Freo's View


Posted in art, city of fremantle, graffiti, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on October 6, 2018




There are some miserable people in this world, even in a city like Fremantle that has very many creative residents and artists.

Look at this lovely mural on the corner of Brennan and Stevens streets and ask yourselves if you consider this to be an unsightly artwork, because that is what one local resident, through their lawyers, have complained about to the City of Fremantle.

The mural, depicting native birds, is about 19 metres long and 2.8 metres high, and is a stone’s throw away from Fremantle Primary School. I have no doubts that many of the young students there love this gorgeous mural.

But now the Finance, Policy and Legislation Committee of Fremantle Council will need to make a ruling about it on Wednesday, because the Graffiti Act does not define the word unsightly.

  1. unpleasant to look at; ugly.
    “an unsightly rubbish tip”
    synonyms: ugly, unattractive, unprepossessing, unlovely, ill-favoured, disagreeable, displeasing, awful-looking, frightful-looking, hideous, horrible, repulsive, revolting, repellent, disgusting, offensive, grotesque, monstrous, gruesome, ghastly;


    Roel Loopers


Posted in city of fremantle, graffiti, heritage, Uncategorized by freoview on September 10, 2018




What a shame that the moron who sprayed the graffiti on the Fremantle Shipwrecks Gallery did not get run over by a nice heavy container train.

Mindless vandalism of buildings, especially historic ones, is a disgrace, so get a life, whoever you are, you fool!

Roel Loopers



Posted in art, city of fremantle, graffiti, Uncategorized by freoview on June 18, 2018



The beautification of less attractive buildings is welcome, but some people go over the top with it. The mural graffiti artwork by Art-By-Row at Redhot Design in Fremantle is an example of not knowing when to stop and to show restraint.

The dog image is funny and the portrait is nice too, but did the artist really have to paint every centimetre of the buildings and fence?  For me it is a mix of art and eyesore, and I wonder if property owners do need council approval for these very large murals.

Here a bit-too much-of colour on a drab day.

Roel Loopers


Posted in city of fremantle, graffiti, law&order, local government, Uncategorized, vandalism by freoview on April 10, 2018




Graffiti vandalism has been rampant in Fremantle from North to South over the last weeks.

The inconsiderate morons don’t care that it cost the community millions of dollars to clean up the stupid tagging rubbish they spray onto every surface they can find.

And the illegal bill posting of massive posters that promote music gigs is also highly annoying and not on.

Their total lack of respect for property and people is unbelievable and unacceptable!

Roel Loopers


Posted in art, city of fremantle, crime, graffiti, law&order by freoview on November 9, 2016

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I did not need the Trump election to make me realise there are a lot of idiots on our planet, but my mood soured even more this afternoon when I noticed some morons have vandalised the Fremantle Rainbow artwork by spraying graffiti on the second and third containers at the northern end.

No mate you are not clever, you are not an artist, you are a disrespectful fool! I hope the cops will catch you and put you in the slammer because all you are is a stupid little scum criminal our society does not want.

Roel Loopers


Posted in art, fremantle, graffiti, vandalism by freoview on October 12, 2016



I am not sure what to call the morons, dickheads, idiots, braindead vandals who put graffiti tagging on the stunning seacontainers Rainbow artwork at Fremantle’s Beach Reserve on Canning Highway, but I hope the fools will get caught by police and the new graffiti laws will come down hard on them.

One off graffiti fines are now a maximum of two years in jail or $ 24,000 fine, with compulsory clean-up orders for convicted vandals.

If they record their crimes on mobile phone, tablet, laptop, GoPro, computers, video, or other cameras these items will be confiscated by police and destroyed under new laws just implemented by the State Government.

Roel Loopers


Posted in art, fremantle, graffiti, western australia by freoview on May 30, 2016

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I like the optimistic message of the graffiti on this temporary wall in the Fremantle High Street mall, so when Freo identity and artist Horatio B. Birdbath walked by I had to ask him to pose for me.

Horatio is well-known for his detailed artwork on the wall behind Gino’s in market street and some columns at Kings Square.

Roel Loopers


Posted in city of fremantle, graffiti, vandalism by freoview on March 31, 2016

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Yet another day with more vandalism in good old Fremantle. This time idiotic morons painted huge graffiti just to the left of the Whalers Tunnel entrance below the Roundhouse and also on the building opposite the train line from there at Little High Street.

Well done to the City of Fremantle for removing the Whalers Tunnel graffiti within hours this morning, but I am flabbergasted why the contractors did not also clean up the private building opposite.

With all the complaints going on in that part of the city it is now urgent time for the City to install CCTV cameras. If residents of Little High Street don’t like CCTV because the opeartors could zoom in onto their bedrooms, I suggest they do what the rest of us do and install curtains or blinds on their bedroom windows to guarantee their privacy. The community should come before the needs of individuals.

Roel Loopers


Posted in city of fremantle, graffiti by freoview on December 15, 2015

A survey of 22 local councils has revealed that the City of Fremantle spent $ 325,000 on the removal of graffiti, which is a substantial increase from the $ 248,000 spent in 2013-14.

But Fremantle is not alone. Our neighbouring City of Cockburn spent $ 526,948 on removing the ugly tags and silly vandalism sprayed on buildings, fences, etc.

Roel Loopers


Posted in city of fremantle, graffiti, vandalism by freoview on June 6, 2015

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Some idiotic morons have graffitied over the octopus artwork on the Fremantle Navel Stores building at Cantonment Hill over night. I am not a big fan of this specific mediocre mural but it is still a shame someone believed they had the right to vandalise it.

And before you post comments that the City of Fremantle graffiti laws invite this, it is not true. Tagging is not supported and the COF will try to remove it as soon as tags are being put up, but there seems to be an avalanche of vandalistic tagging in Freo lately, so time for our new community policing to start to make a difference and throw the book at idiots who leave tags like dogs piss against trees.

Roel Loopers

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