Call­ing all cre­ative stu­dents to events

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

IT’S an ex­cit­ing time of the year for the Whit­sun­days’ cre­ative stu­dents, with sev­eral re­gional de­sign events about to take place.

First on the cal­en­dar is the 2015 Cal­liope Cat­walk Fash­ion De­sign Awards on Satur­day, Au­gust 1.

Closer to home, there’s the Whit­sun­day Reef Fes­ti­val’s pop­u­lar Wil­mar Sugar Wearable Art Awards, set to take place on Satur­day, Au­gust 8.

This colour­ful event has been a fes­ti­val high­light for many years, at­tract­ing out­stand­ing stu­dent and adult en­tries.

Stu­dents from Grade 3 up­wards can en­ter, with en­try forms due by the end of July. Lastly, stu­dents from lo­cal sec­ondary schools will have the chance to show­case their artis­tic, de­sign and sewing tal­ents on stage at the MECC on Satur­day, Au­gust 22.

The Mackay Fes­ti­val of Fash­ion has art, wearable art and fash­ion cat­e­gories and has been a favourite event for Whit­sun­day en­trants for many years.

A free, must-see ex­hi­bi­tion to in­spire wearable artists of all ages will take place dur­ing the school hol­i­days at the Perc Tucker Gallery in Townsville un­til July 12.

Reef Fes­ti­val Wearable Art Awards spokesper­son Pam Pole said Whit­sun­day stu­dents had a proud record of ex­cep­tional suc­cess in wearable art and fash­ion de­sign at lo­cal, re­gional, state and na­tional lev­els.

“And these com­ing events will give our stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to shine again,” she said. “Mo­ti­vated stu­dents of all ages are plan­ning to take ad­van­tage of the July school hol­i­days to plan and cre­ate their en­tries for the three pres­ti­gious events in Au­gust.”

For more in­for­ma­tion email pam­pole@hot­ or send an SMS to 0448 870 482.

WEARABLE ART: A stun­ning ex­am­ple of wearable art from Perc Tucker Re­gional Gallery.

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