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STUNNING FREO LIV APARTMENTS ART

Posted in art, city of fremantle, development, lifestyle, living, real estate, residential, Uncategorized by freoview on July 31, 2018

 

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The Defence Housing LIV residential apartment complex at Fremantle’s Queen Victoria and Quarry streets is due to open in August and is well under way.

The one feature of the development I am really looking forward to is the public art in the entrance to the piazza by artist Rick Vermey. As you see in the photo I took this morning it is not finished yet, but getting there.

The percentage for the arts commission is made of natural wood fibres and will have lights triggered by wind for after dark effect. I can’t wait to see it!

 

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OLGA CIRONIS WINS SCULPTURES BY THE SEA SCHOLARSHIP

Posted in art, fremantle, sculptures by the sea by freoview on March 5, 2016

Congratulations to Fremantle artist Olga Cironis who won the $ 10,000 scholarship prize at the Cottesloe Sculptures by the Sea!

Olga will be at the show weaving 400 metres of human hair together, so go and visit her.

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HOMAGE TO JEFFREY SMART

Posted in art, fremantle, photography by freoview on February 13, 2016

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When I photographed the cruise ship Queen Mary from the pedestrian bridge to the Fremantle Port passenger terminal yesterday I looked down and took this photo. It reminded me of the late and great painter Jeffrey Smart, one of my favourite artists in the world.

Unlike Smart I have not made a huge amount of money out of my art photography and my biggest success was a sell-out show Blue Fire in Nuremberg, Germany in 1991 and a commission for 75 B&W photos capturing the essence and lifestyle of Perth for a company named Sealcorp. But for the rest my exhibitions all over Australia were well received but not financially supported.

But I love taking photos and capturing the moment and recording the history of my beloved Freo, so who cares about money hey. ; >)

Roel Loopers

NEW COAST GUARD IN FREMANTLE

Posted in art, fremantle by freoview on November 8, 2015

coast guard by Greg James

The famous Coast Guard sculpture by artist Greg James at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour has had a change of clothes in the form of a new coat of paint. It stands out even more now and looks very impressive. Maybe we should have hundreds of them along our coastline to welcome visitors to Australia.

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FREO ARTIST WINS PRESTIGIOUS BANKWEST ART PRIZE

Posted in art, bankwest, fremantle by freoview on October 21, 2015

Congratulations to Fremantle artist Jurek Wybraniec who won the $ 30,000 Bankwest Art Prize last night with his minimalist painting Yellow (panels 1 to 12)

Jurek is a very well-known artist who has exhibited all over the world and he rarely participates in awards, so this one is very special for him.

The work is made of automotive paint on laser etched acrylic and aluminium panels and is a reference to old-fashion cinemas.

I could only find one photo of the work, but that is copyright of the West Australian, so can’t show it here.

Send me one Jurek!

Roel Loopers

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ARTIST TONY JONES OBJECTS TO PERTH FREIGHT LINK

Posted in fremantle, perth freight link by freoview on August 17, 2015

I received the letter by well-known Fremantle artist Tony Jones to Minister Dean Nalder about the Perth Freight Link, so continue the important and essential debate I publish it below.

Dear Minister Nalder
I write the following note to urge you to reconsider the strategy for the Perth freight link and Roe 8
 as someone who has long observed the impact of development on our growing state I am certain this current plan can only be a disaster for the quality of all of our lives
Perth Freight Link No thanks.
 It makes no sense to impose a freight strategy on a confined inner city environment that has become increasingly urbanised.
Fremantle, East Fremantle and North Fremantle and their neighbouring suburbs are being transformed by the infill of formerly industrialised areas with new residences. To encase and dissect this changing landscape and subject it to the alienating and polluting effects of continuous containerised traffic with multi lane highways is short sighted and regressive in its thinking. It is akin to the decision of a former Government to close the Perth to Fremantle rail line.

 The duplication of the Stirling Bridge is a bizarre and ugly suggestion that will destroy the scale and beauty of an extremely visually and physically sensitive part of our precious river.
 
A new port in the industrialised Kwinana area is the only sensible way to solve this problem.
The scale of the current port can be managed by increasing the rail option to move freight.
 
The quality of all our lives and the amenity of this most significant City of Fremantle can only be negatively impacted and jeopardised by this freight link plan.
 
One only has to experience the traffic through Yarraville on Williamstown Road leaving the Port of Melbourne to realise what an environmental nightmare it will become.
 
The key impacts of noise pollution, visual pollution, diesel emissions pollution and the barriers to accessibility are already obvious and can only be exacerbated by this proposal.
 
It is redundant 60/70s thinking that needs to be reimagined with less emphasis on roads and more on rail and relocation to less sensitive areas.
 
This is a grossly backward step along the journey to make these inner suburban locations and their environs more liveable better cities.
 
This is all in addition to the damage that will be done by Roe 8 to the wetlands and cultural heritage.
 
It is a trauma we don’t need and we can do something about.
 
Tony Jones OAM

SALLY MORGAN AT FREO’S NEW EDITION BOOKSGOP

Posted in fremantle, sally morgan by freoview on July 24, 2015

The Fremantle New Edition Bookshop and Sally Morgan have teamed up to help raise money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. New Edition has pledged to donate to the foundation a percentage of all books sold at the launch of Morgan’s new book Sister Heart.

Entry is free on August 5 at 6 pm but places are limited and must be reserved in advance by contacting admin@fremantlepress.com.au or 9430 6331. Only those who RSVP will be allowed entry on the night.

A verse novel in hardcover, Sister Heart details the journey of a young girl taken from the far north of WA to an institution in the south, familial connection and the power of kinship.

Not long after I migrated to Australia I read Sally Morgan’s first book My Place and the sad reality of racism blew me away. I also read her second book Wanamurraganya, and later when she started painting and print making I bought one of her first prints, a B&W one of dancing women.

Indigenous literacy is extremely important to try to help reach a level playing field for our Aboriginal people, so pop into the New Edition Bookshop in a couple of weeks and stock up on Sally’s latest book. They’ll make great presents, so don’t just buy one for yourself.

Roel Loopers

ARTWORK TO SUPPORT NEPALESE FRIEND

Posted in art, fremantle, nepal by freoview on June 21, 2015

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Fremantle artist Steve Makse is doing his own fundraising to help a friend in Nepal, so support him please. Here the message he sent me:

“Thinking of an old friend, Harka, a Nepali guide I met while trekking in Nepal. He and his family are alive after the earthquakes but their village is reduced to rubble.

The painting depicts a river valley, somewhere along the Annapurna Circuit, a well worn route through the Himalayas. If anyone out there would like to buy this painting the money will be sent to Harka and his family. The painting is $450 ; oil on canvas; 455mm x 510mm – free pickup or viewing from my studio in MANY6160 at Kings Square, Fremantle.

Contact Steve Makse:
http://www.facebook.com/stillsfromlife
http://www.stevenmakse.com

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IAN DE SOUZA FLOOR TALKS AT FREIGHT GALLERY

Posted in art, fremantle by freoview on May 4, 2015

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Fremantle artist Ian de Souza will conduct floor talks during his TALES OF A TURA TRAVELLER exhibition at Freight Gallery on Beach Street and the opening hours of the gallery have been extended to daily 10am-5pm, including weekends..

TIMES – FLOOR TALK with ARTIST IAN DE SOUZA – FREIGHT GALLERY
SUNDAY 03 MAY 01.30 – 02.30PM

TUESDAY 05 MAY 10:00 – 11:00AM

THURSDAY 07 MAY 01.30 – 02.30PM | 06.00 – 07.00PM

SATURDAY 09 MAY 01.30 – 02.30PM

The exhibition runs till May 10.

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DE SOUZA’S PAINTINGS MUSIC FOR THE EYES

Posted in art, fremantle, music by freoview on April 26, 2015

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Renowned Fremantle artist Ian de Souza is holding an exhibition of his latest works at the Freight Gallery in Beach Street from May 1 to 10.

Ian travelled with the TURA New Music group to remote communities in the Kimberley and his new work reflects on what he experienced and observed.

De Souza has been painting for over 30 years. His latest works go back to the figurative work he did in the past to show the excitement of the children and the colours of the stunning Kimberley landscape.

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