Artists showcase wearable art creations

Melissa Walmsley, of Wandi, made It Takes a Village to Raise a Child.
Bertram artist Jacq Chorlton created Sky and Water III
Melissa Walmsley, of Wandi, made It Takes a Village to Raise a Child. Bertram artist Jacq Chorlton created Sky and Water III

TWO local artists showcased their amazing creations as part of the Wearable Art Mandurah media launch in Perth on Tuesday.

Bertram community artist Jacq Chorlton took one year to create Sky and Water III.

“I love the challenge of wearable art,” she said.

“You have to be aware of the way the body moves and all the separate components.”

Melissa Walmsley, of Wandi, took eight weeks to make It Takes a Village to Raise a Child.

She said the black houses represented antenatal depression and the coloured houses were the village coming together to help.

Wearable Art Mandurah encourages participants and spectators to view the body as a medium and the stage as a canvas for encouraging new ways of viewing the world through revolutionary works of art on the body.

The premier event of its kind in Australia, Wearable Art Mandurah now attracts entrants from across the world.

This year there are 132 participants from Australia and abroad, including the US, China, UK, India, New Zealand, Switzerland and Romania.

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