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RECONCILIATION AWARD FOR ONE DAY IN FREMANTLE

 

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Great moorditj news and well deserved!

The City of Fremantle’s alternative Australia Day One Day in Fremantle event has  received an Australian Government award for promoting Indigenous reconciliation.

One Day in Fremantle took out the Promoting Indigenous Reconciliation category at the 2019 National Awards for Local Government in Canberra today.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt and the City’s Aboriginal Engagement Officer Brendan Moore were presented with the award by the federal Minister for Local Government Mark Coulton.

Mayor Pettitt said he was thrilled the City’s efforts to establish the One Day event had received national recognition.

“Our intention with One Day was to create an inclusive, family-friendly event where all members of the community felt comfortable to celebrate what’s great about being Australian,” Mayor Pettitt said.

“I said after the first One Day concert that it was the best event I had ever been involved with. The spirit among the crowd and the sense of belonging and community was a beautiful experience.

“It was never about being anti-Australian or divisive. It was about encouraging people to come out and enjoy Australia’s diversity, bringing people together and promoting reconciliation – which is why I’m so pleased the event has received this award.”

The City of Fremantle first staged the One Day in Fremantle event in January 2017.

The event starts with a traditional smoking ceremony and other Aboriginal cultural activities at Bathers Beach before the focus shifts to the One Day concert at the Esplanade Reserve.

In its first three years the event has featured major Australian artists like Dan Sultan, John Bulter, Kate Miller-Heidke, Montaigne and Kevin Parker from Tame Impala.

It has also showcased emerging Aboriginal artists like Baker Boy, Adrian Eagle and Emily Warramara.

Roel Loopers

GLEN COWANS WINS EXCELLENCE IN RETAIL AWARD

 

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I am over the moon that the Glen Cowans Photo Gallery at the Roundhouse last night was awarded the winner of the Excellence in Retail category at the annual Fremantle Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

The Ocean On Your Wall gallery is one of Freo’s great experiences that is owned by the very creative and professional husband and wife team Glen and Louise. It shows all the beauty and magic of the colourful underwater world of our planet’s oceans.

Glen takes all the photos when the couple go diving all over the world and recently added a drone to his equipment, while Louise takes and edits all the video footage.

The prints are done in house by Glen and the jewellery is created by Louise.

The delightful gallery is next to the Roundhouse on top of Arthur’s Head/Manjaree, so go and visit them. They are open Thursday-Sunday from 10.30am till 4pm.

Congratulations Louise and Glen! You really deserve this award. You work hard and excel at what you are doing!

Roel Loopers

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YOUNG FREO ART AWARD

Posted in art, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on May 2, 2017

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The 2017 25 under 25 Art Award is now open for entries!
Young WA artists aged 14-25 are invited to enter their most exciting, accomplished and imaginative artworks and be in the running to win $1500 cash, plus loads of other prizes including $500 cash, an artist residency at the Fremantle Arts Centre and a portfolio mentorship.
It’s free to enter so you’ve got nothing to lose!
Get your entries in before midnight on Sunday May 14.
Full details at www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/25under25

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SAM BLOOR WINS FREMANTLE PRINT AWARD

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, western australia by freoview on September 22, 2016

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Congratulations to WA artist Sam Bloor, who won the $16,000 First Prize in the 2016 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award.

Bloor’s relief print In Unison was chiseled from a graffiti-covered wall and represents a 15 year history of this space.

Elvis Richardson & Virginia Fraser (VIC) took out the $6,000 Second Prize for FEMMO™ Issue 4, 5 & 6.

FRESH UNDER 25 ART AT MOORES ART GALLERY

Posted in art, city of fremantle, creative, western australia, youth by freoview on July 29, 2016

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The 25 under 25 Art Award is on show at the Fremantle Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery in Henry Street, so go and have a look at some young non-pretentious art.

There is $ 2,000 worth of prize money up for grabs and a four week artist residency at the Fremantle Arts Centre. The winners will be announced this evening from 6.30 pm.

There is a very well done 3D piece Toilets by Elizabeth Bills, a realist painting of the New Edition bookshop by Megan Bouwer, while Lizzy Joyce takes the piss out of Coles with her Down Down Bilbys are Down 3D work of a bilby pushing a shopping trolley.

Open/Closed of grass growing out of bed sheets by Sophie Nixon is very tranquil, while cricketer Adam Gilchrist was painted in a huge colourful acrylic by Jaidip Singh.

And there is a very impressive oil painting on a metal lid by Lara Sawyer.

It is important to show support for young, fresh emerging artists, so go and say hello tonight!

Roel Looperd

WHITE GUM VALLEY WINS NATIONAL PLANNING AWARD

Posted in development, fremantle, planning, western australia by freoview on May 13, 2016

The sustainable Fremantle White Gum Valley project by LandCorp, CODA and Urbis was awarded the ‘Best Planning Ideas Small Project’ at the 2016 National Awards for Planning Excellence in Queensland.

There were 15 awards giving in 13 categories and the judges said about the WGV project:
“WGV @ White Gum Valley exemplifies a unique urban infill project that was achieved through the collaboration between a developer, the local government and the community. The project is an excellent example of extending beyond current subdivisional and development practices, creating a best practice blueprint for other infill sites.
The project is exceptional for its ability to demonstrate the economic, environmental and social benefits of sustainable development. It provides a range of affordable and inclusive living options, incorporates elements of the natural environment and retains a connection with the sense of place for the existing local community. All this was achieved whilst transitioning to a contemporary urban form.
This project showcases a highly innovative and environmentally responsible approach to improving diversity of housing opportunities in urban areas, with an exciting outcome from engaging different partnerships to get the best out of sustainability at an affordable price.”

FREO LOOKING FOR OUTSTANDING BOOK

Posted in city of fremantle, writing by freoview on February 2, 2016

We all got that one book in us so if you have written one that is not yet published why not enter it in the Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford award. Here are the details from the City of Fremantle:

The City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award is dedicated to recognising and nurturing emerging voices in Western Australian literature. It is a biennial award that celebrates literary merit and originality, and is given for a full-length manuscript of fiction or creative non-fiction by a Western Australian author previously unpublished in book form. Past winners have gone on to be recognised by the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize for Fiction, among many other national and international accolades.

Western Australia’s longest running and most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript offers a cash prize of $12,000 and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press.

The winning author will be announced at a special event at Fremantle Arts Centre in November 2016.

ENTRIES OPEN: Monday 1 February 2016
ENTRIES CLOSE: Friday 18 March 2016

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STUNNING FREMANTLE INTERNATIONAL PORTRAIT PRIZE

Posted in fremantle, photography by freoview on October 25, 2015

The FREMANTLE INTERNATIONAL PORTRAIT PRIZE is on for only one week at the Moores Contemporary Art Gallery, so don’t miss it!

I was extremely impressed with the very high standard of the photos and they should be viewed by anyone who aspires to become a photographer, and by those who comment “great photo” to a lot of the rubbish posted on Facebook. This exhibition shows that photography is a real craft one has to learn and an art form in its own right. There are some truly outstanding portraits in the show, so check it out as it will help to improve your photography skills by just looking at the images.

Winner is Steve Wise of Greenwood, WA, who took a portrait of a badly burnt man, second prize went to Goran Jovic of Croatia for his lovely shot of a child looking through a gap, and third prize was awarded to Sheryn Ellis of Queensland for a delightful moody close up of a young girl.

I know from my own experience as a judge of exhibitions that judging is very subjective and personal and I question if the first prize winner is the best portrait in the show. There are many others of the same standard, lighting and technical excellence, so was the photo chosen because the subject is badly burnt? The answer to that is probably irrelevant because hundred of other judges would have selected hundred other photos, so the clear winner is professional photography and the outstanding showcase this exhibition is.

Roel Loopers

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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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CODA GETS ACCLAIM FOR VICTORIA QUAY PLANS

Posted in fremantle, fremantle ports by freoview on October 1, 2015

Australia’s peak body for the planning industry has announced the winners of the 2015 Australia Award for Urban Design, with the Fremantle Ports Victoria Quay development  taking one of five main awards.

Victoria Quay Enabling Precinct Plan designed by Fremantle-based CODA Architects takes the award for small-scale policies, programs and concepts, aiming to unlock the potential of the quay, station and park precincts of Fremantle Port to transform them into commercial destinations.

Although the plans are still controversial in the Fremantle community with criticism about height and the idea to build on Pioneer Park, it is good to see a local Freo company acknowledged for the work they are doing, so congratulations to the CODA team!

Roel Loopers

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