning Jack and Old Blood, and the sun was out, so a perfect Freo day!

 

Roel Loopers

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FREO ARTS CENTRE SUNDAY MUSIC SESSIONS ARE BACK!

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on October 7, 2017

 

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The SUNDAY MUSIC sessions in the Fremantle Arts Centre courtyard have started again and tomorrow OLD BLOOD will be on stage from 2-4pm.

Old Blood are widely regarded as one of the best live acts in WA, beating a path into the hearts and minds of their audiences thanks to their modern blues stylings and the captivating stage presence of front man Tony Papa-Adams.

They’re supported by Lightning Jack, showcasing his fresh roots sound driven by heavy slide guitar.

The cafe, bar and pizza bar will all be open, so be there for this great family event and fantastic community afternoon!

 

Roel Loopers

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GREAT FREMANTLE PRINT AWARD

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on September 24, 2017

 

 

The annual Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award exhibition is on and it is outstanding, so don’t miss it!

In my opinion it is one of the most excellent print award shows we have had for years.

Winner of the City of Fremantle $ 16,000 first prize was the huge four-metre print Keeping the Bastards Honest by Evan Pank of New South Wales.

The $ 6,000 second prize was awarded to Valerie Sparks of Victoria for her moody Prospero’s Island SouthWest.

Judges were Rebecca Beardmore of NSW,  FAC curator Andre Lipscombe and Franchesca Cubillo of the ACT.

 

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COPYRIGHT ISSUES AT FREO ELECTION

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on August 21, 2017

 

Photographer Gnangarra Lake is not very happy with Fremantle mayoral election candidate Ra Stewart’s use of his dingo flour mill photo as the header for her campaign Facebook page. He wrote:

Gnangarra Lake I love to see businesses, potential Politicians, and their staff supporting local artists they can start by respecting the copyright holders and licensing conditions of the images they use, just like that lovely photograph of mine of Dingo Flour you have been using as the banner of your facebook page for the last 6 weeks, who shall I invoice for its use contrary to its publish copyright license, for which you have by uploading it facebook you also granted others the right to use that image without paying any royalties. Artists have a right to respected, as well as appreciated.

Stewart posted a photo about the City of Melville annual art award, saying she “would love to see an annual arts award happening in the City of Fremantle” and Gnangarra Lake posted his comments there.

The mayoral candidate does not seem to appreciate that there is already a City of Fremantle annual national FAC Print Award that is very highly regarded. It has been held for over 40 years and is the richest and most prestigious print award in Australia, with a first prize of $ 16,000 and second prize of $ 6,000. It is held at the Fremantle Arts Centre, as the name suggests.

The Fremantle print award is distinctly different from the often mediocre art awards many councils put up every year, because it is of a much higher standard than that of most councils, with the exception of a few.

The internet has caused a lot of copyright abuse and people using other people’s creative images for their own often unauthorised use, so my sympathy is with Gnangarra Lake. Photographers, artists, designers, musicians, etc. have a right and need to get paid and credited for their work, as it is their profession and income source.

The photo is on Wikimedia with following conditions:

Attribution: Photographs by Gnangarra…commons.wikimedia.org
You are free:

  • to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to remix – to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:

  • attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).

 

 

I just received this comment to my blog from Gnangarra Lake at 3.38 pm so in fairness to Ra Stewart I’ll publish it here as readers might otherwise not see it:

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gnangarra.wordpress.comx
gnangarra@gmail.com
125.209.163.249
The issue was resolved Ra has given credit as per the licensing terms on the image on Wikipedia. Ra has also graciously acknowledge the error and is making a donation to a charity

 

Roel Loopers

FREO ARTS CENTRE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER JOB

Posted in art, city of fremantle, employment, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on August 16, 2017

 

Communications Officer Fremantle Arts Centre

Ref. 14_18
Permanent Part Time (30 hours per week)
Hourly range – $29.52 – $35.84 per hour plus superannuation

Fremantle Arts Centre is looking for an energetic, savvy Communications officer for Marketing, Publicity and Communications.

FAC is an ambitious multi-arts organisation committed to developing audiences and supporting artists.

Working with the Communications Coordinator, the officer will support and promote FAC’s high quality visual arts, music, artists’ residencies, courses, events and audience development programs.

The successful applicant will have a passion for the arts, outstanding written communication skills and public relations and/or marketing experience (or similar). We’re looking for a strategic digital and social media guru who can create high quality, engaging content tailored to FAC’s different program areas and respective audiences.

Relevant qualifications or experience is essential.

For more information and to apply for these vacancies please visit our website (ref Career Opportunities) or send your application attention to to PO Box 807, Fremantle WA 6959. Should you require additional information about this position contact Fremantle Arts Centre Communications Coordinator on 9432 9564.  Applications close Wednesday 30 August 2017.

I WAS HERE ON A STRANGE ISLAND

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on July 26, 2017

 

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The Fremantle Arts Centre has two new good and interesting exhibitions on, so make sure to visit!

Ian Strange is based in Perth and New York and shows the world premiere of his latest exhibition ISLAND.

Strange sees the home as a symbol of family, community and safety and approaches it through the metaphor of the desert island, a place of refuge and sovereignty but simultaneously entrapment.

I WAS THERE is a group show by Kate McMillan, Yhonnie Scarce, Alex Seton, Tom Buckland, Wanda Gillespie, and Amy Spiers.

This exhibitions turns conventional history on its head and reflects on the continual remarking of history.

It is a fascinating commentary on history itself and our relationship to the past.

 

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SUICIDE ART IS NOT FOR CHILDREN

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on July 4, 2017

 

The Fremantle Arts Centre acted swiftly on a complaint by the Liberal Member for Tangney Ben Morton and has put an attendent in front of the controversial suicide exhibit he wrote about in the West Australian today.

There were already signs warning that the video created by artist Roxby Smith is not suitable for children, and barriers now make visitors even more aware that part of the show is challenging.

I commented about this when I reviewed the entire new shows at the FAC a couple of weeks ago.

While I believe art should be challenging instead of being mere decorative, I personally find the suicide video, where an animation of a woman shoots herself in the head multiple times in different street locations, tasteless and not at all helpful to having a serious discussion about mental health and all the reasons why people feel they have no option but to take their own life.

I reluctantly show some screen shots of the video so that those who can’t get to the FAC know what I am talking about.

This is definitely not a video children should be viewing so keep them away from it!

Roel Loopers

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