Wednesday, September 30, 2009

WOW! World of WearableArt

Discover New Zealand's iconic art event ... so states the web site of WOW World of WearableArt.

"Take art off the wall and out of static display & adorn the body in wildly wonderful ways. Celebrate creativity in lavish and unique onstage spectaculars-that inspire all." - Susie Moncrieff, WOW Founder/Artistic Director

Fantastic!! I've wanted to attend WOW since I heard about it last year upon arriving in NZ. I've now missed two years worth of wearable art! Next year is the year!

"Lady of the Wood" by David Walker of Alaska won the top award at this year's event. Walker, a carpenter, apparently designed and made the 18th century-style ballgown entirely of all-American timbers. Walker's entry was the first international entry to win the competition, which began 21 years ago in Nelson. Click here if you want to read more detail of the event and Walker's winning entry.

Photo credit: Andrew Gorrie/The Dominion Post

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