Wearable Art Events

Creative Reuse for 18 Years & Under | September & October

Are you curious about wearable art but need guidance?

Join 2017 Wearable Art Mandurah finalist Jodie Davidson as she presents many practical instructions and ideas, including:
Inspiration to clear the blank canvas and find that starting point

  • Practical play using repurposed materials
  • How to make your wearable art count this year using scale, colour, texture, repetition and rhythm
  • Application clarification and criteria, including valuable tips on what the judges are looking for.

Do you need inspiration?

Spend time at our ‘inspiration station’ full of books, images, DVD’s and wearable art ideas to ignite your imagination.

About Jodie Davidson

Jodie is a multidisciplinary visual artist with a varied practice combining the natural environment and urban development. She has worked with community groups in city and regional areas promoting creative ‘play’ to find inspiration. She uses predominantly recycled and natural materials in sculpture, textiles, illustration and writing to produce artwork that reinforces her belief in sustainability.

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When
Wednesday 27 September 12.30 – 4.30 pm – Concept development, planning and design
Tuesday 3 October 12.30 – 4.30 pm Construction
Wednesday 4 and October 10.00 am – 4 pm - Construction

Where
Falcon eLibrary and Community Centre
Cnr Flavia Street and Cobblers Avenue Falcon

Cost
Free for 18 and under

Creating Sculptural Forms | October

Wearable Art at Powertex with Ashley Hay

This workshop will explore a range of innovative techniques for creating extravagant sculptural forms and incredible textures in wearable art, using the Powertex medium.

During this full day workshop you will create a wearable art piece for part of the body, experimenting with Powertex liquid sculpting medium, polypipe, Styrofoam, cardboard, fabric, paper, alfoil and masking tape. Come along and be inspired... get hands on and go home armed with ideas!!! Includes Colourtrix metallic effects.

When
Saturday, October 29 from 9am to 4.30pm

Where
Powertex Australia

230 Safety Bay Road, Safety Bay (Behind Zocalo Mexican Restaurant)

Materials Cost*
$35 for Registered Wearable Art Mandurah entrants

$45 for Non-participants

*The facilitation of this workshop is sponsored by Powertex Australia – the only cost is for materials. Regular workshop and materials fee would normally be $150 per person.

All materials and tools supplied by Powertex Australia. www.powertex.com.au

Booking details to be confirmed soon.

2017 Wearable Art Winners

Marie Gallin and Jude Tupman

'Boab'

Australia’s flora and fauna are so important to past and present cultures. Boab represents both the natural beauty of our wildlife, and the need to respect land and culture. Embellished with twigs, nuts, feathers, nest and bark from the forest, Boab also incorporates recycled cans, plastic bottles and furniture packing.

Jacq Chorlton

'A Fish out of Water'

The Anglerfish, a feared predator of the deep. Made from plastic, the very same material that is currently choking our oceans and has become the biggest predator of our marine life. A Fish out of Water has been constructed from over 200 milk bottles.

Val Hornibrook

'Coral Bleaching'

The impact of prolonged rising water temperatures and the corals inability to cope, it expels the living algae in its tissues, causes it to turn completely white which results in what is known as coral bleaching.

Award presented by The Sebel Mandurah

Louise Wells

'Everlasting Love?'

Our “love” of bright shiny new technology, often quickly discarded, creates everlasting landfill. Our earth continues to carry this burden of waste. In future, will it even be possible to plant flowers amongst the landfill? Or will the only flowers be made from landfill contents?

Helen Coleman

'Icarus Rising'

Icarus Rising pays homage to man’s age-old dream to defy gravity and fly. The graceful frame is inspired by Da Vinci’s flying machine, while the handmade albatross flight feathers dipped in beeswax remind us of the Greek legend of Icarus.

Powertex gives the illusion of ancient bone, as though Icarus is once again flying to freedom on waxed wings.

Kristen Springvloed

'Waving Goodbye'

Kiribati will be the first country to disappear due to climate change, washed away as the seas rise.

The garment is a swell that builds and gently splashes at the last of the islanders and their history. Made mostly of soluble packing peanuts, it too can be destroyed by water.

Award presented by the Western Australian Fibre & Textile Association

Sophie Lance

'Kitchen Couture'

The huge contrast between the bright, funky form of the rubber glove when compared to its dull, boring function inspired this piece made of items from the kitchen.

Rubber gloves, microfibre cloths, steel wool and forks were combined to ensure this housewife could never be overlooked in her kitchen couture.

Award presented by Reading Cinemas Mandurah

Gem Vassallo

'Covered Media'

Using Newspapers, magazines and other media, this artwork represents what is seen and has been used in magazines and television. The “real” news is being overshadowed.

Gold paint, feathers and jewels represent the glitz and glam of advertising that wants us to see only one side of the story.

Svenja

'Anthozoa'

Anthozoa, meaning ‘flower animals’, celebrates the rich colours and textures of the tropical reefs of our oceans. Anemones gently wave their fronds at passing creatures from their home on the jewel-like encrusted coral reef. Tiny fish hover in the safety of the reef, glinting as the sunlight catches them.

Silver Chain, facilitated by Carol Hazel

'Sands of Time'

A spark for life shines as we reminisce our childhood memories of the aqua blue ocean, shimmery white sands, fishing, the seagulls and collecting seashells. We take pride in passing on these traditions. How the tides have changed in our generationally aging multicultural society.

Award presented by Powertex Australia

Elizabeth Morley

'Smashing Pumpkin(s)'

For over 20 years people visit the country town of Dwellingup to enjoy the Giant Pumpkin Festival. These majestic vegetables receive great care, to which we pay tribute in the detail given to leaves and flowers. The bountiful pumpkin vine has many lovely stages of development.

Catherine Kelly

'Take Flight'

Inspired by the Wright Brothers who had aspirations to fly, masking tape, wire, glue, boning and cotton were used to create a garment with a sense of flight. The feathers represent the boldness of humanity and the strength to push our boundaries up and beyond the constraints of gravity.

Award presented by the Western Australian Fibre & Textile Association