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Freo Today. 26 May 2020, 11.30 am. Port Beach. Surfers loving it. Beachfront struggling.

The Big Blow – What happened at the beaches? in Life, Law & Culture
Some remedial work no doubt for City of Freo workers here and there. And no doubt also some hard thinking…
Urgent Message to Freo Sculptors in Life, Law & Culture
Each year, the outdoor sculptural exhibition showcases artworks from Western Australian artists, created from repurposed materials. Entires are regularly received…
What our editor’s skimming today in Life, Law & Culture
It’ll never be ‘over’, but we are now getting much closer to how it will more permanently be. WA unlocked…

LAYLA O episode 6: MMS, Magical Miracle Solution

Layla O, the incomparable, the irrepressible, the irresistible, the sometimes irritating, and very famous Agony Aunt, now weaves her particular brand of video magic weekly on the Shipping News. Layla is the mistress of mellow, mellifluous and sometimes melancholy advice for those who find themselves in need in these pandemic times. She has brought with her to the Shipping News her loyal followers from YouTube, numbering in the many, and now looks forward to answering your very Freo lovelorn letters each Friday. If you’re in need, email your question to LAYLA O at layla@fremantleshippingnews.com.au If you missed them, click to…
Fine Photography – Brett Leigh Dicks in Life, Law & Culture
As his website explains, Brett’s photographic endeavours have led him to explore the world's natural and urban landscapes with the…
Governing Freo-style in Life, Law & Culture
We use the little ‘p’ on ‘political’, because politics in Freo seems always to have had an engaging, if occasionally…
Wild Geese – Irish convicts continue to influence local art in Life, Law & Culture
Next time you are flexing your newfound freedom in Fremantle, look out for an enormous mural on Bannister Street. It…
Interview with Adin Lang in Fremantle People
We recently interviewed the Mayor, Dr Brad Pettitt, about what’s happening around the City of Freo and his own hopes…
Feeling disconnected? Then be Connected! – Album Review in Life, Law & Culture
We at the Shipping News, strangely for us you might think, really like ambient electronic music. You can drive to…
Let’s kill all the lawyers! in Life, Law & Culture
Well, let’s not. Shakespeare started the whole thing about ‘killing all the lawyers’. Quite unfair. They’re not all that difficult…

Friday on my mind – Discombobulation, that’s the name of the game; As is Auslan

I’m a May baby, a Taurean. Once thought it was just me, and a few other strong-willed people with a yearning for luxury, with this distinction, but have since discovered there are proverbial hordes of us - and not all necessarily born under the Bull’s star sign! But, as it turns out, there’s not so many of us Darling Buds of May as there are buds bursting in September and into October, when births apparently peak in Australia. Strangely, or perhaps not so strangely, it’s the same story in the colder, northern hemisphere climes too, for example in the (former)…
Fine Photography – Lidia D’Opera in Life, Law & Culture
Our Editor, Michael Barker, had the great pleasure of discussing with Lidia a selection of her photographs, at an appropriate…
LAYLA O episode 5A: Wardrobe Malfunction in Life, Law & Culture
Layla O, the incomparable, the irrepressible, the irresistible, the sometimes irritating, and very famous Agony Aunt, now weaves her particular…
IN REFLECTION – Richard Lane in Life, Law & Culture
Kids who timidly crept into the rehearsal rooms, bounded enthusiastically from their sessions, humming whatever tune they had been working…

Interview with Anna Kanaris

16 years ago, Anna Kanaris and Arthur Clarke, her partner in life ‘and crime’, as Anna puts it, started up Artitja Fine Arts Gallery in South Fremantle. This venture followed Anna’s career in radio - community radio/6UVS/6NR, talks producer; then as an ABC radio-producer - and working as a researcher for the Arts Industry Training Council (now FuturesNow), Initially, Anna and Arthur found themselves running a successful business in Fremantle Markets but then it grew to become Artitja as we see it today. It’s a lovely story. Artitja has been the recipient of a number of Fremantle Business Awards: 2018:…

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