Wearable Art Mandurah Exhibition | presented by Act-Belong-Commit

One exhibition. Two galleries. Multiple experiences.

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.

Seven winning garments will be showcased at the Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery (located within the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre), while another five winners, plus a selection of other garments, will be showcased at Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM).

The exhibition’s calendar of events includes guest speakers, panel discussions, a workshop and artist talks. Private gallery talks are available for groups. Book here.

Information on the 2018 competition will also be available.

When: Friday 4th August to Sunday 3rd September 2017


Contemporary Art Spaces (CASM)

63 Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah WA 6210

Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery

(inside Mandurah Performing Arts Centre)
Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah, WA 6210

Exhibition Opening | Saturday 5th August

Join us for the official exhibition opening with special guest Leisa Landre-Ord from WAAPA. Commencing at CASM with pop up performances by DTX Dance, then continuing to Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery where there are more surprises on offer.
Light refreshments served.

When: Saturday 5 August at 6pm
Where: Commencing at CASM and continuing to Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery

Fantasy of Flowers | Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th August

Showcasing the very best in floral creations, competitions, the Australian Oasis Design Cup and WA Floral Art Society Inc. State Championship.

Free special bus: station to event and return, Mandurah Bus Charters will pick up at the station half hourly between 10am & 3:30pm Saturday & Sunday at the Mandurah Train Station’s TransWA Stop.

When: Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 August
Where: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah

Creating Headwear in Wearable Art | Sunday 20th August SOLD OUT

This 8 hour workshop will explore wire-bending techniques and soldering processes and up-skill your technical abilities so you can confidently create a wearable art headdress that is balanced, safe to wear and able to be performed in.
Register here

Where: Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM)
When: Sunday 20 August

Wardrobe meets Cabaret; an unexpected partnership | Saturday 26th August

Join Julie Smith, Jo Ireland and Anne-Marie Piccoli as they take you on a gallery tour – from their “wardrobe warrior” perspective. They will be sharing wardrobe tips, challenges and great ideas on creating wearable art that is performance friendly.

Special guest: Wearable Art Mandurah Showcase singer Shannon White

When: Saturday 26 August at 6pm
Where: Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM)

A Judge's Perspective and Artist Talks | Saturday 2nd September

Join our long-standing judge, Lesley Wilkinson, for a question and answer session. Understanding the judging process, from pre-selection right through to the main judging day, will elevate your chances in the competition. Are there any hot tips? Come and find out!

Following this discussion, enjoy a walk around the main gallery as some of this year’s winner’s talk about their inspiration, choice of materials and techniques.

When: Saturday 2 September at 2pm
Where: Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, inside Mandurah Performing Arts Centre Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah

Artist Talks and Afternoon Tea. Exhibition Close | Sunday 3rd September

Enjoy a gallery tour around CASM as designers talk about their artwork, inspiration, materials and techniques. This is the final day of the exhibition in both galleries.

Includes afternoon tea

When: Sunday 3 September at 2 pm
Where: Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM)

Designer Information

Everything you need to know about the 2018 Wearable Art Mandurah competition.
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