gARmenT Wearable Art Project

The City of Albany Arts and Culture team has received funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to present gARmenT at the Albany Town Hall in August / September 2022.

gARmenT is a wearable art project aimed at bringing a diverse range of ages, cultures and makers together to build a creative community event, foster new community connections and grow the audience of the Albany Town Hall. The project has engaged local artists working individually and/or as mentors to facilitate workshops with school groups, TAFE students and local community groups  to contribute to the production of approximately 40 wearable art pieces.

The buzz is building as local artists and community groups work on their amazing creations. Project photographer Nic Duncan and videographer Rob Castiglione have been visiting participants to document their creative process, and we are very excited to see how their work is progressing (see images below and check out our socials for a sneak peak!).

 

The finished wearable artworks will be showcased with two events and an exhibition at the Albany Town Hall:

 

gARmenT Gala Showcase – 7pm Saturday 27 August (ticketed event – tickets on sale early August)

 

gARmenT Matinee Showcase – 2pm Sunday 28 August (free community event – registrations open early August)

 

gARmenT Exhibition – 1-14 September, Albany Town Hall Auditorium (free admission)

 

Both showcase events will feature a dance performance Don’t Waste the Planet, created for gARmenT by Sym Parr from Albany Contemporary Dance and performed by dancers from the studio. Models presenting the garments on the runway at the Gala Showcase will feature makeup by students by South Regional TAFE Cert III in Beauty Services, and hair by Amanda Winchester from Tony’s Albany.

 

Keep an eye on City of Albany Arts and Culture socials (www.facebook.com/AlbanyArts/ / www.instagram.com/vancouver_arts)  for updates as we move forward towards the big events!

1. Tracey Margetts / 2. Amber Launay / 3. Angela Diletti / 2. Art Ability (mentor artist Tracey Margetts) / 5. Lynley Campbell / 6. Ashley Whiting / 7. Great Southern Grammar (mentor artist Mand Markey) / 8. Ethan Harvey / 9. David Theodore / 10. Nat Rad / 11. Shandell Cummings / 12. Alice Cliff. Images 1, 3, 8, 9 and 10 by Nic Duncan, all other images supplied by the artist.