Wearable art festival set to soar

By Sonia Isaacs

THE Australian Wearable Art Festival soars into 2024, with entries open now for artists to showcase their boundary-defying creations.
Previous Hinterland based winners have included David Bongiorno and Viera Keogh, who won ‘Best Headpiece’ at last year’s festival for her stunning and extravagant work, which celebrated her Slovakian heritage.
Veira’s winning entry involved a seven-month labour of love, as she designed and created a 2kg floral headpiece consisting of hundreds of native dried flowers,mostly sourced from her Reesville property.
“The festival is a wonderful opportunity for artists and creatives to test their boundaries,” she said.
It takes art to a different level and the event is absolutely a wonderful experience for both the artists and audience.”
This festival of imagination and creativity nurtures both emerging talent and extends established artists to transform everyday materials into spectacular wearable art.
Now featuring up to 40 artists and 27 metres of catwalk, the Australian Wearable Art Festival offers a dazzling and inspiring reflection of the Sunshine Coast’s arts and cultural scene.
Fashion and art boundaries are set to soar over the two-day event, at Venue 114 Bokarina, August 9-10.
Fashionistas and art lovers are encouraged to get in quick as the shows will sell out. To purchase tickets, submit an entry or follow the newsletter, visit www.australianwearableart.com.au