Wilmar Sugar Wearable Art Parade

Wilmar Sugar Wearable Art Parade
Airlie Point, Airlie Beach QLD
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“ART THAT WALKS”” Wearable Art Awards  

Wearable art is growing into a worldwide phenomenon and the annual Whitsundays Reef Festival Wearable Art Awards is a popular fun event with both students and adults.  Participants of all ages love this unique art form and create colourful and innovative garments from interesting and unlikely materials. 

“EVERYTHING from metal and recycled objects, plastic, rope, wire, tin cans to silk and rubber and just about anything else your imagination dreams up will be artfully reconfigured into dramatic outfits as part of the Competition” says Event Organiser Kirsten Orenshaw.   “There really is no limit to what you can create and the materials you can use to make it”.   The theme for the 2017 Awards is “Accessorize” – for artists who wish to create a collection of accessories e.g. a hat, bag and jewellery –  modelled on black clothing. 

Sponsored by Wilmar Sugar, the competition and fashion parade are one of the highlights of the festival for many aspiring local fashion designers, as well as the hundreds of people who turn out to support the event. Entry is only $5 and there are great cash prizes – are you up to the challenge ???

Age Categories available:

  • Level 5 to 7 Students
  • Level 8 to 10 Students
  • Level 11 & 12 Students
  • Adults 18+

The Wilmar Sugar Wearable Art Parade will take place on Saturday 5th August on the Airlie Beach foreshore.  Pre-parade preparations will be as follows:

Friday 4th August

  • 4 pm to 6 pm – Wearable art pieces should be delivered to Cannonvale State School Hall (please register and present your garment on a mannequin or sturdy hanger if possible).  Rails and some mannequins will be available and each designer will be allocated a table on which to layout any supporting design work and accessories required by models.
  • 6.30 pm – Judging of garments will commence

Saturday 5th August

  • 9 am – Cannonvale Hall – Designers and models arrive.  Judges will interview designers while models are photographed.   Parade run-throughs will commence on completion of judging
  • 2 pm – 4 pm – Airle Beach Foreshore – Wearable Art Parade and presentation of prizes


Enter now by downloading your ENTRY FORM and CONSENT FORM.  Please return forms via email to korenshaw@prspne.catholic.edu.au   or leave at school reception for collection.

For more information please contact:  Kirsten Orenshaw at korenshaw@prspne.catholic.edu.au  

Wearable Arts Parade

Wearable Arts Parade


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