Midland Junction Arts Centre to showcase Worn Out Worn Art parade

Steam Punk sister Brooke Daljac. Picture: Josh Wells.
Steam Punk sister Brooke Daljac. Picture: Josh Wells.

INNOVATIVE costumes from the Worn Out Worn Art (WOWA) parade will be on display at Midland Junction Arts Centre until mid-February.

The Mundaring Arts Centre and Local Drug Action Group project invited young people to transform domestic rubbish into wearable works of art.

Now in its 14th year, WOWA attracts entries from primary and secondary schools across the eastern suburbs, with many students returning each year.

Sisters Brooke and Chloe Daljac, from St Anthony’s School in Greenmount, participated in the 2017 parade for the third year running, constructing their award-winning ‘Steam Punk Sisters’ design from discarded nuts and bolts, cardboard, netting and plastic.

The sisters scooped the WOWA 2017 award for the most creative interpretation of a theme or concept, with the judges praising the interactive element of their creations.

A feature of their creative submission involved a large turntable key designed to ‘wind up’ one of the sisters.

The girls’ concept came together at a WOWA workshop last year and in 2018, the program will focus on reworking, reinventing and upcycling to explore the possibilities of second hand materials.

WA artists will take young people and adults on an artistic journey to embrace sustainability and avoid consumerism.

The project will culminate in a performance and a gallery display of the creations from the yearlong workshop program.

For more about the WOWA 2018 project, call Sarah Toohey on 9250 8062 or email stoohey@mundaringartscentre.com.au

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