ART N TARTAN - Wearable Art Awards
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ENTRIES CLOSE - MAY 1st - 2015
Salute to Scotland! - An item of wearable art paying homage to the many aspects of Scottish culture. Explore Celtic fireside stories, myths and legends; think about the Scottish diaspora and its impact on the rest of the world; let your imagination roam through traditions, poetry, music, food.... Incorporate at least 25% tartan to give your artwork a real Scottish flourish.
To Our Roots - Many people in Waipu come from different places, different races and multiple ethnicities.Harking back to origins in Europe, Asia, the Pacific and tangata whenua, they are weaving their culture into the magic that is Waipu. Weave a touch of tartan into your creation as you explore your roots and memories of your family’s past.
Dress to Kilt - This is our "open' section. Choose your own theme or concept and create extravagant, completely ' over the top' tartan Wearable Art incorporating 25% tartan. Create artwork which transcends the every day...indulge your senses with unrestrained excessiveness...anything goes!
Engine Room - The Scots are renowned for their engineering skills, and you may enjoy pottering in your bloke's shed, your studio, in a greenhouse or in the garage out the back. Don't leave your inventive creations hiding their light under a bushel. Include a wee smidgin of tartan (the word comes from the Scottish word ‘smitch’ meaning small) and bring your construction out to show Waipu and the world what you can do. The tartan may only be a smidgin but it will still be a significant element in your design. And remember, tartan is a design – it does not have to be fabric...!
Handsome Hats, Heavenly Handbags and Snazzy Sporrans - The traditional Balmoral Bonnet is a rather subdued affair and the sporran a Scottish version of the man's purse so why not head into this year's Art'n'Tartan awards by creating a breathtakingly bizarre hat and/or handbag or flamboyant sporran with a touch of tartan. Let your imagination go wild!
Re-invent, Recycle, Re-use - Construct a fantastic piece of wearable art from any material - plastic, aluminium, glass, paper, cardboard...if it’s usually used for something else you can turn the ordinary into something awe-inspiring. Why not use your creative abilities to turn the mundane into the marvelous or the simple to the sensational by transforming everyday objects into a stunning piece of wearable art, cunningly re-inventing tartan as an element in your design.
Masks (children’s section) - Create a mask inspired by all things Celtic – ghosites, Kelpies, giants, and brownies - to proportions only limited to your model’s body size!
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SPECIAL AWARDS & SECTION PRIZES
This Year, the Supreme Award will be chosen from one of the following...
Salute to Scotland! - Winner
To Our Roots - Winner
Dress to Kilt - Winner
Engine Room - Winner
Handsome Hats, Heavenly Handbags, and
Snazzy Sporrans - Winner
Re-invent, Recycle, Re-use - Winner
Country Dawn & Janome 'McNeedle and Thread'
Best wearable art using the skills of a seamstress or tailor.
Off the Wall/Outside the Square - Outstanding imagination and/or creative concept
The WOW Factor - Outstanding stage presence
Young Artist - Outstanding College Entry
Magic Moment - Outstanding attention to detail and construction
Tartan Innovation - Most creative, innovative use
or representation of tartan.
Arcs N Sparks - Outstanding and/or innovative fabrication and sculptural skills to join together materials that are not fabric, cloth or textiles.
First Timer - Outstanding first time entrant
We also have another two special awards this year - Peoples Choice (not eligable to win Supreme Award)
- Waipu's Top Model (not eligable to win Supreme Award)
Art n Tartan 2014 Results>>