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THE FREO ART OF SILENCE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on June 26, 2017

 

The new artwork in the Fremantle High Street Mall by Tom Mueller and Arianne Palasis is more than just three boring big poles with small artworks on top of them, there is also a sound effect with them.

Unfortunately the sound is barely noticeable and one has to be really close to hear it. That makes it ineffective, as most people walk by without knowing there is another element to the visual art component.

I do understand the consideration for nearby traders and that the sound can’t be too loud, but it needs to be cranked up considerably, otherwise the concept is totally lost.

I could only detect sound out of one of the coloured round speakers.

Roel Loopers

PUBLIC TRANSPORT ART IN FREMANTLE

Posted in art, fremantle, public transport authority, Uncategorized by freoview on June 26, 2017

 

The PTA has commissioned a new Aboriginal artwork on a switchbox at Little High Street in Fremantle, after local residents requested the beautification of the area opposite the Roundhouse.

I have no idea who the artists are, so if anyone knows, let me know please so I can credit them.

Roel Loopers

ART OUT OF AFRICA

Posted in art, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on June 22, 2017

 

PS ART SPACE in Fremantle’s Pakenham Street is in my opinion the best art space in Fremantle, and probably all of Perth. The huge cavernous heritage warehouse is such a gorgeous space to exhibit art in, as is shown again at the Antipodes Urban Axis exhibition.

Contemporary art from the African continent by 47 artists from countries such as Zimbabwe, Kenya, Namibia, Congo and South Africa make a beautiful installation in the stunning space.

The exhibition runs until July 22, so make sure to go and visit and while there try the great coffee and food at the Studio 37 cafe.

Roel Loopers

STUDIO 37 CAFE SATURDAY BREAKFAST

Posted in cafe, food, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on June 16, 2017

My mate Tom at the lovely STUDIO 37 Cafe in the PS ART SPACE in Pakenham Street is now open for Saturday breakfast from 8 am till midday, so go and enjoy great coffee and food in the cavernous heritage space that often has fantastic art exhibitions.

Several offices, including Centrelink have closed in Pakenham Street so there is plenty of parking in the area.

The cafe is just twenty metres from High Street.

Roel Loopers

HELP THE HOMELESS ART AUCTION

Posted in art, fremantle, homeless, Uncategorized by freoview on June 16, 2017

 

Homeless art auction June 17

The annual Help the Homeless art auction is on again tomorrow, Saturday June 17 at the Fremantle Townhall at 5.30 pm. Doors open at 3 pm so you can view the art works before the auction.

It is organised by the Soroptimist International Fremantle and is for a very good cause, so support it and buy some great art!

Roel Loopers

VILLA LA FRANCE FREO!

Posted in city of fremantle, retail, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on June 14, 2017

 

It’s Vive La France! in the Fremantle High Street Mall with new homeware shop VILLA opening.

The shop looks great and also sells French poster art, furniture and all kinds of stuff, so go and have a look soon.

The owner told me that they do have plans to open up next door as well and start a French cafe if business is alright, so support them!

Roel Loopers

P.S. This is a community service and not an advertorial! I don’t make any money from publishing this blog.

DIVERSE ART AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on June 13, 2017

 

There are some interesting new exhibitions at the Fremantle Arts Centre, so don’t forget to visit!

My favourite one is by one of my favourite Freo artists Marcus Beilby. His photorealistic paintings are outstanding and alone worth the trip to the FAC for.

In the main gallery are four huge screens where Claire Robertson shows Far From Here, the remains of the abandoned mining camp her family lived at and the vast WA outback landscape.

Trevor Bly and Patrick Doherty are just One Street From Happiness with their urban art experimental prints.

Hex Nemesi is the first solo show in WA by Jess Johnson, where the gallery is transformed with wallpaper.

WARP left me wondering where the art is when an animated bikini-clad figure shoots herself in the head in different street locations. For me it was just distasteful.

Anyway, as I always say, art is a very personal experience, so what I like others might not and vice versa.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE TRAVEL FILM SERIES

Posted in culture, fremantle, movies, Uncategorized by freoview on May 31, 2017

VINTAGE ADVENTURES is a Travel Film Series held in Fremantle from June 1-4.

It is held at Darkstar Coffee at 5/4 Pritchard Street in O’Connor. Tickets are $ 15 and concession $ 12. Bookings: http://www.trybooking.com

On Thursday June 1 at 8 pm they will show Double Journey a film shot between 1939 and 1945 by Ella Maillart of her journeys driving across Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Idia.

On Friday June 2 at 8 pm 1 Map For 2 shows two Italian buddies on 175 cc Ducatis travelling the unspoilt 1950s.

Saturday June 3 will be Pillock Conquers the World at 8 pm, about a folk group buying n old bus and driving around India, Australia and across the USA.

And on Sunday June 4 at 7.30 pm Grass is on show. It shows the migration of the Bakhtiarti Tribe of Persia.

Roel Loopers

 

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ART APP TELLS QUIRKY FREO STORIES

Posted in art, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on May 26, 2017

An interesting and innovative art App will be launched in Fremantle today. Invisible Cities is a project by artist Asha-Bee Abraham where people who have downloaded the App will be guided to specific buildings in Fremantle where they then hear quirky stories about the building and people who lived in them.

Did you know that the owner of the Re-store chased chickens down Essex street, or that the son of the Fire Department manager accidentally lit a fire under the stairs of the fire station?

Or what about Griffith Longley dangling a $ 20 note from a fishing line from a Cliff Street rooftop in front of tourists there for the Americas Cup.

For more info: http://www.invisiblecities.com.au and Facebook.

Roel Loopers

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POTTER’S HERITAGE DRAWINGS ON SHOW

Posted in art, fremantle, heritage, Uncategorized by freoview on May 26, 2017

 

Whistle

 

Fremantle artist Ross Potter will be showing his detailed graphite drawings at his ART IN FREO gallery at J Shed on Bathers Beach. It opens this evening Friday May 26 at 5 pm.

The Free Antiques Campaign, Potter’s first solo exhibition in Fremantle 2012, featured graphite drawings of Fremantle’s structural heritage. The works, created in HB pencil, focused on the heritage buildings in Fremantle that are restored and well used.

Potter has a small number of these works available and is offering them to the public via a Silent Auction at his gallery studio in the heritage listed J Shed.

Available works include the Cliff St facades, aspects of High Street buildings and the abandoned Coogee Powerstation.

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