Mary Keith models the winning plastic bag creation of Jayne
Fairley at the Vision and Style Wearable Arts Awards on
Friday night. Photo by Glenn Conway.
Clutha's creativity came to the fore on Friday night as
the results of thousands of hours of imaginative work took
The Balclutha War Memorial Hall was packed for the Vision and
Style Wearable Arts Awards, held as part of the Clutha
district's Week for Women run by Positively Clutha Women
Nearly 50 entries in five sections were paraded in front of
the capacity crowd.
PCW chairwoman Robyn Gardner said the efforts of those
involved were "phenomenal" and showed how creative local
She made special mention of the many schoolchildren involved
who used their work as part of their school curriculum.
Mrs Gardner believed the wearable arts event could be staged
as a separate function in the future and possibly held every
two or three years.
Some competitors had spent hundreds of hours on their
creations and some submitted multiple entries.
Results were. -
Rural Recycling: Winner: Mrs Peacock, by Michelle
Kelly (milk filters and fertiliser bags); runner-up: Shark in
the Car Park, by Chris Meder (scrap car parts and panels).
Under the Lights: Winner: Binkle Bonk, by Tasmin
Jacobs and Mikayla Latta (created with feathers, paper and
golf balls); runner-up: Angel in Disguise, by Bokyong Mun and
Ireland Jacobs (recycled clothing with added dazzle).
From the Neck Up: Winner: Head Case, by Miriam
Christie (a fabric and metal medley); runner-up:
Grandmothers' Pearls, by Pauline Kavanagh (recycled velvet
curtains and pearls).
Through the Letterbox: Winner: Mary Queen of Shops, by
Sarah Blackburn and Gill Eyton (junk mail and stuff);
runner-up: Super Male by Hayley Smith, Kaylee Peoples and
Cameron Smith (showcasing rubbish from the work skip); highly
commended: 1920s Mailbox, by Frances Forbes (junk mail and
Whatever You Fancy: Winner: Cruella de Vil from 101
Dalmations, by Jayne Fairley (created from plastic bags);
runner-up: Music Mayhem, by Sarah Andrew and Vicki Philip
(CDs, posters and stickers to celebrate New Zealand Music
Months); highly commended: You Are What You Eat, by Kristie
Leonard (McDonalds containers).
Overall runner-up: Glove My Body, by Margaret Jackson
(frost cloth and gloves).
Supreme winner: Technicolour Cream Coat, by Jenni
Hasler-Jacobs (almost 2000 milk bottle tops, fish gut and