Creatives to wear art on their sleeves
Wearable art is set to be a show-stopper at this year’s Bunbury Show.
The inaugural Bunbury Show Wearable Art Competition will take to the catwalk as part of the popular event and registrations are now open.
The competition has four categories – primary, secondary, recycled and open – and is designed to encourage young artists as well as more established creatives.
In the lead up to the competition five workshops will be held at the Stirling Street Art Centre to encourage and inspire young people, provide troubleshooting tips for all and guide prospective fashion models.
The competition, fashion show and workshops are being curated by Stirling Street Arts Centre visual arts creative Nathan Gardiner.
Bunbury Show coordinator Fiona Hinds said she was excited to be working on this project.
“Nathan is a true professional and highly respected in the arts community,” Ms Hinds said.
“He has been able to attract three amazing judges to the Show in Glytch Menswear’s Mladen Milicich – a contestant on Project Runway Australia and master pattern maker – Kate Hannah from P’junkd who has just returned from her own show at Los Angeles Fashion Week and former head of South West TAFE Sarah Ashburner who now heads her own label, Japonica.
“Sarah and Kate will be joined by Nathan and innovative local creative Dee Mosca to conduct exciting workshops to provide creative tips and inspiration to contestants in the lead up to the event.”
Mr Gardiner said the competition would be a great opportunity for creative minds.
“The Wearable Art Competition is an accessible and inclusive outlet for established and emerging creators and will add to the incredible colour, vibrancy and diversity which is a big part of the the Bunbury Show,” Mr Gardiner said.
“I believe it’s going to be a big winner for participants and spectators at the Bunbury Show.”
There are cash prizes to be won in each category, and a prize for each model.
Registration is now open for the competition and workshops on the Bunbury Show website.
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