what is wEARABLE ARTS?
WAVE is a major annual event in Shearwater's performing arts calendar, showcasing wearable artworks created by Shearwater students, staff and the wider community, in a highly professional, choreographed production that encompasses design, music, dance, drama and technology. 2019 will mark the 19th year of Wearable Arts at Shearwater.
Much more than mere fashion, wearable artworks 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.
Garments 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 2019. Winners are announced on opening night.