Wearable Art Mandurah is coming to MPAC

Regeneration by Ardea Murphy.
Photo by Stephen Heath Photography.
Regeneration by Ardea Murphy. Photo by Stephen Heath Photography.

THERE have been 60 entries from across Australia and overseas for the Wearable Art Mandurah.

Of these, 43 garments have been shortlisted for the final round of judging at the showcase event this month.

When Wearable Art Mandurah began in 2011 it attracted 13 entries.

Water Lily Pool by Stella de Rozario. Photo by Stephen Heath Photography.

It now attracts entries from professional and amateur artists, using everything from milk bottles, stubby coolers, mop heads, seaweed, bubble wrap, doilies, nappy liners, rubber gloves, dusk mask, x-rays, gum nuts and coffee pods to create revolutionary works of art.

The awards showcase will feature the amazing garments as living, breathing works of art for the body in a spectacular family friendly production with music, theatre and dance.

Coral by Nasrin Qasemi. Photo by Stephen Heath Photography.

Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams said he was blown away by the quality of the garments.

“Over the years Wearable Art Mandurah has established itself as a premier event, attracting entries from across the globe, showcasing the city as a cultural hub to local, national and international audiences,’’ he said.

Mourning Birds by Meagan Howe. Photo by Stephen Heath Photography.

“This year we are again very excited to be working with some outstanding people to help elevate the showcase to yet another level.”

Wearable Art Mandurah provides a platform for professional artists, amateurs, young people and people with disabilities to demonstrate their creativity.

This year entrants and guests will be travelling from Romania, New Zealand and around Australia including two youth entrants from Queensland and a school party of 10 from Cairns.

WHAT: Wearable Art Mandurah Awards Showcase
WHERE: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
WHEN: Saturday, June 15 with a matinee on Sunday.
TICKETS: Wearable Art Mandurah