Ergon Energy Wearable Art returns in 2015

An opportunity of a lifetime

A revamp of the Ergon Energy Wearable Art competition will provide the opportunity of a lifetime for one winner; and endless opportunities for all participants.

For the last few years the annual event has been staged as an integral part of the Water Festival Mardi Gras, but this year will be staged in conjunction with Tastes of the Burdekin.  Wearable Art Coordinator, Sandi Milani, said changing the timing of the event made perfect sense for many reasons.

“We’re so lucky this year to have Tastes of the Burdekin on the same weekend as the Burdekin Readers & Writers Festival,” she said.  “It means that we have a full weekend to celebrate food and art, which are a perfect combination.”

The competition will see local and visiting entrants compete in an Open and a Student section, with both sections featuring prizes geared towards supporting the artistic endeavours of the winners.

“Our aim is to help the entrants highlight and share their talent at the event and to help the winners take their work to the next level,” Mrs Milani said.  “The prize on offer for the winner of the student section is really an opportunity of a lifetime!”

The winning student will win a trip to Brisbane for an exclusive experience made possible by the Queensland Theatre Company and Ergon Energy.  With rare “behind the scenes” access, the winner will receive a unique insight into the design, fitting and construction of costumes made for Queensland Theatre Company productions.

“We hope we can inspire the winners and show them just what they can achieve,” Mrs Milani said.  This year’s theme is “It’s a Wild & Wonderful World” and Mrs Milani believes spectators will be pleasantly surprised.

“Entrants take the theme and inject their own creativity,” Mrs Milan said.  “A theme like this opens endless possibilities and should provide a major spectacle at the judging on Saturday, July 18th.”

Further details are available by calling the Wearable Art Coordinator, Sandi Milani, on 0427 821 065.

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