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FREO J SHED ARTIST JINA LEE IN THE MEDIA LIMELIGHT

Posted in art, bathers beach art precinct, city of fremantle, j shed, Uncategorized by freoview on December 31, 2017

 

Jina Lee

 

Great to see Fremantle J Shed artist Jina Lee getting a big photo in the Sunday Times today.

The Korean-born artist is an outstanding sculptor who travels all over the world to create stunning stone carvings. At the moment she is in New Zealand for a sculpture event, after having returned from Italy only recently.

The work in the Sunday Times photo is for the Cottesloe Sculpture by the Sea, so go and have a look at it. It’s on from March 2-19.

Jina is one of the most delightful down to earth people one can ever meet and can be seen grinding, chiselling and polishing behind the Greg James studios at J Shed on Bathers Beach most days when she is in town.

She won the $ 10,000 Rio Tinto Emerging Sculptor Mentorship 2017.

 

Roel Loopers

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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.

Roel Loopers

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JINA LEE ART ON SHOW IN SYDNEY

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

Jina Lee

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.

Roel Loopers

COMPLAINT CHOIRS INSTEAD OF COMMUNITY CONSULTATION

Posted in choirs, city of fremantle by freoview on March 6, 2015

The times of just having a whinge on talkback radio, blogs or in letters to editors is over with the introduction of COMPLAINT CHOIRS all over the world. An innovation ideally suited to the grumpy, but creative and musically talented, Fremantle community I believe.

Complaint Choirs were conceived in Finland, made their way to Birmingham in the UK, and there are now 11 of these negative noise groups in Korea.

The Freo community, that feels ignored by Fremantle Council, would probably start a concert with All We Need Is Love, followed with an adaption to the Dylan song For Freo Council Needs a Changing and They’re The Devil in Disguise.

The lack of community consultation could see the revitalisation of the Pat Boone Song Lost Letters In The Sand, but FRRA could prefer Cauldron of Hate by Canibal Corpse or Def Leppard’s When Love and Hate Collide.

Freo Council under conductor Brad Pettitt could respond with its own Choir and sing the Bicycle Song by Red Hot Chilli Peppers, or Bike Ride to the Moon by The Nits. It only takes an additional word to make The Golden Bike Path a new version of the Chemical Brothers rendition.

The possibilities for great complaint concerts are endless and they could in time replace the boring community consultation session local governments run.

Roel Loopers

JINA LEE AT SCULPTURES BY THE SEA

Posted in art, fremantle, JINA LEE, sculptor by freoview on January 19, 2015

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I took these photos this morning of the delightful and very beautiful Korean sculptor Jina Lee at Greg James’ Fremantle J Shed studio on Bathers Beach. Jina is working on two artworks for the Cottesloe Sculptures by the Sea that will be on in March.

Roel Loopers

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FOREIGN LANGUAGES GOOD FOR STUDENTS

Posted in fremantle by freoview on July 31, 2014

I am astounded to read in the West Australian newspaper today that a quarter of WA primary schools no longer teach foreign languages. Only four years ago all primary schools taught a foreign language.

Schools claim the reasons for dropping foreign languages are lack of funding, lack of foreign language teachers, and that they want to concentrate on literacy and numeracy instead.

I went to school in the Netherlands and learned French, German and English and it did not affect my numeracy or literacy skills at all. In fact it enabled me to start my career as a photographer in Germany and to migrate to Australia. On both occasions my language skills were good enough to not have a huge culture shock in the new countries of my choice, and over a relatively short time I became very fluent at them.

It is short-sighted to believe English-speaking nations do not need foreign language skills. Western Australian schools should be teaching the languages of our close neighbours and trading partners such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, as this will open up career opportunities both in Australia and overseas.

To be able to read and write foreign languages has been a blessing for me and helped me to follow my love for photography and make it into my profession. It is also very rewarding to see how much tourists to the Round House appreciate those tour guides who can speak their language as it gives a sense of bonding.

Don’t limit the opportunities for our children. Give them a chance to work overseas by teaching them foreign languages!

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE’S PUBLIC TOILART

Posted in art, fremantle by freoview on January 24, 2014

Nice to see Fremantle youth working during school holidays to beautify our city. Ten kids, including four from Korea, painted the public toilets at historic Arthurs Head and made them into a work of art, in collaboration with the City of Fremantle.

The art depicts a huge whale, the whaling tunnel and time ball, and of course convicts, but also has a Dreamtime story. Two days of planning and three days of painting will see the colourful work just ready in time for the large Australia Day fireworks crowd.

Roel Loopers

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