Catwalk Arts calls for entries

2019 entry “Madame Moozlee” by Sephrah Rayner.

Entries are open for the Harbour Hospice Catwalk Arts wearable arts awards, which will be held at at Mahurangi College on August 28.

There are cash prizes totalling $2800 and a new “marvellous mannequins” category for those who want to go beyond the brief of a wearable outfit and simply want to decorate a mannequin.

Mannequin entries, due by Tuesday, August 10, will be displayed in shops in Warkworth leading up to the show, and the winner will be selected by public vote.

Returning categories include Wearable Advertising, Amazing Aotearoa, Bizarre Bras, Fantastic Families, Youth and an open category. Entries for these categories are due on July 31.

Hospice spokesperson Karyn Henger says designers are encouraged to recycle materials found around the house, such as papier mache, plastic milk bottles, wood veneer, cassette tapes, chook netting and baling twine.

Additional materials can be sourced from 17 Hospice shops between Te Hana and Devonport.

Entries will be judged by a panel of fashion, art and design experts. Category winners will receive unique trophy tiles handmade by Morris and James, in addition to cash prizes.

The entries will on the catwalk at the college twice – there will be a matinee at 2pm and an evening show at 7pm.

To enter, email, or pick up an entry form from the Warkworth Hospice Shop on Queen Street, or the reception at Tui House, Morrison Drive.

The event was last held in 2019 when raised $35,000 for Hospice.

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