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Wearable Art Mandurah

Posted by Team APATA | Apr 22, 2021

Project ‘Wearable Art Mandurah’ is underway!

Local, national and international artists are invited to create revolutionary works of art on the body. Wearable Art Mandurah is Australia’s premiere wearable art event and is inclusive to artists of all skill levels, ages and design forms, offering many opportunities.

Mandurah, WA’s largest regional city and less than an hour from Perth, is set against a backdrop of magnificent beaches and an estuary twice the size of Sydney Harbour. Originally known as Mandjoogoordap, Mandurah means ‘meeting place of the heart’. Once you’ve arrived here, you fall in love with this place.

Wearable Art Mandurah knows how to draw a crowd. The work of designers entering the competition is bold, extravagant and experimental. Run by the City of Mandurah, the competition invites entrants from around the world to create weird and wonderful garments, which are then showcased in a fully-staged theatrical production. The competition is designed to push the limits of the imagination and creativity and encourage the exploration of ergonomics, kinetics and the innovative use of different material.

Pre-selection of garments will be finalised by June 23 with a call for artists to create revolutionary works of art on the body for the event, which sees hand-made garments displayed to highlight the skill, technique and craftsmanship of the artist. Categories include Avant-Garde, Black and White, Migration, Paper, Waterproof, Tertiary and Youth. The works will be showcased in November 2021 at a location that is still to be decided. The event, is the largest of its kind in Australia and is internationally recognised. It typically attracts creators from Mandurah, WA, as well as from artists across the country and from around the world. Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams said the event was significant for the state as well as the local area.

“Being able to hold this event again is important for our local artists and there’s lots of opportunities for even more local people to be involved in this year’s Wearable Art Mandurah event,” Mr Williams said. “It’s a great way to showcase a different part of Mandurah’s community, our evolving culture and it’s an artistic celebration.

Head to the Wearable Art Mandurah website for more information.

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