Spider webs, floating skulls, scary pumpkin heads and fake blood were in abundance at Wearable Arts 2019 on Thursday 23rd May. Wearable Arts 2019 was back with a very haunted theme and showed in the categories of Haunted Accessory for Years 7-8 and Haunted Years 9-13. Recycled was popular in both age groups with 20 entries together in Years 7-8 and Years 9-13. Fluro was again back this year and although a small number entered this, it is always a favourite when the UV lights are used. The audience of over 230 people were not only thrilled by the amazing garments to look at but also entertained by singers Daffodil Molina, Ella Waldron and Maia Duncan with Ella Rose Bennett on guitar and dancers Emily Johnston, Lesh Keenan, Marissa Hopkirk and Tara O'Brien who performed a sword dance and Highland Reel. We were also fortunate to have Ms Suzie Cleave, our wonderful Assistant Caretaker, step in last minute to sing as well. What a bunch of talented people we have at Geraldine High School.
With over 30 garments across the night is was a tough job for judges Mrs Shirley Lindroos and Mrs Cynthia Stephens to come to the final decisions. They both commented on the level of creativity and the hours of work that had gone into the garments.
A show like this doesn't happen overnight and the Wearable Arts committee wish to thank staff and students that have helped us in many ways since we started planning this event and for all the help on the night:
MC's for the night Mr Jason Shaw and Koan Brown made sure the crowd knew the background of each garment that was shown as the models strutted the catwalk; Special thanks to Mr McNulty, Mr Lugwig, Mr Deavoll, Mr Stephens, Ms Suzie Cleave, Year 9 Art Class, Ms Williams, Miss Ross, Mrs Sanders, Ms Quinn, Mr Meadowcroft and Lloyd Herbert; Cameron Anderson, Ethan Hornsby, Mr Claire and Mr Blakie for photography; Ms Anderson and students for the refreshments at interval; The hard working committee for 2019 was Bella Kircher, Julia Burnett, Georgina Sullivan, Ethan Hornsby, Gem Stevens, Jantzen Quiambao, Sian Boase, Greta Calvert, Jana Candish-Kelliher, Sally Houston, Andrea Hornsby and teacher Bronwyn Clark.
Without our sponsors an evening like this wouldn't be as successful. We would like to thank the following for all your support and sponsorship:
Peter Young Apparel, Verde, Aok Clothing, Country Cafe, Village Inn, Talbot Forest Cheese, Geraldine Glass, Louk Clothing Geraldine, The Cottage Pantry, The Running Duck, Country Rumours, Grandpa’s Toys, Trio Boutique, Mundells, Flowers Inc, Geraldine Garden Centre, Harcourts, Kings on Talbot, Joosh, Geraldine Pharmacy, L.J. Hooker, Barkers Geraldine, FreshChoice Geraldine, Geraldine Books & Lotto, Cafe Mes Amis, Alpaca Centre, Geraldine Orchard Farm Cafe, Parkside Dairy, Raukapuka Dairy, Geraldine Landscapes & Hire and the Geraldine News.
Wearable Arts 2019 Results
Haunted Years 9-13 - 1st Phaedra Cunningham-Lucas (model Phaedra Cunningham-Lucas) and 2nd Maia Duncan (model Flynn Coskerie)
Haunted Accessory Years 7-8 - 1st Cassidy Sheriff & Lily Christensen (model Katherine Bell) and 2nd Alana Berry (model Alana Berry)
Fluro Years 9-13- 1st Elise Lineham & Jazmin Duncan (model Jazmin Duncan)
Recycled Years 7-8 - 1st Lily Christensen & Cassidy Sheriff (model Emily Geary), 2nd Iluka Gardzier (model Jasmine Watson) and 3rd Ella Toshach (model Ella Toshach)
Recycled Years 9-13 - 1st Connie MacFarlane & Amelia Houston (model Amelia Houston), 2nd Jana Candish-Kelliher & Anne Marie Bendsen (model Anne Marie Bendsen) and 3rd Saskia Finlayson-Hood & Christine Bendsen (model Saskia Finlayson-Hood)
Wearable Arts 2019 Overall Winners - 1st Connie MacFarlane & Amelia Houston, 2nd Jana Candish-Kelliher & Anne Marie Bendsen and 3rd Phaedra Cunningham-Lucas,
Congratulations to all place getters and entrants. The amount of time and effort that has gone into these garments shows commitment, time management skills and perseverance. You all made this Wearable Arts one to remember. Roll on Wearable Arts 2021.