Art worn to com­pete

Ex­trav­a­ganza’s for­mat changes this year

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS - By CHE BAKER

Weird and won­der­ful wear­able art cre­ators from Queen­stown Lakes and Cen­tral Otago are be­ing urged to take part in a con­test in South­land.

The Fi­bre­Oc­tave Wear­able Art and Mu­si­cal Ex­trav­a­ganza, held since 2011 by In­ner Wheel, takes place in June and with this year’s for­mat chang­ing to a com­pe­ti­tion, or­gan­is­ers want some fresh de­signs.

Or­gan­iser San­dra D’Arcy said in the past high-qual­ity en­tries had been re­ceived from the two ar­eas.

‘‘They (artists from Queen­stown Lakes and Cen­tral Otago) are very cre­ative . . . We know they have the tal­ent.’’

This year the win­ner of the event, which will be cho­sen from a panel of three judges, will take home tick­ets and flights for two to the World of Wear­able Art Awards in Welling­ton next year.

There are three sec­tions in the com­pe­ti­tion: Steam Punk – cre­ations which in­cor­po­rate the Vic­to­rian era, industrial tech­nol­ogy and science fic­tion; Wear­able Parts – cre­ations in­cor­po­rat­ing or made en­tirely of truck/ car body or en­gine parts and an open sec­tion.

En­tries that were fun, artis­tic and cre­ative were the ones that stood out, D’Arcy said.

‘‘If you’ve got those three el­e­ments, you re­ally can make the au­di­ence go ‘wow’,’’ she said.

Those want­ing to take part needed to com­plete an en­try form be­fore April 13.

Only 500 peo­ple could watch the ‘‘hugely popular’’ event and tick­ets usu­ally sold out within six weeks be­fore it was held.

All funds raised go to St John.

Wow­fac­tor: Fi­bre­Oc­tave Wear­able Art and Mu­si­cal Ex­trav­a­ganza or­gan­iser San­dra D’Arcy wears a fish out­fit cre­ated for the event by Gaye McEl­roy.

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