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JANET NIXON WINS ROCKINGHAM SCULPTURE AWARD

Posted in art, fremantle, j shed by freoview on October 23, 2016

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Janet Nixon receives the City of Rockingham Castaway award for her recycled sculpture from Mayor Barry Sammels

Janet Nixon receives the City of Rockingham Castaway award for her recycled sculpture from Mayor Barry Sammels

 

Fremantle J Shed artist Janet Nixon has won the Rockingham Castaway Sculpture Award with her beautiful dog artwork Checkers, made of recycled materials.

Janet really deserves this recognition as she has flown under the radar a bit in the shadow of her partner Greg James, so I am truly delighted for her as she is a wonderful person and her series of dog sculptures are amazing.

There are more doggies on display at the Bathers Beach studio in the big southern one with the large glass wall facing the beach, so go and check out all the great work that is going on at J Shed.

Congratulations Janet!!!

FREO J SHED ARTISTS BIG IN WEST AUSTRALIAN

Posted in art, bathers beach art precinct, fremantle, j shed by freoview on October 22, 2016

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Fantastic to see Fremantle J Shed artists getting serious recognition in the West Australian today with an entire article by Annelies Gartner on the arts pages about their involvement with the CASTAWAY Sculpture Awards in Rockingham.

Greg James, Janet Nixon, Lesley Barrett and David Johansen all work out of Greg James’ J Shed studio at Bathers Beach and are all represented at the Rocky beach show that starts today, so go down south and have a look!

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VERY FREO SUPRISES ON MY DAILY WALK

Posted in bathers beach, food, fremantle, j shed by freoview on October 18, 2016

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The things one discovers when walking the streets of Fremantle!

I went to check out the new gallery space of Greg James at J Shed on Bathers Beach this morning to discover this little goat sniffing around the lovely dog sculptures created by Janet Nixon.

It turned out the baby goat belong to Rob Peters of Freo Food who was interviewed by a media student of Notre Dame University. It’s all very Freo hey!

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WALL ART AT FREMANTLE’S J SHED

Posted in art, arthur head, bathers beach, fremantle, j shed, western australia by freoview on September 10, 2016

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I drove past J Shed at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach at 6.30 this morning, when I came back from the South Mole and discovered the creative artists there have beautified the old shed even more with large pencils and pot plants on the wall between the Greg James and Jennie Dawson studios.

Looks great guys. Well done!

 

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NEW FREMANTLE WEST END ART GALLERY

Posted in art, fremantle, western australia by freoview on April 13, 2016

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Fremantle has a new small art gallery which will only sell the work of local artists. Galleria d’arte West &nd is at 38A Marine Terrace, close to the Esplanade Hotel and will officially open on April 21 at 6 pm.

Works by artist such as Greg James, Janet Nixon, Jina Lee, Jenny Dawson, Lesley Barrett, Roberto Balsamo and others will be for sale, so check it out and support our local artists and small businesses.

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ABORIGINAL CULTURAL CENTRE OPEN DAY

Posted in city of fremantle by freoview on October 31, 2014

The Fremantle Aboriginal Cultural Centre will be open this Saturday 1st November, between 12pm-4pm, as part of the Bathers Beach Art Precinct Open Day.

THE ORIGIN OF DOTS AND DIDJERIDOOS. Perhaps the most recognisable components of Aboriginal culture are Dots and the Didjeridoo, but where did these cultural art forms originate? Come visit the Aboriginal Cultural Centre, view our artefact display and Aboriginal Art or take a tour and the richness and diversity of Aboriginal Culture including the origin of dots and didjeridoos. Tours start at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Next door the David Giles, Wild Twig and Glen Cowans art studios will also be open and down at beach level the J Shed mob of Greg James, Janet Nixon, Jenny Dawson and Peter Zuvela also have open house, with live music and sausage sizzle.

It’s all part of the 2014 Fremantle Festival!

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HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW ?

Posted in art, fremantle by freoview on June 4, 2014

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That old Patti Page song How much is that doggie in the window? has become reality in Fremantle at MANY 6160, the retail incubator at Kings Square. Bathers Beach Art Precinct artist Janet Nixon, who works out of the Greg James sculpture studio at J Shed, has created a marvelous series of lovable dogs and they are now on display in the window at Many 6160.

Janet is very fond and protective off her dogs so she will only sell them to a very special and loving home, and I believe she deserves a very special and good amount of money for them as well. They are outstanding and have real character!

The human mannequins in the photos are gallery assistant Leah Adams left, and on the right Janet Nixon. The busy man on the phone is Greg James. Go check out their J Shed studio and gallery on Fleet Street!

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FUNKY J SHED ART ATTRACTS BIRDS

Posted in art, fremantle by freoview on March 20, 2014

Those funky and creative J Shed artists at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach are helping to beautify the area and looking after the environment at the same time. The lawn of the A Class reserve is recovering after a lot of TLC, and Janet Nixon is attracting birds in the Rottnest Island pines with colourful birds nests and water baths. The City has also done a bit with colourful benches and tables for all to enjoy and that will be extended to the headland near the Round House soon, where seating is long overdue.

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SUPPORT FREMANTLE’S BATHERS BEACH ARTISTS

Posted in art, fremantle by freoview on October 18, 2013

The Fremantle Bathers Beach Art Precinct at Arthur Head is a little bit isolated in the far west of our city, so make sure to visit the galleries, tell your friends and interstate and overseas visitors about it. They need and deserve our support!

Up at Captain’s Lane the old Pilots Cottages are being transformed into artist’s studios and galleries and the City is investing money to create and Indigenous Cultural Centre there as well. At number 10 a group of artists will share the cottage, while at number 11 MUTIMA ARTHOUSE has already set up shop. They sell a variety of art and goods, so check it out. Mutima also does percussion workshop for all those who like a bit of rhythm. It’s good for the soul and to get rid of bad moods and it’s energetic, so good for your health as well. Try it!

At number 9 Captain’s Lane is the gorgeous GLEN COWANS UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. Glen’s photo are breathtakingly stunning and they come in all sizes, so they are affordable for even the smallest wallet and purse. Also great for corporate collections and boardrooms! If still photography is not what you want, have a look at the amazing videos by Glen’s wife Lousie Stazzionelli. They are wonderful. They are also a great way to look at sharks close up without having to worry about being bitten, and the playful dolphins are divine!

Glen Cowans will have the exhibition Shadows In The Sea of photos taken at Costa Rica and the Caribbean for the Fremantle Festival, he will also open the gallery seven days a week during that time. Both Glen and Mutima will open on Friday and Saturday evenings for the festival.

At J SHED French artist MAGALI has set up her printmaking workshop and gallery and is the neighbour of sculptors GREG JAMES and JANET NIXON, who are the neighbours of ceramic artist JENNY DAWSON and photographer PETER ZUVELA. Peter does photography workshops. Have a browse, and a chat with the artists and buy some presents. Christmas is only two months away!

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FRAMING FREO ART RELOCATED TO ARTHUR HEAD

Posted in fremantle by freoview on April 20, 2013

The Framing Freo public art project, conceived for Fremantle Kings Square at a David Engwicht place-making workshop, has been relocated. The art created by J Shed sculptors Greg James and Janet Nixon was initially installed at Kings Square but removed by the City of Fremantle because of public liability concerns. After six months in storage one of the works has now been put on a lamp post at the Glen Cowans photography gallery next to the Round House.

Since no one at the City bothers to consult with me, the Framing Freo project manager, I can’t tell you what will happen with the other two FF artworks until I discover by chance where they have put them.

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