Failte a Chairdean! Greetings friends!
The Awards are a part of the annual celebration that commemorates the 1782 repeal of the notorious Act of Proscription, that for 40 years after the Battle of Culloden prevented Highland men and boys from the wearing of tartan. Our wearable art event celebrates Tartan as a symbol of self expression - the bright thread in the greater plaid.
The entries for our previous shows ensured a breathtaking experience for the audience. The 2014 awards followed a similar format to those of 2012.
The show itself takes the form of a dramatised presentation of all entries which weaves music, light and artwork into a magical and mythical extravaganza.
This was followed by a more traditional catwalk showing, accompanied by a commentary that describes the individual artwork, its story and the name of its creator.
Supreme Award - Highland McTea
McKiwi - 1st -
River Maiden - 2nd -
The Herekeke Warrior
Fireside - 1st -
Hey Diddle Diddle - 2nd - Ghost
Engine Room - 1st -
Pheno-kisto-cyclo-trope - 2nd -
Jock of all Trades
Brave Heart - 1st -
Making a bee line - 2nd -
Dressed to Kilt - 1st -
Highland McTea - 2nd -
Outstanding College Entrant - 1st -
The Harekeke Warrior - 2nd -
Love to dance
First Time Entry -
The Hekekeke Warrior
Exquisite Craftsmanship - Ghost
Conceptual Imagination -
In Our Tartan Town
Impact on Stage -
Hey Diddle Diddle
Innovative Use of Tartan -
Best Sewn - 1st -
Pheno-kisto-cyclo-trope - 2nd - The Rags of Rashin Coatie
Masks - 1st - The Troll king - 2nd equal - The Waihoihoi Tartan Taniwha &
Michelle the Mermaid - Very highly Commended -
Bessy the Flightless Fairy,
A Tartan Girl,
The Colourful Boobarie
Vouchers - Artwork that caught the Judges eyes...
Missy McMermaid, Keep on Tart'n yourself up, This is Who I Am, The Flying Scotsman, Woven, Nikau By Night, Creation from within the Bin, This Is Who I Am, A Tribute to Scottish Engineering, The Kiwiana Queen
Photography - Please contact >>Peter Davies<<
Show DVD - Please contact >>Peter Grant<<
Dressed to ‘Kilt’ - this is our ‘open’ section. Choose your own theme or concept and create extravagant, completely ‘over the top’ tartan Wearable Art. Create artworks that transcend the every day … indulge your senses with unrestrained excessiveness…. anything goes, so let your fancy take flight.
McKiwi – Explore the synergy, the similarities and the differences between Celtic and Pacific Cultures.
Fireside - Explore the Celtic Stories of the ‘otherworld’, the rich resource of Celtic mythology and Scottish faerie tales, with its supernatural creatures!
The Celts were tribal warriors who inhabited large areas of Europe but ended up associated with the lands of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany. They were poetic, religious and superstitious, with a deep connection to the earth and its mysteries – they adored story telling - explore the people of the ancient ‘Standing Stones’, the Bardic sagas of Beowolf, and inter-tribal rivalry and conquest!
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!
Brave Heart – don’t think of Mel Gibson! The true Brave Heart is the person who brings courage to the challenges of day to day living. A Brave Heart transforms the mundane into the extraordinary.
The Engine Room - The Scots were ‘the Engine room’ of the British Empire - they were the engineers and architects; they were innovators and problem solvers. You could stick your head in any engine room of any ship in the world, call out ‘Jock’ and someone would answer you!
This is our call to all you blokes and blokettes to turn your mind and hand to a wearable construction.
Art n Craft - 60% ... * Creativity and originality of the artwork - 20%. * Clarity of concept or intent. How well does the concept connect to the work and the category? - 20%. * Quality of workmanship and construction- 20%
Use of Materials... 20%... * Innovative use of materials - 10%. * Effective use of Tartan - 10%
Impact on Stage... 20%
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