Wearable Art Mandurah 2022



2022 received record participation, with 162 entries across five categories, including a big increase in interstate and international designers. 
The competition was sadly discontinued at the conclusion of the 2022 program.


See below more detailed information about our Judging event, Showcase and Exhibition.

2022 competition

Judging 2022

The Judging event took place on 30 – 31 July at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. Similar to the 2021 Judging format, a catwalk parade of each garment was presented to the public under the name Preview ’22, in a celebration of each designer present on the day.

84 garments were presented in 7 categories: Avant Garde | Elemental | Paper | Tertiary | Tertiary Pairing | Youth 12/Under | Youth 13-18.


The 2022 judges were:

James Walker | Denise Pepper | Sue Girak | Leah Mercer | Deputy Mayor Councillor Caroline Knight | Justine McKnight | Susan Roux | Gillian-Kaye Peebles | Mark Parfitt


Garments featured in the Judging 2022 gallery are:

Natalie Hamblin – Bycatch |  Ve Kessen – BelMort | Anna Dyer – Suburban Sanctuary | Jane Dundas – The Thirteenth Element |  Kelly Rademan – Victorian Secret | Johnny Hamilton – Queen of Sheba 




Showcase 2022

The 2022 Wearable Art Mandurah Showcase took place on 14 – 15 October at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre with one performance each day.

The Showcase saw the return of Creative Director Helen Duncan, who lent her unique vision and skill to this dynamic performance featuring film, modelling, dance and music.

The Sunday matinee performance of the Showcase was an accessible performance, which featured a relaxed performance environment and chill-out zone, incorporated Auslan and assistive listening for people who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing, and Audio Description and a tactile tour for people who are blind or have low vision.

The Paper category garments were also artfully exhibited in the Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery during the Showcase performances (see more detail below).

View the 2022 Showcase program here.


The 2022 winners announced at the end of the saturday evening showcase were:

Artist of the YearBycatch; Natalie Hamblin | First-Time Entrant AwardThe Queen of the Fairies; Steffi Delaney;  | Creative Reuse – Carbon-sink Salicia; Lisa von Muller | Taftainc. Award – Suburban Sanctuary; Anna Dyer | Avant GardePartizanka; Tanja Schumann | Elemental –  Golden Stripes Armor; Oana Rosca | Paper – Wing Threads, to the Moon; Alana Grant & Ruby Vale | Tertiary  Frankland River Sandy-Clay Loam; Claudia Reiss | Youth 13-18 – Reflected in Vincent’s Eyes; Jordan Pescud | Youth 12/Under – Bushfire, Aryan Narula Dress of Stories, Marie Antoinettes Baker

A full showcase program including all showcase garments is available here.


Welcome to Country George Walley | Creative Direction and Production Helen Duncan | Modelling Management, Hair and Make Up Dean Philips, Metro Agency | Wardrobe Manager – Julie Smith; Assistance – Justine Warren, Rosy Chalklen; Volunteer – Evie Muir | Stage Management Rachael Canning | Featured Photography Stephen Heath | Featured Films David Smith (Director & Editor) & Jessica London (Producer) | Model Choreography Tyronne Robinson & Helen Duncan | Original Score (Partizanka) Tristen Parr | Props Construction James Higgins | Screens Supply PAV Events | Technical Consultation Ciaron McCormack | Lightning Design Rowan van Blomestein | Accessibility Audio description, tactile tour, assistive listening: DADAA; Auslan interpretation: Auslan Stage Left | Category Coordinators Jodie Davidson, Anzara Clark

Garments featured in the Showcase 2022 gallery are:

 Asha Sym – Octopus’s Garden |  Margarete Palz – Multiple Stimuli of Synergy | Anna Dyer – Suburban Sanctuary | Aryan Narula – Bushfire | Suzette Darcey – Totally-E-Tea 

Exhibitions 2022

The Wearable Art Mandurah Exhibition was held from 18 February – 2 April 2023.

The Exhibition opened on Friday 17 February, with an opening event featuring live classical guitar, roving models and an opera performance.

The Exhibition featured 26 garments, juxtaposed among black walls, industrial lighting and scaffolding. The exhibition also included audio descriptions and tactile touch boards for people who are blind or have low vision.

The Artist Talk saw 6 artists discuss their work on the final of day of the exhibition.

A full exhibition program including all garments is available here.

In the Fold (Paper Category Exhibition) was held at Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery. The exhibition featured 6 garments made from 90% paper, highlighting the incredible techniques used the local, interstate and international designers to create their works of wearable art.


Garments featured in the Exhibition 2022 gallery are:

Natalie Hambiln – Bycatch |  Ve Kessen – BelMort | Anna Dryer – Suburban Sanctuary | Jane Dundas – Thirteenth Element |  Kelly Rademan – Victorian Secret | Johnny Hamilton – Queen of Sheba