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WONDERFUL SHAUN TAN PAINTINGS AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, BOOKS, city of fremantle, culture, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on November 25, 2019

 

FAC 5

 

There is an exhibition of wonderful paintings by Shaun Tan at the Fremantle Arts Centre.

The works are the original paintings for Tan’s most recent book Tales from the Inner City, which tells the story about the relationship between humans and animals.

There is also another good show Western Current with works by local artists which is well worth seeing.

I could not at all connect with the third show Preppers, which is about people all over the world preparing for the end of civilisation.  If I believed civilisation is about to end I’d order two cases of Grange Hermitage and drink myself into oblivion. ;>)

Roel Loopers

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WARDARNJI ABORIGINAL FESTIVAL TONIGHT

 

The annual WARDARNJI Aboriginal Festival is on at the Fremantle Arts Centre this evening from 6.30pm. Gates open at 5.30pm.

Aboriginal dance, music, food, is perfect for this warm Saturday evening, so don’t miss it!

Over 100 dancers will perform traditional Noongar dances as well as original, contemporary pieces which take you to the heart of our rich cultural history. Dance groups involved include Middar, Wadumbah, Kwarbah Djookian, Kwobidak Yok Kenning, Mungart Yongah, Koolangkas Kreate, Djiripin Djindas and Bigirrda Dancers.

A highlight of this year’s Wardarnji will be the Story of the Wargyl who weaved through the land in the Dreamtime and created our waterways in Noongar country. The story will be narrated and performed by a giant Wargyl puppet.

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QUIET READING CONTEMPLATION AT THE FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in book, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, reading, Uncategorized by freoview on October 13, 2019

 

reading

 

Books are one of the great pleasures in my life. I love escaping where my mind does not turn to other thoughts, and only reading books does that for me.

So when I noticed this man quietly reading in the hustle of the Fremantle Arts Centre, just before the Sunday courtyard music session started, I could not resist to take a photo, because it reminded me of the many photos taken of me when I was a child sitting somewhere in a corner reading a book.

Reading books inspired me to travel. Reading books made me aware of other cultures and countries, and reading books gave me the confidence to leave home and move to Germany, and many years later migrate to Australia.

Reading books by so many different international writers made me believe that most people on earth are good people, and nothing I have experienced in the 70 years of my life has changed that belief.

Read! It’s good for you!

Roel Loopers

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FREO’S BEST MARKET AND BEST MUSIC SESSION

 

FAC concert

 

It is going to be a pleasant Sunday so start the day at the Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College in Lefroy Road from 8am till midday, and after that make your way to the Fremantle Arts Centre for the free courtyard music session from 2-4pm that features JAMILLA and FEELS.

Jamilla (WA) combines haunting soul vocals, self-produced R&B beats and chill-wave synths to create a beautiful and seamless brand of nu-soul music. With an intense and captivating stage presence and emotive, politically charged lyrics, Jamilla expresses her appreciation for human vulnerability and invites you to experience hers.

Jamilla’s joined on this double bill by Feels (WA). Two dynamic women, one four-octave electronic marimba/xylophone, 11 different drum pads and up to six sticks hitting the triggers at any time – Feels are the boundary-pushing, award-winning duo who combine their training in classical percussion with a unique production style. They have been pioneering a whole new sound and setting the performance standard for live electronic.

The cafe, bar and pizza bar will be open.

Roel Loopers

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FREO ARTS CENTRE COURTYARD MUSIC IS BACK

 

Junkadelic

 

‘YEEEEAAAAHHH!!!!! The first of the free Fremantle Arts Centre Courtyard Music sessions starts today from 2-4pm, so make sure to head out that way.

The highly energetic and invigorating Junkadelic Brass Band will start of the summer season so it will be a great session.

The Fremantle Arts Centre says: The Junkadelic Brass Band Junkadelic Brass Band (WA) combines a smoking hot brass section, electric bass and sassy soul vocals with hard-hitting recycled percussion to bring you an upbeat blend of street rhythms. Taking inspiration from traditional New Orleans street music, Junkadelic combines funky grooves with Latin and hip-hop flavours.

See you at the FAC. Cage, oizza bar and bar will all be open, so relax, enjoy, have fun!

FAC courtyard music is on every Sunday during the summer months.

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FANTASTIC FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE PRINT AWARD

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on September 23, 2019

 

 

After a very busy weekend I finally had the chance to go and see the FAC Print Award at the Fremantle Arts Centre and I recommend it highly.

It is one of the best FAC Print Awards I have seen in years and is well worth a visit.

I already mentioned on Thursday evening the winners so just want to mention my personal favourites in the great show.

I love Eva Fernadez’ Raven Family, Deanna Mitti’s Assimilated Museum Installation, Clyde McGill’s The Requiem Songs, and Judith Martinez Rorschach and the Sea.

Everyone will have their own favourite artwork in the show, so don’t miss it!

Roel Loopers

 

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NATURE’S COLOURFUL ART

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, nature, Uncategorized by freoview on September 23, 2019

 

 

A bit of colour of the beautiful flowers at the Fremantle Arts Centre is the right start of the week on a lovely warm Monday.

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WINNER OF FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE PRINT AWARD

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on September 19, 2019

 

Print Award

 

The Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2019 winner was announced this evening. And the winner is……….

NSW artist Rew Hanks has won this year’s FAC Print Award for his work Gone Fishing East of Faskrudfjordur.

Hanks takes home $16,000 with the work acquired for the City of Fremantle Art Collection.

NT artist Eunice Napanangka Jack was awarded second prize. Congratulations to the winners and all 56 finalists!

The exhibition is open daily until Sun 10 Nov.

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SCI-FI ART AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on August 3, 2019

 

 

There are two new exhibitions on at the Fremantle Arts Centre, so go for a wander there.

OTHER SUNS is cult sci-fi cinema and art, and focuses on the underbellies of science fiction: the hybrid, the noisy, the forbidden, and the venacular. It’s one of those left of field art shows one either likes or hates, and it left me ambivalent, but I blame the intolerance of old age for that, so decide for yourselves.

More to my liking are some old works by one of my favourite WA artists Stuart Elliott.

Roel Loopers

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SOME COLOUR TO START A WET WEEK

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, rain, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on June 10, 2019

 

lightbox

 

We have had very decent rain the last three days and there are many more showers to come all week so the gardens can’t stop smiling, and I hope the same applies to our farmers.

So to start the wet week a bit of colour for you. It is the lightbox in the children’s creative section at the Fremantle Arts Centre.

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