While my husband and I were travelling through New Zealand in 2012 we happened upon this world where the lines of fashion and art blur and merge as one… the WOW museum which stands for the World of Wearable Art.
For a peek into this imaginative cirque du solheil of choreographed human art, please go to www.worldofwearableart.com
The museum provides visitors with the opportunity to view the permanent collection of past winners of the awards show (held in Wellington in September each year and celebrating 30 years in 2018) in a unique setting. We were not allowed to photograph the garment displays but there was a travelling show in Christchurch where we were able to take a few photos.
|Wed. 28th March, 2018||Step 1 (intention to enter) closes
Step 2 entries close for ALL international entrants
|Sun 9 Sept||Second Judging (provisional)|
|Mon 24 Sept||Final Judging|
|Fri 28 Sept||2018 Awards announced|
|Sat 29 Sept||Entries open for 2019 WOW Competition|
Unless you are particularly motivated to show your own creative talents, you might possibly have to wait till this September to come up with a proper theatrical spectacle worthy of consideration as you only have till the end of March for entry to 2018 Awards show. A kaleidoscope of dance, colour, movement, art and drama, the WOW awards show in Wellington ‘takes art off the wall and onto the moving body’.
If you are planning a trip to New Zealand and can attend the show in September in Wellington or going to Nelson anytime of the year, you have to stop in to see the WOW. An added bonus is the world-class Classic Car Gallery in an adjacent building. Over 50 cars and motorbikes on display. My favourite was the Excalibur parked out front though the 1937 Cord was none too shabby.