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Revolutionary Works of Art On The Body

Wearable Art Mandurah

Bold. Evocative. Experimental.

Local, national and international artists are invited to create revolutionary works of art on the body. Wearable Art Mandurah is Australia's premier wearable art event and is inclusive to artists of all skill levels, ages and design forms, offering many opportunities.

Wearable Art Mandurah is a year-long competition and professional development program. To learn more about the 2022 competition, head to the How It Works page, or for information about our annual Showcase, click here.

About Mandurah

Mandurah, WA's largest regional city and less than an hour from Perth, is set against a backdrop of magnificent beaches and an estuary twice the size of Sydney Harbour. Originally known as Mandjoogoordap, Mandurah means 'meeting place of the heart'. Once you’ve arrived here, you fall in love with this place. Enjoy waterways for days and much more.

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2022 Wearable Art Mandurah Winners

Bycatch at Wearable Art Mandurah 2022

Natalie Hamblin

'Bycatch'

650 metres of hand-cut paper wire fringe was used to create this garment, highlighting the kilometres of netting discarded after trawling the ocean bottom for commercial fishing. Twisted wire resembles nets getting twisted in the tides, collecting whatever gets entangled. Rings embedded in the top resemble small ocean creatures. Wearable Art Mandurah Artist of the Year presented by the City of Mandurah

Multiple Stimuli of Synergy at Wearable Art Mandurah 2022

Margarete Palz

'Multiple Stimuli of Synergy'

When both garments engage they complete spatial dimensions based on "Yin and Yang": Voluminous movements and fantastic emotional gestures: they guarantee a third extraordinary art ensemble: Multiple Stimuli of Energy.

Lisa von Muller

'Carbon-sink Salicia'

Salicia (Neptune's Wife) is symbolic and ironic. I'm inspired by Verna Shajawallas attitude to plastic. Single use plastics and fishing are affecting the oceans: our largest carbon sink. The white plastic is symbolic of coral bleaching, the black background of trawling.

Steffi Delaney

'The Queen of the Fairies'

Through recycling and weaving, the content of today’s newspaper disappears and a new story about the clothing worn by Irish women around 100 BCE is told. Near ancient burial mounds and in ringforts which seem to connect phantasy with reality, one might suddenly encounter the Queen of the Fairies.

Anna Dyer

'Suburban Sanctuary'

The sanctuary of the suburban garden is a shared environment, the habitat of creatures that pollinate plants and turn the earth. Often discrete, their existence is sometimes only visible by the homes that they build. This garment displays evidence of the many varied occupants within the artist’s suburban back yard.