Incredible garments grace the stage at Wearable Arts Mandurah showcase 2019 | Photos

Unique and extravagant garments filled the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre throughout the weekend for the 2019 Wearable Art Mandurah showcase.

Hundreds of patrons turned out to view the spectacular visual arts display with work from local, national and international artists.

The 2019 competition attracted 60 entries from Australia, New Zealand, America, Romania and many more exotic countries around the world.

The top 43 garments took to the stage on June 15 and 16 for the final round of judging.

This years event was judged in five categories, aimed to be inclusive of all skill levels and ages: avant-garde, movement, a land down under, tertiary student and youth (under 18 years old).

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The show featured a spectacular family-friendly production of music, theatre, dance and a cinematic audio visual backdrop that worked to enhance the living, breathing works of art for the body.

The West Australian Opera also partnered with Wearable Art Mandurah to deliver a spine-tingling performance of Delibe's Lakme by soprano Pia Harris and mezzo-soprano Brigette Heuser.

Showcase artistic director Bernie Bernard said this year's showcase was particularly "magical and mysterious".

"I am grateful to work with an incredibly skilled cast and crew and our creative intention is to take you on a journey to lands filled with mythical creatures and introduce you to brave and heroic beings," she said.

"It has been a privilege to work with these spectacular garments in the development of our 2019 showcase.

"They are truly unique and each one tells a story."

Entries for the 2020 competition open on November 1, 2019. For more information, visit the Wearable Art Mandurah website.