New format for show


The event is a celebration of all things tartan.

The annual Art n’ Tartan wearable art show will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16 at the Celtic Barn in Waipu, and organisers are now calling for registrations.

This year the format is changing. There will be just one open section, which designers enter all their work into.

“There’s one rule – there must be a visible and conspicuous element of tartan,” producer Claire Drake says.

Entries will be eligible for further prizes, still to be announced, including best use of tartan, best student entry and best use of recycled materials.

Claire says she knows artists and designers have been busy producing work during 2020 after last year’s event was cancelled due to Covid-19.

This year’s event will see around 300 tickets sold, instead of the usual 500, to ensure a reasonable distance between those seated.

If Northland goes into alert level 2, the event will be cancelled.

Competition registrations must be received by June 16 and judging will take place on Sunday, August 29.

To register, email artntartan@gmail.com.


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