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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

REFLECTIONS OF FREO’S LIFESTYLE

Posted in art, bathers beach, city of fremantle, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on January 18, 2020

 

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A couple of arty photos I took late on Friday afternoon at Bathers Beach. I am always on the look for different views and angles of beautiful Fremantle and had not discovered the interesting reflections at the Bathers Beach House before.

Roel Loopers

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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

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STINKING HOT BUT BEAUTIFUL FREO

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, summer, sunset, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on December 6, 2019

 

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Summer has really started with a bang, and is now officially the hottest start of December since the recording of daily temperatures started.

Friday was a real stinker with the seabreeze never arriving, so people were out and about in Fremantle.

I don’t recall ever having seen so many people watching the sunset at Bathers Beach.

Roel Loopers

BATHERS BEACH FREO’S HIDDEN TREASURE

Posted in bathers beach, beaches, city of fremantle, sunset, Uncategorized by freoview on November 28, 2019

 

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Some photos I took around sunset yesterday at Fremantle’s lovely inner city Bathers Beach.

Roel Loopers

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CALL FOR BETTER VQ FISHING BOAT HARBOUR CONNECTION

Posted in city of fremantle, city planning, development, local government, tourism, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on November 27, 2019

 

There is an interesting opinion piece by URBIS director Kris Nolan in today’s West Australian.

Nolan writes that Fremantle Council is on the right track with its push for more inner city development, but he laments, like so many of us have done for years, the missing connectivity between Victoria Quay and the Fishing Boat Harbour.

I am one of many in the Freo community who does not understand that that link is not a priority for Fremantle Council, that constantly talks about the need for more activation of the West End.

Nolan also points out that there is a lack of young people in the CBD and that Council should address that, which it has to a certain degree with the planned stunning new playground at Kings Square. One should also not underestimate the impact the closure of Hungry Jacks on the Cappuccino Strip has, that attracted a lot of young people.

So what would Fremantle’s Youth Council like to see in the inner city?

Roel Loopers

FROM SWEETLIPS TO TWIN FIN FISH&CHIPS

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, food, Uncategorized by freoview on November 15, 2019

 

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A new Fish&Chips outlet has opened at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach. TWIN FIN has taken over the site where Sweetlips used to be, so make sure to give it a try and support a new small business in town.

Roel Loopers

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