Wear­able art to hit main street

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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 pam­pole@hot­mail.com. 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.

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