Each year, the committee and volunteers for The Wearable Art Show highlight a unique component of wearable art. The goal is to showcase and educate about the many ways that art, jewellery and clothing can be constructed and embellished; spotlighting the makers, designers and artists who use these techniques.
Once selected, The Wearable Art Show committee creates an Artist Challenge – asking each of the participants in the show to incorporate the selected medium into their own art. These are displayed for show attendees to vote on and select their favourite.
The 2023 theme challenge is ‘Recycled to ARTcycled’ and the featured artist is Bonnie Glass.
TWAS founder Bonnie Glass celebrates thirty years as a wearable art maker designing one of a kind collaged clothes.
Sustainability has always been a part of her practise and because of it, she is pleased to say her jackets and coats are now selling on consignment. They have stood the test of time and have now become collectable.
For this show she will be revealing 12 garments that tell a story called “God Refashions a Garment Maker”. The pieces will be completely crafted using people’s castoff materials and clothes to highlight each unique story.
Below are two of them – “Blue” and “Tabernacle Tribute”.