Wear­able art is new cat­e­gory

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - ARTS ENTERTAINMENT -

Wear­able art is a new cat­e­gory in this year’s War­ragul Ro­tary Art Show.

Wear­able art, also known as artwear or “art to wear”, refers to in­di­vid­u­ally de­signed pieces of (usu­ally) hand­made cloth­ing or jewellery cre­ated as fine or ex­pres­sive art.

While the mak­ing of any ar­ti­cle of cloth­ing or other wear­able ob­ject typ­i­cally in­volves aes­thetic con­sid­er­a­tions, the term wear­able art im­plies that the work is in­tended to be ac­cepted as a se­ri­ous and unique artis­tic cre­ation or state­ment.

Fi­brous ma­te­ri­als are of­ten used, how­ever, it some­times may use non-fi­bre ma­te­ri­als such as leather, plas­tic sheet­ing or met­als.

Much of modern wear­able art pushes the bound­aries of func­tion, form and colour.

It will be in­ter­est­ing to see what lo­cal artists are up to in this area of art.

Right: War­ragul Ro­tary Art Show co­or­di­na­tor Bob Lewis is ready for the 2017 event to be held at the War­ragul Ex­hi­bi­tion Hall.

“The West Gipp­s­land Arts Cen­tre may be out of ac­tion for 12 months, how­ever, it has not stopped the an­nual War­ragul Ro­tary Art Show from con­tin­u­ing its more than 40 years of tra­di­tion,” said Mr Lewis.

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