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MINISTER LAUNCHES FREMANTLE HIGH TIDE SHOW

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle festival, Uncategorized by freoview on October 17, 2017

 

 

The Hon. David Templeman, WA Minister for Local Government, Heritage, Culture and the Arts this morning officially launched the High Tide show of the Fremantle Festival, with local member Simone McGurk and Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt.

Templeman said it was great to see the City of Fremantle once again leading the way, and  is a fantastic opportunity to showcase WA’s unique artistic talent.

It also allows for partnerships with international artists, such as Felice Varini who is creating the site-specific Arcs D’Ellipse along historic High Street.

Artistic director Tom Mueller of PS Art Space was there, as were many local artists, all in awe of the brilliant Varini artwork in progress.

Disappointingly yesterday’s big storm and rain has damaged the yellow foil on the Townhall, and that is due to the anti-graffiti surface of the newly-restored building, Felice Varini told me.

 

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GREAT FREMANTLE CIRCLES OF ART

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle festival, Uncategorized by freoview on October 16, 2017

 

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The amazing artwork Arcs D’Ellipse in Fremantle’s historic High Street by Felice Varini is progressing well. One now starts seeing the shapes of the circles all along the street when viewed from the steps to the Roundhouse.

It is quite mind-boggling to see the use of perspective so well, when at street level one only sees small areas of yellow on buildings, but when combined, and looking down the street they all connect. When the work is finished they will be large circles.

This High Tide public art project is part of the Fremantle Festival that will open in two weeks time on October 27.

 

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FREO HIGH STREET ART PROJECT

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle festival, Uncategorized by freoview on October 11, 2017

 

 

The Arcs D’Ellipse yellow and white circles by artist Felice Varini in Fremantle’s High Street are slowly taking shape.

The work is part of the HITIDE project of the Fremantle Festival and will no doubt attract many people to Fremantle.

Best vantage point will be from the step to the Roundhouse, so make sure to also visit WA’s oldest public building while you are there.

 

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FREMANTLE THE ARTY CITY

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle festival, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on October 10, 2017

 

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Raindrops on a table at the Fremantle Lapa restaurants in High Street created a nice arty photo for me this morning.

The blue reminded me of my first solo exhibition at the Delaney Galleries in Perth in 1990. The show was all about the magnificent WA sky with man-made objects in it. I took the show to Germany in 1991 at the Keresztes Gallery in Nuremberg, where it sold out.

This year’s Fremantle Festival will revisit an idea I had in 2004 where I projected photos on the Fremantle Port building as part of FotoFreo.

Artist Jo Darbyshire’s projection show Ships in the Night is part of the Freo festival this year and she will project the names of the ships that visited, she recorded for a year.

 

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YELLOW CIRCLES ART FOR FREMANTLE FESTIVAL

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle festival, Uncategorized by freoview on October 10, 2017

 

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A small section of the Fremantle Townhall is coloured yellow. It is part of the Fremantle Festival artwork Arcs D’Ellipses by artist Felice Varini.

The huge circles will be ‘painted’ with paper all along High Street and will create a fantastic artwork when viewed from the Roundhouse steps.

It will be on show from late October till mid November, so make sure to come into town for it then.

 

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NO COMMUNITY PARADE AT FREMANTLE FESTIVAL

Posted in city of fremantle, community, festivals, fremantle festival, Uncategorized by freoview on September 22, 2017

 

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There will be no Festival Parade at this year’s Fremantle Festival, because of lack of public interest. Instead there will be a shopping kart race to support St Patrick’s at Kings Square on the last Sunday of the festival.

The Fremantle Festival appears to be moving away from the traditional community festival to a more sophisticated and classy, fully curated, festival, but the risk is that it will leave sections of the community behind.

More ticketed events mean that people on low incomes miss out, as is already the case with the Perth International Arts Festival, that has become unaffordable to many.

I am not at all certain that a small city like Fremantle should move away from a community festival and try to compete with the capital city of WA.

We should embrace the difference and Freo’s uniqueness, instead of wanting to do the same as other festival cities do.

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BAD SIGN FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle festival, local government by freoview on December 20, 2016

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Last week I complained about event organisers and traffic management companies leaving signs behind, but the City of Fremantle is not any better.

The Fremantle Festival Parade was on Sunday November 6 but six weeks later on December 19 this sign is still stuck to the parking sign in the Henderson Street mall. During that time parking and community safety officers would have walked past there many times a day, so why did no one notice it?

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FREO FESTIVAL PARADE SLIDESHOW

Posted in fremantle, fremantle festival, photography by freoview on November 6, 2016

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ECLECTIC FREMANTLE FESTIVAL PARADE PHOTOS

Posted in city of fremantle, community, fremantle festival, photography by freoview on November 6, 2016

The Fremantle Festival Parade 2016 was everything I like about Freo. I believe the photos show that much better than I can write about it.

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HAVE A FUN FREO DAY AT FESTIVAL PARADE!

Posted in city of fremantle, community, fremantle festival by freoview on November 6, 2016

 

It is the last, and in my opinion best, day of the Fremantle Festival for this year with the Festival Parade starting at 4pm from the Roundhouse to wind all throughout the inner city.

It finishes with the big  NO ZU closing party at Kings Square from 6pm where it will be impossible not to want to dance to the invigorating sounds of this Melbourne ‘underground’ group with wild horns, Latin percussions, great vocals and delight in their “art-damaged sounds”

The Festival Parade is where the Fremantle community comes together every year to show our passion, compassion, creativity and multiculturalism. The school kids will be there and the fairies but of course also protest groups. Expect a huge float from the Roe 8 and Perth Freight Link opponents and if that is a cause you are passionate about, join them!

Above all, have fun, connect, share, and have a fantastic Freo day!

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