Ticket sales for World of Wearable Arts 2018 are soon to open to the general public on the 1st of March 2018. With this year marking the 30th anniversary since WOW began, we highly doubt you would want to miss out on the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event.
WOW is known to display only some of the most talented work of a range of different artists, aged 18 and up, and incorporates a blend of music, lighting, dance, culture and wearable artwork into creating a production you will never forget.
Finalists in WOW compete for over $165,000 prize money, as well as internships with top creative companies all over the world. The winners’ garments will also be displayed at the national WOW museum located in Nelson. The rules of entry are simple and flexible, any original, innovative and wearable garment can be accepted on stage in this competition. Because of this, you can expect to see many different and unique wearable art interpretations at WOW. Over 300 artists enter their work into this competition each year, all coming from a variety of countries and backgrounds.
The show is judged by representatives of big creative companies and top artists themselves, the panel in 2017 including fashion designer Dame Suzie Moncrieff, artists Kerrie Hughes and Michel Tuffery, Weta Workshop’s Sir Richard Taylor, David Jones’ Teneille Ferguson and Soleil’s Valerie Desjardins.
This event is surely worth attending and caters to a wide audience. You do not have to be an artist yourself to appreciate the genius work and the budding artists behind them.
WOW is New Zealand’s largest theatrical production, and it gets bigger and better each and every year. Wellington is a city known very well for its’ creativity, and WOW is held right in the centre of action at the TSB Bank Arena. The opening night this year is on Thursday the 27th of September at 8pm, with the awards night on the following day, also at 8pm. All shows take place over 12 days, the rest scheduled from the 29th of September, to the final show on the 14th of October. Please visit their website for full details.
Tickets can be purchased online on the World of Wearable Arts website, with prices ranging from $50 for a restricted seats to $180 for premium plus (which comes with a souvenir programme).
If you are interested in buying tickets or would like to know more about the event, please visit the World of Wearable Arts website at https://www.worldofwearableart.com/