Shearwater, the Mullumbimby Steiner School invites your students to get involved in this year’s Wearable
Arts performance event, to be performed in the Shearwater School Hall in November 2023.
Wearable Arts (WAVE) 2020 and 2021 were radical reinventions, in response to COVID restrictions. Now, WAVE is back in the flesh and Shearwater would love to see even more students from outside our School take part.
Creating a costume for WAVE involves a deep creative process, giving students (either as individuals
or as part of a group) the opportunity to work with the forces of their imagination and, through sustained
effort, see their vision unfold in a very concrete way.
Costumes can be sewn, riveted, welded, glued, painted, collaged, knitted, woven, built and assembled from metal, leather, rubber, natural fibres, industrial waste and recycled objects. Costume entries are incorporated into a highly professional choreographed production.
The story is always drawn from the life of teaching and learning and is deeply concerned with the passage of
students from adolescence to adulthood. The students’ engagement in the experience teaches them logic,
consequences and cause and effect; encourages and fosters heartfelt idealism and cultivates will, so they
can go into the world as responsible, confident and capable adults.
The production involves more than 200 Shearwater high school students 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.
Year after year, the event features sold-out performances, entertaining more than 1,000 members of the community to breathless reviews.
Unleash your imagination and be part of this year's event!