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Wearable Art 2015

Students showcase a ‘Beautiful Nightmare’

More than 120 senior Visual Art, Graphics, Creative Arts and Media students showcased their ‘Beautiful Nightmare’ of fashion, accessories, make-up, special effects, animation and mixed media to a packed Goda Firkins Auditorium.

Event Coordinator and Head of Arts and Applied Technology, Ms Sam Reynolds, said the 2015 Wearable Art Show was the sixth annual extravaganza.

“The‘Beautiful Nightmare’ theme was based on iconic surreal artists Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte, both of whom have unique, yet distinct, styles that people of all ages and genders can appreciate. It has given students scope to create imaginative and intriguing designs – encouraging a journey into their dreams,” said Ms Reynolds.

“The Wearable Art Show is always one of the highlights on the school calendar as it features an amazing array of artistic student work at a spectacular night of colour and creativity.”

• Visual Art and Graphic students were required to create two wearable artworks – one accessory and one complete outfit. • Creative Art students had to produce a piece of surrealist wearable art focusing on fire, water and air, using latex special effects, make-up and mixed media throughout their design. • Media students had to design a stop-motion animation appropriating some of the most famous surrealist art works. “Coming from the fashion industry, it seemed a natural step to develop the concept of a Wearable Art Show to display what students had created as part of their assessments. It has also allowed me to combine my industry experience with fashion shows to create a project that provides students real world experience, whilst showcasing their outstanding works to the wider community.

“I am proud to be part of sharing such creativity and the feedback from students involved is always positive.”

Prior to teaching Ms Reynolds ran the Adelaide Fashion Week, Westfield What’s What Fashion Shows and Visual Merchandising for Myer.

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