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Dundee Wearable Art Competition returns

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After the great success of 2014, Dundee Wearable Art Competition is kicking off again, with four creative sections this year: Technology, Olde worlde, Environment and an Open section.

Open to all ages and all kinds of creative backgrounds, the competition aims to encourage creatives from Dundee and beyond to participate in making works of art using the body as a canvas for creativity. Artists, designers and makers are given six months to get inspired, explore and create their artworks which will be presented at a public show in September.

Deadline for entry is 31st of August.

The awards show will be held on 26th of September at Dundee Rep’s Bonar Hall and promises a great night of performances. Each section has a cash prize worth £100 for finalist to compete for and many additional awards (sponsored by local businesses), such as best group entry, innovative use of recycled materials, best use of yarn and spirit of Dundee are up for grabs. As with last year one entry will be judged as the overall competition winner.

Dundee Wearable Art Competition was founded on one simple rule and you have surely guessed it, artworks must be wearable! But this is not fashion – entrants are encouraged to use all kind of materials, techniques and skills to create their artworks. The competition is also open to collaborative entries and it encourages innovation.

Initiated by Alice La Rooy and Claire Dufour, this opportunity is made possible with (respectively) their wearable art making and community art project expertise. A crowdfunding campaign is to start soon to establish a small fund to ensure its future in Dundee’s creative calendar.

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