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FREO’S J SHED ARTISTS MAKE THEIR MARK

Posted in art, bathers beach, city of fremantle, j shed, Uncategorized by freoview on October 10, 2017

 

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Sometime local artists are undervalued because we take them a bit for granted, and that seems to be the case with the Fremantle J Shed artists at Bathers Beach.

Artist Greg James has just finished another bronze sculpture for Busselton. It will be his fourth artwork for the main street there and two more are commissioned, so that will make the main stretch of Busselton into the Greg James art boulevard.

Artist Lesley Barrett, who works out of J Shed has won the Pemberton art prize and artist Yuko Takahashi, who also creates at J Shed won the Claremont art prize.

And in the meantime J Shed artist Jina Lee has been creating stone sculptures in Italy for a few weeks.

Greg James’ Diego sculpture is about the Spanish settlers to Busselton who introduced olives and wine grapes in the region. It took over 12 months to create the work that weights 310 kilo.

Artist David Johansen, he on the right, was the model for the face of Diego.

Greg James’ next artwork is already on the go and will be a sculpture of Edmund Rice for the Christian Brothers School in Fremantle.

 

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SCULPTURE@BATHERS FLAMING FINALE

Posted in art, bathers beach, fremantle, sculpture@bathers by freoview on March 11, 2017

 

It finally is election day. I am so happy the pathetic campaign of buying voters with empty promises is over and the likelihood of a change in government.

It is also the last two days of the Fremantle  Sculpture@Bathers show, so go and see the sculptures by 85 Western Australian artists, like the beautiful stone work above by J Shed artist Jina Lee.

S@B ends with a flaming finale on Sunday from 6 pm when Replants artist Bruce Abbott sets fire to the 35 jarrah trees on Bathers Beach.

The Cottesloe Sculptures by the Sea is still on for another week and has many Freo artists represented, so check that out as well.

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GREAT OPENING OF JINA LEE SHOW AT J SHED

Posted in art, arthur head, culture, fremantle, j shed, JINA LEE by freoview on October 30, 2016

I rarely post photos of exhibition openings but will make an exception for the Stone Dreaming show by Jina Lee at the Greg James Sculpture Gallery in J Shed at Bathers Beach because this is a very special location and Jina is a very special person and outstanding artist.

Last night showed what a perfect space this is for art exhibitions and other art related events and that a small cafe on the side could well attract a lot of people.

Let’s hope the City of Fremantle and Sunset Events see the light and realise this is not an appropriate location for a tavern and outdoor music venue, as the WAPC has already ruled.

An art related community space is perfect and Greg James announced he has just secured an exhibition in November with the women who won this year’s Australian Photography Portrait Prize.

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STUNNING STONE ART BY JINA LEE

Posted in art, fremantle, JINA LEE by freoview on October 29, 2016

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Here some impressions of the stunning stone sculptures by my friend Jina Lee. Her show opens at 5 today at the Greg James Sculpture Gallery at J Shed on Bathers Beach. Enter from Fleet Street or through the Whalers Tunnel.

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SUPERB DREAMING STONE EXHIBITION AT J SHED

Posted in art, fremantle, j shed, JINA LEE by freoview on October 29, 2016

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If you love outstanding art don’t miss the opening today-Saturday-of Jina Lee’s DREAMING STONE exhibition of superb stone sculptures at J Shed at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach at 5 pm.

Jina’s artwork is so beautiful that I always want to hug them, so give yourselves a treat today and an early Christmas present and buy one of her delightful works.

The show is on at the Fleet Street Greg James Sculpture Gallery till November 12.

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STUNNING JINA LEE ART ON SHOW AT J SHED

Posted in art, fremantle, j shed, JINA LEE by freoview on October 22, 2016

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Jina Lee is a Korean-born sculptor who creates stunning art at J Shed in Fremantle. On Saturday October 29 at 5 pm she will have the opening of her solo show at the Greg James Gallery at J Shed on Bathers Beach.

Come join us to support this delightful artist who makes incredibly beautiful and sensual stone work that call out to be touched. There is so much tranquility in Lee’s work that is hard to describe, so come see it for yourselves!

I love Jina’s work and so do many art lovers as her work at the Sculptures on the Beach in Cottesloe and Sydney always sell, as did the one she exhibited at the last Sculpture@Bathers show in Freo.

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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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JINA LEE ART ON SHOW IN SYDNEY

Posted in art, fremantle by freoview on October 5, 2015

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Fremantle J Shed artist Jina Lee has just finished several stunning sculptures for Sculptures at the Sea in Sydney. The Korean born artist who works out of the Greg James studio at Bathers Beach was polishing the work this morning before they are going to be transported tomorrow.

Jina’s work is much appreciated. She sold all her sculptures at the Cottesloe Sculptures at the Sea this year and also the one she showed at Sculpture@Bathers in Fremantle.

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ART ON THE FREO BEACH

Posted in art, fremantle, sculpture@bathers by freoview on March 11, 2015

There is a hive of creative activity at Bathers Beach with more and more artists installing their works for the Fremantle 2015 SCULPTURE@BATHERS. The new T-shirts have arrived, programs printed, the Kelp Bar is made ready for reopening on the weekend, and it is all a lot of fun and very positive.

Congratulations to J Shed artist Jina Lee, who is showing at S@B on the grass south of Kidogo Arthouse. She sold all three works she has on show at Sculptures by the Beach in Cottesloe. Well done Jina. Your work is stunning! (The photo bottom right is a Jina Lee)

Here some more photos.

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