Illumination – Exhibition

The 2016 Common Threads Wearable Art exhibition opened at CASM on Friday night.The competition theme of Illumination is showcased here beautifully. It is well worth a visit!CASM22Fires Flies by Louise Wells

CASM Curator Carolyn Marks wrote:

It has been a great honour and pleasure to once again work with the Common Threads Wearable Art Garments.  Garments selected for the exhibition are chosen from the perspective of a sculptural vision.  This year with the design of the gallery space we are able to showcase 23 garments, individually curated to highlight specific features.  Some garments have been completely deconstructed to explore the beautiful negative spaces set amongst light and shadow, others have been placed under blue lighting to showcase their inert luminosity. Some garments have been placed on mannequins as if on a model and others are suspended or stretch over the gallery walls without internal support.

 The overall curatorial vision was to create an engaging space that allowed the garments to take on an alternative personality than on a catwalk or in the showcase. An experience that allows the audience to look closely at the exceptional craftsmanship of the garment and consider the astounding imaginations of the designers.

Sponsorship from Avalon Sail Co has allowed us to play with the internal spaces of the gallery which add another two dimensions to the exhibition.

CASM(Diosa Gotica – Gothic Goddess by Jo IrelandCASM1Deconstructed Steam Train – Homage to Yarloop by Ngarie LowreyCASM4Warrior Chief Louise by Libby ButterworthCASM13Chain Reaction by Perri Reid & Amber Ponta-ChurchillCASM7Native Spirit by Fiona Harper-HarwoodCASM10Aurora Australis – Queen of the Southern Skies by Sue SaccheroCASM12A Bright Idea by Sue SmorthwaiteCASM25Satori by Elizabeth MorleyCASM31Fire Flies by Philomena HaliCASM29A Dress to Im’press’ by Jacq ChorltonCASM16Blind Reflections by Lyn BlasgundCASM30Cog-nitive Beauty by Deb Hiller & Cathie Cresswell  (above and below under blue light)CASM28Smoke & Mirrors by Eugene SmalbergerCASM8Some great head gear…CASM3


The exhibition runs until 3 July 2016 @ Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM) Wed – Sun 10am – 4pm

After Dark viewings 6-8pm Thursday 9, 16, 23 & 30 June.

Artist talks and launch of 2017 competition Sunday 3 July @ 2pm



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