Artistic endeavours keeping Beaconsfield creative busy

Tineke Van der Eecken. Photo: Matt Jelonek. d487809 communitypix.com.au.
Tineke Van der Eecken. Photo: Matt Jelonek. d487809 communitypix.com.au.

BEACONSFIELD creative Tineke Van der Eecken has a busy November ahead of her.

The poet, author and jewellery maker will launch three new projects involving her three artistic loves within days of each other, kicking off with the release of her new book Traverse on November 4.

She said Traverse, which was shortlisted in the 2016 T.A.G Hungerford Awards, was a fictional account of real events she experience a couple of years ago.

“Traverse tells two parallel stories, one charts the insurmountable psychological pressures of a marriage and family on the rocks and the other is the story of a physical challenge, an almost impossible trek on foot through the jungle and mountains of Madagascar with a view to save the marriage,” she said.

“This is such a personal story, I feel vulnerable in sharing it with the world, not only for myself but also for my family, but fortunately they are all in support of the book’s publication.”

Ms Van der Eecken will also join a group of artists in a new exhibition using re-imagined found, recycled and traditional materials to create art.

She has created as many as 25 pieces of jewellery for Re-Imagined, which will also include work from almost a dozen local artists including Rosi Mitchell, Louise Carre, Beba Hall, Jill Ansell and Geraldine Pillinger.

“The re-imagining happened in consultation, and in some cases stones or other design features and metals were added and the jewellery was refitted for a different use or purpose,” she said.

“For instance a ring became a pendant or a series of links from a heavy bracelet made for a short range of new earrings.

“Most people have previous jewellery sitting in a box somewhere gathering dust and I love working with such jewellery and re-imagine them to make them more precious.”

She will also help launch the seventh edition of romantic anthology Poetry d’Amour on November 16, with the winner of the Poetry d’Amour 2018 contest also to be announced.

Traverse Book Launch

November 4, 10am-1pm

KSP Writers Centre: 11 Old York Street, Greenmount

Includes launch address by Amanda Curtin and a walk through John Forest National Park

Book orders and information www.readtraverse.com.

Re-Imagined

Opening night: November 9, 6.30pm

Hamilton Hall Memorial Hall: Carrington Street, Hamilton Hill

Opening times: 10am-5pm,November 9-14.

Poetry d’Amour 2018 Anthology Launch

Lower Burt Hall (under the Cathedral): 38 St Georges Tce, Perth

November 16, 6-8pm

More information: www.facebook.com/PoetrydAmour.wa or wapoets.com/