On Saturday night (18 Jan) the Community Arts Association of NI held the 9th annual Wearable Arts Festival at Rawson Hall.

Hundreds of people who live on Norfolk Island, and visitors, attended this event – one of the most popular in the NI events calendar.

There were 25 entries across five sections: recycled materials (the largest section with 11 entrants), art through the ages, reinventing the groom, natural fibres, and extravagance.

The night’s overall model / designer winner was Victoria Rose Paris / Julie Paris who won a trip to NZ to attend the World Of Wearable (WOW) ArtsĀ  held annually in September in Wellington to an audience of 50,000.

The winning design was called Romeo and Juliet – an Elizabethan costume made from Romeo and Juliet cigar boxes and cylinders, held together with wire.

Here are some photos from this year’s NI event.

The winning team

The winning team

Extravagant

Extravagant

Art through the ages - our own Mona Lisa

Art through the ages – our own Mona Lisa

Recycled materials

Recycled materials

Reinventing the groom

Reinventing the groom

Recycled materials

Recycled materials

Art through the ages

Art through the ages

Recycled materials

Recycled materials

Art through the ages

Art through the ages

Recycled materials

Recycled materials