Books inspire artwork in Scribbler’s Festival installations

Heloise Roberts and Kirsten Makinson with their installation in Ricarda’s windows.
Heloise Roberts and Kirsten Makinson with their installation in Ricarda’s windows.

LITERATURE has inspired art for four local women participating in this year’s Scribbler’s Festival in Claremont.

Aubin Grove’s Kirsten Makinson, Hamilton Hill’s Heloise Roberts and Fremantle residents Marina Lommerse and Annabelle Williams have used books, paper and print to inspire a range of art installations through Claremont businesses as part of the festival’s Off the Page event.

Ms Roberts and Makinson have teamed up for ‘Humble Shadows’ in Ricarda’s front window, their installation presenting memories and stories from local history.

Ms Lommerse has combined with Victorian artist Hayley Curnow to create ‘Tales of Mothering’, a garden of suspended paper flowers at Claremont Quarter, while Ms Williams has created a transit map of Claremont being show in the Town of Claremont’s Administration Building.

Marina Lommerse and Hayley Curnow with their piece.

Town of Claremont mayor Jock Barker said the idea of inviting artists to create visual stories from pre-loved books and paper was first introduced last year.

“Using retail and business hubs to display artworks was met with great enthusiasm by artists, visitors and exhibition hosts,” he said.

“Presenting art experiences beyond formal gallery settings broadens audience engagement, stimulates conversation and raises awareness of the arts in its many forms.”

Off the Page is at the Scribber’s Children’s Literature and Arts Festival until May 12.

Annabelle William’s piece.