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BIG BRONZE ART IN PIONEER PARK

Posted in art, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on October 22, 2018

 

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If you happen to be near Fremantle’s Pioneer Park don’t forget to go and have a look at the cute big bronze Chimera artwork by Susan Flavell.

It was first seen at the Sculpture on Bathers show some years ago and has now been returned to Fremantle thanks to a generous donation by former mining magnate Kerry Harmanis, who bought the original paper work at SOB, but got two bronze casts made off it in Queensland.

Roel Loopers

ART ABOUT MINING AND RESOURCES

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, exhibition, mining, Uncategorized by freoview on April 18, 2018

 

 

 

I love the cavernous former warehouse space of PS Art Space in Pakenham Street. One can really contemplate there while watching art shows and it would be a fantastic space for meditation.

The space is ideally suited to making exhibitions into installations, as the present show does well.

The Built to last exhibition by Jennifer Garland at Fremantle’s PS ART SPACE is an investigation of once prosperous places and the extraction of commodities. The legacy of history is explored in a mixed-media installation inspired by archival records, satellite imagery, and scientific research. Now in decline, these places are filled with unsettling omens which offer projections of possible futures. The exhibition reimagines histories and makes connections across time in order to examine nature in an era defined by its absence.

Experimental processes of transformation have been used which introduce chance elements and convey a sense of chaos. This involves techniques utilizing oxidisation, melting and distortion. Industrial materials including hi vis safety equipment also contribute to an undercurrent of danger. 

The show runs till May 11 and is open Tuesday-Friday from 10am to 4pm and Saturdays from 10am to 2 pm.

Roel Loopers

FAR STATESMAN VISITS FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on December 12, 2017

 

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The powerful Far Statesman offshore tug supply ship was an impressive sight at C Shed berth in Fremantle Port late yesterday afternoon.

The vessel was specifically designed for anchor handling and towing of offshore platforms.

Roel Loopers

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MINING FREMANTLE PORT?

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, mining, Uncategorized by freoview on November 28, 2017

 

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What a shame April 1 is still four months away, otherwise I could have made up a nice April Fools with this photo.

The State Government desperate to get rid of our state’s enormous debt is going to allow mining in Fremantle Port?

Nah, it’s the Joides Resolution research vessel in port, just behind the railway station.

 

Roel Loopers

ASBESTOS FEAR AT ROE 8 CONSTRUCTION SITE

Posted in fremantle, health, health&safety, perth freight link, roe 8 highway by freoview on January 16, 2017

Residents near the Roe 8 highway clearing at the Beeliar Wetlands have raised serious concerns about the lack of dust repression measures by the building contractors. They say the area is a known location for asbestos dumping and that the clearing of the bushland is dangerous for the health of local residents, police officers and workers.

It seems unbelievable that the EPA, Worksafe and unions do not insist on watering trucks being used to spray down the dust at the Roe 8 works, as that is even required in the most remote locations of WA at mining sites.

I have been to hundreds of mines around Australia in the last 30 years and have never not seen dust repression measures at any of them, so why does the WA state government ignore this basic rule of protecting the health of everyone near the construction site?

Roel Loopers

YELLOWCAKE ART SHOW IN FREO

Posted in art, fremantle by freoview on August 14, 2015

The YELLOWCAKE COUNTRY exhibition opens tonight, Friday August 14 at 6 pm at the Fremantle Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery in Henry Street.

This is a collaborative fundraising exhibition for the Anti Nuclear Movement in W.A. and marks the 5th anniversary of the Walkatjurra walkabout.

There will be sculpture, photography, painting and stencil work and live music by Moombaki.

The show will run from August 15 to 31 daily from 10am to 4 pm.

Roel Loopers

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RORO ENTERING FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in fremantle by freoview on June 28, 2014

Port sunset

A Roll on Roll off (RoRo) vessel entering Fremantle Port at sunset. It is an amazing sight to see these large ships, that have thousands of vehicles aboard,  coming into the harbour. How do they stay afloat, I often wonder.

Roel Loopers

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MISSING PROSPECTOR FREO CONNECTION

Posted in Uncategorized by freoview on May 7, 2014

The prospector missing since yesterday afternoon in wooded and undulated land out of Kalgoorlie is 76 year old Peter O’Shaughnessy, the father of Fremantle ABC radio personality Gillian and her sister Wendy, who is marketing officer at the City of Fremantle.

I sincerely hope that the helicopter on its way from Esperance to Kalgoorlie will find Peter before the rain starts in that area and that he will be found safe and well!

I also hope that when found there won’t be too many TV cameras around as it would be embarrassing for passionate Dockers supporter Gillian that her father is wearing a West Coast Eagles top.

Let’s put positive thoughts out and cross our fingers that all will be well with Mr. O’Shaughnessy!!

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE PORTS OUTER HARBOUR SALE

Posted in fremantle by freoview on November 8, 2013

The WEST AUSTRALIAN reports today that State Government has offered to sell the Kwinana Bulk Terminal, considered to be the outer harbour of Fremantle Ports, to the Len Buckeridge Group. Fremantle Ports bought the Kwinana property from BHP in 2002 and spent some $ 39 million on the upgrade of the facilities there, while a further 44 million dollars was spent by the state agency and private investors since 2011 according to the West article.

Should the sale go through, what effect will that have on long-term employees at KBT? Will BGC keep them on, will they be relocated, or be made redundant?

Roel Loopers

 

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STAND UP FOR THE LAND

Posted in australia by freoview on July 31, 2013

The WA Nuclear Free Alliance is showing PAKALA PARNAKU-STAND UP FOR THE LAND exhibition at the Fremantle Moores Building Art Centre in Henry Street. Opening Friday August 2 at 6 pm.

Works by artists from across Australia and local indigenous artists from Wiluna and Leonora will be on show and for sale. All funds raised will go to WANFA to support their important work in Aboriginal communities.

Roel Loopers

Pakala Parnaku

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