Shearwater is celebrating the school’s fifteenth wearable arts extravaganza and is calling on creatives around Australia to enter costumes.
What can you turn into wearable art? The answer seems to be anything that you can imagine.
The school’s communications co-ordinator Kate Hamilton says, ‘Costumes that are relevant to one of the event’s five sections can be sewn, riveted, welded, glued, painted, collaged, knitted, woven, built and assembled from metal, leather, rubber, natural fibres, industrial waste and recycled objects.’
Big prize pool
The theme of this year’s event is ‘Homecoming: Labyrinth of Twists and Turns’.
Entries will be assessed by a panel of independent industry judges and vie for a prize pool of almost $8,000, making the event one of Australia’s largest, says Hamilton.
‘It’s a major highlight of the school’s performing arts calendar, with around 200 students taking on roles as musicians, actors, writers, filmmakers and editors, lighting and audio technicians, carpenters, dancers, singers, tailors, artists, set and prop designers and makers, choreographers, photographers, graphic designers, stage hands, models, judges, ushers, and caterers.’
The performances will take place November 7–10. All entry forms must be received by October 16.
Closing date for costume entries is October 22.
For more info visit www.shearwaterperformingarts.com or contact costume entry supervisor Praba Manning at [email protected]