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Riding the wearable arts wave into 2022

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The buzz is building at Shearwater and it’s not just the bees! With two weeks to go until curtains up on WAVE 2022, the high school has hit Term 4 running!

Tickets are on sale now for this year’s Wearable Arts performance event – the school’s ’22 event, titled ‘Horizons’.

WAVE director Josh Rushton said that amidst all the disruptions of COVID, students and staff pulled off two incredible events over the past two years, but in 2022, eyes are firmly on the horizon as we look forward to welcoming our audiences back on site to experience WAVE in all its transcendent glory.

For the first four weeks of Term 4, every year, the Shearwater high school begins to look and sound like an episode of ‘80s TV drama Fame (or Glee for our millennials).

A highlight of the school’s performing arts calendar, WAVE is embedded in the curriculum (and also a ton of fun!), with around 200 students taking on roles as dancers, musicians, actors, writers, filmmakers, and editors, lighting and audio technicians, carpenters, tailors, set and prop designers and builders, choreographers, photographers, stage hands, models, and caterers.

‘It’s always an exciting moment when the competition garments, created by students, staff, and the wider creative community, begin arriving at the school,’ says Rushton. ‘In this sense, Shearwater’s Wearable Arts event has built, over more than two decades, a true artistic interface between high school and world. 

A competition that goes out to the community; a high-school production that builds an incredible show around an inspiring theme; and finally the integration of competition entries that brings the show to life.’

The performances will take place in the Shearwater Hall from November 2 till 5. Winners will be announced on opening night. Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday performances will commence at 8pm, with dinner available from 6.30pm. The Friday performance will commence at 6pm with a 4.45pm start for dining. 

Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for school students. Book early to avoid disappointment! Tickets are available via the WAVE website at shearwaterperformingarts.com or by scanning the QR code on the poster featured in Seven.

All ticketing enquiries to [email protected] or phone Shearwater on 6684 3223. 

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