Sam's notebook

re: Public art lost for future generations August 20th, 2018, 10AM


PUBLIC ART LOST FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS By Roel Loopers August 20, 2018. The initiative by the City of Fremantle and other local councils to introduce a percentage for the arts scheme has been good for WA artists and the public, but it comes with the risk that the lifespan of some of the artworks will be […]

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The awards night April 14th, 2011, 10PM

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Just home from the WA Heritage Awards, where the Freo Society won the community based organisation category (which surely they should’ve hyphenated?). Nice evening, jolly exciting—despite a fair bit of a gosh-this-is-middle-class-Perth feeling—makes me glad to be part of it nonetheless. It was good to be there, also, because my grandmother Marnie (aka H. Margaret […]

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Fremantle Society website October 7th, 2010, 7AM

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I have recently started helping to maintain The Fremantle Society’s website (, and it’s reminding me of why I work in IT and of how much I’ve been missing being part of any greater endevour (with people, I mean, and working together for some purpose — as I once did with the Coop, for instance). […]

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