Curated by Cristy Burne
Since 2005, MAC has celebrated the art of children’s book creation through heARTlines - a month-long festival of workshops, talks and demonstrations, complemented by an outstanding exhibition of original book illustrations from recently published children’s literature by WA authors and illustrators.
heARTlines brings literature and art enrichment to the eastern edge of Perth and in 2015, curator and author Cristy Burne has invited Jen Banyard, AJ (Amanda) Betts, Wendy Binks, Karen Blair, Raewyn Caisley, Kelly Canby, Gabriel Evans, Deb Fitzpatrick, James Foley, Mark Greenwood, Kylie Howarth, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Frané Lessac, Patricia Negus, Mark Pardoe, Den Scheer and Briony Stewart to participate in the festivals events. By special arrangement with The Lit Centre, artworks by Terry Denton from Jandamarra (author Mark Greenwood) will also be on display.
Gallery 2 will host a viewing of all the amazing animated results from Steven Aiton’s recent residency – if you created an animation, bring your friends to see your work on the big screen and see what fantastical stories others created too.
During Reconciliation Week (28 May - 2 June), Gallery 2 will become the haven of kids lit past and present with the Great Book Swap. This is a terrific opportunity to share a kid’s book that you loved but are happy to pass on to others and, for a gold coin donation, you can pick up a story someone else enjoyed and wants to share. The Great Book Swap helps to raise awareness and funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation >