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PORTRAIT EXHIBITION OF VICTIMS OF RAPE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, crime, exhibition, photography, ps art space, Uncategorized, women by freoview on August 9, 2019

 

 

There is a very powerful photo exhibition on at PS Art Space in Fremantle’s Pakenham Street that shows portraits of Indian women who have been sexually assaulted and some of them gang-raped.

Perth photographer Jessica Eva traveled to Lucknow to take photos for her exhibition and book Woman in Red.

The exhibition is on until August 30, so make sure to go and view it!

Roel Loopers

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PHANTOM ISLANDS ART AT FREO’S PSAS

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, ps art space, Uncategorized by freoview on July 12, 2019

 

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If you wander around Freo pop into the PS Art Space in Pakenham Street and have a look at the Phantom Islands art installation.

Neon lights, plants and music by landscape designer Andrew Beck, sound artist Ned Beckley and visual artist Tom Muller.

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AN ART BLAST FROM THE PAST

Posted in art, artists, city of fremantle, exhibition, ps art space, Uncategorized by freoview on June 1, 2019

 

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I just had such a wonderful and bit nostalgic time with artist Ron Nyisztor, who is exhibiting at the great PS Art Space in Fremantle’s Pakenham Street.

Ron’s abstract paintings show BC-AC Body Clock Atomic Clock will be on show till June 21, so go and have a look and buy some works!

Ron and I were reminiscing about the good old times when my then partner Brigitte Braun had the ARTPLACE gallery in Claremont and where so many now well-known WA artists, like Ron Nyisztor, had their first exhibition and were represented by Artplace in Sydney and Melbourne and some even had artist in resident times in Nuremberg, Germany.

There were very many young artist who got their first chance at Artplace and among them were Joana Lamb, Indra Geidans, John Cullinane, Julie Dowling, John Paul, Olga Cironis, Garry Anderson, Michael Doherty, Kati Thamo and many more.

Ron Nyisztor now also has his own gallery in Melville on Canning Highway, so go and check it out.

Oh, those good old times, hey Ron!

Roel Loopers

 

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FRIDAY NIGHT ART IN PAKENHAM STREET

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, exhibition, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on March 14, 2019

 

 

Friday night is the going out night, so have a break between pub crawling and head to Fremantle’s Pakenham Street where there are two art exhibitions in two venues just metres apart.

Michael O’Connell is showing his work at the relatively new Whitespace gallery while Guy Vinciguerra is exhibiting his photography at PS Art Space.

And after that visit one of Freo’s lovely bars , taverns or restaurants!

Roel Loopers

 

 

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TWO GOOD HERITAGE RESTORATIONS IN FREO’S WEST END

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, heritage, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on August 7, 2018

 

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While the concerns about damage to the heritage High Street buildings in Fremantle continue, two heritage restorations just around the corner are happening almost unnoticed.

In Cliff Street Notre Dame University contractors are doing a splendid job on the ‘Wedding Wall’ with most of the arches now re-opened. It will look great when finished and will become a real heritage feature in the West End.

On the corner of Pakenham and Leake streets the PSAS building, with a grant from the Heritage Council, is also being restored.

Roel Loopers

 

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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

FEMME PHOTO SHOW AT PSAS

Posted in art, city of fremantle, photography, ps art space, Uncategorized by freoview on February 6, 2018

 

Femme

 

Fremantle’s PS ART SPACE in Pakenham Street is showing Femme, an art exhibition featuring single works made together by photographer Natasja Kremers and illustrator Angela Mitchell.

The printed and painted artworks share gritty textural photography intertwined with delicate illustration in coloured and metallic paint. Themes of femininity, fashion, flora and fauna are explored throughout the 21 original pieces, each presenting as peculiar as they are beautiful.

A short film will premier on opening night and throughout the exhibition. It incorporates Natasja’s grainy exploration of a muse’s movement, filmed to interact with animations of Angela’s illustrations, accompanied by an original musical score by emerging Perth composer Olivia Davies.

The exhibition opens in the upstairs gallery this Friday February 9 from 6-8pm.

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THE ART OF HOUSE DRAGGING

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, ps art space, Uncategorized by freoview on January 22, 2018

 

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The Migratory Projects-House Drag/Maquette 2018 exhibition at Fremantle’s PS Art Space in Pakenham Street made me wonder what art is, so I let artists Andrew Sunley Smith and Daniel Egger explain the reasons for dragging a house behind cars.

This iteration of the three part project functions as an abstracted full size 1:1 sacle framework/house/maquette, exhibited as a working open form, along with a series of process related components, comprising of films, a specially created and restored full size vehicle, plus a series of sculptural objects, tools/equipment, print works, photographs and drawings-the objective of which is to further display, explore and momentarily situate the projects intent and scope, pulling focus toward its logistic, psychological(often silent) poetics and visceral realities.

The show is on till February 14 Tuesday-Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm.

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HERITAGE ART AT PSAS

Posted in art, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on January 17, 2018

 

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Scratching old paint off a big old wooden door at Fremantle’s PS ART SPACE in Pakenham Street created its own artwork.

 

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HIGH TIDE A HIGH FOR FREMANTLE ART

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, fremantle festival, Uncategorized by freoview on November 13, 2017

 

High Tide

 

The festival season has started off with a bang in Fremantle, with the three-week HIGH TIDE Biennale, which finished yesterday, being a very inspiring and welcome addition to the Fremantle Festival.

High Tide gave Fremantle international flair and creativity that we do not often see in our port city.

The Arcs D”Ellipses artwork by Felice Varini in High Street was one of the most admired and photographed public artworks in Freo. I love it!

A big thank you to High Tide curator Tom Mueller of PS Art Space and all the staff, artists and volunteers who made it such a great community spectacle. More please!!

 

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