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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

 

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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.

Roel Loopers

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GOOD WINTER SHOWS AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, fremantle arts centre, history, Uncategorized by freoview on June 9, 2019

 

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There are five new exhibitions at the Fremantle Arts Centre so perfect to visit on a cold winter day.

There are shows by Trever Richards, James Angus, Dai-Rong Lee and former harbourmaster Captain George Forsyth and a show of Harbour images.

It is a shame that for conservation reasons the old photos and artworks of Fremantle harbour are in a very dark room and I did find it impossible to see much of the details, so that was very disappointing.

Roel Loopers

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DIVERSE WINTER SHOWS AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, exhibition, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on June 4, 2019

 

 

The Fremantle Arts Centre WINTER EXHIBITIONS will be opened by WA Governor Kim Beazley this Friday June 7 at 6.30pm.

It will be a diverse offering of works by Trevor Richards, James Angus and Dai-Rong Lee, with another exhibtion of paintings and photographs of Fremantle harbour, plus one of  the historic works of pilot painter Captain George Forsyth.

Sounds fascinating, so I’ll definitely be going to the FAC to view the exhibitions.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE WINTER FESTIVAL PORT IN A STORM

 

Fremantle is well served in the West Australian today with a full page interview with Nicole Lockwood the Chair of the WestPort Taskforce which are looking into the future of Fremantle Port and a new port at Kwinana. Good read!

Freo is also getting a wrap about the new winter Fremantle Festival, but strange that info was not released to local media as well, so I’ll ‘quote’ from The West.

The Fremantle Festival will be held for the first time in its 113 years during winter from July 12-22 and it is called 10 Nights In Port.

Freo festival co-ordinator Kathryn Taylor told the West that they “wanted it to be the harbour in a storm” where the community warmth at the fire. That means people will be able to enjoy glasshouses and relax in a steamy hot bath while enjoying entertainment. Sounds corny and a bit like the swimming pools at the Big Bash 20/20 cricket.

The Hidden Treasures music festival in the West End will grow with Future Treasures at Freo.Social to nurture young bands, while the Festival Club will be in the Moore&Moore cafe in Henry Street.

The late Bathers Beach ceramicist Joan Campbell will be honoured with Fired Up, where people will make small vessels at the Fremantle Arts Centre and taken to Bathers Beach where they are fired in an outdoor kiln.

There is a lot of other stuff and I hope there will be plenty of free things to do and not just ticketed events lower income people can’t afford to enjoy.

Roel Loopers

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GREAT ABORIGINAL ART REVEALED AT FAC

Posted in aboriginal, art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, indigenous, Uncategorized by freoview on April 13, 2019

 

 

You still have three hours to get to the REVEALED Aboriginal Art Market at the Fremantle Arts Centre.

New and emerging Aboriginal artists from all over WA, and some of the remotest communities, exhibit their work and many of them are there in person, so say g’day.

A big mob of art lovers was waiting this morning before the gates were opened and I heard that there was a massive crowd at the official opening last night as well.

It is on till 5pm today, so hurry!

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ENJOY THE GORGEOUS FREO SUNDAY!

 

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It is going to be another gorgeous Fremantle Sunday so why not start the day this morning at the lovely Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road in Beaconsfield.

It is open from 8am till noon with live music, fairies, face painting , Farmer Damian animal touch farm, fresh produce, great breakfast, coffee, lunch, organic fruit and vegies, etc.

The Growers Green is what Freo is all about!

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The last of the Fremantle Arts Centre Sunday Music courtyard sessions is on for this season with Grace Barbe, the queen of tropical rhythms. It’s free from 2-4pm and the cafe, pizza bar and bar are open.

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MYSTERIOUS TROUBADOUR AT FREO ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, concert, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on March 9, 2019

 

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There are not many free Sunday courtyard music sessions left this season at the Fremantle Arts Centre, so go and enjoy it tomorrow.

Mysterious Australian troubadour Archer (VIC) harks back to a bygone era. His bush ballads and curious road tales are delivered with rakish charm and dirt under the fingernails. Archer will be joined by a one-off WA folk supergroup.

The BOM forecast for tomorrow is patchy rain in the morning and then clearing with a max of 29 degrees, so perfect to sit under the trees and enjoy some food and wine from the cafe, bar and pizza bar.

Roel Loopers

MARKET UNDER TREES AND PAPAYA TREE IN FREO

 

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It’s the long WA Labour Day weekend, so no reason not to be out and about in Fremantle on Sunday, as most of us won’t have to turn up for work on Monday or get the kids to school early.

Autumn has started and it was pleasantly cool this morning, so why not head out between 8am and noon to the fantastic Growers Green Farmers Market at Fremantle College on Lefroy Road in Beaconsfield.

It is the first Sunday of the month, so that means it is a big market with additional art&craft stalls, etc.

There is plenty of fresh produce, breads, pastries, eggs, organic and vegan food and of course yummy, coffee, breakfast and lunch on the menu.

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From 2-4pm NSW youngsters Papaya Tree will be performing their mix of reggae, funk, rock and jazz in the Fremantle Arts Centre courtyard. It is a FREE concert!

The cafe, pizza bar and bar will be open and there are some great new exhibitions as well.

Roel Loopers

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CLAY IDOLS AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, exhibition, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on February 25, 2019

 

 

There is a very colourful exhibition on in the main gallery of the Fremantle Arts Centre. IDOLS is part of the Perth Festival and created by Si Lankan-born Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran and Renee So, who was born in Hong Kong, grew up in Melbourne and is now based in London.

The figurative ceramics are very impressive and “Investigate and challenge cultural conventions and gender stereotypes”

The FAC information talks about “The exhibition provides a forum for dialogue around the use of clay and the appropriation of folklore and art history, with both artists drawing influences from different times and places”

The exhibition is on till March 31, so plenty of time to view it.

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FREE AFTERNOON SUNDAY CONCERTS IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, culture, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on February 24, 2019

 

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Harbour Sundays

 

Music lovers can enjoy two free concerts this afternoon and early evening in Fremantle.

Bluegrass Parkway will be playing in the courtyard of the Fremantle Arts Centre from 2-4pm and the cafe, pizza bar and bar will be open.

From 5pm on the Harbour Sundays on the deck of the Maritime Museum will be offering the Odette Mercy Trio and Dilip ‘n the Davs, so go and enjoy the sunset there.

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