The heARTlines children’s literature festival kicks off in Mundaring, Perth, next week.
The incredible exhibition is FREE, and though bookings for the schools program are closed, there are some awesome workshops for the public:
Drawing and Illustrating with Charcoal
Join celebrated artist Brian Simmonds for this excellent opportunity to learn skills and techniques for illustrating using charcoal on paper. You will also have the chance to see some of the original illustrations for his latest children’s book Light Horse Boy (author Dianne Wolfer) as part of the heARTlines exhibition.
Saturday 8 June | 11am – 2pm | $30 members or $35 general
All materials supplied, suitable for ages 15 + years
A Well Versed Afternoon of Poetry
Join the Well Versed group of poetry readers for a delightful afternoon of poetry. Some of the great poems of our time by Lewis Carroll, AA Milne and TS Eliot will be part in this program celebrating children’s literature.
Sunday 23 June | 1.30pm – 2.30pm | $4.50 members or $5 general
Suitable for the whole family
On A Wing and A Prayer
The documentary On A Wing and A Prayer follows the incredible life cycle of the Carnaby’s cockatoo through the engaging story of one small cockatoo family. Capturing this remarkable journey of life for one of Australia’s most loved, but critically endangered birds is filmmaker Leighton de Barros. Join Leighton for a discussion about this documentary and the process of telling a story through film
and then print.
Thursday 27 June | 7.30pm – 8.30pm | $5 members or $10 general
Light refreshments provided, suitable for all ages
Cartooning Around with James Foley
Join renowned cartoonist James Foley for an introduction to creating your own kooky comic strips. James drew the Quokka cartoons for many years and has just illustrated his second book, In The Lion, which he also wrote!
Tuesday 9 July| 1pm – 4pm | $15 members or $20 general
All materials supplied, suitable for ages 9-13 years
Bookings are required for all events, which will take place at the Mundaring Arts Centre. Please contact 9295 3991 for bookings or further information.
More about the heARTlines festival and exhibition
heARTlines promotes an appreciation and understanding of children’s books through the stories and art of WA authors and illustrators. The heARTlines festival was created to bring literature and art enrichment opportunities to children, teachers, writers and artists on the eastern edge of Perth.
heARTlines is proudly supported by the Department of Culture and the Arts, Healthway promoting the Drug Aware message, the Shire of Mundaring and the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s WA branch (CBCA).