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STUNNING PEACEFUL PHOTOGRAPHY MOMENTS AT J SHED

 

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The eclectic and cluttered upstairs gallery at sculptor Greg James’ studio in J Shed at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach is always worth a visit, but even more so now with the Peaceful Moments exhibitions.

There are only five large photos by Amerigo Carello and they alone should be seen by anyone interested in outstanding landscape photography. The three landscapes where the rising sun creates dappled light in the undulated scenery are exquisitely painterly. They are sublime and should be bought for a corporate collection or boardroom! There are also two images of Fremantle. One of the Maritime Museum just before sunrise and a night shot of historic High Street.

There are also very creative collages by Ivan Zuvela, sweet beach landscape paintings by David Moran and of course a variety of smaller sculptures from the Greg James stable by him Lesley Barrett and others.

J Shed is an enigma. It frustrates Fremantle Council because in its desperation of activating the area it appears to overlook the significance of it as a venue where great art has been created for more than twenty years.

On Saturday Arthur’s Head looked like an ant hill with hundreds and hundreds of people, including passengers from the Sea Princess, climbing the stairs to the Roundhouse. The West End of Freo was buzzing.

The Bathers Beach Art Precinct is on the radar of our Councillors and City officers and it is likely it will be an agenda item for the Ordinary Council meeting in April. Will they come up with new creative solutions, such as a sculpture park on the A Class Reserve at J Shed, or change tune totally and abandon the arts precinct idea? It is anyone’s guess at present.

Go and have a look at the J Shed show. You won’t regret it!

Roel Loopers

 

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GREG JAMES’ EDMUND RICE BRONZE SCULPTURE

Posted in art, bathers beach, city of fremantle, culture, education, greg james, history, j shed, Uncategorized by freoview on November 7, 2018

 

Edmund Rice

 

Fremantle J Shed artist Greg James is one of Western Australia’s truly outstanding bronze sculpture artists, as he proves again with the remarkable sculpture of Edmund Ignatius Rice, that will be installed at the Christian Brothers College in January.

Irish born Rice(1762-1844) was a Roman Catholic missionary and educationalist who established the Christian Brothers, who still follow the traditions established by Rice.

If you happen to walk past J Shed at Bathers Beach ask Greg James if you can have a look at the bronze artwork.

Greg is already working on his next work that is very Fremantle. His great, great grandmother was a passenger on the Marquis D’Angelsea in 1829, that was shipwrecked at Bathers Bay. She lost all her belongings, including her piano, which will be the focus of James’ heritage art work, and something the City of Fremantle should definitely buy.

 

Roel Loopers

NEW GREG JAMES SCULPTURE AT J SHED

Posted in art, fremantle, greg james by freoview on September 1, 2015

greg james sculpture

Fremantle J Shed artist Greg James has created another stunning bronze sculpture of a wood chopper that will be placed in Busselton. Go and gave a look at Arthur Head just on the grass north of Bathers Beach while it is still here, and while the grass is still public open space before the invasion of Sunset Events takes place and the A Class reserve becomes a live music venue and tavern.

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GREG JAMES’ ANZAC SCULPTURE FOR SUBIACO

Posted in anzac, art, fremantle, greg james by freoview on April 16, 2015

Greg James bronze pour

It is going to be a huge ANZAC Day this year and Fremantle sculptor Greg James is doing his bit for it with the creation of a bronze of a young soldier sitting on the steps of the war memorial in Subiaco.

Yesterday they poured the first bronze of the torso at J Shed on Bathers Beach.

Roel Loopers

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GET RAPT AT J SHED!

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Come and support the Fremantle Bathers Beach Art Precinct and the J Shed artists on Friday August 22.

Greg James Studio is getting RAPT with an intimate evening of a diverse fusion of soul, blues, jazz and contemporary music by the Rosie McDonald, Ann Palumbo & Paul Laszlo Trio. Yes it’s a mouthfull and they could do with a more catchy name, but the music and ambience will be great!

Tickets are $ 25 and $ 20 concessions and it’s BYO but glasses and light refreshments supplied.

Come along!!

Roel Loopers

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