Thursday, January 22, 2009

A CREATIVE COMMUNITY


Soon after my last posting, Miriam emailed from New Zealand to say she had enjoyed reading about the girls' efforts in the Wearable Arts Show. She said that they would never have participated in something like that back where they live. That is a great thing about a small and sort-of-self-contained community, where we make much of our own entertainment, and where community life and participation flourish, largely thanks to volunteers lie the members of our local Community Arts Society.
I thought I would show you a few more pictures of some of the contestants and their wonderful wearable creations!
This sea dragon was the best in the Open section.
This one, made from several hundred pairs of disposable gloves, looked like feathers!
Tony won a prize with this creation from black plastic!
The photo is a bit blurred, but the Cabbage Patch doll was a real charmer!

The designer of this one was inspired by sleepless nights with a new baby, and features nappies, nappy pins and baby toys.
It is amazing what you can do with a few lids!
This entry in the 'Bizarre Bra' section was called "Playing your Cards close to your Chest."Weaving this dress out of local flax would have taken Wayne B. a long time. The dresses and hats are modelled by sister Maree and niece Michaela, and represent Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.

I must confess this was one of my favourites - a dress made from Ferrero Rocher chocolate wrappers!

A pair of birds - of course the male is the colourful one!

Garments made from natural materials

There was also an Edible section - Bradley's outfilt features Jatz crackers and musk sticks!
Greg's armour includes a number of sardine cans!
I could show you heaps more, but I hope this has given you a little taste of the wonderful creativity, ingenuity and resourcefulness of people in this little community on Norfolk Island.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

My word Mary those costumes are as good as any I have seen in our wearable arts shows. I love the chocolate wrapper one and my guess is it was fun eating all those chocolates, they are Kims favorites and we always give her a box at Xmas and her birthday.

karen Mason

Karen said...

Wow! I'm really impressed with the creativity of all those people, what wonderful costumes.

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