Common Threads Wearable Art 2014



In 2014 Common Threads Wearable Art became bigger and better than ever, with submissions almost doubling from the previous year.


See below more detailed information about the competition.

2014 competition



The 2014 competition with the theme “DRIFT” received 50 submitted garments in 4 categories:  Open Individual | Eco-wear | Youth | Body Art | Open Group | Under 18 | Highly Commended with five interstate artists participating. 

Garment judging was done in March and  garments were selected to take part in the Showcase, held during the Stretch Arts Festival. The Body Art judging was done on the day of the showcase.

The showcase took place at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on 4 May and became a ticketed event. Each garment was presented with professional hair and makeup. This Showcase saw the introduction of a new Artistic Director, Helen Duncan.

See a full showcase program here.


The exhibition took place from 16 May – 15 June at CASM featuring a curated selection of garments.


The 2014 winning garments were:

Open Individual: Sue Seaman; Starry NightEco-wear: Deb Parkes, Maggie Wretham; Goddess or Gyre | Gillian-Kaye Peebles Youth Award: Grace Dyson; Boans for Service | Body Art: Raelene Simpson; Drifting Spirits

 Highly Commended: Annie Shelley; Lucy’s story), Julie Smith; Kairavini, Hilary Dodds; Oceanic Drift


The 2014 judges were:

Gillian-Kaye Peebles | Elicia Anders | Stephen Draper | Lesley Wilkinson


Artistic Director – Helen Duncan

Photography – Travis Hayto




The 2014 garments featured in the gallery are:

Flutterby; Deb Hiller | Kairavini; Julie Smith | Boans for Service; Grace Dyson | Taken For Granted; Cathy Upton & Leanne O’Toole