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PAINTING THE PORT RED (and white)

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime, painter, Uncategorized by freoview on September 20, 2018

 

 

High up the cherrypicker this painter is painting Fremantle Port a bit red(and white).

Quite an impressive sight, and no doubt he has great views from up there as well. Just don’t spill the red paint as there are many cars parked below behind E Shed. ; >)

Roel Loopers

 

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ABORIGINAL SILK SCARVES PAINTING

Posted in aboriginal, art, city of fremantle, indigenous, Uncategorized by freoview on August 20, 2018

 

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The Fremantle Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre is teaching hand painting on silk scarves courses with renowned artist Peter Farmer

The materials are plain ‘Habotai Scarfs’ size 180cm x 45cm for designing and painting. If you’d like to purchase from the class, the cost is $30.

PETER FARMER DESIGNS are facilitating workshops for creatives that would like to try a hand at handpainted original designed silk scarfs and other materials.

Peter Farme Snr has showcased at Malaysia’s ‘Alta Moda’ in Kuala Lumpur and ‘Telstra Perth Fashion Festival’s’ first ever Aboriginal Showcase.

This is an opportunity to share skills and knowledge and be creative with cutlural connections and content that is engaging and informative, about the oldest living culture on the planet.

Peter Farmer is the only Aboriginal Artist to collaborate with “Professor Jimmy Choo” creating an original print for the production of a couture shoe by the Professor.

The courses are on August 25 and September 1 and 8 at 2pm. Cost $ 15.00.

The WACC is at Mrs Trivett Lane on Arthur’s Head in the fourth cottage from the Roundhouse.

Roel Loopers

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NEW FREO TENDER TO REMOVE YELLOW PAIN(T)

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle festival, heritage, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on August 16, 2018

 

 

A Fremantle building owner in historic High Street informed me late last evening that he had received a letter from City of Fremantle Director Infrastructure and Project Delivery, and acting CEO Graham Tattersall to let him know that the City had not accepted any of the quotes for the removal and make good of the Felice Varini yellow artwork Arcs D’Ellipse and that it would now go to a public tender process.

This delay will most likely mean that the removal and repaint won’t all be completed this year as the City would not want cherrypickers in historic High Street and the loss of parking bays during the Christmas shopping period.

A senior officer told me on Thursday that the quotes had been “all over the place” and that some where open ended because the cleaning and painting companies just did not know how much work would be involved. The officer suggested that more testing, on different buildings, might be required. He was adamant that the City wanted to get it absolutely right and hence the responsibility for the process was moved away from the arts officers and Community Development Department, because it was not their expertise. That makes a lot of sense to me.

The High Street building owner suggested that the public tender was necessary because the City’s own policy demands a public tender process for work over $ 150,000, so he assumed all the quotes/estimates had come in over that amount.

I also got a call from the City’s media officer late afternoon yesterday who said the City would send out a media release sometime today, but I am elsewhere occupied so won’t be able to deal with that till late this afternoon. Stay tuned!

Roel Loopers

EXPLORING FREMANTLE ALWAYS PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES

 

on ocean watch

 

being watched

 

The weather is just too nice, the sky so blue and the sun so warm that I ignored doctor’s advise and took my knee brace off for a few hours, so that I could have a slow stroll through good old Freo.

Here a few photos I took while doing that.

Roel Loopers

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CREATIVE HAMILTON HILL COMMUNITY

Posted in art, city of cockburn, city of fremantle, community, Uncategorized by freoview on September 9, 2017

 

 

I drove over the border to the City of Cockburn today, so I took my long-expired passport to prove that I am a citizen of the world and a resident of the global village.

My epic journey took me to the IGA at Simms Road in Hamilton Hill where the community were painting a large mural.

Just great to see kids and families engaged in creating a more beautiful community!

 

Roel Loopers

HELP PAINT HUGE HAMMY HILL MURAL

Posted in art, city of fremantle, community, Uncategorized by freoview on September 8, 2017

 

This sounds like real fun!

The Hamilton Hill Community Group wants help with painting a large art mural on a 43-metre wall at the IGA at Simms Road.

They will be doing it tomorrow Saturday September 9 from 9am till noon, so make sure to go along for this great creative community event!

 

Roel Loopers

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EN PLEIN AIR PLAIN WRONG AT RAINBOW

Posted in art, fremantle, western australia by freoview on September 5, 2016

rainbow painting

 

I appreciate that artists are creative individuals but why they need to put up their easels under the new Fremantle Rainbow sculpture when painting portraits is something I don’t understand.

It’s not exactly ‘en plein air’ painting as it does not reference the street and landscape and has nothing to do with the Rainbow sculpture.

Parking a car there is also pretty inconsiderate as it spoils photos anyone might like to take of the colourful sculpture.

Roel Loopers

SHIP SHAPE AT THE FREO FISHING BOAT HARBOUR

Posted in boating, fremantle, photography by freoview on April 6, 2016

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Working hard to getting it all ship shape this morning at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.

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EAST WEST ONE OF FREO’S BEST

Posted in art, fremantle, retail by freoview on March 31, 2016

 

Too much negativity around vandalism on this blog lately, so let’s see some cute and real art instead. The East West Company in South Fremantle already has the biggest mural in Fremantle along South Terrace, but the artist has now also started on beautifying the Marine Terrace side of the huge warehouse building.

East West must have one of the largest ground level retail stores in Fremantle. I love walking through there. They have so much funky, quirky, arty, exotic stuff. I highly recommend a visit!

Roel Loopers

P.S. I don’t get paid for saying nice things about EastWest. I don’t even know who runs it!

FREO ARTIST WINS PRESTIGIOUS BANKWEST ART PRIZE

Posted in art, bankwest, fremantle by freoview on October 21, 2015

Congratulations to Fremantle artist Jurek Wybraniec who won the $ 30,000 Bankwest Art Prize last night with his minimalist painting Yellow (panels 1 to 12)

Jurek is a very well-known artist who has exhibited all over the world and he rarely participates in awards, so this one is very special for him.

The work is made of automotive paint on laser etched acrylic and aluminium panels and is a reference to old-fashion cinemas.

I could only find one photo of the work, but that is copyright of the West Australian, so can’t show it here.

Send me one Jurek!

Roel Loopers

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