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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

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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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ARTY EAST WEST DESIGN A GREAT FREO ATTRACTION

Posted in art by freoview on August 31, 2015

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I love the huge trompe l’oeil mural on the EAST WEST DESIGN building on South Terrace in South Fremantle, and the good news is that there is more to come. Work has just commenced on also doing the exterior of the gigantic warehouse at Marine Terrace and that will please locals and tourists alike.

Whenever I come by I see people photographing the building, which now has become a tourist attraction and should be included in promotional brochures for Fremantle.

It is good to see a business spending money on beautifying their shop and no doubt it will entice people to go for a wander inside as well where there is an abundance of funky, quirky and creative functional wares for sale.

Roel Loopers

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FREO’S FACELIFT CONTINUES

Posted in development, fremantle by freoview on July 14, 2015

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It is really good to see so much building and maintenance projects going on in central Fremantle with the Manning building on the corner of the High Street mall and William Street being the latest to get a new coat of paint to help make the mall more attractive.

Freo can do with a bit of a facelift and clean up, so these are positive signs of renewal and rejuvenation.

Roel Loopers

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THREE LARGE MURAL PAINTINGS FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in art, form, fremantle, public 2015 by freoview on April 11, 2015

Fremantle will have three new large mural public artworks by the end of next week. Two artists are working on two paintings on the MANY 6160 (former Meyer) building and another one is painting a big octopus on the Naval Stores at Cantonment Hill.

It is all part of the FORM organised PUBLIC 2015 symposium.

Roel Loopers

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BOMB SCARE AT FREO’S KINGS SQUARE

Posted in bomb, city of fremantle by freoview on April 10, 2015

There is always something happening in good old Freo so a bomb scare at Kings Square at lunch time today did not dampen the spirits, although the evacuation of the MANY 6160 retail incubator delayed the start of the painting of two large murals.

It was feared that someone had left, or lost, a stick of gelignite at our civic centre but it turned out to be something harmless.

My request to a police officer to put the alleged explosive closer to the City of Fremantle administration building, so we could finally get started with the Kings Square development, was not appreciated, but since I am faster than Speedy Gonzales my imminent arrest was avoided.

Roel Loopers

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