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CREATIVE FREO PORT LOVE IN

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle ports, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on February 25, 2020

 

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Only two and a half weeks to go until PAINT THE PORT day at Victoria Quay on March 14.

Submit your photo, photo of a paintings or drawing to Fremantle Ports and have a chance to win one of the prizes.

Check out all the details on Facebook or https://www.fremantleports.com.au/news/paint-the-port

Roel Loopers

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FREO’S CONTAINER ART GETS FACELIFT

Posted in art, city of fremantle, containers, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on February 21, 2020

 

 

The facelift paint job of the iconic Fremantle Rainbow container artwork will be completed before the weekend. It already looked a whole lot better on Thursday morning, but one has to wonder why only now commercial paint has been applied.   Surely that should have been a requirement for the artist when the City of Fremantle signed off on the commission.

Our art administrators act in mysterious ways sometimes.

Roel Loopers

PAINT THE PORT WITH YOUR CAMERA

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on February 13, 2020

 

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Paint the Port on March 14 is a great event for everyone who likes to take photos, and the colour does not matter. You can paint the port red, yellow, blue or green, or all of the above, as long as you come up with a creative image.

Think about different locations and angles for your photos, take them very early in the morning, late in the afternoon, or at night, and make sure to investigate angles at Roushead and the North Mole for different perspectives of our working port. The sunrise shots taken from the South Mole can also be fantastic.

There is also an art competition, so start painting, make collages, drawings, etc.

You can enter your photos and artworks well before March 14, but also on the day, as there are different prizes.

Check out all the details: http://www.fremantleports.com.au/news/paint-the-port

And the good news is that I’ll be judging the photo comp, so absolutely everyone I know will win a prize, and that is half of Freo. ; >) Only joking. May the best woman/man/boy/girl win! Good luck. Dare to be different!

Roel Loopers

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FREO’S WEST END WHITE HOUSE

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, fremantle festival, Uncategorized by freoview on July 16, 2019

 

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A white coat of paint makes the High Street building of Fremantle architect Shane Braddock look so much better.

The bits of yellow art foil were finally removed and the entire facade painted white which is much better than the creamy colour it was. Great outcome!

Roel Loopers

 

FREO HIGH STREET EVEN MORE STUNNING

Posted in architecture, art, city of fremantle, heritage, local government, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on May 3, 2019

 

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How stunning the 1903 Owston’s Building in Fremantle’s Cliff Street looks after the removal of the yellow foil and a new coat of paint!

The owners will also paint the entire facade below the awning, so that will make it even better.

Next door on the corner of Cliff Street the building owned by former Freo Mayor Peter Tagliaferri is now also getting all the TLC it deserves, so High Street is going to be a stunner.

Now how can we convince building owners east of Henry Street to also paint their buildings, so that High Street will become even more of a heritage feature for our visitors?

Roel Loopers

HIGH STREET WILL BE EVEN MORE STUNNING

Posted in architecture, art, city of fremantle, fremantle festival, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on January 25, 2019

 

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I bumped into the owner of one of the apartments at 2 High Street and had a chat with him about the removal of the yellow foil of the Felice Varini Arcs D’Ellipse artwork. He said the owners of the building are very happy with the way the work has been done professionally by the BUDO group and are delighted about the result.

The owner, a former president of FICRA, also said that we should not forget that once affected buildings along historic High Street have been repainted the street will look better than ever before, and I believe he is absolutely right.

We can forever whinge that this should not have happened, but all the negativity will make no difference at all. Solutions have been found to deal with the problems, the Heritage Council is keeping an eye on the repairs, as are the City of Fremantle heritage experts, so by the time April arrives and the work has been done Freo’s most beautiful street will look even more stunning. I reckon that’s a win and good for tourism.

Roel Loopers

EARLY MORNING IN THE FREO WEST END

 

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I had time left between having an early coffee and reading the West Australian and Fremantle Herald before my meeting with a designer about the planned new historic interpretive displays at the Roundhouse, so I had a walk around the West End where I took the photos above.

A group of people attending an art class on the corner of Cliff and High streets, a colourful alfresco cafe in High, a crane signalling rare new development in the heritage-listed West End and a colourful reflection at J Shed on Bathers Beach at the new temporary studio of stone sculptor Jina Lee. Make sure to visit her and all the other Arthur’s Head artists soon!

Roel Loopers

 

FIRST ATTEMPTS AT REMOVING FREO’S YELLOW ART

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle festival, heritage, Uncategorized by freoview on January 4, 2019

 

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This is what the Fremantle former Tram Building in High Street looks like after the yellow foil of the Felice Varini artwork had been shaved off.

After this patching up and painting the entire facade will be necessary.

The yellow stripes on the road service, which were part of the public artwork, were also removed with power hoses. That will still require a decent clean up as it looks pretty messy at present.

Roel Loopers

FANTASTIC CREATIVE FUN AT FOMO COLOUR

 

 

What a fantastic fun FOMO Colour event at Fremantle Oval today!

More than 600 creative people, young and old, came to altogether create one of the biggest canvasses ever painted in WA, if one put all the images together.

The event was organised by the Kings Square Redevelopment Project partners Sirona Capital.

The event was booked out very fast and they had a waiting list of 600 people, which they had to close.

FOMO, by the way, stands for Fremantle On My Own and is the motto for the new retail concept at Kings Square, which will open late next year.

Roel Loopers

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ARTY FOMO FUN AT FREMANTLE OVAL

Posted in art, city of fremantle, Kings Square Redevelopment Project, Uncategorized by freoview on November 4, 2018

 

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An early alert for all you artists out there that there will be a fun art event at Fremantle Oval on Sunday the 18th of November.

Bookings are essential to secure an easel, if you want to take part in this mass painting event. Bookings at: http://www.fomofreocolour.com.au

The event is organised by Sirona Capital, the developers of Kings Square and creatives behind the new FOMO retail concept there.

There will be live entertainment by the Grace Barbe Duo, Lucy Peach and Jack Davies, and food trucks and kids fun&games and art prizes.

The event is on from 10am to 2pm at Freo Oval, so take a note of it and join in the fun in two weeks from today.

Roel Loopers

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