Runaway Art Showcase

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Join us for the Runaway Art Showcase and launch of the Australian Wearable Art Festival, and explore the wild and wonderful world of wearable art at a gala evening in The Brewery on Friday 31 August. 

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. 

TICKETS: $35 (+ booking fee) via Eventbrite - CLICK HERE - includes complimentary cocktail and tapas on arrival.

Wander the studio space pre-show to see six top local artists creating wearable art headpieces, which will be later modelled and judged on the runway. Be dazzled by the whimsy of renowned Pendragon Shoes displayed through the room. 

On the main stage, celebrated international stylist Cindy Vogels will share her amazing rise onto the international stage through her creative work with Lady Gaga and then unveil a wearable art installation under black lights as well as parading her bespoke slow fashion.  

International designer and creative director Peter Dwyer will present his breathtakingly beautiful haute-couture garments made expressly for Runaway Art. Peter’s flamboyant style will be in the spotlight as he also creates a new wearable art piece on stage in collaboration with Cindy and international hair stylist Louise Turton. 

At the conclusion of this 90 minute runway show, you will have an opportunity to talk to Peter Dwyer, gather tips and tricks of the trade - especially important if you are thinking of entering the Australian Wearable Art Festival in May 2019. Chat to local designers for further ideas on what to bring to the Wearable Art competition, to be held in May 2019. 

Event curator, Wendy Roe is excited to welcome artists, designers and arts appreciators to Eumundi to learn how spectacular this wearable art form can be.   

“It is where Gaultier meets Picasso and everything in between,” said Ms Roe.  

“We have costume designers, fashion designers, seamstresses and sculptors all getting excited to be part of a national showcase of wearable art and Runaway is a lead-up event educating people on techniques and styles and providing inspiration for works to be exhibited next year.” 

“It is going to be a spectacular night of fashion and art and everyone is welcome to attend and encouraged to dress up in their best threads,” said Ms Roe.  

Runaway Art has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Department of Communications and the Arts’ Festivals Australia program.


Runaway Art Showcase
From 6:30pm
Friday 31 August 2018
Imperial Hotel
From $35

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1 Etheridge Street, Eumundi
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