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BRILLIANT FREO WEST PUBLIC ARTWORK

Posted in architecture, art, city of fremantle, fremantle festival, heritage, Uncategorized by freoview on October 24, 2017

 

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Some of Freo’s View readers might say not again when they see this post about the Arcs D’Ellipses public artwork by Swiss artist Felice Varini, but I love the cleverness and creativity of the splendid Fremantle Festival work that is now near completion.

It is not just the great sense of perspective when one views the whole work from the Roundhouse steps, but all the quirky individual artworks in creates on the heritage buildings along High Street.

The work is part of High Tide that has many events and shows during this year’s festival that starts this weekend, so put your walking shoes on and head out to our beautiful West End.

How can one not love Freo!

 

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FREO PAINTING THE TOWN YELLOW

Posted in architecture, art, city of fremantle, fremantle festival, Uncategorized by freoview on October 20, 2017

 

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I can’t get enough of the creation of the remarkable and very clever Arcs D’Ellipse artwork by Swiss artist Felice Varini along Fremantle’s historic High Street.

The massive work is very laborious with the artist and helpers sticking yellow foil to the old buildings.

When viewed walking along High Street one sees large and small patches of the yellow, but when seen from the Roundhouse steps it all connects and makes sense and the circles are very clear. The work is all about perspective.

It is still a work in progress, but will be finished for the start of the Fremantle Festival next Friday October 27.

There is a lot on during this year’s festival so check out the program and participate!

And don’t forget the Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday the 28th!

Freo is the place to be!

 

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MINISTER LAUNCHES FREMANTLE HIGH TIDE SHOW

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle festival, Uncategorized by freoview on October 17, 2017

 

 

The Hon. David Templeman, WA Minister for Local Government, Heritage, Culture and the Arts this morning officially launched the High Tide show of the Fremantle Festival, with local member Simone McGurk and Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt.

Templeman said it was great to see the City of Fremantle once again leading the way, and  is a fantastic opportunity to showcase WA’s unique artistic talent.

It also allows for partnerships with international artists, such as Felice Varini who is creating the site-specific Arcs D’Ellipse along historic High Street.

Artistic director Tom Mueller of PS Art Space was there, as were many local artists, all in awe of the brilliant Varini artwork in progress.

Disappointingly yesterday’s big storm and rain has damaged the yellow foil on the Townhall, and that is due to the anti-graffiti surface of the newly-restored building, Felice Varini told me.

 

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GREAT FREMANTLE CIRCLES OF ART

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle festival, Uncategorized by freoview on October 16, 2017

 

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The amazing artwork Arcs D’Ellipse in Fremantle’s historic High Street by Felice Varini is progressing well. One now starts seeing the shapes of the circles all along the street when viewed from the steps to the Roundhouse.

It is quite mind-boggling to see the use of perspective so well, when at street level one only sees small areas of yellow on buildings, but when combined, and looking down the street they all connect. When the work is finished they will be large circles.

This High Tide public art project is part of the Fremantle Festival that will open in two weeks time on October 27.

 

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FREO HIGH STREET ART PROJECT

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle festival, Uncategorized by freoview on October 11, 2017

 

 

The Arcs D’Ellipse yellow and white circles by artist Felice Varini in Fremantle’s High Street are slowly taking shape.

The work is part of the HITIDE project of the Fremantle Festival and will no doubt attract many people to Fremantle.

Best vantage point will be from the step to the Roundhouse, so make sure to also visit WA’s oldest public building while you are there.

 

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YELLOW CIRCLES ART FOR FREMANTLE FESTIVAL

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle festival, Uncategorized by freoview on October 10, 2017

 

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A small section of the Fremantle Townhall is coloured yellow. It is part of the Fremantle Festival artwork Arcs D’Ellipses by artist Felice Varini.

The huge circles will be ‘painted’ with paper all along High Street and will create a fantastic artwork when viewed from the Roundhouse steps.

It will be on show from late October till mid November, so make sure to come into town for it then.

 

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