Subiaco resident brings back Leadlight Night

Andrea Hawkes at home in front of her leadlight window. The Subiaco Leadlight Night will resume on Friday, December 14. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.
Andrea Hawkes at home in front of her leadlight window. The Subiaco Leadlight Night will resume on Friday, December 14. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.

SUBIACO resident Andrea Hawkes has reinvigorated the Subiaco Leadlight Night to celebrate the craftsmanship of Subiaco’s leadlight doors and windows, visible from its streets.

The Leadlight event, to be held next week, was a local community event from 1989 but stopped 12 years ago.

Subiaco homeowners with houses that feature leadlight glass are urged to leave their hallway lights on to show off their display.

Mrs Hawkes, who has leadlight windows and a lamp in her home, said she wanted to bring back the walk so the community could appreciate a part of Subiaco history.

“I understand Subiaco has a high concentration of leadlight windows, including both coloured glass leadlight and see-through leadlight glass,” she said.

“I just want to reinvent what was a lovely community event previously.”

Mrs Hawkes said the idea to get the event up and running again stemmed from a City of Subiaco meeting in August this year, where community members were asked what made Subiaco special.

“I put my hand up and said wouldn’t it be great to have the leadlight walk again,” she said.

“The City of Subiaco has warmly supported the event as well as the Subiaco Museum and Rotary Club of Subiaco – it’s great to have the community on board.”

The walk will begin at the Subiaco Arts Centre, and a map showing two alternative walking routes will be handed out to participants on the night.

Each route will take about an hour to complete and community members have the option of completing the walk self-guided or with a volunteer guide.

The Essentials

WHERE: Meeting point on the front lawn of Subiaco Arts Centre.

WHEN: December 14 from 7pm.

DETAILS: Bookings are not required for this free event.