Wearable art to hit main street
IT’S fun, it’s colourful, it’s imaginative and it wows audiences every year. The Rotary Wearable Art competition on Saturday, August 17, is a much-loved element of the Whitsunday Reef Festival, with 2013 shaping up to be a great year for the event.
This year’s Wearable Art Awards will be held at 1pm, just before the official Airlie Beach main street opening ceremony, guaranteeing a large and enthusiastic crowd. Judging and photos will take place at the PCYC in the morning, preceding the official Wearable Art fashion parade and prize-giving in the main street. Entrants can also share their amazing “art that walks” in the Rotary Street Parade that starts at 4pm.
Event organiser Pam Pole said wearable art was gaining popularity worldwide as an art form.
“Art that walks has limitless possibilities,” she said.
Ms Pole said with the generous sponsorship of the Rotary Club of Airlie Beach as part of their youth initiatives program, the Whitsunday Reef Festival’s event had grow in popularity and now attracted entrants from across Central Queensland.
The Wearable Art Awards incorporate categories for all ages. Adults and artists are also encouraged to enter to win great cash prizes.
“Families and groups of friends can have fun creating wearable art masterpieces together too,” Ms Pole said.
The Awards for Outstanding Creativity and Innovative Workmanship are eagerly sought after by entrants each year. This year there will also be a special open category celebrating the 2013 theme “Heart of the Reef”. Entry is free.
Entry forms and event details are availa- ble by contacting Pam Pole on 4946 1271 or 0448 870 482 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry forms should be submitted before Monday, August 12.
Information will also be available at www.whitsundayreeffestival.com.
HIGH FASHION: Samantha Cridland from Mackay North State High School created this wearable art – A Little bit Trashy – from rubbish bags and bread bags, for last year's Whitsunday Reef Festival Wearable Art event. Photo by Reflections From Life, Mackay.