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WearableArt™ challenge for secondary schools

24 March 2005

WearableArt™ challenge for secondary schools

Intermediate and secondary schools in Wellington will have the opportunity to create their very own version of the Montana World of WearableArt™ show with the Smokefree WOWQuest schools competition.

The team who created the highly successful Smokefree RockQuest is under licence from World of WearableArt® (WOW) to produce the new competition that will involve schools in nine regions around the country. Schools will be given the opportunity to participate in a theatrical production of choreographed 10-minute mini-spectaculars, consisting of student-designed and constructed costumes and sets.

The entries will be judged by a panel at the Wellington region show in the Michael Fowler Centre on 13 June. Some of the winning garments will make it into the permanent collection on display in the WOW® museum in Nelson.

“This competition develops students’ skills in art, drama, music, dance and technology and gives them an opportunity to perform in a professional theatrical environment,” says Smokefree WOWQuest Co-ordinator, Karen Matthews.

Wellington City Council is organising WearableArt™ garment creation workshops for those schools that take up the challenge.

“With Wellington now the host of the awards show, we want to involve as many sectors of the community in the creativity and majesty of the unique WOW® phenomenon. And hopefully we will see some of these students in the future as winners of the Montana World of WearableArt™ show,” says City Council Events Co-ordinator Jessica Garland.

Students’ creations will also be exhibited in a street parade planned to welcome the awards show to town in September.


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