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DESERT ART AT KIDOGO ARTHOUSE

Posted in aboriginal, art, city of fremantle, culture, indigenous, Uncategorized by freoview on April 17, 2018

 

Kidogo 19 April opening Daisy Ward

 

PURLTIKATJA is a stunning show of work by Daisy Tjuparntarri Ward that opens this Thursday evening at Fremantle’s Kidogo Arthouse on Bathers Beach. The exhibition runs from the 19-25 April

The exhibition, curated by anthropologist Jan Turner, features canvasses from the deserts of Western Australia and in particular the Ngaanyatjarra Lands. Canvasses gathered over twenty years to tell stories, to communicate, to make explicit, Indigenous concepts, histories and family relationships. Canvasses used as tools of explanation in the contexts of land rights, native title, mining negotiations and the politics of representation. Canvasses that by their existence have provided a conduit for two worlds to come together in often difficult circumstances.

The desert woman, Daisy Tjuparntari Ward makes a guest appearance at this exhibition. An artist, a cross-cultural educator, an ambassador for her people, a political rights activist and a proud upholder of her culture. Ward and Turner have shared for thirty years an inter-cultural space, as tjurturarra [a two sister team]. Born in the same year, cultures apart, they have grown together learning much about their own and each other’s cultures.

Many of the canvasses come from the period prior to the establishment of community based commercial art centres. The artists represented in this highly personal collection come from several language groups: Ngaanyatjarra, Mantjiltjara, Pitjantjatjara and Pintupi. The artworks are tangible representations of the anthropologist’s relationships through generations and across language groups. They were collected specifically for the purpose of cross-cultural education, as visual components of an anthropologist’s toolkit.

SPARE PARTS AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA THIS WEEKEND

 

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Two cultural highlights for Fremantle this weekend. At the Shipwrecks Museum Spare Parts Puppet Theatre will start the Tom Vickers and the Extraordinary Adventure of his Missing Sock, while the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra will perform with clarinetist Michael Hodgkins in the Fremantle Townhall this Sunday.

….and more cultural greatness: Fremantle Arts Centre has confirmed its position as one of Perth’s most popular concert venues, with ticket sales for events over the next few months topping $1.2 million.
The historic venue will host Welsh rockers Stereophonics on 5 May, Angus and Julia Stone on 26-27 May and Vance Joy on 23-24 September.
City of Fremantle Arts and Culture Manager Pete Stone said combined the three acts had sold more than 15,000 tickets.

Roel Loopers.

REDUCED J SHED TAVERN ON FREMANTLE AGENDA

 

Fremantle Council is relentless in ignoring the clear messages from the community about not wanting a tavern at J Shed on Bathers Beach.

This Wednesday the Finance, Policy, Operations and Legislation Committee will debate to  change the lease conditions for Sunset Venues for the No 1 unit at J Shed as below:

OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION

Council approve the following amendments to the lease with Sunset Venues for Unit 1 J Shed, Fremantle:

  1. a)  Reduce the patron capacity to a maximum of 300;
  2. b)  Removal of clause/s relating to concert events;
  3. c)  Reduce the size of the lease area by approximately forty percent (40%)from 1493m2 to 892m2;
  4. d)  Reduce rent from $83,950p.a to $50,370p.a.;
  5. e)  Add a condition precedent clause to provide for planning approval andliquor license approval to be achieved; and
  6. f)  Add a clause to provide for development to commence within twenty-four (24) months or lease to be terminated.

While the number of patrons capped at 300 more resembles that of a slightly larger small bar, I have no doubt that this new proposal will also receive strong opposition from the neighbouring J Shed artists and the Fremantle Inner City Residents Association-FICRA.

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STUNNING ABORIGINAL ART AT REVEALED MARKET

 

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No doubt Pauline Hanson would not agree with the wonderful, wonderful REVEALED Aboriginal art market and exhibition at the Fremantle Arts Centre today because there is too much emphasis on Aboriginal people.

Well, Pauline, if you want to ignore 50,000 years of a beautiful people and culture and their long history in Australia just please your own ignorance. For people like me REVEALED is a great opportunity to see art from the desert, the Kimberley and down South and connect with our indigenous friends.

The atmosphere in the courtyard is fantastic and half of Perth came out to buy some stunning Aboriginal art, so go and join them!

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ALL REVEALED ABOUT ABORIGINAL ART AT FAC

Posted in aboriginal, art, city of fremantle, fremantle arts centre, Uncategorized by freoview on April 6, 2018

 

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The amazing annual REVEALED exhibition and art market by Aboriginal artists from remote communities starts tomorrow at the Fremantle Arts Centre with the delightful artmarket in the courtyard.

Hundreds of outstanding artworks will be on display and for sale and many of the artists will be present.

All the galleries will also display the works, so make sure to visit the FAC as it is a great opportunity to connect with WA’s indigenous artists and culture and purchase one of the works.

This once-a-year opportunity to buy art directly from emerging and established Aboriginal artists has become a firm favourite on the FAC calendar and definitely not to be missed. Bringing together artists from all over WA, with works starting from $50 and all profits from sales returning to the makers and art centres, this is a great chance to purchase quality new artworks.

Browse a range of craft and artworks, including paintings, textiles, woven items, artefacts, clothing, ceramics, jewellery and more in the beautiful surrounds of FAC’s Front Garden.

Sat 7 Apr | 10am–5pm | Free Entry

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THAT WAS A GREAT FREO LONG WEEKEND!

 

 

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We live in a special place here in Fremantle when one considers that we had a massive influx of tens of thousands of people over the four days of the Fremantle International Street Arts Festival and the days went peacefully without any big hicups and everyone had a smile on their face.

The 20th street arts festival was not the most outstanding in my opinion with a bit too much of the same for my taste because it lacked variety and creative top class performers.  My favourites were the roaming spectacle of the big birdmen and the funny roving photographers in their rain coats.

But what a great weekend for Freo and hopefully also for our traders!

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FUN FREMANTLE LONG WEEKEND AHEAD

Posted in art, city of fremantle, community, culture, festival, street arts festival, Uncategorized by freoview on March 31, 2018

 

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If the rest of the long weekend continues like yesterday Fremantle will be in for a treat. I have never seen so many people in town on a Good Friday as yesterday. The city was buzzing, alfresco cafes full, big crowds at the few Fremantle International Street Arts Festival pitches, and a queue at Cicerello’s that was stretched to the outside pavement to order fish&chips. Great!

Due to fighting fever, the flu and hay fever all at once I could not stay out long yesterday so I only took some photos of the magnificent birdmen on the Esplanade.

The street art performances start from noon today. There is also the Western Weekender fun along historic High Street in the West End and the Fremantle Malls Market Day between the Cappuccino Strip and Kings Square.

Have fun everyone!

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ABORIGINAL CHILDREN’S STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

Posted in aboriginal, BOOKS, city of fremantle, history, indigenous, Uncategorized by freoview on March 30, 2018

 

KAYA! A big mob of people turned up this morning at the Fremantle Moores building for the official opening of the inaugural Woylie Aboriginal Australian Kids Story Festival.

It is the concept of the Paper Bird bookshop’s owner Jennifer Jackson and already a great success.

Under the watchful eyes of kids and grown ups and State Treasurer Ben Wyatt, and elders such as Noel Nannup, Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt, member for Fremantle Simone McGurk, etc. Noongar elder Marie Taylor did a welcome to country and smoking ceremony.

Today the program is 1pm Desert Tales, 1.30pm Madjitil Moorna Choir, 2.15pm Golden Spirit and 3pm Young Naturalists.

Saturday 7.30am, Breakfast with the Publishers, 10am Silly Birds!, 11am Story Custodian of Noongar Boodjar, 12.20pm Battle of the Illustrators, 1.15pm Diverse Voices, 2.15pm Colours and Dreams.

Check out more on http://www.paperbird.com.au/events/aaksf

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THE CHANGES IN FIGURATIVE SCULPTURE LECTURE

Posted in art, bathers beach art precinct, city of fremantle, j shed, sculpture, Uncategorized by freoview on March 28, 2018

 

There is an interesting lecture at the Greg James studio at J Shed this evening from 7-9pm.

Jason Arkles will be giving a lecture: “The origins of Renaissance sculpture – how the figure evolved from the Gothic tradition in Renaissance Italy”.

$20.00 entry fee, refreshments provided.

Jason Arkles is an art historian and sculptor and details the actual and technical stylistic changes that occurred in figurative sculpture six hundred years ago that transformed the art from little more than architectural decoration to the iconic beauty of the Florentine Renaissance.

Arkles is an American sculptor working in the traditional methods and materials one would normally associate with a sculptor in Florence. His large-scale figurative work in bronze, marble, terracotta and wood can be found in public and private spaces, museums, cemeteries, and churches in Europe and America, including on the façade of Saint Mark’s English Church, here in Florence. Trained locally in the studio of Charles H. Cecil (the human figure in clay), in Studio Sem in Pietrasanta (marble), and in a Pontifical Academy in Rome (sacred art). 

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ABORIGINAL STORY TELLING FOR KIDS FREO FESTIVAL

Posted in aboriginal, art, children, city of fremantle, culture, family, festival, indigenous, Uncategorized by freoview on March 25, 2018

 

 

Hey mums and dads and girls and boys next week’s WOYLIE FESTIVAL is not something to be missed!

This Aboriginal Australian Kids Story Festival is going to be something very special that will be fun and very educational.

Story telling, music, art, dance will be on at the Moores building in Henry Street for a week, including the long Easter weekend, so plenty of days to join in.

Among those who will tell their stories are Noel Nannup, Kim Scott, Theresa Walley, Kerry-Ann Winmar, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Sally Morgan, Josie Boyle, Gregg Dreise and Dub Leffer.

There will be activities, displays, books, language and writing qorkshops and much more.

The Woylie Festiva idea was initiated by Jennifer Jackson of the lovely Paper Bird Children’s Bookshop next to the Moores building.

For more details: http://www.paperbird.com.au/event/aaksf

 

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