Common Threads 2013



In 2013 the competition ran under the name Common Threads of Identity Wearable Art Competition.


See below more detailed information about the program and exhibition.

2013 competition

Details 2013

The 2013 competition had 28 garments submitted in 6 categories: Avant Garde | Tribal Connections | Body Parts | Body Art


Judging was held at the Metro Modelling and Dance Academy.

The 2013 competition judges were:

Carolyn Marks | Lesley Wilkinson | Gillian-Kaye Peeble


The free ticketed showcase was held at the Boardwalk Theatre at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on 5 May 2013 as part of Stretch Festival.

The Exhibition was held at INQB8 (now CASM) from 24 May until 9 June 2013 with an exhibition opening on 24 May at 6pm. The exhibition closed with an artist talk on 9 June.



2013 category winners were:

Avant Garde: Sharyn Hamilton, Claire Hunt and Julie Smith; ‘Sirens of the Sea’ (four pieces) | Tribal Connections: Kerry Gelmi; ‘Entwined’ | Group: Sharyn Hamilton, Claire Hunt and Julie Smith; ‘Sirens of the Sea’ | Under 18: Gemma Bonney; ‘The Guardian’ | Body Parts: Rosy Chalklen; ‘Tree of Life’ | Body Art: Nikki-Marie Rogers; ‘Deception’

Highly Commended: Leanne Greene, Leanne Slayford; Ex Terra Lucem & Sherr Bottell; Spiralling Celtics


Artistic Director – Helen Duncan


Metro Modeling Academy

Garments featured in gallery:

The Blood Flower;  Lorraine McArthur | Sirens of the Sea;  Claire Hunt, Julie Smith & Sharyn Hamilton | Goddess; Deb Hiller | Spiraling Celtics; Sherr Bottell  | Tree of Life; Rosy Chalklen and Claire Hunt