Artists in the Christmas Wearable Art Trail

15 November 2018

Artists in the Christmas Wearable Art Trail

Artists designs are coming alive on the mannequin
15th November 2018

21 designs were selected in the HeART of the City wearable art competition and the artists have been busy over the past 3 weeks creating their Christmas themed artwork to be displayed on mannequins across the city centre.

We checked in with some of the artists this week to see how their artwork is coming along, with the delivery deadline fast approaching.

When Tania Savage and Tara Savage, a mother/daughter duo who are each creating a wearable art mannequin in the exhibition trail brought their creations in, we were blown away!

Tania has manipulated cable ties to create her garment. She says, “I’m inspired by the thought of what we would do if we didn’t have fabric, what would we make our clothes out of?”. Her piece is titled “Christmas Guardian Angel”, bringing love, peace and appreciation of her family. 

Tania’s daughter Tara’s piece is titled “The Joy of the Mythical” and is a modern twist on the traditional Mrs Claus character. She has created her garment out of Christmas wrapping paper, place mats, bells and string LED lights.

When we saw Catherine Sipson and Rebecca Larsen’s creation, we realised just how varied this exhibition is going to be. Everyone has had a completely different take on the Christmas theme, allowing for a totally diverse and creative show of talent. Catherine and Rebecca’s creation, titled “Te Puke Pavlova Christmas Fairy”, was inspired by the kiwifruit capital of the world. The artists have sourced their materials entirely from the Te Puke Waipuna Hospice Shop.

Downtown Tauranga are showcasing our creative sector in this visually dynamic exhibition trail from the 26th November and we hope you will come and marvel at the creations! Find out more here.