Meet the Team

We are delighted to introduce you to our 2019 Wearable Art Mandurah Judges

Aly May

Aly May

Aly May has been involved within the fashion industry for over 30 years.  Her work has been varied and extensive, including an 20 year involvement in creating and developing the successful fashion presentation for STYLEAID, an annual charity fashion event that supports fundraising for the WA Aids Council. ”Read_more”

Paul O'Connor

Paul O'Connor

Over the past thirty years Paul has been employed in a freelance capacity in both government and private practice. His current role is to look after all international Press and VIP Relationships for Elle Macpherson’s and Andrea Horwood-Bux’s company WelleCo. Paul also holds a casual lecturing position in Fashion Business at South Metro TAFE.”Read_more”

Leisa Landre-Ord

Leisa Landre-Ord

Associate Head of School for Production and Design and Senior Lecturer at the WAAPA

Leisa Landre-Ord studied stage management at the WA Academy of Performing Arts, she commenced her career with the WA Theatre Company as resident stage manager. ”Read_more”

Lisa Piller

Lisa Piller

Lisa Westover Piller is the Discipline Leader for Fashion Business at South Metropolitan TAFE (SM TAFE). Lisa has been teaching for over six years at Associate Degree and VET levels, and has more than 16 years of industry experience working in fashion product design and development. Lisa’s knowledgebase includes a strong understanding of the production process from creative development and sampling to quality control of production, and considerations of sustainability within the fashion industry supply chain.”Read_more”

Wearable Art Mandurah Showcase Artistic Director Bernie Bernard

Bernie Bernard

Bernie Bernard

Bernie has worked extensively in the performing arts arena for 35 years!

After working nationally and internationally as a professional dancer in television and corporate theatre with innovative choreographers such as Ruth Osborne, Ross Coleman, Robyne Moase and Tony Bartuccio, Bernie became inspired to create dance. As a highly respected choreographer, she has tutored and mentored in youth arts and outreach programs Australia-wide e.g. Steps Youth Dance Co (WA), Quantum Leap Youth Dance Co (ACT) and Ausdance Summer Schools in WA, ACT, and NSW. She was invited by the Australia Council to tutor at their National Youth Dance Festivals in NSW and Vic.

For the last 20 years Bernie has also worked in music theatre, teaching and choreographing at the WA Academy of Performing Arts. She has worked with renowned Directors Tony Sheldon, Nancye Hayes, Jason Langley and Crispin Taylor and was was also invited to choreograph the Vic Theatre Company's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Melbourne Theatre Company for the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Bernie's artistic style is eclectic, surprising and refreshing, deriving inspiration and ideas from a broad and diverse range of sources.