WORN OUT WORN ART
WEARABLE ART PARADE 2017 | Saturday 4 November at the Darlington Arts Festival, Darlington
Worn Out Worn Art is run with the support of Act-Belong-Commit, Mundaring Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, Shire of Mundaring, City of Swan and the Local Drug Action Group to encourage participation and appreciation of the arts.
Every year the Mundaring Arts Centre invites young people from the eastern region to create extravagant ‘sculptures for the body’ from recycled materials.
The Wearable Art Parade, now in its 13th year, is a highlight of the Darlington Arts Festival weekend. The parade features elaborate costumes created and paraded by local students and independent entrants along with original music performed by young local musicians.
In the months leading up to the parade artists are engaged to work with community groups and local schools in a series of themed in-school and holiday workshops. The workshops allow reflection and discussion of topics such as peer group pressure, environmental and social issues relevant to the participant’s age group.
Prizes are awarded at the Wearable Art Parade for outstanding performance, imaginative design, construction and use of innovative materials.
If you are aged between 8 and 26 years old and would like to create a work of art for the body or take part in a wearable art school holiday workshop please register your interest in a workshop using the form below or download the entry form.
ABOUT WORN OUT WORN ART
Worn Out Worn Art is a large-scale collaborative youth project challenging the notions of beauty, consumerism, waste and fashion. The project provides a vehicle for dealing with issues of identity and its impact on self-esteem as well as environmental concerns and artistic expression. The event merges the boundaries of performance and party, combining theatre, dance, exhibition and fashion.
This unique project allows young people to explore personal issues while fostering artistic endeavour and opening up career possibilities including design, art, costume, music and theatre.
In 2017 designer and visual artist Sarah Zel Chescoe will work with high school students and community groups during the October school holidays to create wearable art costumes. Sarah is a designer and visual artist who specialises in costume construction, architectural forms for the body, manipulation of materials and reinventing everyday disposable objects and recycled materials.
Act-Belong-Commit WORN OUT WORN ART WEARABLE ART PARADE 2016
The Act-Belong-Commit Worn Out Worn Art (WOWA) Wearable Art Parade 2016 showcased fabulous costumes created by more than 80 primary and high school students from the Perth Hills and Eastern region.
Students’ stunning costumes included a dress constructed from 100s of ring pulls, a bodice made from cricket pads, a garment from computer components and clothing constructed from newspaper, bubblewrap, reticulation pipe, CDs, fly screen and water bottles.
WOWA 2016 workshops were facilitated by artists Nerida Groom, Lucinda Crimson, Mary Carbone, Marie Jacquier and Sarah Bretherton working with students at Helena College, Kalamunda Senior High, Malvern Springs Primary and Ellenbrook Primary. The parade cast also included performers from the Mundaring Girl Guides, and individual entrants who took part in school holiday workshops or created costumes independently. The students’ wearable art entries demonstrated their skill, ingenuity, creativity and innovation.
During the 2016 workshops students explored themes as varied as Bollywood, Steam Punk, environmental issues, peer group pressure, the effects of technology on our mental health, Mexican ponchos and Alice in Wonderland.
The WOWA Parade was opened by local musician Annika Moses, an exceptionally talented young singer, songwriter and composer.
Bringing WOWA together is a huge team effort involving many volunteers who assist with makeup, hair, costume, judging, photography, choreography and more. The support of schools, teachers, artists and parents is also vital to the success of the event. Thanks to everyone who took part and the teachers, volunteers and artists who helped make WOWA 2016 a celebration of imagination, creativity and inventiveness.
ACT BELONG COMMIT AWARD FOR BEST COMMUNITY MESSAGE
Girl Guide Group
WOLDENDORP WOW AWARD
Laura Toobey, Gabby Davey & Sophie Bell
GOING THE EXTRA MILE TO ACT BELONG COMMIT
Malvern Springs PS
Thanalon Vavilai, Carl Pintor, Joshua Muyout & Ali Mustapha
MOST CREATIVE COSTUME DESIGN
Molly George, Damien Crew & Alexander Crew
Kat Christie & Matilda Reid
Mignon Schleicher & Lauren Cichinni
MOST CREATIVE COSTUME DESIGN & PERFORMANCE
Chloe & Brooke Daljac
MOST CREATIVE COSTUME DESIGN & EXCITING USE OF MATERIALS
MOST EXCITING USE OF MATERIALS & BEST COMMUNITY MESSAGE
MOST EXCITING USE OF MATERIALS
Bella Campbell & Zoe Batt
BEST PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENT COSTUME
Zara van Amerongen
WOWA WINS ‘MOST INNOVATIVE PROJECT AWARD’
The Worn Out Worn Art Wearable Art Project recently won the Most Innovative Project Award – Metro in the Local Drug Action Group’s Community Action and Advocacy Awards.
In April nine exceptional Worn Out Worn Art costumes were selected to be showcased at the Local Drug Action Group’s State Conference at the Parmelia Hilton.
The Local Drug Action Group, through its Strive Grant Program, has supported the Worn Out Worn Art Wearable Art Parade and workshops for over 10 years.
This incredible support has enabled us to engage hundreds of young people each year in the creation of sculptures for the body’ and providing a platform to promote positive healthy choices.