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PERC TUCKER REGIONAL GALLERY 29 MAY – 12 JULY 2015

Activity Book


THIS BOOK BELONGS TO:

EXHIBITION Cover image: Gillian Saunders Inkling NEW ZEALAND MATERIALS: EVA FOAM, PAINT

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World of WearableArt WOW, World of WearableArt is an annual international design competition and awards show held in Wellington, New Zealand. To enter the competition and be exhibited the works of art must fit one fundamental criteria – to be wearable. The WOW, World of WearableArt exhibition at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery showcases 32 amazing wearable art pieces that have won the annual competition in New Zealand. This activity book will help you explore the WOW, World of WearableArt exhibition and look at the many artworks inside the Gallery. Use the activity book to think about art and enjoy it by completing the many activities inside!

Image: Fenella Fenton and Jeff Thompson Mantilla NEW ZEALAND MATERIALS: ALUMINIUM, PRINTING INK, BOLTS, NUTS

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What is Wearable Art? Wearable art is clothing, headwear or jewellery. It is made to express an art idea. It is not really made to be everyday clothing like jeans or t-shirts. Artists, fashion designers, and even students make wearable art! Wearable art is a mixture of three art genres:

FASHION

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FINE ART

These four symbols below show you what to do in each activity in this book:

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Colours Colours come in groups. For example we have primary colours, secondary colours and tertiary colours. Name the colours you see on the colour wheel by matching the shapes on the dancer’s skirt: PRIMARY COLOURS

SECONDARY COLOURS

TERTIARY COLOURS Blue-green

Image based on: Edgar Degas Dancer Taking a Bow (The Star) circa 1878, pastel and gouache on paper, 81 x 66 cm

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Colour in the artwork Inkling using only one of the colour groups.

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Image based on: Gillian Saunders Inkling NEW ZEALAND MATERIALS: EVA FOAM, PAINT


Pattern Look at this piece of wearable art called Skin. Where do you think the artist got her idea from?

What shapes can you see?

Look at how the artist has used the same shape many times to create the artwork. This is called repetition. Repeating shapes makes patterns! 8

Image: Marjolein Dallinga Skin CANADA MATERIALS: WOOL, SILK


Draw Your Own M.C. Escher is a famous artist who used patterns to create artworks. Look at how shapes can be put together and repeated to create a pattern.

Image: M.C. Escher Regular Division of The Plane with Birds 1949

Pick a shape and draw it (about the size of a ten cent piece) in the box below. Now repeat the shape until you have filled the box. You may like to colour it!

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Texture Texture is the feeling of a surface and can be visual or actual (real). Texture words are adjectives that describe how something looks and feels.

For example the bark on a tree might look and feel scratchy or smooth, depending on the tree. The surface of an old car might look and feel rough if it was rusty. A pillow might look and feel soft.

Image: Sarah Peacock Totally Sheepish NEW ZEALAND MATERIALS: WOOL, THREAD

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Look at the artwork Totally Sheepish on the opposite page. What words would you use to describe the texture?

Look around the exhibition and find four artworks with different textures. Draw them in the four boxes below and think of a texture word to describe how it looks and feels.

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Make Your Own Design American Dream is a wearable artwork inspired by cars. Use the car parts on the opposite page to create your own wearable art design. Colour the car pieces in. Cut them out and stick them on the model.

Image: Sarah Thomas American Dream NEW ZEALAND MATERIALS: VINYL, LEATHER, PAPIER MACHÉ, BUILDERS FOAM, PLASTIC

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Looking at Art Find an artwork in the exhibition that you like. When we look at art and think about it we can start to understand what the meaning is. The meaning of an artwork can be clear or sometimes it is hidden. We have different understandings about art. That’s ok. Sometimes the name of an artwork (the title) helps us to understand it. Write the artist’s name and the artwork title here: ARTIST: ARTWORK NAME: Look at the materials used to create this artwork. What are they?

Some wearable art pieces look out-of-this-world and you wouldn’t wear the artwork every day. What place might you wear this piece of wearable art? Answer in a sentence.

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Look at your chosen artwork. Can you see any patterns, animals or objects? Describe what you see.

Why do you think the artist has used these things?

Thinking about all your answers, what do you think the meaning of this artwork is?

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Sewing Wearable artists make their artworks using many skills, one of which is sewing. Sewing uses a needle and thread (string, wool, cotton) in different patterns. Sewing is usually used to join material together. At home, with mum or dad, try these two sewing styles using a needle and thread. RUNNING STITCH Pierce the needle through the first hole at the bottom. Next, from under the page pierce back through the second hole. Repeat these steps until you get to hole number 8. Tie a knot to finish. HEMMING STITCH Pierce the needle through Hole A on the opposite page. Next, take the thread off the page and around back to the top and through Hole B. Repeat these steps until you get to Hole H. Tie a knot to finish.

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F G H Image: Yogesh Chaudhary and Manas Barve Loops INDIA MATERIALS: MERINO WOOL FELT

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Patterns and Lines Look at the black and white patterns in the wearable artwork In the Op. See how the black and white pieces contrast against each other and stand out! The artwork is inspired by optical art and uses spiral patterns. It is talking about how sometimes life can be confusing or constantly changing. You can use lines to draw patterns that show feelings/emotions like in the examples on the other page.

Image: Lai Kit Ling In the Op HONG KONG DESIGN INSTITUTE MATERIALS: CURTAIN, BONING, LEATHER, TASSELS

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Modelling Lines Use lines to create patterns that show a certain feeling. Then cut the dress out and put it on the model on the opposite page.

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CALM

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Key Words FASHION:

the latest style of clothing, hair decoration or behaviour

SURFACE:

the outside layer of something

SHAPE:

triangle, square, circle and many more

PATTERN:

a repeated design

REPETITION:

repeating something

CONTRAST: being different from something else when used together SEWING:

the act of working with a needle and thread

TEXTURE:

the feel or look of a surface

COLOURS:

colours include blue, yellow red, green and many more

MATERIALS:

things that are used to make something

MODEL:

someone who wears clothes for their job or poses for photographs

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a long mark. Sometimes lines are curvy, straight or angular

OPTICAL ART: art that uses lines, shapes, space and colours to trick the eye

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DESIGNER:

someone who creates designs such as clothing

WEARABLE:

items that can be worn


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Public Programs The following workshops have been designed to complement the WOW, World of WearableArt exhibition. All workshops are led by local artists and are from 10.30am-12.30pm. Workshops are free however, BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: (07) 4727 9011 WEARABLE ART BARBIE AND KEN 8+ Create wearable art for Barbie or Ken using a range of fabric and basic sewing techniques. Saturday 30 May, 20 June & 11 July ART-TO-WEAR 10+ Transform a plain t-shirt into a work of wearable art by attaching hoops to shredded pieces and learning the art of ring pulls. Saturday 6 & 27 June HEADPIECE DESIGN 10+ Fashion a nature inspired headpiece using a beanie as a base and recycled materials to embellish. Saturday 13 June & 4 July

Image: Peter Wakeman Chica Under Glass NEW ZEALAND MATERIALS: 96% FIBREGLASS, 4% PLYWOOD

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CARNIVAL HEADWEAR 8+ Using found objects and natural materials make a spectacular headdress that resonates with the Brazilian Carnival. Sunday 31 May, 21 June & 12 July BODY ADORNMENT 10+ Design and create an elaborate piece for the torso, using recycled objects such as bottle tops. Sunday 7 & 28 June TRIBAL BODY ARMOUR 10+ Create a sleeve or leg decoration that can also be used as a musical piece when worn using bells, shells and feathers. Sunday 14 June & 5 July

Free Activity Booklet Free guided tours are available. For further information, or to give feedback on education and public programs provided by the Gallery, contact: (07) 4727 9011 / ptrg@townsville.qld.gov.au

Townsville City Council owns and operates two premier regional galleries, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery in the city’s CBD, and Pinnacles Gallery located within the Riverway Arts Centre in Thuringowa Central.

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WOW | World of WearableArt: Activity Book