FibreOctave selling out

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TICKETS have almost sold out for next month’s FibreOctave Wearable Art & Music Extravaganza, president Gaye McElroy says.

Into its sixth year of production and hosted by the Inner Wheel Clubs in Invercargill, Mrs McElroy said the popular, annual event had been a huge success in the past with its combination of wearable art, music and dance designed to enthral the audience.

The brief for those creating wearable art was simple, Mrs McElroy said. “Exhibits must be wearable and must be art.”

More than 60 outfits from designers living as far away as Christchurch, as well as local artists, had been submitted in the various categories, including wearable parts and open sections.

Entries from Limehills School, Southland Girls’ High School and Southern Institute of Technology students had also been submitted, adding to the mix of colour, texture and artistry.

FibreOctave executive team member Helen McCurdy said: “Exhibits began arriving last week and we’ve had the most exciting time unpacking and discovering how designers have interpreted the various sections.”

“We have 25 models who will wear 63 exhibits, which makes for a hectic time backstage.

“Modelling wearable art is quite unlike modelling fashion garments, as our models must also interpret the character of the exhibit which calls for a bit of acting as well.”

While Inner Wheel is not a fundraising organisation, any monies raised are given to charity on an annual basis. St John Invercargill has received about $60,000 from the past five shows.

FibreOctave Wearable Art & Music Extravaganza, Bill Richardson Transport World, Friday, June 9, 7.30pm, (doors open at 6pm). Tickets $65 from Transport World.

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