Sustainable Art Challenge
Challenge runs: 1st February – 7th June 2019
Awards Ceremony/Show: Sunday 23rd June 2019
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You must reserve your free seat for the Sustainable Art Challenge Awards Ceremony before the show.
Register your entry here
Lock it in your diaries, spread the word, start making your creation(s)
The Sustainable Art Challenge promotes awareness of environmental issues through art. Entries will be open to Intermediate and Secondary students, and adults/ Tertiary Students within Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty. The categories for this year’s challenge will be:
Trash to Fash – Wearable Art
Trash to Fash – Fashion
Entries will be judged on a combination of the following: Sustainability, Innovation, Creativity, Wearability, Stage Impact, Functionality.
Trash to Fash
Wearable Art & Fashion
For the full brief please click here and judging criteria Sustainable Art challenge 2019 Brief
Trash to Fash
Create a masterpiece out of soft materials by upcycling fabric scraps and old garments or make something stunning out of “waste” from around home or work. Enter as a group or on your own and be prepared to strut your stuff at the live Trash to Fash show on the awards night.
Prizes will be awarded for the most creative group and single entries, with top prizes for ingenuity. The only rule is that you can’t buy your primary materials brand new.
Wearable Art is just that a piece of art you can wear and costume focused. So go wild, go bold, go eccentric, go beyond what you would typically wear! Your body is your canvas so think out of the box!
Fashion is something you would walk down the street in or follows the latest trends- different from Wearable Art. It could be classified as design rather than art. Have you seen an outfit you absolutely love? Why not make it from recycled waste so you can have it for yourself!
Things to consider:
Think about the impact you are making with the materials you take, taking seashells from the beach is removing a natural item from the environment which could have been a hermit crabs home. Rather if you took a bottle cap this is removing a bit of rubbish from the environment and also diverting it from landfill.
What are you going to use to hold your garment together with? Using new cable ties or large quantities of cello tape can be more harmful to the environment as you are creating more waste.
Are you in the right category? You are better off in the right category so please make sure you read the difference between Wearable Art and Fashion to ensure you have the best shot at an award!
Create a short film (up to 2 minutes) to encourage viewers to recycle, protect waterways, have a wormfarm, grow their own veges, not litter etc. Group/Individual.
Please click here for the full brief and judging criteria Sustainable Art challenge 2019 Brief
Create a short film (up to 2 minutes) to encourage viewers to reduce their waste, protect waterways, have a worm farm, grow their own veges, not litter etc.
Things to consider:
Please ensure your facts are correct, it is important you are not advocating for the wrong information.
Do you have a clear message that the viewer can take away? Is there an action that the viewer can now implement in their own life?
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A huge thank you to Creative Western Bay of Plenty and Creative Tauranga for supporting Sustainable Art Challenge 2019 through the NZ Creative Communities Scheme.