World of WearableArt

Wellington

Wellington

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  • New Zealand’s single largest arts show
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Kiwi creativity at its best, the World of WearableArt has grown from humble beginnings to become a global phenomenon.

27 September – 14 October 2018

Wellington
World of WearableArt, Wellington

By World of WearableArt

Wellington
World of WearableArt, Wellington

By World of WearableArt

Wellington
World of Wearable Art Awards Show, Wellington

By Noor Reverie and Rebecca Maxwell

New Zealand
Wearable Fashion Displays, New Zealand

By www.transportworld.nz

Each year Wellington stages the World of WearableArt Awards Show (WOW), an event that has grown from humble beginnings to become a global phenomenon. 

Works of art designed to be worn on the human form come together in a dramatic show that combines theatre, dance, colour and movement.

The show has been described as “a rebellion against the mundane” where “Mardi Gras meets haute couture” and is a spectacle that has to be seen to be believed.

The Awards Show began in 1987 as a promotion for a rural art gallery when Nelson sculptor Suzie Moncrieff came up with the idea of exhibiting art in a live theatrical show.

Now the annual event is recognised as one of the leading wearable art shows in the world and the road to success is catalogued in a special museum in Nelson.

Wellington is New Zealand’s arts and culture capital and the 14-day show season is backed up by plenty for visitors who appreciate creativity, artistic talents and good living. 

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