Wearable Art Mandurah 2018



2018 was another fabulous year for Wearable Art Mandurah, with extra activations held outside of Mandurah, at Parmelia House and at the Art Ball.


See below more detailed information about judging, showcase and exhibition.

2018 competition


79 of these garments were presented to the judges at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, complete with professional styling, to determine the competition winners.

Showcase took place on 9 – 10 June at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre with one performance each day. This Showcase saw the introduction of a new Artistic Director, Bernie Bernard.

View the 2018 Showcase program here.

 The Wearable Art Mandurah Exhibition was held from 3 August  – 9 September. A full exhibition program including all showcase garments is available here.


The 2018 winners were:

Avant Garde – Larissa Murdock;Gaiascope | Metallic – Deb Hiller; Metal Maiden | Transformation – Elizabeth Morley;Takes Grit | Youth – Oceana Piccone; Morphett’e | Tertiary – Rochelle Peries; Wild SwansArtist of the Year – Jacq Chorlton; Sky & Water IIIInternational Award – Antoaneta Tica; Are you ThirstyTaftainc. Award – Jude Tupman & Marie Gallin; Patches OffCreative Reuse – Suzette Darcey; LacusCurtivs | First-time Entrant – Alina Stanila;Time TravelPowertex Award – Lynn Kennedy; IronlandTertiary Student Highly Commended – Kirsten Springvloed; Star PowerGillian-Kaye Peebles Youth Award – Kiana Murphy; Life is a Jigsaw


The 2018 judges were: 

Aly May | Lesley Wilkinson | Ashley Hay | Diane Binns | Isla Munro | Leisa Landre-Ord | Lisa Piller | Paul O’Connor | Sue Girak


Artistic Director – Bernie Bernard | Production Management – Brock Preston | Choreographers – Bernie Bernard, Tash Kennedy, Cindylee Godley, Brooke Leeder | Lighting Design – Elite Audio Visual Productions – Brock Preston | Video Design and Creative – The Social Beast Collective – Pauly Maybury | Set Design – Tracy Shaw & Brock Preston | Costume Design – Deb Hiller | Live Musicians – Aquila String Band | Stage Management – Tracey Shaw | Backstage Manager – Michelle Boylan | Wardrobe Manager – Julie Smith | Wardrobe Assistant – Till Heike-Woods, Maree Aldred (SM TAFE), Emily Hansord (SM TAFE), Maryam Akbari (SM TAFE), Jenny Carnaje (SM TAFE), Nathalie Susilo (SM TAFE), Sonam Yangchen (SM TAFE), Catherine Kelly (SM TAFE), Sarah Capper (SM TAFE), Nely Fagan (SM TAFE), Kate Neenan (SM TAFE), Mikaela Brown (SM TAFE) | Production Volunteer – Michelle Kite | Styling Hair and Make-up – Onyx Hair and Beauty | Presentation Flowers – Kez Wickham St George | Showcase Program Photography – Stephen Heath


Act-Belong-Commit | HealthWay | Department of Culture and the Arts | Seashells Mandurah | Taftainc. | WAFTA | ManPAC | Onyx Hair & Beauty | Powertex | Bendigo Bank | Reading Cinema | Metro Modelling & Dance Academy | Oriental Post


Garments featured in the 2018 gallery are:

 Dajeong (Jenny) Jang; Fabricated to Perfection | Michelle Murphy; Mirabilia | Samantha Quealy; Frame Perspective | Deb Hiller; Metal Maiden |