Wearable Art Mandurah Exhibition | presented by Act-Belong-Commit

Artist Statements

Read the full artist statements on their 2018 Wearable Art Mandurah garments.

One exhibition. Multiple experiences.

Wearable art like you have never seen it before!
Visit Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM) and immerse yourself in the industrial feel created by Gallery Curator Carolyn Marks. You may have seen our exhibitions in the past, but nothing like this!
These revolutionary works of art need to be viewed up close and personal to appreciate the unusual choice of materials and the level of skill and thinking that sits behind these extraordinary artworks.
The exhibition’s calendar of events will include guest speakers, panel discussions, a workshop and artist talks.
Private gallery talks are available for groups. Email wearableart@mandurah.wa.gov.au to book
When: Friday 3 August to Sunday 9 September 2018
Where: Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah(CASM) | 63 Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah WA 6210
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 10am to 4pm.

Calendar of Exhibition Events

Exhibition Opening Event

Please join us in acknowledging the Wearable Art Mandurah exhibiting designers in an evening of celebration and spectacular wearable art!

Where: Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah

63 Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah

When:   Friday 3 August at 6pm

Wearable Art Mandurah | A retrospective 2011 – 2018

Look how far we have come!

This supporting exhibition presents one Wearable Art Mandurah garment from each year, 2011 – 2018, celebrating our journey from a small local competition to the premiere wearable art event in Australia.

Where: Lakelands Library and Community Centre. 49 Banksiadale Gate, Lakelands Village

When:  Friday 3 August – Sunday 9 September.
For opening hours, please check the 'more information' link below.

More information here 

The Skrydstrup Woman | An archaeological perspective

Join designers Sue Girak, Jodie Davidson and Archaeologist Sue Carter in a conversation exploring the making of this collaborative garment, as well as insights into the incredibly well preserved corpse of a young Bronze Age woman, discovered in the Skrydstrup area of Jutland, Denmark.

Sue Carter (B.Soc. Sc, GDip Ed & Arch) is an archaeologist with over 25 years’ experience in archaeological research and cultural heritage.

Where: Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah

63 Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah

When:  Sunday 12 August at 3pm

RSVP: 9550 3650 or email Manlib@mandurah.wa.gov.au



Headware in Wearable Art | with Louise Grimshaw

This full day workshop will guide participants through the construction process of making a stable and secure basic wire headdress frame.  It includes wire-bending techniques, soldering processes and upskilling technical abilities to create a wearable art headdress frame suitable for individual designs.

When: Sunday 26 August 8.30 am to 5.00 pm

Where: Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah Workshop

Where: 63 Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah

Cost: $145 includes materials and equipment.

Participants to supply their own respirator suitable for soldering and safety glasses.

Registrations opening soon


About Louise Grimshaw

Currently the Props Assistant at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Louise has been employed as both professional staff and in a sessional lecturing capacity by the Academy since 2001. Louise also has an established freelance career in the local entertainment industry, specialising in prop construction, costume prop construction and scenic painting. Louise constructed costume props for the 2013 Rio Carnivale and most recently has worked on the Black Swan State Theatre Company production of Angels in America and the West Australian Ballet production of the Nutcracker. In July/August 2017 Louise will have four Silkscreen Print works exhibited, in the Collins Place Gallery Melbourne, by the Print-making Council of Australia.



Artists Talks, Afternoon Tea and Close of Exhibition

What is it made of? What was the inspiration? How long did it take? What techniques were used?

Join the exhibiting designers in an informal gallery tour as they answer all these questions, and more. These talks are a highlight of the exhibition, with afternoon tea provided.

Where: Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah

63 Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah .

When: Sunday 9 September at 2pm

Designer Information

Everything you need to know about the 2018 Wearable Art Mandurah competition.