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COTTESLOE SCULPTURE BY THE SEA

Posted in art, city of fremantle, cottesloe, sculpture, Uncategorized by freoview on March 6, 2020

 

 

I went to Sculpture by the Sea in Cottesloe yesterday and it was still a work in progress with installation of artworks going on.

I visit Sculpture by the Sea always on the Thursday before it opens, but this year I was not all that impressed with the art, unlike previous years.

Go and have a look for yourself and make a $ 5 donation to do so, to support the event so that it can remain viable and in Cottesloe.

Roel Loopers

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LAST DAYS FOR SCULPTURE AT BATHERS

Posted in art, bathers beach, city of fremantle, sculpture, sculpture@bathers, Uncategorized by freoview on February 28, 2020

 

 

The SCULPTURE AT BATHERS show at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach is almost over, so if you have not been to visit it yet make sure to do so on this long weekend, after which it finishes.

More than 90 sculptures by Western Australian artists are displaced on our city beach, the boardwalk and the lawn, and also inside Kidogo Arthouse.

Roel Loopers

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SCULPTURE SHOW AT FREMANTLE’S BATHERS BEACH OPENS

 

 

Some impressions of the ‘artists opening’ of Sculpture at Bathers  on Friday evening and the nice community feeling at Fremantle’s lovely inner city beach.

It is so good to see the beach used more often and see people swimming and sun baking and coming to watch the sunset.

It was a shame that the lights installed to creatively light up the dune path were not working and will only be operational from Monday on.

Roel Loopers

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LIGHTING UP THE SCULPTURE BEACH

 

 

 

Fremantle’s SCULPTURE AT BATHERS starts this evening with the official opening at Bathers Beach. There are some stunning works and I recommend people go and see it twice, at least once around sunset. There is plenty for children to like about the show as well, so make it a family trip!

The coastal path from Kidogo Arthouse to the Whalers Tunnel will all be lit up and so will be sections of the beach, but the $ 25,000 the City of Fremantle is reportedly spending on it might have been better spent on a light tower at the northern end of the beach near J Shed and light up the entire beach, because there are a lot of fences at Arthur’s Head to protect passers by from rockfall.

There is a rather quirky story with police involvement, etc. about someone trying to do creative lighting during the sculpture festival, but those involved are really nice people, so I won’t go there to protect their identity. It is very Freo and funny though, so you’ll all have to wait till I write my book in 2050. ; >)

I suggested to CoF a few months ago to spend money on creative hoardings on the fences and get rid of the ugliness while informing visitors about the history of the precinct, but that has not eventuated unfortunately.

I hope someone at the City had the foresight to instruct Wilson Security to keep the Whalers Tunnel open longer than 7pm during the great sculpture show.

UPDATE: I have just been informed by the SaB that the tunnel will remain open till 10pm during the exhibition. Great news!

Roel Loopers

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PICTURES OF A SCULPTURE EXHIBITION

 

 

Pictures of an Exhibition by Roel Mussorgsky. ;>)

The installation of more than 90 artworks of Sculpture at Bathers at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach is well under way, and the official opening is on Friday evening.

There will be artist guided tours the next two weeks, so check what is on offer on social media or pop into  Kidogo Arthouse for a program and list of events.

I took the photos this morning around 8am.

Comment: I was surprised to read in the West Australian today that Freo Mayor Brad Pettitt expressed an interest in hosting the international Sculpture by the Sea, which has become a tradition in Cottesloe. Fremantle does not have the terraced landscaping or a large groin that would accommodate such a show, so we should be happy with showcasing our Western Australian sculptures at our city beach and support them as much as we can.

Roel Loopers

 

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ONLY FOUR MORE SLEEPS TILL SCULPTURE AT BATHERS

 

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I am as excited like a child waiting for Christmas, so it’s good to know that there are only four more sleeps until the Fremantle SCULPTURE AT BATHERS opens on Friday

S@B is a great showcase for Western Australian 3D artists and there will be 90 works on display at our gorgeous inner city beach.

The dune path will also be lit at night, so it will be a great event for two weeks.

They started to install the show today, so here a preview glimpse of it.

Roel Loopers

INTERNATIONAL STONE SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM

Posted in art, arthur head, city of fremantle, city of melville, sculpture, Uncategorized by freoview on July 18, 2019

 

stone sculptures

 

It is a shame Fremantle will miss out on hosting the first Western Australian International Stone Sculpture Symposium that is being organised by J Shed artist Jina Lee, who just returned from a stone sculpture symposium in Italy.

The WAISSS will be held somewhere in the City of Melville, so I’ll keep you posted when I get more information.

These symposiums are very popular and attract many visitors so this is a loss for Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

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SCULPTURES AT BATHERS BEACH IS BACK!

 

Sculpture@Bathers

 

I am delighted that the great SCULPTURE AT BATHERS exhibition will be back on next year with the organisers calling for entries.

The show at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach attracted thousands of people in the past and is a great showcase of Western Australian 3D art.

Roel Loopers

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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THE CHANGES IN FIGURATIVE SCULPTURE LECTURE

Posted in art, bathers beach art precinct, city of fremantle, j shed, sculpture, Uncategorized by freoview on March 28, 2018

 

There is an interesting lecture at the Greg James studio at J Shed this evening from 7-9pm.

Jason Arkles will be giving a lecture: “The origins of Renaissance sculpture – how the figure evolved from the Gothic tradition in Renaissance Italy”.

$20.00 entry fee, refreshments provided.

Jason Arkles is an art historian and sculptor and details the actual and technical stylistic changes that occurred in figurative sculpture six hundred years ago that transformed the art from little more than architectural decoration to the iconic beauty of the Florentine Renaissance.

Arkles is an American sculptor working in the traditional methods and materials one would normally associate with a sculptor in Florence. His large-scale figurative work in bronze, marble, terracotta and wood can be found in public and private spaces, museums, cemeteries, and churches in Europe and America, including on the façade of Saint Mark’s English Church, here in Florence. Trained locally in the studio of Charles H. Cecil (the human figure in clay), in Studio Sem in Pietrasanta (marble), and in a Pontifical Academy in Rome (sacred art). 

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