Freo's View

DUCKS AT BATHERS BEACH

 

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Fremantle J Shed sculptor Greg James has created these lovely ducks and they are out and about on the grass at J Shed, so take the kids for a look, and also have a look inside at all the art displayed in the gallery.

Roel Loopers

FREO’S LITTLE OPERA HOUSE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, Fremantle Biennale, Uncategorized by freoview on December 10, 2019

 

 

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Some of the artworks of the Undercurrent Fremantle Biennale are still standing, and this one is on the boardwalk at the Fishing Boat Harbour. The distorted reflection makes the back of Little Creatures look more like the Sydney Opera House.

Roel Loopers

UNIQUE ABORIGINAL CHRISTMAS DECORATION

Posted in aboriginal, art, bathers beach art precinct, city of fremantle, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on December 10, 2019

 

 

If you are looking for a colourful and unique way to decorate your Christmas tree, stop by the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Mrs Trivett Lane on Arthur’s Head, just a hundred metres from the historic Roundhouse in Fremantle.

Drop in Wed-Fri 10am-3pm or Sat 12-3pm and grab these baubles made by artists from Halls Creek and Yuendumu while they are still available!

Individual baubles are $8 and gift boxes are $25.

While you are up there, don’t forget to visit the Glen Cowans underwater photography gallery for great Christmas gifts! Mounted prints from $ 35 and jewellery from $ 25. Brilliant and unique gifts!

Roel Loopers

ART CENTRE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR THIS WEEKEND

Posted in art, christmas, city of fremantle, craft, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on December 6, 2019

 

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The Fremantle Christmas Bazaar is on again at Fremantle Arts Centre this weekend for its 40th year.

The three-day Bazaar features 50 of WA’s most talented designers and makers and is held in the lovely surrounds of FAC’s front garden.

With a bar, delicious food and DJs, it’s the perfect chance to pick up unique, quality Christmas gifts, find the finest jewellery, fashion, ceramics, sculpture, woodwork and textiles, and support local artists this festive season.

Bazaar opens this afternoon at 4pm and continues all day Saturday and Sunday from 9am–5pm.

Roel Loopers

DAVID SPENCER PATTERNS&HABITS ART

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, Uncategorized by freoview on November 28, 2019

 

 

Fremantle artist David Spencer has an on-line exhibition Patterns&Habits on his website, so click on the link and have a browse: https://spencertive.com/shop-paintings

 

Roel Loopers

EXHIBITION ABOUT GENTRIFICATION AT DADAA

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, homelessness, housing, Uncategorized by freoview on November 27, 2019

 

A very interesting exhibition No Fixed Address that explores survival tactics, social rituals and ways of moving within and occupying public space will open this Friday at the new DADAA gallery in the former Boys School at Fremantle’s Princess May Park.

Artists Olga Cironis, Janet Carter, Hannan Jones, Tanya Lee, Lincoln Mackinnon, Mike Moshos, Rebecca Riggs-Bennett, Susan Roux and Wade Taylor collaborated with homeless people and St Patrick’s staff for this show that will deal with the gentrification of the East End of Fremantle.

There will be an exhibition, workshops, public events, installations and films.

A Carpe Noctum walking tour will be held on the 30th of November and 9th of December from 8pm to explore who has the right to occupy our urban spaces after dark.

A penel discussion will be held about housing diversity on January 23 from 6pm.

The exhibition opens this Friday from 6-8pm at DADAA.

 

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE DRIVERS SEEING RED

Posted in cars, city of fremantle, festivals, Fremantle Biennale, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on November 23, 2019

 

 

One of the final events of the Undercurrent Fremantle Biennale 2019 was a tour of red-coloured cars through the streets of Fremantle on Saturday at lunch time.

They gathered at the Beach Street carpark where I took these photos.

The Biennale ends with a party on the deck of the Maritime Museum this Sunday from 5pm. See you there!

Roel Loopers

IS ARTSOURCE LEAVING FREMANTLE?

Posted in art, artists, artsource, city of fremantle, state government, Uncategorized by freoview on November 23, 2019

 

Worrying signs for the art and artists in Fremantle with the ARTSOURCE newsletter indicating that the WA state government will have the old Customs House building open for expressions of interest next year.

If this means that Artsource will be leaving from there it will mean the loss of thirty artist’s studios in Fremantle and that is significant.

Artsource has been fantastic in Fremantle and today-Saturday will have an Open House where we can visit the artists’ studios, so make sure to go and show your support, and also contact the Member for Fremantle Simone McGurk and the Department for the Arts and let them know we want Artsource to stay in the Old Customs House right here in Freo!

Roel Loopers

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HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS MARKET ON FREO ESPLANADE

Posted in art, christmas, city of fremantle, markets, Uncategorized by freoview on November 15, 2019

 

The Made On The Left’s handmade Christmas market is on the Fremantle Esplanade this weekend from 10am to 5pm.

The free market will have sixty stalls showcasing designers and artisans who will show unique items made here in WA.

There will be art, clothing, jewellery, homewares, ceramics, candles, body products, food, etc.

There is also a craft workshop for kids.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE BIENNALE PAINTING THE TOWN RED

Posted in art, city of fremantle, Fremantle Biennale, fremantle ports, Uncategorized by freoview on November 14, 2019

 

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Artists from the Undercurrent Fremantle Biennale have been painting the town red, all the way from South Beach to Fremantle Port.

CY O’Connor is seeing red on Victoria Quay with the lawn below his statue all red and even a red pool ball put on his shoulder.

Roel Loopers

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