Juliette Twhigg and Esther Aruch won the audience’s hearts in 2011 with their Rugby World Cup-themed entry ‘Too Big for my Boots’.
Would-be wearable artists are invited to start their sewing machines and load their glue guns in preparation for a revival of Catwalk Arts in October.
Mahurangi College and Warkworth Wellsford Hospice are teaming up to revive the popular wearable arts show, which was held from 2006 to 2011 to raise funds for the hospice’s community palliative care service.
The revamped event will retain much of the previous show format. It will include special categories for individuals, families, and businesses and community groups; cash prizes for category winners and a supreme winner; and a Friday night gala opening with wine and nibbles, followed by two shows on the Saturday.
Friends of Mahu chairwoman Lisa Bindon says the college group wanted to organise a wearable arts event and offered to work with the hospice to make the most of its previous experience in running Catwalk Arts. The two organisations will share the proceeds of the new event, which will take place at the Mahurangi College Hall on October 13 and 14.
Anyone wanting to register their interest, either as a sponsor or a competitor, should contact Warkworth Wellsford Hospice fundraising coordinator Lesley Ingham on 425 9535, or email email@example.com, by end of March. Search ‘Catwalk Arts 2017’ on Facebook for updates.