World of wearable Art (WOW)

Introduction and origin –

Introduction and origin

The world of wearable art is a world-famous art festival celebrated in Wellington, New Zealand. , also known as the art of dress or “the art of dress”, refers to the individually designed pieces of handmade clothing or jewellery created as fine or expressive art. The show is one of New Zealand’s largest theatre productions. The first WOW awards show was held back in 1987 under a rain-filled tent in rural Nelson, New Zealand. WOW sculptor and founder of WOW, Dame Suzie Moncrieff, first came up with the idea of ​​a World of Wearable Art as a way to promote local solidarity galleries; by removing the art from the wall and displaying it on a moving body. Form (over 30 years, World of Wearable Art) has embraced the world of art, architecture and fashion and unites them in theatre production


Ways of celebration-

The World of Wearable Art Award gives designers a platform to present their art in a fashionable way. Over the past three decades the number of entries has increased, and now the event is attracting participants from more than 40 countries around the world each year, as designers create spectacular works of art that will live on stage at the annual WOW Awards in Wellington in front of an audience of about 60,000. It has now become one of the largest art events ever. It’s a festival in the eyes that nurtures talent in a positive way. The ideas of the designers are translated in a way of life, Art is transformed into a show of diversity, the three best ideas win in every category, but the whole process is an abomination to the eyes and mind.

New Zealand Artists Quotes and WOW quotes-

  • Where else do you get an audience that big to see your work?– A wow designer
  • It’s a unique event. It’s more about being a part of a bigger creative experience.– A wow designer
  • Each year I say to myself, that’s it, I’m going to have a year off, I am not to do it. You just have to. It’s something that you just need to do, to get it out of your system.– A wow designer
  • “Doing brings happiness. Too much time for discussion – discord.”– Theresa Sjoquist
  • “I decided I had to find out if it was my scene or not. So I stepped in at the deep end. It leads you to survive or drown. Very often you survive.”–  Theresa Sjoquist
  • “It’s very hard to reach people in Greymouth with pottery or any form of art because they’re allergic to it. Allergic to it ever since they began really because they’ve taken from the ground in the mining spirit without making or creating, and therefore anything that is creative they do not understand.”– Theresa Sjoquist


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