Art woos and wows the crowd

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - CHRISTIE AN­DER­SON

PERC Tucker Re­gional Gallery’s wearable art ex­hi­bi­tion has been so pop­u­lar peo­ple are vy­ing to view more of the cre­ations across the Tas­man.

Crowds have flocked to the World of Wearable Art ex­hi­bi­tion since it opened on May 29 and fans now have the chance to win a trip to the World of Wearable Art Show 2015 in Welling­ton, New Zealand.

Townsville City Coun­cil Com­mu­nity and Cul­ture Com- mit­tee chair Sue Blom said the New Zealand show at­tracted more than 500,000 peo­ple.

“We are so priv­i­leged to have this unique and awe- in­spir­ing ex­hi­bi­tion travel to Townsville, the only Aus­tralian stop on its inau­gu­ral in­ter­na­tional tour,” she said.

“WOW has be­come an iconic event for New Zealand over the past 27 years and we’re ex­cited to give two Townsville res­i­dents the chance to wit­ness the cre­ativ­ity, colour and thrill of this fash- ion and art Septem­ber.”

To en­ter res­i­dents need to cre­ate a minia­ture wearable art piece at the ac­tiv­ity sta­tion up­stairs in the gallery. One lucky en­trant will win two re­turn tick­ets to Welling­ton, two tick­ets to the show and two nights ac­com­mo­da­tion val­ued at more than $ 2000.

En­tries close at 2pm on July 12 with the win­ner to be an­nounced on July 17.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www. townsville. qld. gov. au

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Pic­ture: EVAN MOR­GAN

HIGH STYLE: Brit­tany Wil­son, 15, gets in­spi­ra­tion from the World of Wearable Art ex­hi­bi­tion.

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