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Mulled wine, nibbles and a duel in the Perth Hills…come join us!

dualling-illustrators-heartlines-festivalWhat are you doing on Sunday 21 June?

Want to take a drive through the gorgeous Perth Hills?
Want to sip some mulled wine and talk about books and illustration?
Want to slip behind the scenes of book publishing in Australia and overseas?
Want to watch two of Perth’s best and funniest illustrators go head-to-head in an impromptu illustrator’s duel?

I do!

So book your $5 ticket and pack your bags!

We’re hosting a Meet the Maker’s session at this year’s HeARTlines festival of children’s illustration and writing, and it’s going to be fab! It runs from 1 to 2.30pm on June 21 and features some of Perth’s most distinguished authors and illustrators, including the award-winning James Foley, renowned illustrator Frané Lessac, historical narrative author Mark Greenwood and Young Adult author Amanda (AJ) Betts to share with you the how, why and what of their passion for children’s literature.

There’s more on the public program of workshops here, or you can check out Meet the Maker details below:

Heartlines-festival-event4MEET THE MAKERS

Sunday 21 June, 1 – 2.30pm

16 years + Adults

At the Mundaring Arts Centre – Gallery 2

$5 non-members or $4.50 MAC/ Katharine Susannah Prichard Writer’s Centre members

Afternoon tea provided

Maximum participants 35

Join the heARTlines curator Cristy Burne and some of the festival’s artists and authors, as they discuss and demonstrate their passion for literature. For this session, you will meet renowned illustrators, James Foley and Frané Lessac and authors, Mark Greenwood, Cristy Burne and Amanda (AJ) Betts as they share their knowledge, stories and inspirations.

The session will conclude with an illustrator duel… be prepared with some exciting adjectives and see what happens next! Then relax over a lovely warm, mulled wine and nibbles and a bit of informal mingling with the session’s presenters.


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Hanging heARTlines 2015

Clare Stroud Cristy Burne and Den Scheer

Clare, Den and I pose for Mundaring Arts Centre director Jenny. Note how empty the walls are. Hmmm. Much work to be done!

This week I’ve been working with the team at the Mundaring Arts Centre to hang this year’s heARTlines festival of children’s literature and illustration.

Like hanging the 2013 exhibition, 2015’s exhibition was a humbling experience. Thankfully, we were guided again by the marvellous Clare Stroud, who has an eye for detail and a terrific sense of what-looks-good-where (and she also cooks a fab pumpkin soup – mmmm).

Unlike 2013, we had the invaluable help of Dr Bob Squiggle, some sort of magical laser-pointing tripod-mounted Christmas gift that splashes perfectly level cherry red laser light across the entire gallery. AMAZING! Begone, heavy and ridiculous measuring devices! Thank you Dr Bob!

And even better than Bob, we had the help of artist Den Scheer, who valiantly volunteered her time to hang with us and was a huge help and inspiration (and she also makes a super-tasty quiche – mmmm).

The festival opens this Friday night… Come and see the exhibition…it’s super-inspiring to be surrounded by all these original and beautiful works, each created by people who love what they do and are looking forward to sharing it with us over the next six weeks. Yee ha!

Come see the exhibition, and you can also be part of our public program of workshops and the Great Kid’s Book Swap (bring in a book you’ve loved but can bear to part with, then swap it with another book and make a gold coin donation to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation….cool!)

THANK YOU to everyone involved in this year’s exhibitionto the authors, illustrators, the team at the Mundaring Arts Centre and to our sponsors: the Department of Culture and the Arts, the Shire of Mundaring, the WA branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia, and the Mundaring Branch of the Bank of Bendigo. We love you!!!


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heARTlines festival launch! Come for the party!

Heartlines_launch_2015Come one! Come all!

Come for the OPENING of 

the 2015 heARTlines Festival of Children’s Literature and Book Illustration exhibition.

The exhibition opening will be held at the Mundaring Arts Centre from 7-8.30 pm on Friday 15 May and you can RSVP your attendance with the Mundaring Arts Centre.

More on the festival

heARTlines_montague_2015Held from 15 May till 28 June 2015, this year’s heARTlines festival, held at the Mundaring Arts Centre in the awesome town of Mundaring, will feature this FREE exhibition of awesome artwork from Western Australia’s most fabulous children’s illustrators, and feature workshops from WA’s best children’s authors and illustrators.

Details on our public program are below, and you can also check out our schools program (bookings required).

PUBLIC WORKSHOPS:

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING AND ILLUSTRATION WITH GABRIEL EVANS
Thursday 11 June, 10am – 3pm
16 years + Adults
At the Mundaring Arts Centre – Gallery 2
$110 non-members (including materials) or $99 MAC Members *
Maximum participants 12
Gabriel Evans has illustrated over fifteen books, working in traditional materials including watercolour, gouache and coloured inks to create his whimsical paintings. Join Gabriel for a fun-filled day of creative exploration to learn about watercolour techniques and apply them to create your own illustrative painting to take home.

MEET THE MAKERS
Sunday 21 June, 1 – 2.30pm
16 years + Adults
At the Mundaring Arts Centre – Gallery 2
$5 non-members or $4.50 MAC/ Katharine Susannah Prichard Writer’s Centre members
Afternoon tea provided
Maximum participants 35
Join the heARTlines curator Cristy Burne and some of the festival’s artists and authors, as they discuss and demonstrate their passion for literature. For this session, you will meet renowned illustrators, James Foley and Frané Lessac and authors, Mark Greenwood, Cristy Burne and Amanda (AJ) Betts as they share their knowledge, stories and inspirations.
The session will conclude with an illustrator duel… be prepared with some exciting adjectives and see what happens next! Then relax over a lovely warm, mulled wine and nibbles and a bit of informal mingling with the session’s presenters.

LANDSCAPE PAINTING WITH WENDY BINKS
Sunday 28 June, 10am – 4pm
16 years + Adults
At the Mundaring Arts Centre – Gallery 2
$110 non-members (including materials) or $99 MAC Members *
Maximum participants 12
Join well-known artist, illustrator and author Wendy Binks in a full-day workshop exploring acrylic painting techniques. In this session, Wendy will help you create an amazing piece of art you will be proud to hang on any wall, using simple rules, methods and shortcuts. You will leave with one practice piece and one completed large canvas. This workshop is for absolute, non-painting beginners…. be brave, you will be amazed!

Winding up the 2013 HeARTlines Festival of Children’s Literature and Illustrations

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Winding up the 2013 HeARTlines Festival of Children's Literature and Illustrations

The 2013 heARTlines Festival of Children’s Literature and Illustration wound up on 14 July 2013. It’s been terrific!

We’ve seen hundreds of kids and had so much fun. A highlight for me was learning I could draw, thanks to workshops with illustrators Wendy Binks and James Foley. Now I realise: it’s true! Everyone can draw (although I’m mostly expert at emus and vikings :-))

Thanks to everyone who was involved, and to everyone who volunteered their time to make the festival a success.

heARTlines children’s literature festival kicks off!

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heARTlines children's literature festival kicks off!

The 2013 heARTlines festival of children’s literature and illustration has kicked off!

If you haven’t already seen the amazing exhibition of work up at the Mundaring Arts Centre, you have until 14 July 2013.

If you get up there quick enough, you may be able to score one of these awesome, inspiring, amazing bookmarks.

Every time I see mine, I am happy 🙂

What a depth of talent we have in Western Australia when it comes to children’s writing and illustration!

YAY FOR US!!!


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heARTlines Children’s Literature Festival public program

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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 ArtsHealthway promoting the Drug Aware message, the Shire of Mundaring and the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s WA branch (CBCA).