heARTlines celebrates the artistic process of book creation, inviting local authors and illustrators to facilitate workshops, presentations and demonstrations for school children and the general public.
Bringing literacy and artistic enrichment to people of all ages and abilities in Perth since 2005, the Act-Belong-Commit heARTlines Children’s Literature and Illustration Festival has expanded in 2017, taking up residency at the Midland Junction Arts Centre from 20 May to 21 June.
The festival offers opportunities for creative engagement for the whole community. Library readings, adult art workshops and presentations are just some of the dynamic and entertaining activities planned as part of the public program offered through heARTlines. Sharing artistic skills and engaging the community in these activities highlights literature and the arts as valuable and meaningful facets of our cultural landscape.
The heARTlines festival culminates in an Open Day on Saturday 17 June. The Open Day welcomes the public and invites people of all ages and abilities to participate in workshops comprising of creative writing, cartooning and illustration. The Mundaring Arts Centre staff will provide free guided exhibition tours and walk-in activities throughout the day with heARTlines curator and author Cristy Burne and illustrator Aśka.
The heARTlines Exhibition will be available to the public to view from 20 May to 21June, opening from Tuesday to Saturday 11am-3pm free of charge. The school program runs from 24 May - 21 June and the Festivals Open Day is free to enter Saturday 17 June from 10am-3pm.