Wearable Art Mandurah, Stretch Festival get $25,000 Healthway grants

DTX Dance Studio dancers Libby Anning and Emily Maher in costumes from previous Wearable Art Mandurah events with Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams and Mandurah MLA David Templeman.
DTX Dance Studio dancers Libby Anning and Emily Maher in costumes from previous Wearable Art Mandurah events with Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams and Mandurah MLA David Templeman.

WEARABLE Art Mandurah and the Stretch Festival are celebrating a $50,000 grant from Healthway.

The two iconic events will get $25,000 each with the funding going towards local activities and the showcasing of local artists.

Mayor Rhys Williams said Wearable Art Mandurah was one of the most exciting initiatives ever to come out of Mandurah.

He said the funding resulted from State and local government working hand in hand and paid tribute to Healthway’s long support of Mandurah.

“We can show WA and the world that we can do things differently,’’ he said.

Wearable Art Mandurah encourages new ways of viewing the world through works of art for the body and two full length productions featuring the finalists will be held at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre in June.

The Stretch Festival is on May 5 and 6 and offers free art workshops, live music, food, markets and performances over two days.

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