Monday, February 1, 2016

W.O.W. World Of Wearable Art

Today is the last day to view the World Of Wearable Art(W.O.W) exhibit at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii. The exhibit is a collection of past winners from the annual internationally famous art awards show in Wellington, New Zealand.  
Ornitho-Maia by Nadine Jaggi/New Zealand

"To Be Or Not To Be" by Joanna Peacock/United Kingdom
The  event features a grand 2 hour spectacle of art,theater,music and dance created by artists from all over the world. Each year, the event draws an audience of 50,000.  

Honeycomb by Xin Liu/Donghua University China

Inkling by Gillian Saunders/New Zealand

Honor th Huia by Robin Parkinson/New Zealand
The collection debuted its first U.S. exhibition tour on October 3, 2015 at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu,Hawaii.  
Interwoven by Carol Laloli/New Zealand

On Reflection by Philippa Stitchbury/Australia
The magnificent  collection will then be available to view at the EMP (Experience Music Project)  Museum in Seattle, Washington from June 24, 2016 through January 3, 2017.

Revive' by Mengyue Wu & Yuru Ma/China
Founder Dame Suzie Moncrieff 
W.O.W began in 1987 as a promotion for a rural art gallery in Nelson, New Zealand. It's founder, Dame Suzanne Elizabeth Moncrieff, a sculptor- arts entrepreneur and native to New Zealand came up with the brilliant idea of taking art off the wall and exhibit it on the human form.
Templa Mantis by Daniella Sasvari/New Zealand

Deadly Beauty by Xi Zhang/Donghua University, China
  In 2005, the event moved to Wellington to showcase in larger venues to accommodate the growing attendance.  2016 will mark W.O.W's 29th years of success.

Kaleidoscope by Tess Tavener Hanks/ Sydney, Australia

Get Behind Me Satan by Rodney Leong/New Zealand

Each year the event draws over 300 artists from all over the world to compete.  About 170 finalist are selected for the award show's 2 hour performance presentation and the chance to win the title for best installation. 
Bam Boo by Renee Loui, New Zealand

Spinoso Centurion by Lynn Christiansen/USA
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