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 broaden the audience of the Albany Town Hall.

The project engaged over 50 local artists, community group members, students and industry professionals to create unique and original wearable art pieces that were presented on the runway at a ticketed gala showcase event, free community matinee event and exhibition in late August / early September 2022.

Artists worked either individually or in a mentoring role with a community group or school to collectively create a total of more than 30 original wearable artworks. A local creative and technical team was brought together to produce the showcase events, and after the events the wearable artworks were displayed in the Albany Town Hall auditorium with a custom exhibition system designed by local sculptor Max Groszewski.

Models presenting the garments on the runway at the showcase events featured creative makeup by students from South Regional TAFE Cert III in Beauty Services, and hair by Amanda Winchester from Tony’s Albany. The events also featured 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.

gARmenT has been documented by photographer Nic Duncan and videographer Rob Castiglione.

The project is presented by City of Albany’s Arts and Culture team, with support from the Government of Western Australia’s Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. /

Please click on full screen icon to view gARmenT Film

gARmenT Film: Videographer Rob Castiglione | Edited by Josephine Hayes, Gneiss Design

Project Presented by City of Albany Arts & Culture team
Supported by Department of Local Government,
Sport and Cultural Industries
Stage Manager/Choreographer Sym Parr
Assistant Stage Manager Mand Markey + Amelie Lucas
Sound Tech Cameron Findlay
Lighting Tech Luke Simpson
DJ Kevin Van Buerle
Photographer Nic Duncan
Videographer Rob Castiglione
MC Jasmine Reeves
Dancers Albany Contemporary Dance
Makeup South Regional TAFE Albany Cert III
in Beauty Services students:
Evy Upson           Jasmine Kuiper
Jaimie Miller        Mia Murphy
Jessica Pryer       Miriam Syme
Kathleen Henny   Haylee Dodson
Slyvie Noakes      Kimberley Dob
TAFE lecturers: Emma Ridgwell and
Hayley Coomber
Hair Amanda Winchester, Tony’s Albany
Exhibition Sculptor Max Groszewski

  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.