Wearable Art Mandurah Exhibitions

Wearable Art Mandurah Exhibition

at Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah

Date: 9 August - 22 September 2019

These revolutionary works of art need to be viewed up close and personal to appreciate the innovative choice of materials and the level of skill and thinking that sits behind these extraordinary works.

The exhibition's calendar of events will include a workshop and artists talks.

Exhibition Opening Night - 9 August @ 6pm

Past Exhibitions

Headpiece Challenge

at Foyer of the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

When: 14 - 21 June 2019

Encouraging the participation of groups and individuals in creative reuse and the collaboration of students, teachers, schools and Wearable Art Mandurah.

Schools participating:
• John Tonkin Education Support
• Coastal Lakes College
• Coodanup College
• Frederick Irwin Anglican School
• Comet Bay College
• City Beach Primary School
• At Mary's Anglican Girls School
• Balcatta Senior High School

Project Manager - Jodie Davidson

Fashion and Floristry

Date: 8 - 19 June 2019

A unique exhibit explores intersections between art, floristry and fashion as South Metropolitan TAFE (SM TAFE) students collaborate to showcase artisanship on human form.

 

Wearable Art Mandurah Exhibition presented by Act-Belong-Commit

at Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah

Date: 3 August - 9 September 2018

These revolutionary works of art need to be viewed up close and personal to appreciate the unusual choice of materials and the level of skill and thinking that sits behind these extraordinary art works.

The exhibition’s calendar of events will include guest speakers, panel discussions, a workshop and artist talks.

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Wearable Art Mandurah, a retrospective 2011 – 2018

at Lakelands Library

When: Friday 3 August – Sunday 9 September 2018

Look how far we have come!
This supporting exhibition presents one Wearable Art Mandurah garment from each year, 2011 – 2018, celebrating our journey from a small local competition to the premiere wearable art event in Australia.

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Beyond the Seam

at Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah

Date: 26 May - 24 June 2018

Beyond the Seam: conceptual works in fibre art  brings together the work of 12 outstanding national and international contemporary artists to explore how fibre art, its materiality and the various processes of making can engage our understanding of the tactile and transformative potential of working with cloth, natural materials and thread.

This exhibition will be accessible during showcase weekend

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Fashion & Floristry by South Metropolitan TAFE

Date: 6 - 14 June 2018

A unique exhibit explores intersections between art, floristry and fashion as South Metropolitan TAFE (SM TAFE) students collaborate to showcase artisanship on human form. The activation transforms the foyer of the Mandurah Performing Arts centre from the 6th to the 14th of June, celebrating the Mandurah Wearable Art Showcase weekend.

The exhibit of twenty-two fashion and thirteen floristry SM TAFE student works use innovative techniques such as wire lacework, origami and arm-knitting; and materials such as air-conditioning ducting, pressed flowers sandwiched between organza, hair extensions and brick pallet tape.

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Wearable Art Mandurah @ Parmelia House

Date: April 30 – May 31 2018

Wearable Art Mandurah @ Parmelia House  presents 9 local, national and international artworks, as part of an invitation only exhibition.

Curated by Denise Fisher, the exhibition cleverly groups artworks to reflect and compliment the aesthetics of their elegant contemporary surrounds.

Internal Transparency and Sky & Water 111 present a dramatic statement, while It Takes a Village to Raise a Child and Framed Perspective add a pop of bright colour. Star Power, living up to its title, acts as an entry statement and sets the tone of the exhibition. Illuminated in the window are Metal Maiden, Patches Off, Are You Thirsty? and the reveal of this year’s collaborative progressive garment, Skrydstrup Woman, whose journey was recreated and retold by six artists, who dreamt her memories and brought them back to life through cloth, thread and stitch.

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Artist Statements

Read the artist statements in full, detailing their 2018 Wearable Art Mandurah garments.
Stay Tuned for the 2019 artist statements!

Open Document

2019 Wearable Art Mandurah Winners

April Richards

'Gaudy Masked Dress'

Gaudy Masked Dress is inspired by James Ensor's tragi-comedic themed painting ‘Skeletons Fighting Over a Hanged Man’ (1891). I have chosen to represent Ensor's menacing and garishly dressed figures with a patchwork opulence of coloured ruffles and fabric covered bird masks.

 

 

Teddy McRitchie

"In Bloom"

“A woman is like a flower, if you care for her and love her enough, you’ll have the honour of watching her bloom,” Davis Dolezal. The
correlation of women to flowers is reflected in my wearable art piece. 427 handmade paper leaves and 226 handmade paper flowers were used in this creation.
Award presented by Reading Cinemas Mandurah

Ardea Murphy

'Regeneration'

Humans are destroying our planet with plastic. My vision was to symbolise the demise of the grey plastic bag. Like the myth of the Phoenix that rebirths itself by fire every 500 years, hopefully by then mankind will have discovered a way to recycle our garbage landfills into useful energy.

Stephanie Munro

'Just Breathe'

My inspiration is anxiety. The reuse of respirators ironically used to allow one to breathe is juxtaposed against the theme of anxiety and one’s inability to catch a breath. White eludes to outward perfection, the greys, insecurity and turmoil. The cage and headpiece show strength but hint at inner vulnerability.
Award presented by Onyx Hair & Beauty Crew

Meagan Howe

'Mourning Birds'

Flesh-footed Shearwater, migratory birds that breed in Australian waters.
Autopsied fledglings reveal stomachs full of plastic, mistakenly fed to them by their seafaring parents looking for squid. Too heavy to fly, they die on the pristine beaches of Lord Howe Island.
Mother Earth is mourning.