The Act-Belong-Commit heARTlines Children's Literature & Illustration Festival

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.

Art Festival previously on at Mundaring Arts Centre in Other Metro Perth precinct, Western Australia, Australia.
From Saturday 20 May 2017 to Wednesday 21 June 2017

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Hosted by the Mundaring Arts Centre, 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. Alongside hands on workshops, an exhibition of artworks from featured texts will be showcased at the Midland Junction Arts Centre.

Exploring the transformation from idea to final product, the heARTlines exhibition includes artwork from local and nationally renowned artists including Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Matt Ottley, Terry Denton, Frané Lessac, Aśka, Gabriel Evans, Chris Nixon, Kylie Howarth, Briony Stewart, Moira Court, Brian Simmonds and more. Original artworks are displayed alongside planning sketches and initial drafts, delivering a rare insight into the artist’s process.

The heARTlines festival culminates in an Open Day on Saturday 17June. 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.


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