OFF THE WALL: WORLD OF WEARABLEART™ UP CLOSE
22 March - 21 April 2014 | Mount Marua Gallery & Vector Gallery
For one month only and for the first time in over a decade, a selection of the very best garments from World of WearableArt™ are represented in an exhibition. Off the Wall is a tribute to the joy and energy of World of WearableArt™ where the designers see the body as a blank canvas on which they can develop any idea that appeals to them.
In Off the Wall you'll see anything from 20,664 plastic collar stays to twelve leather suitcases, from recycled wool sacks to wood, corrugated iron to kitchen utensils or taxidermied birds to sumptuous silks. For the first time in more than a decade World of WearableArt™ (WOW®) is touring a selection of the very best costumes from their historic collection, in the exhibition Off the Wall: World of WearableArt™.
Wellington's 3D Creative, in conjunction with the WOW® team, has created an innovative and interactive show in order to showcase the 30 garments for the show.
Selecting the garments was a collaborative process between WOW® founder Suzie Moncrieff and Sir Richard Taylor from Weta Workshop. All garments will be displayed so that visitors can get really Up Close to them. In addition each garment will have a story about it which relates to the design, creativity and innovation required to produce wearable art to a successful competition standard.
Off the Wall: World of WearableArt™ Up Close is presented by WOW® with major partners Hewlett Packard, Mainfreight and Brancott Estate.
OFF THE WALL: WORLD OF WEARABLEART™ UP CLOSE OPENING GALA - SOLD OUT
Friday 21 March 2014 | 7pm
Put your glad rags on and join us at this exclusive ticketed event celebrating the opening of Off The Wall: World of WearableArt™ Up Close.
Ticket includes an exhbition preview, fabulous goody bag, fashion shows, wine and nibbles and insights from behind the scenes.
Genesis Energy Theatre & Rotary Foyer
All tickets: $25 | bookings essential
WORLD OF WEARABLEART™ WORKSHOP
Saturday 12 April 2014 | 1pm - 3.30pm
A special workshop by award-winning World of WearableArt™ designer and TV presenter Fifi Colston. You'll learn how to design and make your very own piece of wearable art.'
Suitable for 8-14 year olds
All tickets: $15 | bookings essential | contact expressions reception on (04) 527 2168
WORLD OF WEARABLEART™ DESIGNERS FORUM
Sunday 13 April 2014 | 1pm
Join the World of WearableArt™ for an inspirational afternoon with our local leaders in wearable art.
FREE | no booking required
2013 WORLD OF WEARABLEART™ AWARDS: THE FILM
Sunday 13 April & Sunday 20 April | 3pm
If you didn't get to see the show live in 2013 here's your chance to see highlights on the big screen at Expressions.
Film runs for 40 minutes.
Genesis Energy Theatre
All tickets: $10 | bookings essential