Dundee Wearable Art is a small initiative that aims to encourage artists, designers and makers from Dundee and beyond to participate in making works of art using the body as a canvas for creativity. We run quite possibly Scotland’s only wearable art competition, open to all disciplines and all ages, which culminates with a show where the artworks are performed in front of an audience.

Last year show benefited from incredible ‘in kind’ support from: the organisers who worked for months to make it happen; the artists who entered the competition (they made the show); the light and sound designer who brought the artworks to life on the stage; the volunteers who happily helped backstage and those who modelled the wearable artworks; and last but not least the local business who generously sponsored the prizes. Thanks to them, the show was fantastic!

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This year, we would like to secure the necessary funds in advance, to both reward and thank all those people who will be working hard to make sure the show is absolutely spectacular!

Making any article of clothing or other wearable object typically involves aesthetic considerations. The term wearable art implies a serious and unique artistic creation or statement. We aim to facilitate this statement by the production of a hight-quality live performance.

Our goal is to produce a show that is very, VERY different from a fashion show. CLICK HERE to support our crowdfunding project.

Vertebra_nWith the funds raised, we will organise 3 days of research, production and rehearsal prior to the show. We will be able to use a creative team (artistic director, light and sound designer), to hire a room and to cater for the performers, artists and volunteers during the rehearsal times.

You can pledge money for early bird tickets, allocated seats in stands or feel very special on the night at front rows VIP tables. Bonus rewards include cocktails, custom-made badges or having an exclusive backstage tour on the day of the event.

You can pledge your skills too! We are looking for performers, hair and make-up artists and volunteer helpers.

Visit www.dundeewearableart.com for more information about the competition. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter @DundeeWA and Pinterest for inspiration.

The show will be held on Saturday 26th September 2015 at Dundee Rep’s Bonar Hall.

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