LOCAL artists have thrown their weight behind Wearable Art Mandurah, with nine of the 40 successful showcase performance entries coming from the region.
Pieces from Silver Chain, Ability Arts, South Yunderup’s Julie Smith, Elizabeth Morley of Coolup, Helen Coleman of Falcon, sisters Xanthe and Azalia Turner from Mandurah, Marie Gallin and Jude Tupman from Keysbrook and Jodie Van Rensburg of Ravenswood all made it through to the final showcase.
The creations will be featured in a spectacular theatrical production at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, June 10 and 11.
Silver Chain’s entry Sands of Time is by Carol Hazel who worked with a group of women, mostly in their 80s.
Ability Arts’ Enda Semangko, The Goddess Of War and Fertility also made it through to the Showcase, along with Smith’s The Other Side Of The Mountain and Morley’s The Smashing Pumpkins, inspired by her love of pumpkins.
Coleman’s Icarus Rising pays homage to the ingenuity and determination of mankind to conquer gravity while Xanthe Turner’s Eye Of The Beholder in the youth category was inspired by the fact that art depends on the person who views it.
Her sister Azalia’s To Be Or Knot To Be seeks to inspire people to learn to knit.
Van Rensburg’s Beyond the Galaxy depicts the vastness of creation and how little is known about it.