Award-winning local artist, Beryl Wood, combines her love of art and fashion to present nineteen wearable art garments in ‘Wearable Art: Another Corner of My Mind’. The exhibition is currently on display at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum until Saturday 29 April 2017 and boasts loads of colour, creativity and couture.
With a background in theatre and a fascination in dramatic costumes, Beryl has created these works of art with wearability in mind.
“I have been making wearable art garments for many years now and have always enjoyed showing them at community fashion events,” said Beryl.
“Inside the exhibition, there are also a number of photographs that showcase some of my previous creations that have been worn on the catwalk.”
Beryl explained how each garment within her latest exhibition has been playfully inspired by the world around us, making good use of recycled objects and brightly coloured textiles.
“The individual theme of each costume is represented through my method of making, shape and form, or fabric choice.”
After exploring this vibrant and whimsical exhibition, children have the opportunity to try their hand at designing and drawing their own wearable art garment.
“I hope local audiences can enjoy visiting the exhibition as much as I have enjoyed putting it together,” added Beryl.
The Gallery & Museum is open 10am – 5pm, Monday to Saturday, however, is closed Good Friday to Easter Monday, inclusive.