Wearable art is new category
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.