Follow the Story
‘Twas the night before Christmas,
And all through the City
Six WA artists
making Subi’s windows look pretty
Discover Subiaco’s Christmas windows created by six amazing Western Australian artists. Four locations in the town centre have been transformed into versus from the famous storybook ‘Twas a night before Christmas in a colourful array of styles and designs.
23 November - 6 January
1. Jacq Chorlton (177 Rokeby Road)
Reminiscent of fond childhood memories, Jacq’s window reflects the traditional side of the story in a larger than life picture book with three dimensional, decorative scenes.
Discover a visual representation of the poem’s first two verses. You’ll find a snowy Christmas Eve, a mouse asleep in a teacup having pinched one of Santa’s cookies, an inviting living room with a roaring fire and sugar plums dancing across the dreams of sleeping children.
2. Amy Perejuan-Capone (91-97 Rokeby Road)
Inspired by the feeling astronauts experience looking back at the Earth from outer space, they often describe being connected to something bigger than themselves and this is the same sensation Amy encounters during the festive season. It is a time when we reflect on the big picture and our connection to others.
View the story from a different perspective: the Moon. On the horizon, we see Earth slowly rise and set while a family of space mice have been roused from their rest on Christmas Eve to see Santa has crash landed on their cheese Moon. Thankfully no one was hurt because the Moon’s gravity is much lighter than on Earth!
3. Rob Cameron & Monia Allegre (49 Rokeby Road)
A collaborative interpretation of the story has transformed this location into a winter wonderland. As you walk past the left window, a gush of wind stirs a blizzard of feathers to create a spiralling white vortex reminiscent to reindeer taking to the skies. On the right, you’ll find Subiaco and the Perth city skyline seen from far and above with Santa’s sleigh dancing on the horizon preparing for delivery. There is a sense of surprise and wonder during day time that becomes even more magical at night.
4. Sioux Tempestt & Sean Byford (436 Hay Street)
Infusing both artist’s distinctive styles and bright colour palette, this collaboration presents a modern twist on the traditional poem. A fusion of Clement Clarke Moore’s poem mixed with Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory and Jim Carrey’s Grinch to create a true 21st century Christmas wonderment! Head to Hay Street to find a playful display featuring a colourful sensory overload that contradicts the saying ‘less is more’... you can never have too much Christmas!
Poem: A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore
The making of our Subiaco Christmas Windows