Proud Sponsor of Wearable Art Mandurah, 2017
Powertex Australia is a proud sponsor of Wearable Art Mandurah, 2017, and the NEW Powertex Award for which artists across all categories of the competition, who incorporate one or more Powertex products, are eligible... Experimental, original and creative use of the Powertex medium is encouraged!!! This award offers Powertex products to the value of $500. For more information about Wearable Art Mandurah click here...
Winner of the Powertex Award 2017
Silver Chain clients from Mandurah, Rockingham & Fremantle collaborated with Mandurah artist Carol Hazel to create "Sands of Time"... the Winner of this years inaugaral Powertex Award. The team experimented with various creative applications of Powertex in their garment. With the medium used in nearly all the elements of the design it was a winner! I look forward to seeing what comes next!!!
Award Winning Garments Created with Powertex
Many designers in this year's Wearable Art Mandurah event experimented with the use of Powertex to create sculptural form in their garments. Marie Gallin and Helen Coleman, who both attended the popular Powertex workshop - Creating Sculptural Form in Wearable Art, with Ashley Hay - were major category winners. Marie Gallin and Jude Tupman were awarded Artist of the Year with their creation, "Boab".... the headdress demonstrated sophisticated, experimental use of Powertex, whilst the integration of the beautiful textile details with the medium was stunning. Mandurah Artist, Helen Coleman won the Architectural Category with "Icarus Rising"... the innovative use of Powertex to create the bone structures of the wings and the ingenious design of the form to make it robust as it moved with the body was glorious... set against the gorgeous encaustic wax feathers the effect was incredible! Congratulations to all three designers... your awards were well deserved!