WHAT IS WEARABLE ARTS?
Wearable Arts (or WAVE) is a major annual event in Shearwater's performing arts calendar, showcasing costumes created by Shearwater students, staff and the wider community, in a highly professional, choreographed production that encompasses design, music, dance, drama and technology. 2018 will mark Shearwater's 15th Wearable Arts event.
Much more than mere fashion, Wearable Art works are manifestations of the maker's inner world of imagination. They can be sewn, constructed, glued painted, collaged, riveted, woven and knitted. They can be made from metals, recycled found objects, silk, rubber, natural fibres, industrial offcuts or whatever substance can be sculptured, coaxed, charmed and, if required, bent by the will of the artist.
Costumes entered in the competition must be relevant to one of the show's five sections. They are judged by a panel of independent experts and will share in a prize pool of almost $8,000 in 2018. Winners are announced on opening night.