Wearable Art Mandurah is back for 2021, ready to amaze and delight audiences with handmade, revolutionary works of art on the body.
With the event put on hold in 2020 due to COVID-19, local, national and international designers have been working hard through the 2021 competition, and are putting the finishing touches on garments for a show stopping display of creativity at this year's live judging events.
For the first time in Wearable Art Mandurah history, the garment judging event will be open to the public, giving people a sneak peek into the judging process and a first-hand look at garments.
The judging days will be held on August 27 and 28 at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.
The categories to be judged include Paper, Black and White, Migration, Avant Garde, Tertiary and Youth.
Professional judges will see the garments one-by-one, and select winners in each category, as well as special prizes such as Artist of the Year and Creative Reuse. The awards will be announced at the Wearable Art Mandurah Showcase event in November.
Wearable Art Mandurah is a year-long program, including the highlight showcase event where professional models will present the finalist garments in a dynamic, spectacular performance, as part of the 2021 Mandurah Arts Festival (October 29 - November 7).
Selected garments will also be featured in a number of exhibitions including In the Fold, an exhibition of the Paper category garments in the Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery from November 5-27, and the annual Wearable Art Mandurah exhibition at Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah from February 18 - April 10, 2022.
From the 158 initial entries into the competition, 86 garments have been chosen to appear in Wearable Art Mandurah's judging events over three sessions.
Tickets for judging day are on sale now at www.manpac.com.au/events/wearable-art-mandurah-2021- judging/
For more details on the competition, go to wearableartmandurah.com