art agwear 2016: water, chicken wire & seed bags


Art Agwear is a fashion and design competition with three categories: designer traditional, avant garde and classroom couture.  The competition has been running since 1994 and has a prize pool of $7800 and attracts entries from Australia.  The contestants’ goal is to create wearable art from materials you can find on a farm.  The event showcased costumes that were cleverly designed from re-used farm materials, such as corrugated roofing, tarpaulins and scraps of wool.


Maja Katavic models Te Hokioi Ngaro (The Extinct Haast Eagle), designed by Annabel Russell, for the Fibreoctave Wearable Art show in Invercargill on Friday. Annabel Russell’s design won first place.  Russell’s design was made with skeleton flax leaves and Matagauri twigs, and inspired by the finding of a skeleton of the Haast Eagle in a Dipton limestone cave.

art & agriculture: shauna lee lange’s agritourism.  we’re exploring and expanding the intersections of art, agriculture, agritourism, and agrarian systems in creative placemaking.  How can we help you grow? 941/875.5190.


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