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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

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

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

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

LIGHTING UP THE SCULPTURE BEACH

 

 

 

Fremantle’s SCULPTURE AT BATHERS starts this evening with the official opening at Bathers Beach. There are some stunning works and I recommend people go and see it twice, at least once around sunset. There is plenty for children to like about the show as well, so make it a family trip!

The coastal path from Kidogo Arthouse to the Whalers Tunnel will all be lit up and so will be sections of the beach, but the $ 25,000 the City of Fremantle is reportedly spending on it might have been better spent on a light tower at the northern end of the beach near J Shed and light up the entire beach, because there are a lot of fences at Arthur’s Head to protect passers by from rockfall.

There is a rather quirky story with police involvement, etc. about someone trying to do creative lighting during the sculpture festival, but those involved are really nice people, so I won’t go there to protect their identity. It is very Freo and funny though, so you’ll all have to wait till I write my book in 2050. ; >)

I suggested to CoF a few months ago to spend money on creative hoardings on the fences and get rid of the ugliness while informing visitors about the history of the precinct, but that has not eventuated unfortunately.

I hope someone at the City had the foresight to instruct Wilson Security to keep the Whalers Tunnel open longer than 7pm during the great sculpture show.

UPDATE: I have just been informed by the SaB that the tunnel will remain open till 10pm during the exhibition. Great news!

Roel Loopers

GREAT ART AT FREO BATHERS BEACH

 

 

More photos of the good SCULPTURE AT BATHERS at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach, which showcases Western Australian artists.

It officially opens tomorrow night, but if you can’t wait, go for a stroll or swim and check it out.

Roel Loopers

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PICTURES OF A SCULPTURE EXHIBITION

 

 

Pictures of an Exhibition by Roel Mussorgsky. ;>)

The installation of more than 90 artworks of Sculpture at Bathers at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach is well under way, and the official opening is on Friday evening.

There will be artist guided tours the next two weeks, so check what is on offer on social media or pop into  Kidogo Arthouse for a program and list of events.

I took the photos this morning around 8am.

Comment: I was surprised to read in the West Australian today that Freo Mayor Brad Pettitt expressed an interest in hosting the international Sculpture by the Sea, which has become a tradition in Cottesloe. Fremantle does not have the terraced landscaping or a large groin that would accommodate such a show, so we should be happy with showcasing our Western Australian sculptures at our city beach and support them as much as we can.

Roel Loopers

 

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ONLY FOUR MORE SLEEPS TILL SCULPTURE AT BATHERS

 

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I am as excited like a child waiting for Christmas, so it’s good to know that there are only four more sleeps until the Fremantle SCULPTURE AT BATHERS opens on Friday

S@B is a great showcase for Western Australian 3D artists and there will be 90 works on display at our gorgeous inner city beach.

The dune path will also be lit at night, so it will be a great event for two weeks.

They started to install the show today, so here a preview glimpse of it.

Roel Loopers

HUGE MOB AT FREO’S ONE DAY SMOKING CEREMONY

 

 

The ONE DAY IN FREMANTLE reconciliation event started at 8am this morning with a smoking ceremony at Bathers Beach.

A huge crowd of around 500 people attended, and that is special so early in the morning at the start of a long weekend.

There were a lot of Aboriginal elders and younger generations and federal, state and local politicians.

It was a lovely relaxed gathering with a lot of mutual respect shown.

There are activities, live music, food, and much more at Bathers Beach all day and it finishes at sunset with the burning of six Balga trees on the beach.

Come and join in. Connect with our indigenous friends, have fun together, lose the fear and prejudice!

Roel Loopers

 

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VOLUNTEER AT SCULPTURE AT BATHERS!

 

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I am very happy that the SCULPTURE AT BATHERS exhibition will be on again at Fremantle’s inner city beach in February this year. The Bathers Beach event has proven to be very popular and is a great showcase for Western Australian artists, where the artworks sell pretty well.

Sculpture at Bathers is looking for volunteers to guide visitors and hand out information, etc. and I will most certainly sign up to do a couple of days a week for that. It will be relaxing fun!

So if you love art, the beach, and making people feel welcome, contact the organisers via email: volunteer@sculptureatbathers.com.au

The show is on from February 15 to March 2, 2020.

Roel Loopers

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