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HUGE FREO MARKET AND PRE-PADDY PARTY

 

 

One of Fremantle’s biggest ever markets will be on today from 10am till 4pm at Victoria Quay in Fremantle Port.

The PORTSIDE TRADERS MARKET  will have more than 50 stalls which will offer anything from great food, to farmers market, artisan creations, retro, vintage, plants, art, crafts, cafe,etc.

And once you have done that wander over to Bathers Beach where the KELP Bar at Kidogo Arthouse will have a Pre-Paddy’s Party to celebrate St Patrick’s Day early. It starts at 5.30pm.

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CULTURAL TOGETHERNESS AT KIDOGO ON ONE DAY IN FREO

 

one day at kidogo

 

Only two more sleeps until the big ONE DAY IN FREMANTLE event will be on.

It starts with the Noongar smoking ceremony at Bathers Beach at 8am and after that there are activities at Kidogo Arthouse.

From 2pm the Esplanade will host the family-friendly and alcohol-free event and concert with singer Montaigne as the headline.

Montaigne will headline the celebrations after recently releasing her latest single ‘For Your Love’. The 23-year-old won an ARIA award in 2016 for best breakthrough artist following the success of her debut album Glorious Heights, which featured the singles ‘Because I Love You’ and ‘In the Dark’.

Joining Montaigne will be up-and-coming soul singer Adrian Eagle who toured Europe with the Hilltop Hoods earlier this year, the mesmerising Emily Wurramara who sings in both English and her first language Anindilyakwa, as well as local legends The Hunting Birds and The Spring Peaks.

The Welcome to Country will be delivered by Dr. Richard Walley OAM and Marie Taylor, and the event will be hosted by the talented Gina Williams.

~~~ ACTIVITIES ~~~

In addition to great music, there’ll be a range of free family-friendly activities to enjoy throughout the day. Strike a pose in the photo booth or get creative with the community canvas painting. Join in the craft workshops and make a musical instrument from recycled materials, or have a try at the nature weaving workshops.

Enjoy traditional Ochre face painting and sample a bite of barbeque bush tucker.

~~~ EATS ~~~

One Day in Fremantle doesn’t just have an amazing line-up of bands, a selection of delicious food trucks will be rolling in too!

* Antica Gelateria Italiana * Bootlegger Coffee Co. * Crafted Events WA * Bangkok Jump Street * La Crepe de Paris WA * Marcelita’s Colombian Empanadas, Perth * Mosaic Bites * Paitumaca Paella on the Move * Sultan Pepper * The Habibs * Toast My Curry * T Sisters Fresh Foods *

 

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WHAT A LOOKER OF A PHOTO EXHIBITION

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, kidogo arthouse, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on December 8, 2018

 

Photo- Elizabeth Looker

 

There is quite a beautiful and sensual photo exhibition on at Fremantle’s Kidogo Arthouse at Bathers Beach that is well worth viewing.

Elizabeth Looker‘s The Spirit and the Flesh are moody, dark, long exposure photos of a female dancer, creating a sense of motion and emotion.

Looker’s photo Life Dancers won the Australian National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016, and she is also one of the finalists for the 2019 NPPP.

The photos for the Fremantle show were taken in Sweden, where Looker worked as an artist in residence at Konstepidemin.

The exhibition is only on for a few more days, so go and have a look this weekend!

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NO SHOPPING WEST OF THE FREO RAILWAY LINE?

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For the City of Fremantle’s marketing department the shopping experience in our city clearly does not extend west of the railway line, why else would they have excluded important galleries at Arthur’s Head, an area the Council claims it wants to activate, albeit with a tavern though.

Why is there no icon next to the Roundhouse for the Glen Cowans Photo Gallery which is #2 on Trip Advisor, and why no icon at Bathers Beach for Kidogo Arthouse?

Also excluded are the galleries at J Shed and the David Giles gallery up at Captain’s Lane.

When the City of Fremantle last created a tourist map it left out Fremantle Prison, which is one of the most popular tourist destinations. They printed so many of them that we still have to hand them out at the Roundhouse, where very many of our visitors ask for directions to…. you guessed it!…. Fremantle Prison.

It is really not fair, City of Fremantle, that you deliberately disadvantage some traders in our city!

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LUCKY OCEANS CONCERTS AT KIDOGO ARTHOUSE

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, entertainment, kidogo arthouse, music, Uncategorized by freoview on November 12, 2018

 

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Get ready for the great Lucky By the Ocean concert series, featuring Lucky Oceans and friends, at Fremantle’s Kidogo Arthouse on Bathers Beach, 10 Wednesdays and 2 Sundays  from November to January

Lucky Oceans is a name synonymous with music in Western Australia. One of the most influential steel guitarists of his generation he has played with big names in Australian music across jazz, folk, blues and country and the much-loved Zydecats in Fremantle.

He brings his special brand of musical magic to Kidogo Arthouse, on the shore of the Indian Ocean, on Wednesday evenings and two Sundays from November to early January.

Wednesday Nov 14 – Rose Parker – Immerse yourself in the compelling songs and stories of leading singer songwriter Rose.

Wednesday Nov 21 – David Hyams with the Miles to Go Trio – acclaimed producer plays his own Irish-inflected pieces with Stuart Paterson, Manoli Vouyoucalos and Dan Bright on guitar and dij.

Wednesday Nov 28 – Gemma Turvey – Pianist/composer Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence brings her pervasively expressive jazz/classical Palm Court sounds to the Sea, with cello and Lucky.

Wednesday December 5 – Fiona Rea Music EP launch with Bryan R Dalton supporting and with Lucky Oceans, Tristen Parr and Jon Edwards playing with the marvellous Fiona.

Sunday December 9 – Jeff Lang and Lucky Oceans – When Lucky heard that local luthier Ross Coole was making a guitar for Jeff, he cooked up an idea to have Jeff come over here and pick it up.  Jeff is one of the world’s greatest guitarists but is also a fine singer and songwriter.

Wednesday December 12 – Barrelhouse Juke Joint Blues from Jessie James Gordon, Paul Gioia, Bill Lawrie and Lucky bringing you more blue songs of joy from the Dirty Thirties.

Wednesday December 19 – After a long hiatus, this will be only the second performance this year by the Dave Brewer Lucky Oceans Quartet with Karl Florisson and Ric Eastman with some new material written especially for the occasion.

Sunday December 30 – Not a Wednesday! But we had to fit a Hawaiian Sundowner in, especially because Mr. Aloha -Sam Lemann – is in town. As an alternative to a try hard NYE, join Howie Morgan, Alistair Peel, Lucy Lemann, Lucky and the setting sun to celebrate the timeless kitsch of the Islands.

Wednesday Jan 2 – We’re working Sam Lemann hard and getting him together with his boyhood partner in crime Adam Gare and Lucky Oceans to recreate the swinging sounds of the Nansing Quartet minus the annoying name.

 

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STUNNING ABORIGINAL ART FUNDRAISER AT KIDOGO

Posted in aboriginal, art, city of fremantle, fundraising, Uncategorized by freoview on May 8, 2018

 

 

A fund raising exhibition at Fremantle’s Kidogo Arthouse, in support of Origins Centre, Balingup is a one-off opportunity of acquiring works by leading Australian artists on sale from the private collection of art curator, Christina McGuinness.

STORIES is an exhibition of paintings, prints, sculptures, ceramics and textiles collected from throughout Australia for over thirty years.

It’s only on for 3 days. Opens: 6.30pm on Friday 11 May. Last day is Sunday May 13 where the gallery is open from 11am to 5pm.

This private collection spans over thirty years of interest and love of the first peoples culture and art of this country.. Christina has not only worked in Perth supporting Aboriginal arts/artists in organisations and institutions such as Department for the Arts (now Dept. of Culture & the Arts) and Craftwest (now FORM) but also worked in commercial galleries specialising in Aboriginal art including Dreamtime Gallery and Randall Lane Fine Art.

Over the years she has visited and worked with WA communities Marribank, Warburton, Warakurna, and Waringarri Arts in Kununurra. And interstate to communities that include Papunya, Kintore, Ramingining/Arnhem Land in NT. And also Lockhart River, Weipa and Hope Vale in FNQ where she did marketing work with Hope Vale Arts and met her dear friend, artist Roy McIvor.

Now Christina wants to share most of her collection while supporting a community that is also very close to her heart and personal well-being. *Origins Centre, Balingup will be gifted the entire net proceeds of the sale in support of their Archival & Restoration Program.

Artists include: Paddy Carlton, Shirley Purdie, Lily Karedada, Peter Skipper. Pantjiti Mary McLean, Paddy Fordham Wainburranga, Nancy Petyarre, Anmanari Brown, Charlie Djurdjin, Carol Golding, Edgar Pike, Jane Alimankinni, Nyarrapyi Giles and Roy McIvor.

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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.

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FENIANS FESTIVAL HIGH AS A KITE

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, history, Uncategorized by freoview on January 6, 2018

 

 

The symbolism that one can get as high as a kite on the lovely Irish beverages of Guinness and whiskey was not lost on me when I photographed these kites at the Fremantle FENIANS FESTIVAL at Bathers Beach.

There will be a lot of Irish dancers and music from 5.30pm today to enjoy the sunset, so go along!

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PICTURES OF FREMANTLE

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, notre dame university, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on January 5, 2018

 

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I like the juxtaposition of these two photos I took in Fremantle this morning.

The top one is a table at the Kelp Bar at Kidogo Arthouse at Bathers Beach and the second one of a car of Notre Dame University.

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FREMANTLE FENIANS FESTIVAL STARTS

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, multicultural, Uncategorized by freoview on January 2, 2018

 

FENIANS festival events calendar

 

Here a message from Kidogo owner Joanna Robinson about the FENIANS FESTIVAL that will be held from January 4 to 14.

You are all invited to the Exhibition Opening of our Fenians show “89 Days…” and the “Soft Opening” of the “Irish Festival Hub Beach Bar @ Kidogo Arthouse” this Thursday 4th Jan from 4pm onwards. All your friends are welcome!

We are delighted that Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill will be over for the Festival and playing the following eve at JCCA in Fremantle – we have an amazing line up of events in store for you over the following 10 days!! (www.feniansfestival.com.au)

A bit of history: The frigate Hougoumont was the last ship to bring convicts to Fremantle on January 9, 1868.

It had 262 convicts on board, including 62 Irish Fenian political prisoners.

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