The inaugural exhibition of "Uplifting" Art Bras for a Cause, over the weekend of 1st-3rd December, 2017, was a HUGE success! Organisers, volunteers, artists, judges and sponsors all came together for a common cause - to raise awareness of Breast Cancer by engaging the community through art, in support of Pink Ribbon. The number of entries received was overwhelming, with over 60 Art Bras on exhibition, including one that came all the way from Canada entitled, "Baby its Cold Outside" by Roslind Sherman. With the high standard of artwork and diversity of techniques demonstrated, Judges Barb Thoms (City of Mandurah) and Jacq Chorlton (Wearable Art Mandurah Winner) had their work cut out for them! Breast in Show (Best) was awarded to Donna Ree Muir for "Tits in a Tangle", made from Polymer Clay, with the intricacy of the design and the sophistication of technique wowing the judges! A piece that could easily be mistaken for fabric as you walk past... only to realise, upon closer inspection, the hours of work that must have gone into creating each element! The Power-Up Award, for best use of Powertex, went to Lin Reading for "Twin Peaks". Most Titillating (Humorous) was awarded to Sue Calderbank for "A Family Affair". Cups of Creativity (most Creative) went to Melissa Walmsely for "Need a Lift?" which was a fabulous interpretation of "Uplifting", and finally the Bra-tastic Award (People's Choice) went to Di M. Christie for "I am More than My Breast". Each artist received a beautiful framed archival art print by Matthew Johnstone (Drawn from Experience) plus some other fabulous prizes that were donated by our generous sponsors (listed below). CONGRATULATIONS to the winners, WELL DONE to all the contributing artists and a BIG THANK YOU to our sponsors... without you all the event would not have been possible! The Art Bras that have been donated by the artists, to this event, will be auctioned next year... so stay tuned... more news coming soon!!!!
"Uplifting" Art Bra Exhibition Opening Awards Night at VIVID Gallery Mandurah WA
an Initiative of Powertex Australia
Thanks to our Generous Sponsors
Vivid Gallery, Terrace Art Framers, The Smart Street Mall, Drawn from Experience, Captain Cook River Cruises, Viva Photography, Shop for Shops, The Cake Gallery, Art & Craft World, Bayside Barista, Bayside BnB, Kojonup BnB, Tribe Hotels, The Pig & Whistle and Powertex Art Supplies & Workshops
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Ashley Bowley is the owner of Powertex Australia and the Importer for Powertex Fabric Hardener, in Australia. Ashley has become a great advocate for this amazing product and wishes to share her excitement about the versatility of Powertex with others.