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STUNNING BROODY HEN CAFE MURAL

Posted in art, cafe, city of fremantle, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on July 9, 2020

 

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Fremantle has another stunning mural artwork at the Broody Hen cafe in James Street. It was created by artist Jackson Harvey. Great job!

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SECOND GREG JAMES SCULPTURE STOLEN

Posted in art, city of fremantle, crime, Uncategorized by freoview on June 12, 2020

 

It is great that the sculptures of Fremantle J Shed artist Greg James are so popular, but it is not good at all that the appreciation for them is expressed with theft.

A second one of Greg’s sculptures was stolen this week from outside Liberty Liquors in Claremont, after the Bella artwork was stolen from the Fishing Boat Harbour last year.

The $ 28,000 Horus II Junior, which was loaned to the bottle shop from a private collector, was stolen by thieves on pushbikes on Wednesday night, similar to the theft of Bella here in Fremantle.

There is good news about Bella, but I have been told they’ll kill me if I tell you before the official announcement. ;>)

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FOMO CAR PARK BRIGHTENS FREO CITY

 

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It’s a bit of a dreary old Freo day with showers and strong cold wins, so have some colour in your life to celebrate the end of the working week.

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FREMANTLE CARPARK LOTS OF DOTS

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More mural art is going up at the FOMO carpark in William Street, as part of the Kings Square Redevelopment project by Sirona Capital.

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COLOURS OF FREMANTLE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, covid-19, Uncategorized by freoview on April 29, 2020

 

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Rediscovering the city we live in is a very good way of dealing with the coronavirus social restrictions. I took these photos on my way to food shopping at the Woolstores this morning.

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TOGETHER AT FREO’S FOMO

 

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SIRONA CAPITAL posted this stunning photo of the Fremantle Henderson Street carpark artwork, which is part of the Kings Square Redevelopment Project, with the text below, so I need to share that of course!

Freo’s New Giant Mural TOGETHER – A Symbol of Community Spirit

A striking new 2,000sqm artwork on the façade of Fremantle’s FOMO building stands as a beacon of hope and solidarity in these uncertain times.

Titled TOGETHER, the work is the brainchild of renown London-born artist Morag Myerscough and spells out the word in enormous colourful letters along the façade of the Kings Square car park on Henderson Street.

Visible from as far away as Monument Hill, the work has a new resonance as the people of Perth and beyond face the challenges of staying connected while maintaining social distancing and remaining at home.

With Morag’s famous work around the world centred on creating a sense of joy and belonging for all those who encounter it, we hope the people of Fremantle and Perth take some comfort in TOGETHER and the knowledge we are not alone in facing this trial.

TOGETHER is Morag Myerscough’s first permanent artwork in Australia.

FREMANTLE’S NEW COLOURS

Posted in art, cars, city of fremantle, Kings Square Redevelopment Project, parking, Uncategorized by freoview on March 23, 2020

 

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It’s not all down in good old Freo, as long as we look up now and then. The Henderson Street carpark, which is part of the Kings Square Redevelopment Project, is looking very bright and colourful.

The artwork by British artist Morag Myerscouch is nearly completed.

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BLAND KINGS SQUARE ART UNSUITABLE

 

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The artwork Sirona Capital put at the FOMO buildings on Kings Square is very disappointing. It is boring, bland and uninspiring.

The Fremantle Kings Square Redevelopment Project is all about the modernisation of our city square and the revitalisation of the inner city. The public art should be colourful and soaring into the sky, but instead we have a work that is of the kind local councils used to put in their parks and gardens in the 1980s.

This artwork does not suit and support the rejuvenation of the inner city. Disappointing!

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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.

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FACELIFT FOR FREO’S POPULAR RAINBOW CONTAINER ART

Posted in art, city of fremantle, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on February 13, 2020

 

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The iconic and very impressive colourful Rainbow artwork, that is an entry statement to Fremantle at Canning Hiwghway, will receive a much needed facelift

Commissioned by the City of Fremantle and installed overlooking the Swan River and Fremantle Port in 2016, Rainbow by Perth artist Marcus Canning, has been bleached by the strong WA sunlight and needs a decent paint job to bring it back to its former glory.

Rainwater has also seeped into some of the containers, which started to rust, so that will also be taken care of.

Rainbow attracts a lot of tourists from all over the world who take selfies underneath it and is the perfect public art work for our port city.

Made up of nine brightly coloured recycled shipping containers, Rainbow is nine metres high, 19 metres long and weighs around 66 tonnes.

The Containbow, as it is also known, is going to be the end point for the massive Highway to Hell event that’s closing the Perth Festival in March. The event will run all the way from Appplecross to Fremantle along Canning Highway

The show will start at 5pm on 1 March 2020 at Canning Bridge and roll through special activity zones at Tompkins Park and the Leopold Hotel before arriving at the Rainbow in Fremantle at 8:30pm.

For more information visit the Highway to Hell page on the Perth Festival website.

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