The Fremantle Print Awards at the Fremantle Arts Centre are as always a mixed-bag. There are a lot of very good and some outstanding prints, but also some average ones.
There is also the need to tighten the rules I believe. Are 3D objects just because they were printed by a 3D printer, really prints that should be in a print award? I don’t think so, but if, then they should be in a separate category.
I also question the printmaking craft greatness of altering old record covers in Photoshop. It might be conceptually clever, but does not really require good printmaking skills.
As always though the majority of the works are well worth going to the arts centre for, and the courtyard looks great with lovely flowers, so go and spend some time there and enjoy a meal or coffee at the cute cafe.
The first courtyard concert of the new year at the Fremantle Art Centre was a huge success with a very large crowd packing the delightful venue, to listen to Carus Thompson and friends, among them on the keyboard well known Freo muso Mo Wilson.
Here some impressions of the afternoon.
Get away from the blue sky and the autumn sun and enjoy some good Jazz at the Moore&Moore cafe in Fremantle’s Henry Street from 11.30-1.30 today, while enjoying a good brunch or lunch and great coffee made with the brand new coffee machine. I assume the concert will be in the courtyard, so we won’t be missing out on the gorgeous autumn day and crisp fresh air.
The Sunday courtyard music session at the Fremantle Arts Centre saw the biggest crowd I have eve witnessed there for the free concerts. Don Walker and the Lucky Strikes, with Fremantle favourite Lucky Oceans amongst them, gave a fine concert in front of hundreds of happy and relaxed people.
The first of the Spring Sessions was held at the Moore&Moore cafe in Henry street, with Anthony Rebelo, aka Useless Things, serenading in the courtyard and cafe entrance.