Wearable Art a hit once again
THE Wilmar Sugar Wearable Art Awards were once again a highlight of the annual Whitsunday Reef Festival, showcasing brilliant designs while underlining an important message.
More than 30 kids participated in the event, with the region’s budding students putting their best foot forward on Saturday afternoon, modelling costumes which emphasised both recycling and the reef.
A myriad of original outfits were displayed, drawing inspiration from onion bags, egg crates and even school ties.
Kloee Kendell took honours in the Year 9 section for her stunning costume creation, closely followed by Gail Urbano and Latisha Patullo.
Jasmin Tickle was anointed the outstanding creativity award and Adrian Vowles won the innovative workmanship title.
The Sweet as Sugar Wearable Art Award was given to Jessie Toomey.
The talented secondary students will have a second opportunity to parade their wearable art creations when they head to Mackay this coming weekend for the Mackay Student Festival of Fashion.
This prestigious annual event has been recognised by the Whitehouse Institute of Design, based in Sydney and Melbourne, and will sponsor two scholarships. The winner of the Fashion Illustration category will win a two-day city studio scholarship in Brisbane while the winner of the Outstanding Creativity Award for Wearable Art will win a five-day fashion studio scholarship in Sydney.
For more information, including entry plans for next year’s events, contact Pam Pole on 0448 870 482.
AMAZING TALENT: There was an amazing display of talent from the entrants to this year's Wilmar Wearable Art Awards. Pictured are: Aochi Dibbin, Eve Mc Cann, Letisha Davies, Nakita Jepsen, Olivia Romanella, Jasmin Tickle, Macy FenechBrebner, Alyssa Turner,Sahara Taylor-Crane, Kloee Kendall, Adrian Vowles (back), Tahlia Skinner, Latisha Patullo, Gail Urbano, Korin Dean-Boeticher, Kasey Yule, Alazay Lane, Lily Arena, Jessie Toomey, Tanika Sloane, Matilda Dennison, Magenta Tulk (centre), Bella Manley, Crystal Glisson, Indi Manley, Lucas Allen-Fancke, Bray Phillips, Anarella Bennett (front).