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FIRE ENDS BATHERS BEACH SCULPTURE SHOW

Posted in aboriginal, culture, fremantle, sculpture@bathers by freoview on March 12, 2017

 

Local Noongar people created a moving end to the Fremantle Sculpture@Bathers show at Bathers Beach by setting fire at sunset to the Jarrah tree installation by Replants artist Bruce Abbott.

The heavy afternoon rain made the trees too wet to go up in blazing glory, but there was a stunning sunset, a rainbow and a lot of people interested in Noongar culture.

There was also a celebration of the Labor election win and the protection of the Beeliar Wetlands.

Roel Loopers

KIMBERLEY BAND AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in aboriginal, art, fremantle arts centre, sculpture@bathers by freoview on March 12, 2017

 

Come and celebrate the massive Labor win with great music from the Kimberley at the Fremantle Arts Centre from 2-4 pm.

Family Shoveller Band  draw you into life in Bidyadanga, one of the largest Aboriginal communities in the Kimberley, with their joyous country, rock, ska and reggae party anthems.

First up are stories from deep in the Western Desert from the Irrunytju Band (WA).

 

More info: http://www.fac.org.au/whats-on/post/sunday-music-family-shoveller-band/

And there is more Aboriginal culture at the Sculpture@Bathers show at 6 pm when the 35 Jarrah trees will be burnt by Replants artist Bruce Abbott and people of the Noongar community.

SCULPTURE@BATHERS FLAMING FINALE

Posted in art, bathers beach, fremantle, sculpture@bathers by freoview on March 11, 2017

 

It finally is election day. I am so happy the pathetic campaign of buying voters with empty promises is over and the likelihood of a change in government.

It is also the last two days of the Fremantle  Sculpture@Bathers show, so go and see the sculptures by 85 Western Australian artists, like the beautiful stone work above by J Shed artist Jina Lee.

S@B ends with a flaming finale on Sunday from 6 pm when Replants artist Bruce Abbott sets fire to the 35 jarrah trees on Bathers Beach.

The Cottesloe Sculptures by the Sea is still on for another week and has many Freo artists represented, so check that out as well.

Roel Loopers

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BATHERS BEACH SHOWCASE FOR W.A. SCULPTORS

Posted in art, bathers beach, culture, fremantle, sculpture@bathers by freoview on March 4, 2017

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Don’t forget to visit Fremantle’s Sculpture@Bathers at our gorgeous inner city beach over the long Labour Day weekend.

It is a the showcase for 85 Western Australian sculptors, so support our local creatives!

The lovely Kelp Bar at Kidogo Arthouse is open and a great location to watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Roel Loopers

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COTTESLOE SCULPTURES BY THE SEA

Posted in art, cottesloe, fremantle, sculpture@bathers, sculptures by the sea by freoview on March 4, 2017

 

The annual Cottesloe Sculptures by the Sea opened on Friday and will be on for two weeks, so make sure to ride, walk, drive or train it up the coast on the long weekend.

This is a show by Australian and international artists that compliments the all Western Australian Sculpture@Bathers in Fremantle well.

We should consider ourselves lucky to have two outstanding beach art shows at the same time.

Roel Loopers

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SCULPTURE@BATHERS SHOW ON IN FREMANTLE

Posted in art, arthur head, bathers beach, fremantle, sculpture@bathers by freoview on February 25, 2017

 

The Fremantle SCULPTURE@BATHERS exhibition is on at Bathers Beach for the next two weeks, so make sure to go and have a look.

It is the showcase for 85 Western Australian artists, so support our local creatives.

I specifically liked the sensual stone works by Jina Lee and Pascal Proteau, the colourful wind powered work on the groyne by Cameron Robbins and the forrest on the beach by Bruce Abbott.

Antony Muia is very much his own artist and the two pillars of coloured rocks and a pile of rocks inside a fenced-off space is fascinating, as are Muia’s challenging but beautiful paintings and prints he has been creating for years.

Peter Knight’s work is one of his best, and I always love the art Peter Dailey creates.

Also in my top list are the artworks by Ben Jones, Gordon Mitchell, Bjorn Rainer Adamson, Susan Flavell and Greg James.

Everyone will have their own favourites, so head for Bathers Beach!

Roel Loopers

WA ART, SUNSET AND FREO FISH&CHIPS

Posted in art, bathers beach art precinct, fremantle, sculpture@bathers by freoview on February 21, 2017

 

There are already many interesting sculptures at Bathers Beach where the installation of the 2017 Sculpture@Bathers show is under construction.

The exhibition that showcases 80 WA sculptors will open this weekend and will be on Fremantle’s inner city beach for two weeks.

Bruce Abbott from REPLANTS has planted some trees in the beach sand, so that is something very different

Many of the works will be lit up at night, as is the cliff face at Arthur Head, so a perfect excuse to go and watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean, see some great local art and eat fish&chips.

Roel Loopers

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FREO’S SCULPTURE@BATHERS SHOW

Posted in art, bathers beach, fremantle, sculpture@bathers by freoview on February 20, 2017

 

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Installation of the artworks for the Sculpture@Bathers show on Fremantle’s Bathers Beach started this morning.

Eighty Western Australian sculptors will showcase their art from Saturday for two weeks all around the beach, on the boardwalk and inside Kidogo Arthouse.

Roel Loopers

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SHIMMER AT THE ESPLANADE

Posted in art, fremantle, sculpture@bathers by freoview on February 17, 2017

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My brand new and delightful friend Sian made me aware this morning that the Shimmer artwork by Freo artist Susan Flavell had been installed outside the Esplanade Hotel, so here a photo.

The work was first shown at the 2015 Sculpture @Bathers show and was sold to a mining millionaire who sent it to Queensland where two bronze casts were made of the orginal work.

Now one of these bronzes is traveling around the Perth metro area to promote the S&B 2017 show which starts next Friday at Bathers Beach.

Roel Loopers

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BATHERS BEACH ART AND SAILING SHOW

 

Exciting news from the great Fremantle SCULPTURE@BATHERS art exhibition! The show will be held for the third time next year from February 25 till March 12, 2017 at Bathers Beach. 85 of the very best and renowned Western Australian 3D artists have already confirmed their participation in this brilliant show case of WA art.

But there is a whole new aspect to the show with the international World Match Racing Championships being held off Bathers Beach during the second week of S@B! This will give the Western Australian artists international live coverage all over the planet. Last year’s WSC was seen in over 100 countries, so that will be great exposure for the exhibition.

One of Perth’s best designers will design a new logo for Sculpture@Bathers and one of the participating artists is working on a design for T-shirts. Make sure to be early and buy one of these collectors’ items when they are on sale early next year!

 

 

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