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Wearable Art Mandurah is forging a name for itself internationally and winning awards along the way. The premier event of its kind in Australia, it now attracts entrants from across the world.

The Wearable Art Mandurah International Award is open to artists living outside Australia, across all categories.

Entries to the 2019 competition open 1 July 2018.

Important dates

1 July 2018: competition opens

30 September 2018: Early Bird Discounted Entries close

16 December 2018: All entries close

18 February 2019: Deadline to lodge online submission

15 March 2019: Successful artists notified and listed on website

23 March 2019: Youth Judging Event (aged 18 and under)

6 April 2019: Closed Adult Judging Event

15 June 2019: Wearable Art Mandurah Awards Showcase

16 June 2019: Wearable Art Mandurah Matinee Showcase

Successful pre-selection artists each receive $100 AUD freight subsidy on receipt of the garment in Mandurah.

About the Region

In recent years Mandurah has come of age as a forward thinking and welcoming city, known for its natural beauty, festivals and artistic and cultural offerings.

Many creatives are inspired by the area’s natural beauty. The city is the gateway to the stunning southwest, Australia’s only biodiversity hotspot, which teems with unique flora and fauna.

Mandurah sits on edge of the Indian Ocean, surrounded by waterways. To the east are the jarrah forests and farmlands of the Darling Range – Western Australia’s food bowl.

Named one of the world’s most liveable cities in 2011, Mandurah’s cultural heritage began with the Bindjareb tribe of the Bibbulmun Nation more than 40,000 years ago.

Visitors may experience the world’s oldest living culture, or immerse themselves in the best artistic offerings from around the globe at the performing arts centre - although guest artists are sometimes upstaged by the dolphins that live and play just outside!

Visitors may also enjoy fresh produce and Western Australian wines at the city’s many eateries, most of which boast enviable positions on the estuary

Thank you for your interest in the Wearable Art Mandurah competition. The 2018 competition is complete and information on the winning garments can be found HERE. The 2019 competition open on 1 July 2018 so watch this space! If you would like to be kept up to date on Wearable Art Mandurah throughout the year like the Wearable Art Mandurah Facebook page or sign up to receive our newsletter at the bottom of this page.

01/07/2018
Entries open
30/09/2018
Early Bird Entries Close
16/12/2018
Entries close
18/02/2019
Deadline to lodge online submissions
15/03/2019
Successful artists notified & listed on website
23/03/2019
Youth Judging Event
06/04/2019
Closed Judging Event (excluding Youth Category)
15/06/2019
Showcase Opening Night and VIP Event
16/06/2019
Showcase Matinee Performance with Audio Description