Raglan Art To Wear Biennial

RAGLAN Art To Wear 
presented by Raglan Community Arts Council 

30th & 31st May 2020 POSTPONED to 29th & 30th May 2021 
Raglan Town Hall
41 Bow Street

Winner of the Supreme Award and the
People’s Choice- Liberated by Annick Faubert
and Candide Lecourtois. Left-Right:
Annick Faubert, model Ruth Hare,
Candide Lecourtois and sponsor
Irene Linnegar from Kiwi Designer Homes

Raglan Art to Wear runs every two years on Queen’s Birthday Weekend. The shows attract a large number of entries, mostly from Raglan but also from Hamilton and the greater Waikato.

The next Raglan Art to Wear is in 2021. It will be held in the Raglan Town Hall in May. There are three full shows.

All entries will present their piece to a live audience. Live show details are:

  • Saturday 29 May: 2 pm Show               
  • Saturday 29 May: 7 pm Show with Adult Awards Presentation
  • Sunday 30 May:  2 pm Children’s Awards Presentation

Entries invited for the following sections:

Mystery Section – It’s in the Bag

A bag of tricks? What’s in the bag? What IS the bag? Limitless, imaginative, creative opportunity. Delve in or deconstruct. Guide or be guided by the contents. Let the cat out of the bag!

Children’s Section – ‘Lost at Sea’

Step into the world of Tangaroa and his brothers. Maui and his mighty hook. Explore the wonders of the natural world beneath the waves or dive into Greek mythology be it Mermaids or Water Dragons, Greek Gods and Goddesses, Poseidon or Amphitrite. Sunken ships and Treasure troves lost at sea waiting to be discovered and brought to life in a creative masterpiece.

Open Section – Colour – ‘Spice of Life’

Variety is the ‘Spice of Life’ Sights, sounds, and smells that evoke images of colourful markets selling spices of burnt orange and golden brown, Overflowing baskets of chilies, seeds and nuts, Billowing scarves in reds and golds. A world of colour culture and creativity blended into Art.

Open Section – Art to Life

Art is what we call the thing an artist does. It’s not the medium or the oil or the price or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it. What matters, what makes it art, is that the person who made it overcame the resistance, ignored the voice of doubt and made something worth making. Something risky. Something human. Art is not in the eye of the beholder. It’s in the soul of the artist. – Seth Godin

Open Section – Carbon Neutral – Kaitiakitanga

We try to find our way through the darkness and uncertainty, dancing between chaos and balance, harmony and dissonance. Our atmosphere is haunted by decisions from the past; a time capsule reaching into the present and shaking our future. As a caretaker of this planet what impact do you have on the environment? Come together to spread change, widening the light of opportunity. Create your message, your hope, your footprint.

Entry forms & fees to be received by 15 May 2021.

PO Box 47, Raglan Or email version: [email protected] Only entries received by this date can be guaranteed a complimentary ticket.

$30 for one entry, (includes 1 entry ticket to show,  if form is submitted by 15 May 2020) $10 per entry thereafter.

Internet banking. You can pay your registration fee directly into our bank account: 38 9018 0232468 00 Include your name and ATW 2020 as references. (Raglan Community Arts Council (Old School Arts Centre), Kiwibank, Bow St, Raglan.)

Audience tickets available $20, Tuesday 19th May 2020 Raglan Info Centre, Wainui Rd, Raglan (get in quick!)

Each entry must include:

A photograph or drawing with a description and number of pieces included. Garments and accessories must be clearly named and must be strong enough to withstand rehearsals and shows. (Be creative and concise, including inspiration and processes used as this will be used in the artwork commentary)

Please note: Selected Artworks will be exhibited at the Old School for two weeks following show. *RCAC is not responsible for the cost of return of artwork. This signed entry form constitutes permission for the submitted artwork & model to be filmed/photographed & images used by Raglan Art to Wear/RCAC for future event promotion, archive, documentation & reports to sponsors & funding bodies. Raglan is a Zero Waste Community & judging will reflect this.

Registration Information:

All artwork must be received at the Town Hall on Friday 28 May between 3pm and 6pm. Full dress rehearsal will be at 10am Saturday 29 May (gold coin for support crew entry and photo opportunities).

Cash and product prizes are awarded to all section finalists, from which the Supreme Award winners will be chosen:

       1st Prize $500, 2nd prize $300, 3rd prize $200

       Supreme Award – Adult and Children $500 each

       Top Model –  Adult and Children $300 each

       People’s Choice Award $500

       Creative Youth’s Award $500

For more information contact: Raglan Old School Arts Centre Team (07) 825 0023 or email: [email protected] OR Jean (07) 825 8877

2018 Results at https://raglanartscentre.co.nz/2018/06/05/winners-of-art-to-wear-2018/