Theresa Goodwin (left) and Kate Paterson-Ross have
organised their last Wanaka Wearable Creations Show. Photo
by Mark Price.
The organisers of Wanaka's Wearable Creations are looking
forward to someone else taking over where they are leaving off.
Theresa Goodwin and Kate Paterson-Ross were cleaning up
yesterday after their seventh and final show - a three-night
affair attracting full houses each night.
In 2001, Ms Goodwin was styling the hair of Ms Paterson-Ross
when they got to talking about fundraising ideas for
Within six weeks, Wearable Creations was on stage.
The one-night show grew to two and with the public still
queuing for tickets, it was decided to extend it to three
Ms Goodwin said organising the show had got harder as time
had gone by - particularly the alcohol licensing side.
She considered the show suffered because of tighter rules
imposed on the Wanaka Centre as the result of problems at
other functions there.
Bar proceeds are the main source of the donations the show
makes to Upper Clutha schools.
The pair were careful to distance their show from the World
of Wearable Arts show begun in 1987 by Dame Suzie Moncrieff.
It was a community event, there was no prize money at stake
and the format of the show was different - and better, they
Several people have already indicated their interest in
taking over running show.
Ms Paterson-Ross said she was looking forward to being in the
audience at the next show.