With a date change to accommodate the nation’s general election, Dargaville’s Wearable Arts 2020 is forging ahead to create a stunning show

Wearable arts on track for 2020

by Andy Bryenton

The executive producers of Dargaville’s Wearable Arts extravaganza for 2020 have opted to change the show dates of the artistic and creative celebration in the interests of democracy; prior dates coincided with the recently announced general election. However, this minor alteration has not slowed down the progress of the show toward opening night.

“It’s all coming together extremely well,“ says executive producer John Pickworth. “Sixty per cent of entries have been received to make this a complete show, with ample time to go.

“The board of producers have finalised the show concept, key service providers have been engaged, and we’ve secured the services of a new production manager and creative director to make this year’s show better than ever.”

Favourite factors from last year’s show, such as the light projection artistry of AwhiWorld, will return again for 2020. The centrepiece, this year as in every year, is definitely the creative work of our local artists and designers.

John says that with the date of opening night adjusted to September 25 there is still plenty of time for interested wearable art designers to sign up and be ready to stun the audience when the curtain goes up.

Entry forms are available online at dargavillearts.co.nz or at Dargaville’s Muddy Waters Gallery on Hokianga Road. Interested artists may also contact John directly on 027 525 8189.