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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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A LOT OF FREEO ON OFFER THIS SUNDAY

 

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Summer is almost over so make sure to go out and about in Fremantle today and enjoy this beautiful Sunday. There is so much on offer that one does not need to get bored, or has to spend a lot of money, as there are heaps of free things to do.

The Freo Farmers Market is on at Fremantle College till midday, the Sculpture at Bathers is on all day at Bathers Beach, with coloured lights illuminating the bush at night.

The traditional Fremantle Arts Centre courtyard music session is on from 2-4pm with R&B, blues and soul by Pugsley Buzzard, and also on, for the last time this season, are the Foodtrucks at B Shed and the concert on the deck of the Maritime Museum. Both start at 4pm.

And the sight of the massive Majestic Princess cruise ship in port will no doubt impress the kids, so go for a wander and appreciate how special Freo is!

Roel Loopers

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ANOTHER LOOK AT THE BATHERS BEACH SCULPTURES

Posted in art, bathers beach, city of fremantle, sculpture@bathers, Uncategorized by freoview on February 19, 2020

 

 

A few more photos from the SCULPTURE at BATHERS show at Freo’s Bathers Beach.

Roel Loopers

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THE AMAZING CIRCLES OF FREMANTLE

 

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Two very different circles in Fremantle. I could not resist to take a photo of the Civic Centre core, referred to as the drum, that is sticking out above the building at Kings Square.

The bottom photo is Bruce Abbott’s Seawall Bunker at Bathers Beach, that has been completed. It is part of the Sculpture at Bathers art show.

 

Roel Loopers

LIGHTING UP THE BATHERS BEACH BUSH

Posted in art, bathers beach, city of fremantle, sculpture@bathers, Uncategorized by freoview on February 18, 2020

 

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They were testing the LUMINOUS project of Sculpture at Bathers last night that lights up the dune path, so I went and took some photos.

It will be running from tonight on for the next two weeks, so go and have a wander.

Roel Loopers

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SUNSET AT THE SCULPTURE BEACH

Posted in art, bathers beach, city of fremantle, sculpture@bathers, Uncategorized by freoview on February 17, 2020

 

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I had another very busy day, so more photos to come tomorrow, also of the Luminous project of Sculpture at Bathers, that lights up the dune path at Bathers Beach.

My last post of the day before I collapse. ;>)

Roel Loopers

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A HELL OF EVENT PLANNING

Posted in aboriginal, bathers beach, city of fremantle, culture, sculpture@bathers by freoview on February 17, 2020

 

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What a shame that the Karla Nulla Boodja Wardarn sunset ceremony honouring Fire, Earth and Sea, which will have Bruce Abbott’s Seawall Bunker as the centrepiece, is on Sunday March 1 at sunset, the same day the huge Highway to Hell event is on Canning Highway, with the Fremantle part of it around 8.30.

The Seawall Bunker is part of Sculpture at Bathers and is a community participation artwork facilitated by Sculpture at Bathers artist Bruce Abbott. The ephemeral work reflects environmental themes relating to climate change and sea-level rise.

The Bathers Beach event deserves to have a lot of people watching it, but I fear most of them will opt for the once in a lifetime Highway to Hell spectacle.

Would it be possible to change the Karla Null Boodja Wardarn event to the Saturday or Monday of the long weekend?

Roel Loopers

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DO NOT! SIGNS ARE FOR YOU TOO!

Posted in art, bathers beach, city of fremantle, sculpture@bathers, Uncategorized by freoview on February 16, 2020

 

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The signs at the Sculpture at Bathers art show, that ask people not to touch and climb on the artwork are not meant for someone else, but for everyone, including YOU!

I cropped this photo so that the faces are not recognisable, as I do not want to embarrass the mother, but the sign was just a metre away and totally ignored, because it is so cute to have kids on artworks.

A few years ago a volunteer at the beach show was told by a “clever father” that his child was too young to read, and hence she was climbing on the art. Yep.

It’s all about respect. Artists work bloody hard and spend a lot of money creating beautiful artworks and an exhibition is not a playground.

Roel Loopers

VOLUNTEERS AT FREMANTLE PART

 

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It is really good to see how much more Fremantle Ports has been getting involved with Fremantle events and the community and sponsoring our local art festivals.

Volunteers from Fremantle Ports were up and about early this Sunday morning to fill sandbags at Bathers Beach for the Seawall Bunker artwork that is part of Sculpture at Bathers.

The work by artist Bruce Abbott, who is well known as the owner of Replants in Wray Avenue, is a response to flooding. The threat of climate change and sea level rise are both real and imagined.

And a big shout out to the two very tired looking, but very friendly security guards, who were on nightshift from 7pm last night till 9am this morning. Thanks, gentlemen!

Roel Loopers

PS. I am trying to beat the West Australian as who can come up with the silliest headlines, so the above is a mix of port and art, hence part. ; >(

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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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