Friday, 24 August 2018

Young Mandurah artists are being encouraged to enter of Wearable Art Mandurah.

And to help them prepare - the City of Mandurah is offering a series of three free (try saying that quickly ten times) workshops that will be on during the next school holidays.

Last year’s winner of the Gillian Kaye Peebles Youth Award, Kiana Murphy took part in the same workshops last year.

“Wearable Art Mandurah (WAM) is about so many things – tourism, building creative capacity, fun, and of course encouraging our young people to develop skills and to build community connections,” said Mandurah CEO Mark Newman.

“Taking part in this fantastic competition can be a stepping stone to an exciting career, but it is also about making new friends and sharing new experiences with those friends,” he said.

As a youth entrant it means your garment will be professionally photographed with the model being styled with hair and makeup.

Young artists attending the workshops will be mentored by 2017 Wearable Art Mandurah finalist Jodie Davidson. Jodie is a TED Talk speaker and an advocate for creating artwork that doesn’t harm the environment.

To get a taste of the Wearable Arts Mandurah experience young creatives are encouraged to come down to Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM) and have a look at this year’s winning garments as inspiration for the 2019 competition. The current exhibition presented by Act Belong Commit closes September 9.

Artist Talks will be held on the last day of the exhibition at CASM, at 2pm. The public are invited to come along and listen as the designers talk about their choice of materials, techniques and inspiration. Afternoon tea will be served.

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Work shop details

Workshop One:
Concept, development and planning followed by working with found and freely sourced materials to create effects and patterns for your garment

Workshop Two:
Getting the pieces together. Begin constructing your garment including headpieces and accessories

Workshop Three:

A wide range of materials will be provided, however, participants are encouraged to bring along any of their own materials if they wish to.

• Tues, 25 September 9am – 3pm
• Tues, 2 Oct 9am – 3pm
• Wed, 3 Oct 9am – 3pm

Where: Lakelands Library & Community Centre
Cost: Free for aged 18 and under.
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