Art over­load

A lo­cal poet has a busy Novem­ber ahead of her.

Fremantle Gazette - - NEWS -

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

The poet, au­thor and jewellery maker will launch 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 ex­pe­ri­enced a few 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 about 25 pieces of jewellery for Re-Imag­ined, which will fea­ture work from a dozen lo­cal artists in­clud­ing Rosi Mitchell, Louise Carre, Beba Hall, Jill Ansell and Geral­dine Pillinger.

She will help launch the sev­enth edi­tion of ro­man­tic an­thol­ogy Po­etry d’Amour on Novem­ber 16.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek

Poet, au­thor and jewellery maker Tineke Van Der Eecken.

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